A Message from the Founder~
I came up with the idea of Run for the Children when I volunteered at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in order to raise awareness and money for the hospital. I was driven to organize this race because there I saw suffering overcome by hope, faith, and determination for survival. In fact, the patients I came in contact with were so courageous in fighting their cancers that they inspired me to never give up on my goals….It is clear that I learned the importance of persistence through this experience.
This race has now become my passion as it has grown over the past three years. Despite the fact that I am teaching in Tours, France, I am currently helping organize the fourth annual Run for the Children race in my hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Thank you for your participation and generous support for the children! ~ Gina Pentas