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In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Wayside submitted to SOURCE media.


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FRAMINGHAM – Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s annual 5K4Kids takes
place October 16 – October 23rd. The event is being held virtually for the second year allowing
participants to safely complete the 5K anytime during the one-week period.

The 5K4Kids is Wayside’s largest annual fundraiser that directly benefits 6,000 youth and
families across the state. Donations from the 5K4Kids provide the extras families need
throughout the year like school supplies, holiday gifts, hot meals and emergency food and

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Each year our generous sponsors, donors, community members, dedicated staff and our lead
sponsor – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts – help us meet our $100,000 fundraising

Funds raised from the 5K4Kids will also support Wayside’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative
and further Wayside’s commitment to anti-racism, social justice and advocacy in our agency,
local communities, and the nonprofit sector.

To register visit

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Founded in 1977, Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is a nonprofit, nationally
accredited human services agency headquartered in Framingham, Mass. that is dedicated to
building strength, hope and resiliency through its family-based outreach services, residential
treatment programs, and community-based counseling services to more than 6,000 children,
youth and families throughout Eastern, Central and Northeastern Massachusetts. For more
information, visit

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.