Each June, our annual fundraiser brings together a team of adults and children to run in the Fairfield Half Marathon and 5K road race. Young and old don green shamrock t-shirts to participate in the sport John loved. Thank you to all 2013 Team Flanagan runners and supporters for your enthusiastic participation. We all had a great weekend celebrating John and JPFF.
Now in its fifth year, the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation has raised over $370,000 and granted out $60,000 to programs that help disadvantaged children. It has made nature science field trips possible for more than1,500 inner-city school children to date, funded teen programming and college preparation resources for inner city teens, helped economically-disadvantaged immigrant women and children learn English and life skills, supported children affected by HIV/AIDS, sponsored volunteer attorneys who work to place children in safe permanent homes and secure for them appropriate mental health and education services, provided scholarships for children in the community who have a financial need and children who have lost a parent to cancer.