OUR CHARITY

The Red Deer PCN Fun Run is proud to support the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre as our 2022 Charity of Choice. Read their story below, or visit their website at centralalbertacac.ca and please support them if you can!

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Red Deer PCN Fun Run is accepting donations for the Child Advocacy Centre on our registration site. You DO NOT have to register for the Fun Run in order to donate. 

The Child Advocacy Centre is bringing tons of EXCITING new things to the Fun Run this year! So many opportunities for you to have a fantastic day celebrating with friends and family, AND support the CACAC at the same time!  

 

  • CACAC Charity BBQ on site, 10am-4pm. Burgers, Hot Dogs, Snacks & Beverages. Supported by Central Alberta Co-Op & Culligan Water!!

  • Coffee by donation, starting at 8am

  • Beer Gardens & Games area (families and kids welcome!), partnered with Troubled Monk

  • Bike Basket Raffle - Tickets are $5 for a chance to win a bike (value $140), Mini Quinny ($35), CACAC Thermo Water Bottle ($20) & CACAC Baseball Hat ($20). Total value of $215

  • CACAC Welcome Booth - Check out the CACAC merchandise for sale, including Braven the Lion! All merchandise/sales supports the CACAC directly and helps provide crucial programming support for kids and their families.

  • Courage Cup Ball Hockey Tournament & After-Party: Ball drops at 12pm – 16 teams competing for the inaugural Courage Cup. Families can come down, grab a burger, and watch the games! 

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  • Keepsake Photo Wall - Get your race and/or family picture on this awesome tropical custom photo wall AND support the CACAC. $5/photo taken by Ash Maclean Photography! Picture will be emailed to you – and you can snap all the selfies/pics after that you would like.

  • Cuddles with Quinn - The wonderful CACAC facility dog, Quinn, will be onsite all day for all the pets and snuggles!

  • Fuzzy Feet Slippers - Go home with a pair (or a few pairs!) of these super snuggly slippers from Lazy One Canada. Receive one pair for every $25 donated to the CACAC through the Fun Run! Donations can be made during registration, at Package Pickup, or at the CACAC booth on race day.

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Our Story


The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children. 

 

The CACAC was founded in response to a community crisis. An epidemic of youth suicides hit hard in Central Alberta, sparking overdue conversations and the need for a solution. A community coalition was formed with a goal to provide accessible mental health resources for adolescents, but the vision quickly expanded thanks to Sheldon Kennedy. 

 

The idea of creating a Child Advocacy Centre not just for Red Deer, but all of Central Alberta soon came to fruition. Conversations, connections and courageous commitment lead to what we have today, the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre. 

 

A Centre aimed to provide wrap-around support to all children and families who need us. It takes courage for a child to come forward and share that someone has hurt them - we are hear to listen without judgment, provide a safe and comfortable space for them to share their story, to provide guidance and support - and to ultimately give them back the chance of a healthy future. 

 

The story of the CACAC continues today, and we are committed to changing the way that the people of Central Alberta overcome child abuse. 

 

Our Mission


To work in an integrated, trauma informed environment to treat abused children, youth, and their families, support their recovery and seek to stop the stop the cycle of abuse.

Our Vision


Empowering children and families impacted by abuse to lead healthy and fulfilling lives by building a community that collectively battles child abuse.

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