For the last five years, the hospital has partnered with Chad Weidert and his wife Susan, founders of the St. James Runners’ Club, to sponsor the Run St. James Challenge in an effort to encourage community kids to get up and get active. Children, up to age 14 who finish at least three of four parish races, will receive a new, custom medal designed specifically for this challenge.In addition, the hospital is expanding to include parents of children who complete the challenge. If a parent finishes the series with their child, that parent will be awarded as well during the medal presentation after the last race in the series.
The series options include the 4-H Glow Run (October 5th), the St. Michael Fall Festival Run (October 7th), the Pumpkin Patch Bridge Run (October 29th) and the Bonfire Festival Run (December 10th). This year, medals will be presented at a casual ceremony on Thursday, December 14th at 6:30PM in the Medical Plaza located next to the hospital. Families are invited to attend. Contact Kassie Roussel, Director of Marketing, at 225.258.5998 for more info.The hospital thanks the Weiderts for an invitation to collaborate and for their invaluable time mentoring and supporting parish youth.