From Race Director – Amy Vrban
We can’t thank our Jadon’s Hope BUG RUN volunteers and participants and the City of Olathe, enough for coming out yesterday morning and braving the cold! You indeed warmed our hearts!! Even though it wasn’t the weather we were hoping for, you were there running for, supporting, and cheering for those who can’t! Helping us spread hope and awareness about SMA! Fighting for children with a terminal disease.
💙You danced in the rain.💙 THANK YOU!!
It’s truly a gift to be a part of someone’s life and journey. To be inspired by that person. To share hopes and goals. Not only wanting to help and love that person but, also encourage others to do the same. Setting out to be helpful and to do all I can to be helpful in same way. However, along the way, that one little person has changed everything. In the most unexpected and amazing way!!
Jadon Burks has not ever communicated verbally one word with us. Yet, this amazing child has brought an entire community together! He has taught us inclusion, acceptance, and to dance in the rain. Fight the storms in our life. Hope.
He has, in turn, helped us instead! 💙
I am blessed to be friends with the entire Burks family. They have taught me what is important in life. We have one chance at life, make the most out of your everyday!!
Kristin, Tony, Jadon, and Gracyn have greatly had an affect on many of us! God has placed so many amazing people in our lives. I get a lot of credit for the Bug Run. It’s not just me. It’s the amazing people surrounding me, keeping me going and encouraging me along the way and doing an amazing amount of work throughout the year. They are my friends and are just as passionate and involved as I am. They put in an endless amount of time and heart. Working on details, ways to improve the race, to make it better every year! Jennifer, Heather, Michelle, Cathy, Holly, Kristen, Joanne, Melissa, Tiffany, Lesley, Meghan, Melissa H, Kristin, and Tony.
THANK YOU!!!! You make the Bug Run an amazing event!
We are blessed to partner with Rolling Ridge Elementary!!! What an amazing school that has embraced and tackled the Bug Run from the beginning in 2013. Who else would let us move an entire event inside the building to protect everyone from the cold air as long as possible and make it more enjoyable?!! Thank you John Ernst for your support!
My family and my parents (Sondra and Larry)!!!!💙 Thank you for always being right there and supporting us along the way!! Sharing in the passion, ready to help and join in!💙
Here are a few pictures I’d like to share from the day. I appreciate everyone fore sharing them!!
Please feel free to share more of yours! We enjoy seeing them and are always looking for pictures for our videos!! 😊
We look forward to the 7th Annual Jadon’s Hope BUG RUN!! We hope you join us next April 2019!! Continue to fight, hope, and dance in the rain!! 👊🏻💙☔️