Friday, October 7, 2011

Giving Back: The Heroes for Children 5K Run

Heroes for Children held their annual 5k run September 24th at the Shops of Legacy. American Receivable’s own Tiffany Eitel was this year’s children’s entertainment chairman for the event. This was Tiffany’s third year as a member of Heroes for Children organization.

"This event is such a positive experience," Tiffany told us. "From the time we start to plan until it is over, we work hard, but enjoy every minute. It is a great way to give back to the community," she said.

Heroes for Children provides financial support and other assistance for families of children battling cancer. The organization was founded in memory of Taylor Anne Brewton and Allison "Allie" Leigh Scott, who both passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

The 5K run is one of the largest fund raisers for the organization each year. This year's event raised over $54,000. Other events throughout the year include Heroes and Handbags, the golf classic and golf-a-thon and Hold 'Em for Heroes.

The letters of the name of the organization stand for an importnat element of their call to service:
H: helping families affected by childhood cancer
E: engaging the community in our mission
R: responding expediently to requests for assistance
O: operating a fiscally responsible organization
E: enabling families to focus on the most important part of the treatment--the child
S: Serving children treated in Texas hospitals

Thank you Tiffany for taking such an involved and active role with Heroes for Children!

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