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Community walk to raise awareness about foster care

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- People young and old participated in a 5 - K walk and fundraiser to bring awareness about foster care issues and children in the system.

"Walk Me Home, To the Place I Belong" brought out members of the community who walked or ran around the track field at Washington Middle School in Yakima.

Each person who took part in the event had to collect at least $30.00 in donations for the event. 60 percent of the money collected will go to local foster families.

"The highest rate of CPS happens from the east side of town, so that's why we have this walk on the east side of town so that we can get our neighbors, our schools, our sponsors, several community partners," explains Adrianne Garner.

Garner says despite the rain they still had a good turn-out. Last year they collected $8,000.00 .