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Wicked FIT 5K run in Concord raised about $22,000 to help Families in Transition

CONCORD - More than 700 people turned out Saturday for the fourth annual Wicked FIT run to benefit Families in Transition, raising $22,000 to help families at risk of being homeless.

The 5K run and walk was held on Halloween morning and many participants dressed up for the occasion, displaying costumes that varied from Elvis to bananas, princesses and super heroes.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit provides affordable housing and support services to help families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.

According to Families in Transition, there are 1,747 homeless children in New Hampshire alone.

“It’s unseen, you don’t know that the kids at school are going home and they might be sleeping in a car or they don’t know where they’re going to sleep that night," said Sharon Eaton, of Pembroke.

In 2014, Families in Transition received over 4,000 requests for housing and helped 674 people. More than half of those were children.

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