Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 Kicks Off This Weekend

Race for Children’s: HeartBeat 5000 Kicks Off This Weekend


MAYBE THEY CAN FIND A SKORT. LIKE A KILT. KILT ACTION THERE. THANKS FOR YOUR FEEDBACK. THIS SATURDAY THERE IS A BIG EVENT TO HE KIDS BATTLING LIFE THREATENING HEALTH PROBLEMS. THE RACE FOR CHILDRENS HEART BEAT 5000 BENEFITS CHILDRENS MINNESOTA. JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ON THE EVENT AND WHO IT HELPS IS ANNIE WATERS FROM THE CHILDRENS MINNESOTA FOUNDATION. THANKSFOR COMING IN. I LOVE THIS EVENT. TELL US, IT IS JUST A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF FUN. IT IS. WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE COME OUT WHO LOVE KIDS, WHO CARE ABOUT KIDS HEALTH. WE RUN, WE WALK, WE PLAY. IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR KIDS AND KIDS HEALTH. WE HAVE SUCH A GREAT TIME OUT THERE. I THINK THE HEART BEAT TOO, A LOT OF THIS DOES GO TO THAT HEART COMMUNITY. THERE’S SO MANY DIFFERENT HEART FAMILIES OUT THERE. IS THAT WHERE A LOT OF THE MONEY IS GOING TOWARDS? YES. IT ORIGINATED WITH AN EVENT FOR A CARDIOVASCULAR CARE FAMILY. WE’VE EXPANDED THIS YEAR. WE HAVE NEONATAL FAMILIES JOINING US. FAMILIES WHO CARE ABOUT CANCER RESEARCH. JUST FAMILIES WHO CARE ABOUT KIDS. IT’S GOING TO BE AN AWESOME DAY. TELL US WHAT’S DIFFERENT THIS YEAR. WHAT’S NEW OUT THERE. WE ARE EXCITED THIS YEAR TO BE OFFERING OUR 5K WALK AND RUN, BUT ALSO A ONE MILE WALK FOR THOSE PUSHING A STROLLER OR WAGON. FUN. WE’LL ALSO HAVE A KIDS FUN RUN. THAT’S MY FAVORITE PART. THOSE KIDS ARE SO CUTE. THAT IS. AND NEW THIS YEAR, WE’RE GOING TO HAVE A CONCERT. IT’S GOING TO BE A FUN DAY. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT IT IS EVEN IF YOU DON’T KNOW ANYONE SPECIFICALLY YOU CAN COME OUT AND SUPPORT OTHER FAMILIES WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. THERE ARE SO MANY OUT THERE THAT ARE IMPACTED BY IT. ABSOLUTELY. WE LOVE TO THINK AT CHILDRENS MINNESOTA THAT EVERYBODY HAS A CHILDRENS DIRECTION. SO WHAT A GREAT WAY TO COME HAVE SOME FUN, SUPPORT A GREAT CAUSE AND ENJOY A GOOD DAY OUTSIDE. HOW DID YOU ORIGINALLY GET INVOLVED? I’VE BEEN WORKING AT CHILDRENS FOR ALMOST 10 YEARS AND THIS IS TRULY ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS. YOU SEE ALL FAMILIES COME OUT WITH THEIR T-SHIRTS. THIS YEAR OUR BIGGEST TEAM IS TEAM PICKLES. TEAM PICKLES. YES. THEY HAVE OVER 80 PARTICIPANTS. OH WOW. IS THAT THE NICKNAME OF THE KID? THE CHILD REALLY LOVES PICKLES. WHY NOT. SO THE FAMILY RALLIED AROUND HER LOVE OF PICKLES. WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE THEM. THE KIDS RACE IS MY FAVORITE PART. I LOVE THE T-SHIRTS THAT EVERYONE WEARS. THE SHOW OF SUPPORT, WHEN EVERYONE’S WEARING ONE T-SHIRT FOR A RACE, THAT’S ONE THING. TEAM PICKLES, I’M GUESSING IT’S GOING TO BE A BRIGHT GREEN SHIRT AND YOU’LL BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY SEE THAT COMMUNITY OF 80 PEOPLE WHO ARE RALLYING AROUND THAT KID AND THEN USUALLY THERE’S THAT ONE KID WHO IS LIKE I’M THE ONE WHO LOVES THE PICKLES. REALLY CUTE. PEOPLE CAN STILL GET INVOLVED. THE RACE FOR CHILDRENS HEART BEAT 5000 THIS SATURDAY IN MINNEAPOLIS. YOU CAN GO TO WCCO.COM/LINKS TO SIGN UP. LOVE TO HAVE YOU THERE. IT’S GOING TO BE A LOT COOLER

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