4KIDS BiG Cardio Event - Children's Charity for Foster Parenting in South Florida - Professional Photography

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Who are 4KIDS of South Florida?

Often we think of orphans as children who live in third world countries, those whose images we see on television or in the newspaper. But they’re not just around the globe, they’re also right here in our own backyard. On any given day in South Florida, there are three to four thousand “temporary orphans” in foster care.
Imagine how children must feel when they’re removed from their homes, often with nothing more than the clothes on their back and a garbage bag filled with whatever they were able to quickly pack. These children are created in the image of God and deserve to be treated with dignity and showered with love. So whether it’s a child who is a victim of abuse or neglect, a teenager rejected by his family, or a young girl who is pregnant and alone, from the moment they come into our care, we provide support, encouragement, and direction.

4KIDS of South Florida recently had a charity fund raiser "BiG Cardio Class and 5K".  This was a fantastically successful event attended by over 800 people! There was a 5K run, BiG Cardio Workout hosted by Joyce Feldman, Boot Camp workout by Trent Gamble, Kid Fit class with Brian Fuery, tug-of-war, hip hop street dancers, Eric McDuffie sharing his insight into health and fitness, Atemi-Ryu Martial Arts demonstration, Ramp 48+ skateboarding, Florida Panthers street hockey, bounce houses and face painting for the kids and much, much more!

4KIDS of South Florida BiG Cardio Class & 5K Charity Run from Curtis Copeland on Vimeo.

The 5K run was quite impressive. Almir Junior was the overall male winner with a winning time of 18:44.4 and Trish Butler was the overall female winner with a time of 18:53.1.  Congratulations to both victors!  

All photographs from the days event are available to view and/or purchase at the link below. Peruse and look at hundreds of highlights from the day. Additionally, there are pictures available to purchase for most of the runners from the finish line.  Due to the volume of individuals running we captured photos of about 80% who crossed the finish line.  To find your image, simply click on the link below, log in with your email address and look in the "5K Run" category. You can scan forward through the images to find your photo, your friends and your family members. Simply click on "add to cart" to purchase. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 954-881-5025.

To view all the professional photography or to order them individually click here: http://www.pictage.com/653587

To view a small collection of highlight images from the day posted on Flickr click here: http://tinyurl.com/Big-Cardio-Flikr

Many thanks again for the hundreds of volunteers who ran,  exercised, sweat and smiled all to help benefit neglected children here in South Florida. You are making a positive difference in hundreds of little lives.

Leave a comment below and tell us about what you enjoyed at the BiG Cardio event. Share your experience about how you partnered with others to help make this a special day, how you got support in unusual places, or how it made you feel to contribute to such a worthy cause.

11 comments:

Vicki said...

The event was spectacular!! This was my first 5K and I had no idea what to expect - it far succeeded my expectations!!! The photographer was amazing - his pics came out so clear and he did a wonderful job at seizing those "in the moment" shots. Thanks so much for capturing this memory for us !!

Curtis Copeland said...

Thanks for your kind words Vicki! We appreciate all you do to help 4KIDS of South Florida! Be blessed!

Anonymous said...

In looking through the pictures, it makes me wish I had participated! For sure next year!!!
:-)

Monica Copeland said...

Wow! I will never get tired of seeing the amazing moments that were captured in the pictures.

Who is the photographer?

Sue Kemnuir said...

That day was one of those events you really wanted to remember and capture in pictures and Curtis did just that. That was such a special day for for many people and for so many different reasons. Having so many friends and family all in one place and doing something for such a good cause was so much fun. I can't wait until next year. We may need a larger park. Thank you to Joyce Feldman for having the dream to pull this off with such success. Thank you to all the people that volunteered their time to make everything run so smoothly and thank you to Curtis for being in all the right places at the right time. The pictures are wonderful. Most of all thank you to our King for the beautiful sunrise and perfect weather.

Sue (Googin) Kemnuir

limasrock said...

This even was great! My whole family participated ... and being with them and our friends made it extra special. Curtis is a wonderful photographer and captured so many great photos... Thank you Curtis for not taking my picture! haha

Tina said...

This was just a great day to spend with family and friends and to benefit a wonderful organization. Curtis you captured some great action photos of the event. Thank you.

Sidney said...

A nice initiative. Great pictures!

Liss said...

This looks like a great event to bring a little happiness and fun to children who need it most.

Thanks for stopping by on my blog and leaving a nice compliment. I have been looking though your beautiful work on your blog and website. It is impressive.

Onada Photography said...

great pictures! Looks like it was so much fun!

Christopher said...

Looks like a very cool event.