Fourth Annual Run 4 The Cause to Benefit Christy’s Cause

webguru News: Homepage, News: Homepage, Tips for Families

The Fourth Annual “Run 4 The Cause”, a 5K Fun Run & Walk to support Christy’s Cause will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Living Waters Church, 22100 S. Tamiami Trail (corner of Williams and Tamiami Trail), Estero, FL 33928. Christy’s Cause is a local non-profit working to eradicate child sex trafficking through education, awareness, restoration projects, and justice initiatives.

“Human Trafficking ties second as the largest global enterprise, with Florida ranking third in the nation for reported cases,” said Christy Ivie, founder of Christy’s Cause. “One of four victims are children. We are fighting to make a difference in the lives of those who desperately need our help.”

More than $50,000 was raised by more than 400 participants in 2018. The 2019 goal is $60,000 and 500 participants.

The event will include a professionally-timed 5K Run and non-timed Walk. The run will begin at 7:30 a.m. concluding with an awards ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Every runner will receive a participation medal. Placement awards will be given to the top overall male and female runners, top boy and girls ages 6-12, and top males and females in the following age groups: 13-17, 18-39, 40-54 and 55 plus. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. Walkers will have a chance to win giveaways from local businesses.

The fee to participate is $30.00 per person plus a $3.00 signup fee. The price increases to $35.00 per person after March 6. A $5.00 discount will apply to a second participant. Registration on race day is $40.00 per person. Walkers and runners have the option fundraise. Registrants will receive a drawstring bag that include a quality race t-shirt, a disposable bib with an integrated timing tag for runners and an event map.

Starbucks is providing complimentary coffee and tea. Participants and spectators will also have the opportunity to purchase food and beverages from a variety of food trucks on site.

Event partners include Coconut Point Ford, RaceTrac, Wayne Smith Family Foundation, Wealth Managers LLC, Cintron Landscaping, Dominion Contracting, Lighthouse Electric, Beauty Derma Pro, Starbucks, Living Waters Church, Summit Church, Higdon Group, Living Waters Academy, Southwest Florida Family Business Foundation, and Pelican Landing Dental. Additional partnership opportunities are available.

For more information or to register visit

About Christy’s Cause

Christy’s Cause, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization launched in Estero, Florida in 2015 that is working to eradicate child sex trafficking through education, public awareness, restoration projects, and justice initiatives. Christy’s Cause collaborates with existing organizations who are providing services to victimized minors locally, nationally, and globally. Christy’s Cause works to create awareness through speaking engagements, public service announcements, social media initiatives and community events. To effectively understand issues concerning the commercial sexual exploitation of children, Christy’s Cause stays informed and educated by networking with law enforcement, state agencies, educators, health professionals, and service providers. Christy’s Cause believes that as our community becomes more knowledgeable on the issues of sex trafficking we become more powerful in fighting against this epidemic.

For more information about Christy’s Cause visit, email or follow Christy’s Cause on Facebook and Instagram.