2022 Virtual Frosty 5K

2022 Wendy's Frosty 5K


The annual Frosty 5K Run for Adoption is hosted by The Wendy's Company to benefit its charity of choice, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The 2022 virtual event will raise funds and awareness for the Foundation's mission.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national, nonprofit public charity dedicated to finding permanent homes for the more than 140,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems. Without our help, many of these youth are at risk of aging out of the system without a permanent home. 

Created by Wendy's founder Dave Thomas who was adopted, the Foundation implements evidence-based, results-driven national service programs, foster care adoption awareness campaigns and innovative grantmaking. Through the Wendy's Wonderful Kids program, the Foundation supports the hiring of adoption recruiters dedicated to serving youth who have been lingering in foster care the longest. 

Your participation in this year's event will help the Foundation to find forever families for more children who are often overlooked. Learn more steps you can take to help at davethomasfoundation.org. Thank you for your support. 


Success Story

Placed in foster care as babies because of abuse and neglect, Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain were without a permanent place to call home. For five long years, they were often separated from one another. 

Thankfully, the children were referred to the Foundation's Wendy's Wonderful Kids program. Edna, their Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiter, was dedicated to finding them a forever family together. 

In her search, Edna found Mark and Celeste - nearly 2,000 miles away from where the children were living. Soon after boarding a plane to meet Mark and Celeste, Edna knew their family was the right fit.

Adopted in 2020, Jermesha, Floyd and Jermain now have the stability they need to simply enjoy childhood. Today, they are playing sports, growing into themselves and making family memories.  

Edna was an advocate for the children and the family through every step of the adoption journey. "If we didn't have Edna, I think we would've been pretty lost," Celeste shared. 

Because of our generous supporters, Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiters can go the distance to find permanent, loving homes for every child in their care. 


Presenting Sponsor

Frosty Sponsors


Dave's Double Sponsors

Dave's Single Sponsors

Anne E. Larson, Ogletree Deakins


Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP

DFND Security

Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Kelly Mitchell Group, Inc.

Level 10, LLC


Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP

Strive Consulting

TMH Solutions

ValuePoint, LLC






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Hosted by The Wendy's Company

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption


4900 Tuttle Crossing Boulevard, Dublin, OH, USA

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