21st DadsDay Run – June 18, 2023
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The Family Connections DadsDay Run is celebrating its 21st anniversary! Since the beginning we have raised over $500,000 in net proceeds to support our mission of engaging families with young children.

This race would not be here today without the tireless effort of Peter Nagusky and his family.

Runners, walkers (bring your dog!), and strollers with kids are all invited to register to participate in the race.

Location:  It will be held, rain or shine, at the Colonnade near the Shaker Main Library and the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Center.  There will be free food and beverages, plus special appearance by Ninja Nutin who won American Ninja Warrior Jr Season 2, Flower Clown, and DJ REV DEV will be on-hand to add to the fun.

Race Start Time:

8:00 AM  – 5 Miler
8:05 AM – 1 Mile
9:15 AM – KidSprint

Runner Perks:

2023 race T-shirt
Food, drink, and entertainment
KidSprint – All kid’s will receive a bib and ribbon, and the option to purchase a T-shirt.


Age Group, Overall Awards, Stroller Division, Run-With-Your-Dog Division

DadsDay Run is an important event for Family Connections and we will continue this annual community tradition with a live run! This fundraiser provides significant financial support to allow us to continue to provide programs and services to families raising young children.

Course Map: Click Here

Donations and Sponsorships: Click Here

To Volunteer on Race Day: Click Here

Family Connections at 40!

Family Connections is having an all-star celebration for its 40th Anniversary:

Thursday, July 20, 2023
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Music Box Supper Club
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Family Connections marks this 40th milestone by celebrating those who have championed our mission of engaging families with young children to nurture social connections, enhance child development and improve school readiness. We invite you to join us in a celebration of our Champions who have supported us, strengthened us, and advocated for us for 40 years. In addition to celebrating our champions, this event will raise critical funds for Family Connections full continuum of programs and services for parents and their children aged Birth-6. All programs are provided free of charge through the generosity of our donors.

Tickets are $125 per person, with sponsorship levels beginning at $1,000.  Click the button below to purchase or email for more information: bhajek@familyconnections.org

Donations and Sponsorships: Click Here