SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 2020 RACE!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020
Become a superhero for the day,
while helping Houston's littlest victims. Join us as MRE Consulting Ltd. presents Child Advocates Superhero Run powered by Direct Energy. Superheroes of all sizes will line up for 5K timed run/walk and kids 1K.
ABOUT THE RUN
Since 2013, the Superhero Run has raised over $600,000 in Houston's battle against child abuse. Our annual 5K timed fun run/walk and kids 1K has quickly has become a signature event for Child Advocates. Superheroes of all ages will be able to enjoy a lively morning of fun, including:
Free t-shirt and goody bag for all registrants
Shopping and food in the Post Race Party Zone
Inflatables and family-friendly activities
Costume contests for individuals and groups
Child Advocates has been helping Houston's abused children since 1984.
“Those who say that we’re in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look.”
– Ronald Reagan
Our advocate volunteers’ main job is to provide the court with recommendations about where the children they represent should live on a permanent basis. Throughout the case, our volunteers maintain contact with everyone involved in the children’s lives, from foster parents, biological parents and therapists to Child Protective Services caseworkers and attorneys appointed by the court. They make sure the children are receiving the medical and psychological help they need, and they meet with teachers and principals to help the children thrive in school. They dry tears and give hugs and throw birthday parties, too. Most importantly, they serve as a 'constant' person for the children to count on during this tumultuous time. Essentially, our volunteers do whatever it takes to ensure that the needs of the children are being met while they are in care.
“Superheroes and heroes come in all sizes and shapes. Unfortunately, so do kids who are abused or neglected. This event is important to MRE because we care. We don't just invest in growing our company -- we invest in our community. Plain as that.”
-Shane Merz, M.R.E. Consulting
It takes a village to make this event successful. Volunteers are not only needed the day of the event but the week leading up to it.
We have volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please contact Hayley Jaska.
Become a sponsor for the 2020 Child Advocates Superhero Run!