FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- Bloom, Fayette County's charity for abused children, will host a fundraiser at 14 local elementary schools next month.
The 24th annual Power Parade will be held Nov. 3-7. Students at participating schools will take part in a walk-a-thon during their PE classes. They are encouraged to solicit pledges from family, friends and neighbors.
"Bloom's annual walk-a-thon allows students the opportunity to help other children their own age who are living in desperate circumstances," said Deborah Friday, a PE teacher at Peeples Elementary School in Fayetteville. "It's so important to get students involved in supporting our community's charities, especially at a young age."
Participants will also be treated to surprise visits from Powerman, the initiative's mascot. Powerman, a red-masked superhero, will teach children about the importance of helping those in need.