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Save the Date! 2018!

Join us next year at the 2018 Run for Hope, Saturday, January 20th!

Mark your calendar now and join us this Fall as we start FUNdraising for The Faine House, a program for Children's Home Society of Florida.

To learn more about The Faine House visit:

Thank you for your support of the Inaugural Run For Hope 5K Run & Walk

THANK YOU for your participation and support of the 2017 Inaugural Run for Hope benefiting The Faine House, a program of Children's Home Society of Florida!


We hope you had a wonderful time and wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support and donations! Our total surpassed our first-year goal and to date, $63,000 has been raised for the young men and women living at The Faine House!


Hats off and big kudos to the following individuals and teams that raised thousands of dollars to change lives in our community.

Kelly O’Donahoe from WELBRO Building Corporation and Jeff Forrest at Winter Park Construction take our top individual awards raising an amazing $11,062 and $9,138 respectively.  It was incredible watching their totals climb as they asked friends and colleagues to support their efforts.  We are excited to announce that because of their amazing efforts both Kelly and Jeff will receive our top fundraising prize (Dinner/Lunch with Jeff Faine and Magic tickets). Tiffany Payne-Geyer from Baker Hostettler placed third with $1,995. Thank you for going above and beyond this year Kelly, Jeff and Tiffany!


In the team’s category, WELBRO Building Corporation took first place at $13,317! Wow! And Winter Park Construction took second with $10,543 in donations and support, and coming in third is Team Happy Feet for Faine House, Randall Mechanical with $5,105 in donations. BSS (Behavioral Support Services) and Team Chardonnay round out the top five. Great job to all the teams! We are so thankful for your generosity and amazing teamwork!


The 5K Run for Hope website is open until January 31st for any last-minute donations. .  Your donations do so much to help our former foster children transition to excellence! And we couldn’t do this without YOU!


Our sponsors were critical to our success this year.  THANK YOU to our title sponsor, Behavioral Support Services! Our three presenting sponsors:  Elevation Financial Group L.L.C., Celebration Restaurant Group: CFL Pizza and BRAVO Foods, and Randall Mechanical. Our gold sponsors:  Winter Park Construction, IBERIABANK, 4Rivers and The Coop, and Liberty Investment Properties. Our silver sponsor Orangetheory Fitness and our bronze sponsor BB&T Insurance Services! Thank you to all our wonderful sponsors for your support and commitment!


Our in-kind donors and sponsors kept our expenses lower and help promote this year’s event:  Pete Downing, BJ’s Wholesale Club, 103.1 the Wolf, I’M Scotty B, Kona Brewing Company, XL 106.7, Michelob Ultra, and FM 96.9 the game. Thank you all for your major generosity!  And a special shout out to our food trucks that were there – Da Kine Poke, Burger Lab, Little Blue Donut and Munch Organics.


Congratulations to our top male and female finishers:  Male category – Mark Kirkikis at 17:44:53, Jason Bristol at 19:55:34 and Mike Morley at 20:07:41.  Female category – Kelly Arribas at 19:43:13, Ashley Judge at 23:24:34 and Stephanie Carli at 23:45.  If you are interested in your race time results for the inaugural Run for Hope, please visit


Since this was our first 5K, we appreciate any and all feedback to make the event better for next year.  Please provide your feedback or suggestions to  If you would like help in planning next year’s event, let us know as well!

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The Run For Hope 5K supports The Faine House, where young men and women formerly in foster care are supported in five essential areas as they move toward independence: education, housing & transportation, employment, health & wellness and personal finance. Upon move-in, each resident crafts a Life Plan to guide their progress. The Faine House assists in their growth through the development of life skills that empower them to enter our community as confident adults. Without help, the realities for youth formerly in foster care are not good:


Whether you run, walk or cheer us on, please join us at Lake Eola for the 5k and help us provide brighter futures!

Event Date & Location:

January 21, 2017
8AM - 11AM
Lake Eola Park
512 E Washington Street
Orlando, Florida 32801

Contact Info:

To learn more about The Faine House:
Sponsors: Gregory Vella at
Participants: Robin Longley at

Checks made payable to The Faine House should be sent to:

Children's Home Society of Florida
Attention: RFH 5K
1485 S, Semoran Blvd., Suite 1402
Winter Park, FL 32792

The Faine House is a program of