The Annual Wendy’s® Frosty® 5K Run/Walk is hosted by The Wendy’s Company. The event raises funds and awareness for the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption®. Registration fees for the event support adoption efforts here in central Ohio. 

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated exclusively to finding permanent homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems. Created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grant making. To learn more visit davethomasfoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.


SUCCESS STORY

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To look at Raychelle now, you'd never know the remarkable journey she's taken. Four years ago she came to live with LaVerne and Terry as a temporary foster home. Raychelle was 15 years old, deaf and diagnosed with developmental delays. Because she'd been moved from house to house so much, she never learned to communicate. Just days into her stay, LaVerne knew that Raychelle was meant to stay with them forever. 

Raychelle's Wendy's Wonderful Kids Recruiter paved the way to adoption with LaVerne and Terry. LaVerne, a retired Sergeant Major in the U.S. Army, knocked down barriers and found much-needed support for Raychelle's long-term needs, including finally teaching her sign language. We think her smile says it all.