We have been following Katie Horner’s Mission over the past several months ( Woman on a Mission) and it is all about to come to a conclusion. It has been an emotional journey to see her work so hard and reach her goals while constantly thinking of others. Her objectives are just two days from being completed.
COMPLETE – Raise enough money for all the students at Rolling Ridge to run The BUG RUN.
COMPLETE – Run The Boston Marathon.
REMAINING – RunThe BUG RUN and show ALL 485 students at Rolling Ridge what it means to run for a cause…”RUN to end SMA.”
This is an update from Katie today:
“2 more sleeps” as my son Hunter, who is the same age as Jadon and share the birthday month of June together, would say until the 4th Annual Jadon’s Hope Bug Run!
Today, like many days, was another day at Rolling Ridge where excitement filled the air! Our students received their race shirts and bibs. On top of that excitement, we decided to have an all school picture. So, with about 480 kids plus numerous staff members, we all went out to the playground first thing this morning to smile in the sun as a community! A community that shows compassion, spreads awareness of SMA, stands together, works together towards many common goals, and supports one another! We are truly blessed and could not have done that without the support from this campaign and the support of the entire staff at Rolling Ridge pulling together to make this happen.
I leave you with some quotes that were heard from our students at various times today. Some of which I heard and others that were passed on to me.
“Hold up, we get our OWN number?!?!”
“My number is 246 or maybe it was 146, I don’t know, but either way I have a number!”
“You have the same shirt on that I do…(long pause), wait we all have the same shirt!”
“Mrs. Horner, I am running for Charlie, who are you running for? Are you running for a Warrior or an Angel? I hope they find a cure so there are no more angels.”
Together, WE RUN TO END SMA!