This weekend, join other families as they “get moving, while improving the quality of life for children who have been diagnosed with a life threatening disease”. The Body on the Move organization is hosting a wild, color filled run – The Color Dash on Sunday, September 1st at the Palladio Mall in Folsom. Registration into this colorful fun run will help benefit the Sweet Dreams Foundation as they will be donating 50% of the proceeds back to the foundation.
If you are not familiar with the Sweet Dreams Foundation, their mission is to “improve the quality of life for children who have been diagnosed with a life threatening disease through the creation of their Dream bedroom.” These children can not live a normal life so they take the time to get to know the child’s needs and wants, then create an atmosphere that will be uplifting to the child to help with their healing process.
Their goal is that through getting to know these children and their families they can give them a place to heal in their own home, their very own retreat!
This is truly an amazing organization, especially when you see the children who help out to volunteer and raise money for those in need. Visit their website and take a look at some of the rooms and those they have been able to create special retreats for…if you are like me…it will bring a tear to your eye!
If you would like to help this wonderful organization (and have a crazy- colorful time), then sign up for this weekend’s Color Dash. If you have never participated in a “Color Dash” before, then be prepared to get “bombed” by color. Wear as much white as you can… and by the end of the race you will look like a rainbow! My daughter and I did one of these a few months back, and she keeps talking about how much fun it was to be “bombed by color”. Even if you are not an avid runner- you can walk, dance and/or skip your way through this 5K race. It’s all about having a great time for a great cause.
We hope to see you out at the starting line!