On Sunday September 17, I will be participating in the Rock the House Run, presented by Paramount Resources.
Rock the House Run is a community focused run taking place in the Calgary community of Varsity complete with live bands and entertainers. In order to join in the fun, participants are encouraged to dress up like a rock star. By posting a picture of your costume and tagging Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern & Central Alberta on Instagram (and definitely give them a follow) and using the hashtag #RTHR17 you’ll be entered to win prizes.
The events won’t be over after the run, as there is a family festival complete with a bouncy castle, petting zoo, snacks, and entertainment.
As the name suggests, proceeds from Rock the House Run will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern & Central Alberta.
Now, I’m sure we’re all aware of RMHC Southern & Central Alberta and the services it offers to families. Until this year, I didn’t know of anyone who had used the services of Ronald McDonald House. Earlier this year, I told you about Greta and her battle with cancer. What I haven’t popped in to mention is that in May, Greta received a liver transplant. Her family ended up staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Cincinnati for over a month. By being able to stay close to the hospital, Greta’s parents were able to see her without worrying about commuting. They were also able to save money through their time in the house as they weren’t required to stay in a hotel. By having a place to set up a home base, they were able to focus on spending time with Greta and her surgery, and not on hotel bills and restaurants.
All too often I feel helpless, like I want to help, but don’t exactly know how. I don’t always have the time, or skill set in order to volunteer; maybe you can’t afford to make as many donations as you like.
By participating in Rock the House Run you can take a bit of time out of your day, get some exercise (which we all know helps with leading a healthy lifestyle), and know you’re doing something wonderful for your community.
Running is typically an individual sport, but in order to make things more community focused, I’ve set up a team you can join. You can sign up for the 10k or 5k (I’ve signed up for the 5k as I’m catching a flight that afternoon for work!) and search for team ‘Cowgirlruns’ and add yourself to it! You can also use RTHRBLOG and you’ll save 10% off your registration.
If you can’t make the race, please consider making a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern & Central Alberta you can donate to Team Cowgirlruns, or the individual of your choice.
I’m excited to take some time out of my day (before leaving town for work) to give back to a more than worthy cause, and I hope you’ll join me.
I received an entry to Rock the House Run in exchange for helping to spread the word.
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