The physical therapy clinic that Birch works for is one of our top sponsors. Birch was able to come with two of his assistants to lead the kids in some warm up exercises before they started there twenty minutes of jogging.
After the warm up exercises many parents let off a bunch of balloons while the kids were lead by a wonderful teacher who ran holding a torch. I literally had to wipe away some tears as I saw this site. I think it was a combo of having put in SO many hours to this very minute and then being united together in a good cause.
We had all sorts of mascots from around the community to cheer on the kids. Nate is such an amazing mini-runner.
Tomorrow we will wrap up the event with a prize assembly and then the "thank you" cards need to be written. I certainly have a greater appreciation for the PTA (somehow I got wrapped into being co-vice president this year) and for the community in pulling together to help put kids first!