October 11th, 2014
 
 
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Now in our 5th year, the Run for Attention 5k is a fun, family friendly event created to bring awareness to The Palmetto School at the Children's Attention Home. It has drawn over 1300 participants and hundreds of volunteers over the past four years

We have been searching for a new home after losing our previous venue when Knights Stadium closed. We are excited to announce the 2014 event will take place in Fort Mill's Baxter Village! The race start and finish will be in front of the Baxter YMCA. The newly developed USTAF sanctioned loop course will provide maximum visibility along the route to runners, residents and spectators alike. All proceeds will benefit the Palmetto School.

 

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The Run for Attention aims to create awareness of The Palmetto School, an educational facility centered on the individualized educational needs of abused, neglected, abandoned and homeless children throughout the region. Located on the campus of the Children's Attention Home (CAH), The Palmetto School is often confused with the Home when in fact they are two distinct entities. Though they both strive to make a difference in the lives of hurting children, by law, they do not share the same funding. This has proven to be a challenge for The Palmetto School as many think that by giving to CAH, they are also giving to the School. This is not the case.
 

The Run for Attention Team wants to educate people not only about the need and benefit of the services provided by The Palmetto School, but also their desparate need for funding. What they do is so important in changing the lives of the students they serve.

The Palmetto School

The Palmetto School at CAH provides a safe and individualized educational experience that stimulates academic achievement and personal empowerment for abused. neglected, abandoned, or homeless children. In addition to serving children residing at the Children's Attention Home, they also serve children living at other local shelters such as Pilgrim’s Inn, Family Promise and Safe Passage. Utilizing a Fine Arts based curriculum, they integrate the arts to help students improve learning and heal from their life’s trauma and situation. Considerable emphasis is placed on teaching the children the appropriate behavioral skills needed for them to prosper as students. To learn more about The Palmetto School at CAH and how you can help, please visit their website at www.thepalmettoschool.org