WASHINGTON DC- People gathered at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Avenue this past rainy Saturday, for the 4th Annual Race for Every Child 5K. Over 3,000 people participated in the race, resulting in over 1.2 million dollars being raised for Children’s National to provide much needed health care to children.
The percentage of children with insurance is increasing, but there is still a percentage of each state’s population that does not receive coverage. That is why Children’s National Health System continues on their mission; to help children grow up stronger.
“This event really speaks to what we love about Children’s,” said Campbell Smith, along with his wife Grace are the co-chairs for the race this year. Grace and Campbell have a son who was born with a heart defect, and because of Children’s National Health System, he was able to receive treatment.
Members from neighboring communities came to the event to show their support for the cause. The first place winner was Sean Laffey from Arlington, VA. Second place went to Scott Anderson of D.C.; whose son came to give him a hug after he finished.
It was an all morning event, with a kid’s dash, and inflated jump houses and obstacle courses for children. Despite the downpours, people enjoyed supporting the cause.
To make a donation to Children’s National, visit their website.