We have reached our FINAL race weekend for the month of September! Wow, this month sure has flown by! Back in March Beth got involved with Heroes for Children and immediately knew she wanted to be apart of their 5k committee. Well, we’ve finally arrived to the week leading up to the big 5k race!
This 5k specifically benefits Heroes for Children and enables them to continue to help families who have a child battling cancer. The average gift HFC is able to give a family is $750 which often goes towards paying their mortgage, utilities bill, car payments or even for their child’s funeral. Each month more than $45,000 is given to families who have a child with cancer. One of the great details that goes along with who HFC gives money to is the age range for children they’ll help, 18-22 years old, so even college age kids and their families are able to receive financial assistance.
Laptops for Love is another way HFC helps by donating a new laptop to a teenager battling cancer so that they are still connected to the outside world while undergoing treatment and even keeping up with their school work while they are unable to attend school. “Between January 2005 and December 2010, Laptops for Love has provided 384 teenagers with a laptop!” So as you can see this organization does SO much to help out these families and we are so excited to be apart of the 5k this year!
The race is taking place at the Shops at Legacy in Plano, an area we are VERY familiar with as we started pretty much all of our training runs for White Rock Half 2010 at the Shops. Teal has recruited a few teachers from her school to participate with us and Beth has recruited a couple of her family members to participate as well!
Wind: 5-10 mph
Teal: To run it in 25:19 which would beat her Kacie’s Run 5k time in March!
Beth: I haven’t even thought much about a goal since I’m volunteering and not sure if I’ll actually get to run or not…