No child chooses to come from an abusive home. Think of the challenges facing such a child. They are fragile and vulnerable and in dire need of help and support. Foster care and social services programs play an important role, yet many children are caught inside “the system” and need legal advocacy and guidance that the system doesn’t provide.
Tim Eirich is an attorney the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center that I met on a bike ride with my colleague and fellow cyclist David Watson. I immediately connected with the stories of the children the Center helps and I subsequently joined forces with the Champions for Children cycling team to help support and raise money for this local non-profit organization.
The biggest hurdle the Children’s Law Center faces is educating the public about the struggles children face after they have been removed from abusive homes and placed in foster care. For the next two months, our community focuses on the needs of disadvantaged children amongst us—April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and May is Foster Care Awareness Month.
I have had the privilege of donating reconstructive plastic surgery to the Children’s Law Center, and I am also committed to helping reach their fundraising goals. I have set a goal of raising $2500 for the Center through my Champions for Children cycling team involvement and our family will be attending the Champions for Children Annual Dinner and Celebration on May 6th as we raise awareness and make a difference for Colorado’s abused and neglected children.
Please also consider making a small donation (any amount will help) through my Champions for Children Cycling Team.
$100,000 – The goal for fundraising for the Champions for Children cycling team
$2,500 – My fundraising goal
120 miles – The Distance ridden by the CFC team in last year’s Triple Bypass
Priceless – The benefits RMCLC provides children to vulnerable children in our community
Dr. Nick Slenkovich, Practice Director