The “I Am for the Child” Community Awareness Breakfast is CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) most important fundraiser of the year, generating much-needed funds through pledges, sponsors and leadership gifts. At this year’s breakfast, on April 26, 2012, at 8:30 am at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, NJ, CASA will be recognizing Shore Medical Center President and CEO Ron Johnson.
In advance of the event, Johnson and nine other area business leaders were photographed each holding a picture of a child in support of CASA’s “In Good Company” corporate campaign and the organization’s mission of one advocate, one child.
“We are proud to support and partner with CASA and the work that they do advocating for abused and neglected children in the Atlantic and Cape May counties’ foster care systems,” said Johnson. “People need to understand the importance of the work that CASA and their volunteers do each and every day, and we are honored to help raise awareness and funds for this worthwhile cause.”
Ashley Rhodes-Courter (rhodes-courter.com), author and former foster child, will speak at the event about her positive experience and how her CASA Volunteer changed her life. Rhodes-Courter lived in 14 different foster homes over nine years.
“In Good Company” partners receive updates on the children that CASA serves, allowing each company to see the direct, positive impact that CASA volunteers have on children living in foster care. “In Good Company” also offers the opportunity to become annual partners in the success of CASA while also providing the chance to bring positive change to the life of one or more children.
The one-hour fundraising “I Am for the Child” Community Awareness Breakfast is open to the public and free with advance registration. For information, please call 609-601-7800 or email Karen@AtlanticCapeCASA.org. For information about CASA, visit www.AtlanticCapeCASA.org.