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Chosen Inc. Announces Sept. 10 Walk on the Wild Side for Foster Care at Milwaukee County Zoo

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Family-oriented event raises awareness to help vulnerable kids, and support foster and adoptive families

WAUKESHA, Wis. - EntSun -- Chosen Inc. ("Chosen"), a non-profit ministry dedicated to supporting and educating about foster and adoptive parenting, will once again fill the Milwaukee County Zoo with supporters Sept. 10 at its Walk on the Wild Side for Foster Care.

The event supports the ever-growing reach of Chosen, which is dedicated to "Fostering Forever Families" through spiritual, material, and emotional support for families built around adoption and foster parenting. Chosen operates two Family Closets in Waukesha and West Allis, where it provides clothing and children's items for families.

Registration for the Sept. 10 walk opens at 9 a.m. The event steps off at 10 a.m. Lunch follows at 11 a.m.

The event's popular scavenger hunt returns, where families can get passports stamped at stations staffed by Chosen team members and event sponsors. All completed passports are entered for a prize drawing. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges, as well.

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"We're thrilled to again walk with our supporters to raise awareness of the tireless work of foster and adoptive parents, and the need for more foster families to care for kids in crisis," said Karen Schlindwein, Vice-President of Education and Development for Chosen (https://www.choseninlove.org/programsoverview).

Nearly 8,000 children are in Wisconsin foster care, a 25 percent increase since 2012. Milwaukee County alone places 100 children a month with foster families.

Participants in the one-mile walk receive all-day zoo admission, parking, lunch, swag bag and a T-shirt. Registration is available at https://choseninlove.networkforgood.com/events/....

Devoted sponsors help make the Walk on the Wild Side (https://www.choseninlove.org/walk) possible: IMS Barter, The Edge Contracting, Once Upon a Child-Brookfield, Well Point Care Network, Waukesha County Foster Care, Norris: Beyond Fostering, Children's Community Health Plan and We Energies Foundation.

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Since its founding in 2016, Chosen has served more than 475 families from 13 southeastern Wisconsin counties, caring for more than 1,000 foster or adopted children. Its two Family Closets have given away more than 35,500 items to families since May 2017.

Chosen is dedicated to educating the public about the impact of adoption and fostering, and providing spiritual, material, and emotional support to families who have chosen these oft-misunderstood paths.

More information about Chosen is available at www.choseninlove.org, by calling (262) 724-6736, or following on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OurChosenFamily.

Chosen Inc.

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