My husband and I ran the 5K in May 2016 at the Run for RMHCNA in honour of our daughter Grace. She was born with a tumor that needed to be surgically removed so we were able stay at the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton for a month. The House took such good care of us during a very stressful and scary time.

When I heard about the run in Cold Lake I knew I wanted to be involved. So in 2015 I volunteered hoping to give back a little to a place that means so much to us. After volunteering and seeing all the people come out to such a fun event, it got me excited and I knew the next year, even though I wasn’t a runner, I was going to participate!

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Phillips family at the Run for RMHCNA in 2016.

We were able to run the 5K as our daughter Grace and the rest of our family cheered us on at the finish line. It was so great to see everyone participating in the race knowing first hand that the money raised will help keep families together like it did for our family.

This event will now be a yearly tradition for us and we’re excited to run again in 2017!

Registration for this year’s run is now open. Register online today to start raising funds for the House that so many families call home.

-Laura Phillips, mother to House Hero Grace and Run for RMHCNA participant