Mark your calendar: Run for One

Annual fundraiser is Sept. 9

Posted 8/15/17

Around the corner is Run For One, a 5K and 2K held annually to remember a beloved community member and raise awareness of CURE International, a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to children with physical disabilities …

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Mark your calendar: Run for One

Annual fundraiser is Sept. 9

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Around the corner is Run For One, a 5K and 2K held annually to remember a beloved community member and raise awareness of CURE International, a nonprofit organization that provides medical care to children with physical disabilities worldwide.

Local organization Becky’s Blessings Foundation presents the event, which includes a bounce house and silent auction. The foundation was started by resident Margie Schoedel and her husband, Bob, following the tragic death of Schoedel’s daughter, Rebecca Yarberry, who was killed in a car accident in 2007. Just shy of 28, Yarberry loved helping others and traveled on many medical mission trips with CURE International.

“It was important to my daughter,” Schoedel said of CURE International, “and when we got to know them, we agreed with their mission and saw the benefits.”

Becky’s Blessings raises awareness of the medical needs of children in developing countries and supports medical and humanitarian missions worldwide, its website says.

Its sixth year in Highlands Ranch, Run for One is an opportunity to learn about and donate to CURE International. The Christian health care network operates hospitals and pediatric surgical programs in 29 countries worldwide. Physical disabilities treated include clubfoot, bowed legs, scoliosis, hydrocephalus and cleft lip.

“We hope we can raise money for some decent surgeries for kids,” Schoedel said.

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