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OUR EVENT HAS MOVED TO 100% VIRTUAL. ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 5 AT MIDNIGHT.
MAY 27, 2022
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGUARDING THE CANCELATION OF OUR IN-PERSON EVENT
Hello to all of our supporters. As many of you know, we have held our race virtually the previous two years, and this year’s race event was our time to come back in-person. Our team has been striving hard to bring back the same family friendly feeling in our Atlanta community, celebrate the families that have finalized their adoptions, and link arms with you to help fund more adoption grants. We have had such a huge success with this event by raising over $103,000 and helping over 40 families just from this event alone.
It is with an extremely sad heart that we have to announce the cancelation of the 6th Annual Adopted by You 5K and Fun Run in-person. With our race only one week away, our registration and sponsor goals have not been met in order to reach the financial need necessary to hold this event. Based on this current climate, we have to move our fundraising race event to a virtual one. We want to make sure we can give as much assistance as possible to our families. To be able to continue moving forward in-person, we would have to use money previously planned for a family grant. We feel this hard choice is the one we need to make as a charity in order to use our money wisely.
If you have already registered, we have moved you over to the virtual event for your race distance chosen. We will be mailing race shirts and finisher medals to all of you supporting Adopted by You this year. If you were previously registered to run in-person (not virtual) and you would like a refund, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have not signed up yet, please support us by registering as a virtual participant. You will receive a race shirt and participant medal.
Thank you for your on-going support. We would love for you to join us at future Gift of Adoption fundraising events. https://giftofadoption.org/georgia/
Sincerely and with much love,
Doug Munster and Kecia Tomlin
AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE FOLLOWING WINNERS
Overall male and female (includes everyone)
Masters male and female (40 years of age and above)
Grandmasters male and female (50 years of age and above)
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place female in the following age groups: 12 and under; 13-16;17-19; 20-29;30-39;40-49;50-59;60 and above
Doug Munster and Kecia Tomlin developed the Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run in 2017 and chose to
partner with Gift of Adoption based on the amazing success GOA has with providing grants to so many
deserving children and families over the past 25 years. Doug and his husband Brent are no strangers to
adoption. They now have two beautiful boys – 6-year old Sawyer and 3-year old Shepherd who they
adopted through the open adoption process. During this process, Doug and Brent saw firsthand how
expensive it is to adopt and how upfront costs of adoption can often delay or prevent adoptions from
happening. They realized how fortunate they were to have the means to afford adoption, but their
hearts ached for the children waiting and qualified parents yearning to bring them home. Doug and
Brent wanted to find a way to give back and help adoptive families with the last bit of financial support
they need to bring their waiting child home. Doug discussed his idea with his close friend Kecia, and she
immediately jumped on board. On June 10, 2017, Doug and Kecia hosted the inaugural Adopted By You
5K & Fun Run (in partnership with GOA) to support the many children in need of a forever family.
The Adopted By You 5K & Fun Run team has been able to raise over $103K since the inaugural race with
the help of all the amazing sponsors, race participants and volunteers. Corporate and private
sponsorships represent about $45K of the total funds raised. Funds from the Adopted By You 2017 thru
2021 race events have helped 34 children join their families in Georgia. These include both domestic and
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Please consider supporting our efforts by becoming a sponsor of this event. Sponsorship details and
benefits are enclosed below. Your involvement in this event would make a big impact on our ability to
ensure one more child can come to know the safety, joy and dignity that comes only by being loved by a
family of one’s own.
We appreciate your consideration and look forward to hearing from you. If you have additional
questions, please reach out to Doug Munster at (404) 580-0000 and Kecia Tomlin at (404) 787-7972 or
AdoptedByYou@gmail.com. You can also find out more information about this amazing cause at both
the Gift of Adoption and Adopted By You race registration websites below:
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