RMHC RUN4KIDS In Memory of Karen Lawrence
Saturday, September 23, 2023
RMHC of Greater Chattanooga hosted the 3nd Annual 5k Run & Walk for families and friends! Check out our Facebook event page to see our 2022 Run4Kids!
Over the years, our House has served thousands of families and seen over 33 years of tears, laughter, sorrow, joy, love and compassion. Run4Kids is a celebration of the many RMHC families that have stayed close to their sick children in the hospital.
Gather your RMHC spirit gear! Family and friends are invited to create team spirit in honor or memory of a loved one. Team t-shirts & outfits are a great way to be entered to win a prize and represent a group gathering to help raise funds at the RMHC Run4Kids!
RMHC Run4Kids Impact
For the past 40 years the Lawrence family has hosted the Karen Lawrence Run in memory of their daughter, Karen, who battled acute lymphocytic leukemia. It is in Karen’s memory that family, friends and volunteers have given their time, talent and resources to continue supporting those with a story just like hers.
“Before she lost her battle with leukemia, Karen asked us to continue helping sick kids,” shared Phyllis Lawrence, Karen’s mother. “Our family has honored that request for 40 years by both raising funds and volunteering for causes near to her heart and ours. We are excited to continue her legacy with the Run4Kids in Memory of Karen.”
Since the House opened, the Lawrence family has been involved with helping other families after experiencing the need to stay close to their own daughter in the hospital. Now, 30 years later, families just like the Lawrences are continuing to stay close by their sick child with all the comforts of home.