Run for the Roses

Saturday, September 5, 2020


Join FamilyCore as we celebrate one of the nation’s most legendary events and our agency’s ongoing commitment to area families. The Kentucky Derby lasts only 120 seconds, but this year it’s the backdrop to recognize and support 120 years of education, resources and support systems provided by FamilyCore.

Whether you join us for the afternoon to enjoy food, spirits and fun (including watching the Derby), or pledge your support through a monetary donation or the dedication of other resources, your partnership helps us continue our work with parents, schools, the court system and other social service agencies to establish and maintain strong family units – the central hub of any vibrant, tight-knit community.

*A virtual option is being planned in accordance with state and local safety guidelines. Keep watching for more details about how you can experience the event from home.

Want to join us?

Find out how you can attend the afternoon of food, spirits and fun (with a quick race in there, too)!

Be a part of the Legacy

Help us build excitement for the event and spread the news about FamilyCore’s impact in our community. Contact Us to become an event sponsor or find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Why FamilyCore

For nearly 120 years, FamilyCore has been positively impacting our community by providing resources and services like counseling, adoption, foster care, single parent services and outreach services throughout the Peoria area. Working with schools, social service agencies and court systems to provide intervention, preventative education and other support services, FamilyCore is meeting needs that would otherwise go unmet and giving children and families what they need to succeed.

Thank you for guiding our family through the adoption process and allowing our family to be complete. We are overjoyed!

Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the support and guidance I was given to get through a very difficult situation.

Our family was able to remain together because FamilyCore staff worked hard to ensure we had the services and support we needed through the process.

Countdown to the Kentucky Derby Soirée








Here’s what your dollars can do!

$25 buys a gas card so a parent can visit their children

$50 feeds a single mom and her family for a week

$75 purchases books and videos needed for services

$500 provides counseling sessions for families

No amount is too small – every dollar makes a difference in the lives of parents and children in the very places we live, work and play.