Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Forrest Spence 5K 2009

The Forrest Spence 5K was incredible this year. We had over 850 participants and raised over $34,000. It was an amazing day filled with so much joy, laughter, and fun! There were activities for every age. A 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run for kids, 100 yard dash for little kids, tons of food, great music, face painting, blow up machines, games, and balloons. It was so great. I am beyond proud of my committee and all the people who came to help us set up, take down, and make sure the event went off without a hitch. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it. I picked a few great pictures that our photographer, Mark Loft, took. I am also attaching a link to our flickr account so you can see all of them. Mark did a great job!

David and I getting the racers ready

Front of the line ready for the race to begin

Sweet Jackson family who spoke about how the Fund has helped them. The baby I am holding, Jamesia, was a patient at LeBonheur for 7 months. The Fund provided lots of individual gifts for the family like blankets, toys, and clothes. We also provided their Thanksgiving meal, Christmas gifts for all the family, and paid someone to clean their house before Jamesia came home. We love this sweet family.

Face Painting

The kids ready for the 1 Mile Fun Run

Kids having fun on the playground with their candy and their faces painted

The band, The Reflections, were wonderful!

David giving out awards

We LOVE LeBonheur

Officers who blocked off East Parkway and Poplar

Packet pick-up the day before at Fleet Feet

Wonderful volunteers working the registration table

Great participants

More families who participated

2 Volunteers with the Forrest Spence Fund Information table

3 of my precious youth kids passing out balloons
I had to include one of my sweet baby boy! =)

1 comment:

Jennie said...

It will be easy to tell the Forrest 5k 2008 from Forrest 5k 2009 because your baby bump is missing! All the pictures might look the same, but if you are in it, we'll know which year it was!