46-hour benefit run set

By submitted, 09/12/23 2:36 PM

On average, 46 Hempstead and Nevada County kids spend time in foster care each month. Local runner Jose Alvarez has committed to running/walking for 46 hours the weekend of October 13th to bring awareness to the need for more foster homes in our area. Jose has also set a fundraising goal to secure 200 sponsors contributing $46 each to benefit The CALL locally. The run will take place downtown with The Hub serving as the runner’s base camp.

“I am challenging myself to 46 hours of running and walking all to raise money for this great organization that helps foster families and prepares families to foster kids in southwest Arkansas,” Alvarez said.  “The 46 hour challenge will start on October 13th at 8 p.m. and will end on October 15th at 6 p.m. I’ll be eating and resting during the time, just no napping or sleeping. I plan to hit 151 miles during the challenge.”

Alvarez said pacers are welcome to join him at any time during the challenge.

“Jose did a similar challenge a few years ago where he ran 100 miles to support The CALL,” local coordinator for The CALL Holli Boyett said. “We’re thankful he’s at it again, and excited for him to engage a new set of supporters. His run helps us continue to create awareness about foster care in our area.”

Those wishing to sponsor Jose’s run may do so by giving online or contacting Jose directly.

The website to give online is: https://fundraise.givesmart.com/form/s6Fygw?vid=10d17w
The CALL says donors may use this method to receive an end of year donation letter for tax purposes. Those wishing to contact Jose directly and give via cash or check may reach him at 903-276-0201.