April 20, 2013
at the University of Dallas
Crusaders for Kids is a club dedicated to kids in hospitals. Usually we go to children's hospitals in DFW and bring pizza, cookies, nail polish, nerf guns, and video games and hang out with the kids. With our fundraising efforts, we'd like to make a more substantial contribution to make a difference in a child's life. Last year, we raised $1000 - help us beat that this year!
REGISTER: Registration for the race is open now! Click HERE to register!
COSTS: $15 which is donated directly to Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas.
All runners also receive a nerdy t-shirt designed by Lauren Masty.
PRIZES: We have gift cards and prizes from Joe's Diner and other local businesses. Prizes will go to fastest runners and the best nerd costume.
Matt, a senior theology major, is a track enthusiast and avid Dallas Mavericks fan who greatly misses his time in Rome. Matt is running primarily because he has experienced first-hand the joy that these efforts can bring to the kids.
Claire, a senior economics and finance major, is an Australian-born accounting guru-to-be with a passion for fashion and secret love for PBS cartoons. Claire’s experience seeing how powerful the impact of these experiences can be inspired her to run and try to help kids fight off disease in her fourth active year with the club.
Mary Jones, a junior history major, hails from a family of runners, and is an avid supporter of the Green Bay Packers, conversations of any kind at any time, and foreign cuisine. Mary hopes to share her love for life and ability to pursue her goals with those kids who have not had those same opportunities.
Will, a sophomore economics and finance major, is a developing ukulele extraordinaire, investing professional, and Super Smash Bros champion from Galesburg, Illinois. Will wants to add purpose to his already vigorous running routine, supporting the efforts of friends intent on offering hospitalized children comfort and hope.
Benjamin, a sophomore history major, shares his love for history as an intern at the Dallas Holocaust Museum, devotes free moments to his yellow lab, Nala, and favorites mint among the available ice cream flavors. Ben hopes to help the children this year, but also is working to increase the number of ways in which the University of Dallas can support its surrounding community.
Brigid Hasson, a junior politics major, is the starting goalie for the UD women’s soccer team, earned the University of Dallas Sumner’s Scholarship, and distributes her passions between peanut butter and running (she ran her first marathon last summer). Brigid had the opportunity to meet a girl named Amy, who was diagnosed with cancer but had her wish to meet with members of the Pittsburgh Steelers granted. Brigid wants to make that same, incredible difference for kids in North Texas.