Cool Kids • Running for Cancer Fun Run!

 

 

11082664_10153151543409660_2093053229927400233_n.jpg
11082555_10153151543534660_3974296242713975052_n.jpg
1504985_10153052089346832_3647683449448136664_n.jpg
11076179_10153052091661832_6675429028210640433_n.jpg
10985452_10153049514566832_3421324935260243913_n.jpg
10516797_10153052089326832_2911368839216039132_n.jpg
IMG_4637.jpg
10524323_10153052091361832_6309043420840146518_n.jpg
1559688_10153052090336832_1197351705290130852_n.jpg
11082503_10153049514576832_4172161885331992832_n.jpg
11081370_10153052090991832_2511959845038763845_n.jpg
IMG_4635.jpg
IMG_4650.jpg
11084253_10153052092006832_7188668310595169004_n.jpg
11083935_10153052091736832_6391239732853282929_n.jpg
11080989_10153049514571832_8726326202191608929_n.jpg
11075016_10153052092066832_3077215889107849235_n.jpg
11060091_10153052091411832_5840862505043570699_n.jpg
11054264_10153052091481832_5632014965074092831_n.jpg
11001619_10153052092611832_1947620895308927271_o.jpg
10995985_10153052091051832_3078435487546196687_n.jpg
10954199_10153052092566832_7301400753727058449_o.jpg
10422929_10153052091586832_3810319300940786068_n.jpg
10410336_10153052092851832_5942691295645522320_n.jpg
10407663_10153052091971832_7256106743745027160_n.jpg
1622774_10153052092596832_4758294584374397009_n.jpg
11071520_10153052090401832_7077967594069104491_n.jpg
11035535_10153052090441832_1423831618650577544_n.jpg
10848023_10153052090941832_4082362915662677707_n.jpg
11083847_10153052090061832_6179563777146427464_n.jpg
11082624_10153151546264660_6104053286314180796_n.jpg
11079629_10153151546774660_533303545867393083_n.jpg
11009842_10153151545709660_8720031469979962277_n.jpg
10987634_10153151545879660_8871818719484519045_n.jpg
10906043_10153052088981832_793001035985214716_n.jpg
10511065_10153151546584660_7458734737086444236_n.jpg
19096_10153151545559660_914307964222969008_n.jpg
11083608_10153151548874660_746726546303639273_n.jpg
11081322_10153151546844660_5232359822631042074_n.jpg
11078009_10153151547309660_1218272875759300621_n.jpg
11050163_10153151547709660_4560635518457384844_n.jpg
10580191_10153151549019660_7383758908272507628_n.jpg
10429835_10153151549334660_2865473987509848999_n.jpg
10423818_10153151546934660_6357395036625208287_n.jpg
1455988_10153151549239660_395998767532145745_n.jpg
11075022_10153151550934660_688449836923725190_n.jpg
11062045_10153151550774660_8589606240983638761_n.jpg
11061992_10153151549479660_6736400084674116031_n.jpg
11041671_10153151551149660_4733244880811762815_n.jpg
10981505_10153151549959660_4182457355128357207_n.jpg
10665691_10153151549564660_8680395058196104213_n.jpg
10408666_10153151550124660_8294372564487383515_n.jpg
10320561_10153151549849660_5883650286450474378_n.jpg
10277249_10153151549664660_682978165639786348_n.jpg
1546223_10153151549789660_7089417221544662240_n.jpg
14694_10153151551284660_6368957245529793866_n.jpg
14050_10153151550529660_4951632561024645297_n.jpg
11083855_10153151552129660_6296477662355124833_n.jpg
11082595_10153151551479660_919039895943595233_n.jpg
11079609_10153151551384660_1504032758800156492_n.jpg
11046781_10153151551569660_8945664045934490627_n.jpg
10926181_10153151551634660_4699329624513734885_n.jpg
10428619_10153151552899660_1587772836649703537_n.jpg
10896960_10153151552229660_2647045509276418095_n.jpg
11071522_10153151552409660_8687666054176910600_n.jpg
11024650_10153151552564660_4987223006492309936_n.jpg
11081441_10153151552739660_4929791368762540467_n.jpg
10406862_10153151552319660_2604197276343489486_n.jpg
10305958_10153151551794660_7600650906304303927_n.jpg
10989975_10153151553069660_2269932034712470296_n.jpg
10290662_10153151553224660_8153049008000751857_n.jpg
11082549_10153151553599660_4365070714601749511_n.jpg
11026191_10153151553774660_6047250163038026389_n.jpg

Who would have guessed that a group of 3rd grade friends could dream up, organize, and pull off a fundraiser for childhood cancer that would gross well over $2,000.00 – all by themselves? That is exactly what happened on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at Meyer Park in Gulf Shores.  
 

Inspired by a recent coin drive at their school, four 3rd grade Gulf Shores Elementary students were driven to do more than just donate their coins – they banded together and convinced their mothers to help them host the 1st Annual “Cool Kids Running for Cancer” one-mile fun run event.  

 

Not only did these four friends work tirelessly for months planning this event, they also wrote and delivered their own appeal to the Gulf Shores City Council and Mayor Robert Craft during a council session.  With such dedication and enthusiasm, the City of Gulf Shores could hardly say no – thus the 3rd grade students were permitted to use Meyer Park and their fundraiser moved full steam ahead.

Imagine their excitement on the day of the event, when car after car began to fill the parking and overflowed to the streets!

 

Ultimately, nearly 200 people attended and/or took part in the 1-mile fun run.  Familiar faces and friendly smiles made this a fantastic way to spend time with family on a Saturday morning – all thanks to young children who wanted to help others battling an unforgiving disease.

 

Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation would like to extend our heart-felt thanks to 3rd graders Catie, Haley, Mary Elizabeth, and Raeleigh (last names omitted for privacy).  With the gentle guidance of their mothers, these girls planned the event, solicited sponsors, obtained permitting, and executed such a huge undertaking.  Their initiative and leadership will surely serve them well and their kindness will go a long way in helping local children fighting cancer.
 

We would like to thank the following businesses for sponsoring this event and ask that you consider them and the services they provide:  Alabama Credit Union, Publix, Krispy Kreme, and Printing Zone.  We would also like to thank the City of Gulf Shores, the National Guard, Gulf Shores Elementary School, and the many volunteers who helped make this happen.

 

If you are interested in volunteering, donating or organizing a fundraising event for local kids with cancer, please contact us via our volunteer page at www.jensensheartofgold.com  or call 251-978-4579.

  • Wix Facebook page
  • Instagram App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
  • YouTube Classic
  • Pinterest App Icon
  • Google+ App Icon
  • LinkedIn Classic

Jensen's Heart of Gold is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Contact us:

Alabama Chapter:251-978-4579

6093 Andhurst Dr

Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Contact us:

Florida Chapter: 813-967-0481

7065 Durant Rd

Plant City, FL 33567

Click to Email Us