BLOG – Grant-A-Starr Fun Run

February 29 open early registration for the annual Grant-A-Starr.  This is a FUN 5 K run and walk event.  Grant-A-Starr is a great organization funding research for early detection of life-threatening childhood infections.   Follow the program at www.grantastarr.org

 

 

5 Replies to “BLOG – Grant-A-Starr Fun Run”

  1. On April 2nd 2016, novice and experienced 5k runners, high school students and athletes, parents, children, and many more from Sugar Land and the greater Houston area came together to #RunLikeAStarr for the 8th Annual Grant-A-Starr Foundation Fun Run.

    Grant Starr was just a little boy when he lost his life to an elusive and undefined virus. In loving memory of his life, over 500 participants came out on a bright and chilly morning to pack the racecourse start line on University Boulevard.

    Checks in the amount of $25,000 were presented to both Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital respectively. 100% of the funds raised support projects dedicated to the development of rapid diagnostic testing.

    A unique component of the event is that it is managed and operated by a Teen Board comprised of Fort Bend area high school students. The Foundation was particularly proud of the leadership demonstrated by Mr. Dylan Alexander, a senior at Clements High School. Through his efforts, supported by a strong and dedicated group of high school Teen Board of Directors, over $40,000 was raised to support the cause. This year was special, as it would have been Grant’s senior year in high school and many of the teens that worked on the event were classmates of Grants.

    Sugar Land City Councilman Joe Zimmerman was our emcee and in attendance to support the efforts of the Foundation and the Teen Board. His support is sincerely appreciated.

  2. Since 2006 Grant-A-Starr-Foundation has donated $993,643 in total to Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. A great achievement!

  3. Grant-A-Starr had a great turn out at their 5K event and raised much need funds for 2 major health research projects. IF you attend, please post info

  4. This year is special as Grant Starr would’ve been a Senior at Clements this year! It’s not too late to sign up!! Event is on April 2!

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