Thousands lace up to benefit All Children’s Hospital

Thousands lace up to benefit All Children's Hospital
Thousands lace up to benefit All Children's Hospital

Thousands of runners will lace up to benefit All Children’s Hospital, Mother’s Day Weekend.

The annual Running For All Children race started in Safety Harbor, but has grown so large, the event will take place the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend in downtown St. Petersburg.

Largo parents Tara and Brian Powers came up with the idea as a way to say thank you the hospital for the care their 6-year-old daughter receives there today. The couple lost a twin son at an Orlando hospital, but their daughter survived.

“She is now a thriving rambunctious 6-year-old beautiful little girl,” said Tara Powers.

Holding hands the couple said bringing people together to celebrate the work All

Children’s Hospital does is the least they could do to pay it forward. “You just need to be thankful for the things you do have. It’s a great opportunity to say thank you for what we do have,” said Brian Powers.

Race medical director, and ACH Dr. Patrick Mularnoi, believes community support is key to the hospital’s success.

We’re a large city hospital in a relatively small city and it’s because of the people who live around here, the people that have grown up in this area and donated the money that’s why we’re here.” said Dr. Mularnoi.

This is a USA Track and Field certified 5 and 10K run.  There will be a 1 mile Fun Run for the family.

There is still time to sign up for the race Saturday, May 7th, 2016.

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