Join the Greater Lakeland Heroes Team

You can be a HERO for children!

Join us virtually as we run/walk for Child Abuse Prevention.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month – and it’s never been more important! Grab your friends, start a team and join Children's Home Society of Florida in our virtual 5k run/walk to help more kids in your community grow up in safe, strong homes.

Register to Run or Walk

Join our Greater Lakeland team and run or walk 5K the week of April 26 - May 1, 2021 to show your support of local kids.

Donate & Fundraise to Keep Kids Safe!

Once you've registered, spread the word! Ask friends, family and colleagues to join our Greater Lakeland community to prevent child abuse. Fundraise to help protect kids from ever feeling the pain of abuse … and to help those who have, heal.  


Greater Lakeland Heroes Sponsor - $3,000 (1 available)

• Logo on CHS Heroes 5K bib
• Logo on CHS Heroes 5K Greater Lakeland team banner

• Logo on CHS Heroes 5K Greater Lakeland team webpage

• (20) 5K pre-registrations
(Tax deductible portion is $2,700)

Greater Lakeland Silver Sponsor - $1,000

• Logo on CHS Heroes 5K Greater Lakeland team webpage

• (10) pre-registrations
(Tax deductible portion is $940) 

Greater Lakeland Bronze Sponsor - $500

• Logo on CHS Heroes 5K Greater Lakeland team webpage

• (5) pre-registrations

(Tax deductible portion is $470)

If you are interested in a customized sponsorship for you or your business, please contact Daniel Berman, Distinguished Gifts Manager at (863)-327-3998 or

How Your Dollars Can Make a Difference

  • $62 can provide one hour of family therapy for a family affected by abuse or neglect
  • $91.50 can sponsor a family for an entire month in a CHS program that helps parents build safe, strong foundations for their children program – so they never experience abuse or neglect
  • $250 can cover the medical evaluation for a child who has experienced abuse or neglect


Donations at Work

Children who have experienced abuse or neglect take their first step toward healing in our warm, friendly Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). More than 2,500 children receive vital services at our CACs each year.


“The CAC is life-saving. They have saved my two children … and me.” – Stacy, mother


We also work every day to prevent child abuse and neglect, equipping families with education, resources and support so they can create the safe home every child deserves.

  • 98% of children who complete our early childhood programs remain safe at home with their families


“Feeling the trust and support that other people provide is something that motivates a lot and more when people are trained in the area and when they carry out their work with so much love. I greatly appreciate the education we received from the entire group, including my home visitor who taught us strategies and provided resources that we will use now and in the future.” – Amanda, mom of 2 who participated in a CHS early childhood program





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