WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU IN 2023!
Become a superhero for the day, while helping Houston's littlest victims. Calling superheroes of all sizes to walk or run the 5K or kids 1K to help us raise funds and awareness for the fight against child abuse! We hope to see you at our 11th Annual Superhero Run in October 2023.
ABOUT THE RUN
Since 2013, the Superhero Run has raised almost $1 million for Houston's battle against child abuse. Our annual 5K timed fun run/walk and kids 1K has quickly become a signature event for Child Advocates.
Child Advocates has been giving a voice to 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
THANKS TO THE 2022 SPONSORS
This event couldn't happen without our generous sponsors!
Interested in sponsoring the 2023 Superhero Run? Reach out to Hayley Jaska to secure your spot.
Stacy & Scott Humphries
Brooke & Bob Krenzelok
Ayse & Grant McCracken
Crossmark Global Investments
Onyx Supply Solutions
Pelican Energy Partners
Signature Care Emergency Center