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(503) 320-0048 Sponsors Children Today's 2nd Annual 5K/10K Run/Walk Race aims to raise $10,000 for The Children Today Organization; all proceeds go to enriching the lives of homeless children in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, Calif. – June 12, 2010 –, the leading provider of free collaborative communication solutions, is sponsoring Children Today’s 2nd Annual 5/10K Run/Walk Race, scheduled for Saturday, June 12th. aims to raise at least $10,000 for Children Today through donations and sponsorships.  In addition, will match every dollar raised, up to $10,000.  All proceeds from this event will go towards quality childcare and educational programs for the one thousand plus children experiencing homelessness in the Long Beach community.

Children Today provides emergency and long-term care options for homeless children and children of homeless families.  For families experiencing homelessness, free childcare allows parents to search for a job.   Success stories prove that the availability of the Children Today services work to end the cycle of homelessness and help to put families back on their feet.

“It’s difficult to accept that there are so many homeless children and families. is working hard to give back to our community, and I know of no better cause than our children,” said David Erickson, Founder of “We have chosen to support the Children Today organization because it is made up of people who truly care about the wellbeing of others, especially the children, and their success is evident in our community.”

Josh Lowenthal, President of the Board of Directors for Children Today, said, “Having a company like sponsor us not only brings resources and exposure, but tremendous credibility. was the title sponsor last year.  We are grateful for their continued support.  It is more than money that provides.  Their employees, families, and customers get involved in the fund-raising and participate in the race.  They are examples for others in the community, and their enthusiasm is contagious.  Dave Erickson and his team have proved again that they are dedicated to our cause and understand very clearly that every dollar raised means we can serve more homeless children.”

Last year, 387 Long Beach residents,  friends and family, and running enthusiasts took to the streets in support of children experiencing homelessness.  You are invited to join in being part of the solution.  Register today to run or walk the 5K, 10K or the half mile children’s race by visiting the Children Today website (link to  For other ways to get involved, donate or additional event information, please visit

About Children Today

Children Today was founded in 1997 to address the needs of children facing homelessness.  Since the organization’s creation, founders Theresa Bixby and Jennifer Fitzgerald, both working moms, have developed programs to provide quality early care and education to kids in need. The goal of Children Today is to increase the safety, stability and confidence of children facing homelessness and provide quality early care and education programs absolutely free of charge.  To this end, Children Today operates two free, licensed child development and day care centers in Long Beach, California: Play House West and Play House North; both centers serve homeless children between the ages of six weeks and six years of age, one focusing on emergency care, the other on long term child care.  For more information on the organization and its programs, visit or call 562-432-1224.


Founded in 2001, Free Conferencing Corporation, parent company to, is a teleconferencing industry pioneer and leading provider of collaborative communication solutions serving small to large-sized businesses, communities and organizations around the world. More than one million registered users already depend on Free Conferencing Corporation’s conference call services for reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-use audio conferencing. Based in Long Beach, California, Free Conferencing Corporation’s all-digital network is built on proprietary media servers and uses both PSTN (public switched telephone network) and advanced VoIP-based services to deliver unparalleled, high-quality audio conferencing services at the best pricing models available. For more information, please call (844) 844-1322 or visit