Helping Families in Crisis in our Community
It was beautiful weather and hundreds of people took over the streets of Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center on Saturday October 6th. Over 700 walkers and runners participated in the 8th Annual IWALK for ACTS hosted by Image Church and Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) to benefit ACTS. The event featured a 5K run/walk through the town center followed by a family festival where thousands more joined the event. So far, the event has raised approximately $151,000 to support our most vulnerable neighbors in need and funds are still coming in!
"The 8th Annual IWALK for ACTS was a great success. We are so grateful for our partnership with Image Church, who created this event and has continued to lead it, as well as Wegmans and Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center who are among the 55 sponsors and partners for this year's event. We love IWALK because it brings the entire community together, raises awareness of the services we provide, builds bridges with businesses and partners and ultimately helps to fund the critical work we do in Prince William County," commented Steven Liga, Executive Director and CEO of ACTS.
The event was made possible by generous sponsors and partners including:
Wegmans, IFM Financial, Karen Radley Acura/Volkswagen, Dawson8, Dominion Energy, Carradice Wealth Advisors, Lori J Perez, CPA, St. Thomas United Methodist, What's Up Prince William, 3RC Services, Access National Bank, Charlotte Williams, David and Kate Strand, Inova Physician Partners, Inc., Jabs Construction, Loveless Porter Architects, Make Impact Real Estate, Muslim Association of Virginia, Nauticon Imaging Systems, Virginia STAR, Aetna, Anthony and Norma Fields, BAE Systems, Brian Knapp Photography, Cardinal Internal Medicine, Castle Bounce LLC Virginia Party Rentals, Catholic Diocese of Arlington and the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Woodbridge, VA, Champion Auto Glass, Denise and Vinnie Politte, Enterprise, ECU Communications, George M. Hampton Scholarship & Community Action Foundation, Grace Lutheran Church, Hope Hill Church, John and Barbara Walvius, Journey Jotter Books, LLC, Kaiser Permanente, Karen Smith, KT Enterprises, Inc, Millennium Enterprise/Forever XR, Montclair Lions Club, Novant Health UVA Health System, Neibauer Dental Care, NOVEC, OneLife Fitness, Potomac Valley Church, Saved Hands, Sentara Norther Virginia Healthcare, Shirt Art, Inc, Tackett's Mill Center, The Clearbrook Foundation, and the Woodbridge Rotary Club.
ACTS is a 501(c)(3) fostering hope, providing relief and promoting self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis.
If you would like more information about ACTS, the services they provide, or how you can volunteer, please visit www.actspwc.org
photo 1 – Runners pose for a photo before the 5k Walk/Run.
photo 2 – Teens enjoy the IWALK family festival with a game of two hand touch football.
photo 3 – Cheerleaders line the course to encourage runners towards the finish line.
photo 4 – Cheerleaders high five runners as they race towards the finish line.
photo 5 – The first of 700 runners take off at the sound of the starting gun at the 8th annual IWALK 5k.
photo 6 – USMC ROTC color guard lead the national anthem before the race.
Photos courtesy of Brian Knapp Photography