Ways to Be a Friend this Fall

Posted on Sep 14th 2022


Ways to Be a Friend this Fall

This fall is packed with opportunities to be a friend. Whether you like the challenge of a long bike ride, love spending cool fall days picking pumpkins, or enjoy a night out at a masquerade, the Friends of the Friends of the Children's Justice Center Salt Lake County has an event for you. Explore each event and discover how you can participate to be a friend.

Wheels of Justice 5 Canyons Ride

September 17, 2022

The 5 Canyons Ride is a challenging ride through some of Utah’s steepest roads. The course climbs up five canyons surrounding Salt Lake valley for a total of 116 miles with over 14,000 feet of elevation gain finishing at the Utah Capitol Building.

This ride is hosted by Wheels of Justice, a group of individual cyclists and cycling teams around the world helping to put an end to child abuse. Last year’s ride raised an impressive $10,000 for the Friends.

Cyclists enjoying the views and moral fulfillment of participating in the 5 Canyons Ride with Friends of the Children's Justice Center Salt Lake County.

Whether your bike is covered in dust in the corner of the garage, or you ride daily, this event has an option for you. You can take on the challenge of riding all five canyons, pick the canyons you want to ride, or make a straight shot from the start to the finish, skipping the canyons all together.

Sign up for the 5 Canyons Ride to support the Friends

EDGEhomes Pumpkin Bash

October 8, 2022

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin bash! As fall colors appear each year, EDGEhomes rallies for the Friends of the Children's Justice Center Salt Lake County with an Annual Pumpkin Bash. This fun family event provides free pumpkins for all and raises funds through sponsorships and donations. Welcoming thousands of participants, the EDGEhomes Pumpkin Bash raised over $22,000 in support of the Friends nonprofit last year.

Attend the event to surround yourself with a picturesque field of pumpkins, enjoy fall festivities and games with family, and receive a free pumpkin.

A couple with a young girl enjoying Friends of the Children's Justice Center Salt Lake County's pumpkin bash.

Click for more information about how to participate this year.

The Friends of the Friends of the Children's Justice Center Salt Lake County Masquerade Gala

October 22, 2022

Get dressed up and enjoy a night out with hundreds of friends at the aquarium. Delicious hors d’oeuvres, live music, and astonishing aquarium exhibits will provide a night to remember at the first annual Masquerade Gala.

The gala will connect passionate friends, philanthropists, and local businesses who all support the fight against child abuse, while sharing powerful stories from individuals who have been impacted by your support.

Trays of tasty hors d'oeuvres at Friends of the Children's Justice Center Salt Lake County's first Masquerade Gala.

The funds from this event will directly benefit the children and families served through the CJC by ensuring they are able to safely tell their story, seek justice, and find hope and healing through comprehensive wraparound services.

Purchase a ticket or become a sponsor of the first-ever Friends Masquerade Gala

Your friendship supports the CJC as they provide a comfortable, child-friendly atmosphere where children can receive comprehensive services to heal from trauma. We’re excited to see your friendly face this fall as we come together at rides, pumpkins bashes, and galas with one united passion to end abuse and support vulnerable children.