Running for Kids Hope USA – 53rd River Bank Run
On May 11th, 2012 Emily and I will be running the Fifth Third River Bank Run in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The most exciting thing for me is that this will be Emily’s first experience at running the 5/3rd race. She has been training hard and looks forward to completing at least the 10K. I will be running my 4th 5/3rd Riverbank Run this year. My initial goal is running the 25K distance in under 2 hours, but ultimately my goal is to raise as much money as I can for Kids Hope USA.
Kids Hope USA is fielding a team of almost 50 runners working together for a great cause. Kids Hope USA mission is “One simple thing will make a big difference in the life of an at-risk child: One-on-one, positive attention from a responsible, caring adult.”
KIDS HOPE USA develops these one-on-one relationships through the creation of church-school partnerships that pair church members with at-risk kids in supportive, mentoring relationships.
KIDS HOPE USA mentors spend just one hour per week, reading, talking, playing and listening to a child at school. By helping the child feel loved and valued, they help that child to learn, grow and succeed.
You can change a life…and that’s no small change.
Emily and I are trying to raise money for Kids Hope USA. Can you support us?