James and Jamie Marine Corps Marathon Page

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We are running the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon to raise funds for the Children's Shelter of Cebu (CSC). CSC is shelter is run in a family-style environment for 80-100 children that have been abandoned, neglected, or abused. CSC provides shelter, food, medicine, education and counseling.

CSC is special to us for a few reasons. James was born in the Philippines and we have several family members who have joined our family through adoption. 

We are trying to raise $1,000 each for this run. A donation in any amount will make a difference in the life of a child and will help us reach our goals.

Your donation is tax-deductible too! 

Thank you for your support.

James and Jamie


My family started child sponsorship at the Children's Shelter of Cebu in 2006. When we decided to give through the Foster Friends program, we had no idea how much we would get back.

Our boys were five, seven and 10 years old when we were assigned a girl named Adelyn at the shelter. She became a bigger part of our lives than we could have imagined! We loved every update on how she was progressing and would gather around if a card came from her, even bringing them with us to show extended family. We hung her picture up with the pictures of our own children. Everyone in our family cared about and prayed for Adelyn.

It was a day of celebration when we learned Adelyn was being adopted. She had been at the shelter for 9 years hoping and waiting for that day. And, just a little over a month later, we went to the CSC banquet in Minnesota. I couldn't believe it when I walked in and the first person I saw was Adelyn. Our whole family got to meet her, her sisters and her parents.

We couldn't have asked for the kind of connection we got with Adelyn, but we are so thankful to have it. We are also excited to be supporting another child at CSC. I know it has made all of us better to be a part of Foster Friends at CSC!

Mike & Amanda Ryan
Foster Friend Supporters