We are pleased to announce the inaugural Run and Run S’more 5k run and 1-mile fun run/walk on February 28, 2016.  Brought to you by Jackson Hill Foundation and More Miles More Smiles, this fun and tasty event raises funds for St. Louis Children’s Hospital and two Jackson Hill Wellness Centers to be built in the hospital 2017-2018. 

For the past ten years Jackson Hill Foundation focus has been to raise funds for charities, and since 2010, specifically for Jackson Hill Wellness Centers.   To honor his love of family, friends and sport, Jackson Hill Foundation and Wellness Centers are named after our son, Jackson, who died in 2005 after a nineteen-month struggle with osteosarcoma.

We’ve contributed $500,000 to non-profits, raised from fundraisers, sponsors, corporations, and private donors, as well as using funds to build our flagship wellness center at Randall Children’s Hospital (opened March 2012).  Since we opened in 2012, almost 7,000 people have utilized our center.  The feedback we’ve received has been overwhelming and heartwarming.  Families find that working out at Jackson Hill Wellness Center provides a much-needed respite from the stress of their hospital stay and situation. We are thrilled to be able to bring our centers to a renowned institution and local treasure, St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Which brings us to Run and Run S’more.  We are teaming with Mark Spewak of More Miles More Smiles and Big River Running Co. to produce this local run. Your Run and Run S’more sponsorship will ensure the attainment of this goal by allowing 100% of participant donations and net proceeds to go towards Jackson Hill Wellness Center(s) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

We appreciate your consideration of our event and look forward to discussing the sponsorship opportunities offered. Most importantly, we look forward to you joining us as a ‘Friend of Jackson’ (www.runandrunsmore.org/sponsor), so that others will have the resources they need as they face their own health trials.