7th Annual Heroes for Hope 5K, Kid's Marathon and 1 Mile Walk of Valor
EVENT DATE: Sep 14, 2019
Run for a Reason! Make a DIRECT impact in the lives of our families fighting childhood cancer and our service members/veterans when you choose one of our fun categories or simply make a donation.
Heroes for Hope provides emotional, spiritual, and financial support to families fighting childhood cancer at our Dallas/Fort Worth children's hospitals. We take a "boots on the ground approach" with our families so they know they are not fighting alone. Each month, we provide $2,000-$2,500 worth of direct assistance for mortgage/rent, car payments, utilities, groceries, gas, and medical expenses. This ABSOLUTELY could not be possible without YOUR support.
I'm often asked why we raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. In 2009, my mom and 15 year old niece were diagnosed with cancer a day a part. After a courageous fight, we lost my mom in 2011 but thankfully my niece is nearly 10 years cancer free. I wanted to do something to honor their strength and courage. I stumbled on something called St. Jude Heroes. It's a program where you make a fundraising commitment and then visit St. Jude and participate in an event at their St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend. I knew this was it! Now how to raise the money?!? I got with my sisters and we decided to hold a 5K. I told them I just want free beer, free BBQ, and cool medals. Neither of them run, so they didn't understand beer and BBQ at 8am, but here we are 7 years later!
After my first visit at St. Jude I will forever be committed to their amazing work. It really is like now place else. The incredible work they do there is shared all over the world so children everywhere can receive treatment protocols developed at St. Jude. Everyone I've ever talked to that has been there say there simply isn't words to describe it.
BrothersKeepers offers once-in-a-lifetime experiential retreats and ongoing support that offers profound healing and fellowship for wounded veterans, first responders, and their families.
Please support all of our HEROES!! Thank you!!