Superhero Fun Run
We all know children love superheros, right? Well one child at St. Petersburg’s New Heights Elementary School last year decided to combine his admiration with superheros with the recognition of our real heroes, our veterans.
Alan Landers, was asked by his school to invent a community service project, unlike most children, Alan went the extra mile. Literally. Alan created a Super Hero Fun Run that benefits Honor Flight of West Central Florida, a nonprofit organization committed to transporting U.S. military veterans to war memorials in Washington, D.C.
Alan, now 7, is the stepson of one of DocuWrx’s employees, Donna Trantham. Donna, who is also an Army veteran, served overseas in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. Alan’s whole family strongly supports the cause, even their therapy-dog Nettles gave a helping paw.
The Super Hero Fun Run let adults join in on the fun by dressing up as their favorite superhero and running 7/10ths of a mile around Freedom Lake Park. The run is completely free, but donations are very appreciated.
In 2013, the community came together and helped Alan raise $3,000 to send eight veterans to Washington, D.C. So far, Alan has already raised over $900 and the Funeral Directors of Pinellas County will donate $3000 at the event.
The Super Hero Fun Run will be taking place this Saturday, Oct. 11, 5 p.m., at Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th St. N.
DocuWrx proudly donated to this event and supports our nation’s veterans. We demonstrate that support by having over 35% of our workforce as combat veterans. Eric Miller, army veteran and DocuWrx’s CEO, is a dedicated patron and strongly promotes this special cause.
We look forward to running with you and your family in your favorite superhero costumes this weekend.
For more information, call Linda Landers at 260-564-5386 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about it at: http://www.tbnweekly.com/pubs/pinellas_park_beacon/content_articles/100214_par-02.txt
Update 10/13/14: The Super Hero Fun Run was a huge success! Over a hundred participants joined in on the fun and helped contribute to a wonderful cause. Alan and his team of superheroes raised nearly $13,000. Alan’s original goal was to send 10 military veterans to the war memorials in Washington, D.C., but with everyone’s help he is able to send 23! We appreciate everyone’s assistance in making this possible and we look forward to seeing you all next year to raise even more money!
Update 11/07/14:In 2013, The Lighting honored the organization Honor Flight of West Central Florida for all the work they do with the WWII Veterans. This year though, due to Alan’s outstanding performance with the SuperHero Fun Run, he was honored by the Tampa Bay Lightning for his efforts in raising money for Honor Flight to continue sending WWII Veterans to Washington DC. The Lightning honored him by playing his story on the Telatron for all in attendance to see and Lightning Bug, the mascot, presented Alan with an “Authentic” hockey jersey. The jersey has his name and the number 1 on it. All of the DocuWrx team are extremely proud of Alan and that he understands how important his work is to the Soldiers and the influence he is making on these Veterans.