WSB-TV Family 2 Family and Corporate Partners Make 5 To Thrive a Success!

ATLANTA, April 18, 2017 – The Atlanta Children’s Shelter (ACS) and more than 500 community supporters gathered in Piedmont Park for the 9th Annual “5 to Thrive” 5K Run/Walk and Bunny Run on Saturday April 15, 2017 to support ACS programs serving homeless children and families in Metro Atlanta.

This family-friendly event began with a Pep Rally hosted by WSB-TV Family 2 Family Reporter Carl Willis. After a brief warm up with ABC,The Doctors guest Podiatrist, Dr. Ron, the event continued with a 5K Run/Walk and a fun run affectionately called the “Bunny Run” with mascots from the Atlanta Dream, Georgia State University, IceByrd Frozen Yogurt, and ACS. Trophies were awarded for Men and Women’s Overall, Men and Women’s Master Overall, and the top 3 winners in 7 age groups.

The Atlanta Children’s Shelter would like to thank all of it’s sponsors including KBP Foods (Humanitarian Sponsor), Delta, Accent Décor, Neadwerx, Pratt Industries (Benefactor Sponsor), The Suzuki School, The Home Depot, and Sprouts (Nurturer Sponsor), and In-Kind Sponsors, KFC Catering, Rocky Mountain Pizza, GoGo Squeeze, Jamba Juice, Fresh Market, Publix, Big Peach Running Co., West Stride Running Store, and media partner WSB-TV Family 2 Family.

To learn more about the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, event sponsorship, in-kind donations, or programs please contact the Development Director Barry Hundley at or visit us online at