The second annual Freedom Run was another great success. Despite very chilly conditions, we doubled the number of runners from the inaugural run in 2011. These young runners worked very hard, and along with corporate sponsorships, raised $27,740! Way to go kids!
Our Bible theme for our races was from 1 Timothy. This verse explains is purpose behind why our event is focused on children helping children. These children were excellent examples for all of us as they put their time, energy and resources into helping kids in Haiti!
Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity.1 Tim 4:12
These funds will go towards paying for a social worker's salary and the other additional costs for helping children who previously lived in slavery. The Grace Village social worker will also help counsel and teach our current orphan children.
Ballons were released prior to the beginning of the run as a symbol of prayers lifted up to our Good Father for the protection and well being of the children currently living in slavery.
A huge THANK YOU to all the Freedom Run volunteers, corporate sponsors, runners and parents who helped make the day a great success for the children of Haiti!
Mark your calendars for the 2013 Freedom Run. It will be held the evening of Friday, May 31st.