Remember when MiCHill did the 5K a few years ago? Remember that Fitness Challenge that culminated in us running our first 5K? Ah, good times and great memories.
In fact, I have such good feelings from that – doing something healthy, being a good role model for my kids, raising money for a good cause, the community with other runners, a sense of accomplishment – that I have been on the prowl for another 5K to get involved in.
Ok, confession: I actually did The Color Run 5K a few months ago but that had nothing to do with charity or supporting a local cause. But I had so much fun.
All this to say that when Get Heeled 5K started getting ready for their race on September 14, 2013 I asked if MiCHill could be a sponsor. (Wonderful businesses are sponsoring us, I wanted to share the love.)
The Get Heeled 5K supports active living, community outreach, and families affected by cancer. They give 100% (you read that right: 100%!) of the funds raised back to UNC Lineberger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic, specifically for Family Support Services. Over the past 2 years, they have raised over $120,000 back to the cause because of the amazing support of the local community. I am honored to be part of that local community.
I particularly love Get Heeled since it has true family focus. Not only is it all about helping children and families going through a rough time, but the event itself is a celebration of family. A lot of kids participate and there is a Spirit Zone at the race. Family favorites like the Carolina Kids Club, Brueggers Bagels, Carolina Railhawks, Carolina Hurricanes, Mad Popper, Orange County Gymnastics, TCBY, Zumba, and more will be in attendance. It is simply fun.Here is how you can get involved:
- If you would like to donate to the Get Heeled cause head to www.heeled.kintera.org. (ALL donations are tax deductible and every penny of them will be donated to Dr. Gold/Clinic)
And, again, I hope you decide to come join me in this event!
Get Heeled 5K 2013
September 14, 2013
9 am – noon
Note: even though MiCHill is a “sponsor” there is no money or goods exchanged. I decided to do this just because I want to support the cause and event. I hope you will decide to join me!