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About Athletes for Childhelp

Athletes For Childhelp (AFC) is a platform that brings philanthropic athletes together who want to train for or participate in any event (or sport) of their choosing and while doing so — raise much-needed funds to support Childhelp’s life-saving programs. Programs designed to help, treat and heal victims of child abuse, neglect and at-risk children in the United States. Your participation will help end child abuse. Athletes For Childhelp is an ongoing resource that provides athletes with the tools they need to help bring awareness to this growing epidemic, while doing what they love.

Who Can Be An Athlete For Childhelp?

A runner can participate in a marathon; a bowler can participate in their bowling league; a dodgeball team can go all the way to Nationals; or a triathlete can compete at Ironman — and each one is an Athlete For Childhelp. They have the support of the AFC community to help them reach their goals and fundraise to help end child abuse.

After all the hours of training, sweat and effort have come to pass, your hard work will be immeasurable to a child saved from abuse and neglect — sure beats a medal or bib at the finish line.

What Does It Mean To Be An Athlete For Childhelp?

  • Having fun
  • Getting or staying fit
  • Making a huge difference in abused children's lives
  • Working to help end child abuse in the United States
  • Speaking up for the children who can't
  • Impacting local and national communities positively

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    Death Race 2013 :: Suffering for Suffering By: AFC Daniel Dodson
    Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:15:36 +0000

    On June 21, 2013 I will travel to Pittsfield Vermont, to stay with friends, racers and family at the beautiful AMEE Farm for one week. While there, I will not be vacationing, I will be competing in The Spartan Death … Continue reading

    Why I?m An Athlete | Meet Maricela
    Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:25:12 +0000

    As a young girl I experienced so many different things, good and bad. But for some reason I mostly remember and think of the bad experiences of my life. To this day, it is so hard to talk about it … Continue reading

    Welcome New Athletes!
    Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:53:35 +0000

    Here at Childhelp we would like to welcome all our new athletes to the Athletes for Childhelp program. We can’t wait to hear more about what you will be doing to raise awareness and funds for the fight against child … Continue reading


Why I'm An Athlete | Meet Maricela


"I felt so betrayed and alone. The person who was supposed to protect me and keep me safe, didnít do anything at all! Who could I have turned to? Who was going to help me overcome this and move on? I tried living my life as if nothing had happened but it is so hard to forget with the thoughts constantly frequenting my mind. It felt so uncomfortable even just laying down on my bed."

Read her story.


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