DEL RIO, TX – The Del Rio Community Health Improvement Coalition (CHIC) will host the Chilly 5K Family Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, January 30. The 5K is part of CHIC’s mission to promote healthy lifestyle choices across Del Rio. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit BCFS Health and Human Services in Del Rio, which provides free counseling, crisis intervention, and domestic violence treatment and prevention to families in Val Verde County.
Chilly 5K Family Fun Run/Walk
Hosted by Del Rio Community Health Improvement Coalition (CHIC)
Saturday, January 30, 2016
7:30 a.m. Check-in
8:30 a.m. Run/Walk Starts
Start/Finish at Del Rio High School at 100 Memorial Drive
The race will be chip-timed by WT Technologies, and awards will be presented to top overall male and female, and top three finishers in each age division. The Chilly 5K Family Run/Walk is part of CHIC’s mission to act upon the overall health needs of the community by promoting the prevention of injury, disability, illness and premature death.
“We value the BCFS mission and what it provides to our community,” said CHIC spokesperson Ray Torres. “BCFS is always lending a hand to those in need, and seeing that makes us want to help them help others. We hope to grow our relationship with BCFS for years to come.”
“Our work with Del Rio families is all about bringing stability and safety to the lives of people in crisis – whether it’s a woman suffering abuse at the hands of a family member, or parents struggling to intervene when their teens exhibit destructive behaviors,” said BCFS Director Delia Ramos. “We’re excited and honored to be a part of the 5K.”
To register for the race, visit http://www.chicdelrio.org or call 830-778-3871. Active duty military personnel receive a discounted registration fee. Healthy snacks and water will be available to all participants.
BCFS Health and Human Services operates the Del Rio Domestic Violence (DRDV) program, providing safety, support and resources to victims of domestic violence in Del Rio and Val Verde County. Victims receive one-on-one support, legal assistance, referrals to access community resources, emergency medical care, and critical safety planning. BCFS’ domestic abuse hotline is available 24/7 at (830) 768-2755. BCFS also operates the Services To At Risk Youth (STAR) program, helping Del Rio families create stable, loving home environments by providing free counseling, training for youth and parents, and help reducing family conflict and delinquent behaviors in youth, like truancy and running away from home.
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BCFS is a global system of health and human service non-profit organizations with locations and programs throughout the United States as well as Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa. The organization is a national leader in medical sheltering and emergency management and response, providing critical emergency support services to federal, state and local governments. BCFS also provides residential services and emergency shelters for children who are abused or neglected; assisted living services and vocational training for adults with intellectual disabilities; mental health services for children and families, foster care and adoption services; medical services; early education; transitional living services for youth who are at-risk and those in the juvenile justice system; residential camping and retreats for children and families; and international humanitarian aid for children living in impoverished conditions in developing countries.