Care Walk supports school counseling

The Family Service Agency of Burbank, commemorating 60 years of service, is having its sixth annual 5k CareWalk event on April 27 at Johnny Carson Park. Pre-walk activities begin at 7:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 8 a.m. The event wraps up at 10:30.

Participants will receive a free pancake breakfast, T-shirts and gift bags. Individual early registration fees are $20 for youth and seniors 60-plus, and $30 for adults. Team fees are $175 for youth and seniors and $275 for adults (teams are composed of not more than 10 individuals). Same-day registration is $5 more for each category.

There will be live entertainment, including music from the jazz band from Jordan Middle School, and local exhibitors will be supplying free food and drinks for participants.

Sponsorship levels are $1,000, $2,500, $5,000 and $10,000 but all donations are accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Family Service Agency of Burbank's no-cost, school-based Youth Counseling Program.

Last year counselors helped more than 1,250 students dealing with depression, parent loss, suicide, anger management, substance abuse, child-care abuse, bullying, family violence and others, said publicity chairman Eric Hansen. Students receiving counseling were in elementary, middle and high schools as well as those attending district alternate campuses.

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