Run * Walk * Support * Win* at the 2nd Annual Children of the Caribbean Foundation’s “Every Child Matters – 5K Run/Walk”

Los Angeles, CA – February 20, 2012 – Children of the Caribbean Foundation, Inc. (“COTC”) announces its 2nd Annual fundraising and awareness event “Every Child Matters 5K Run-Walk”, to raise funds to support and nurture the lives of underprivileged youth in the Caribbean in the area of education (supplies and scholarships), health and development. All proceeds from the run-walk will directly impact the daily lives of youth in the Caribbean and Los Angeles and pay for medical examinations, textbooks, backpacks and school supplies in support of COTC’s back-to-school outreach initiative.

 Who: Children of the Caribbean Foundation, Inc.

What: COTC and its board of directors host this event to elevate awareness of the challenges faced by youth in the Caribbean islands. Each year hundreds of thousands of youth are plagued by poverty and disease. COTC’s mission is to provide relief and assistance to disadvantaged children across the Caribbean in the areas of education, healthcare and social development. The run-walk is one of many events planned to raise funding to support the organization’s mission.

“EVERY CHILD MATTERS” is a USATF sanctioned event. All participants must register to receive an official race number. Online registration is available at www.caribbeanchild.com and www.active.com/running/los-angeles-ca/every-child-matters-5k-run-walk-2012

ALL REGISTERED PARTICIPANTS FOR THE RUN/WALK ARE ELIGIBLE TO WIN A CARIBBEAN CRUISE FOR TWO

When: Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Loyola Marymount University – Lawton Plaza (Library Amphitheater), 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA.

COTC is a registered non-profit organization. At its inception, the foundation provided backpacks and school supplies to disadvantaged children on the island of Anguilla. Since then the foundation has also provided the National Children’s Home in Dominica with enough cereal to feed their orphaned children for one year. In Grenada, the foundation is assisting the Grenada Emergency Shelter, which functions as a home to girls removed from their families by providing personal items, such as clothing and toiletries etc. The foundation has also provided clothing and household supplies (shower curtains, table cloths, and dishes) to HIV positive children who reside at the Cyril Ross SVP Nursery in Trinidad. In 2011 the foundation decided to extend its reach and also provided food and support to homeless children in the Los Angeles area.

COTC has an impressive list of supporters and board members who support the non-profit including Actress and board member Nia Long, Actor Eric Close (Without a Trace) and Actor Blair Underwood.

For More Information Contact: Lawnie Grant

ECM@caribbeanchild.com or lawnie@caribbeanchild.com

310.651.8317 ext 600