Welcome to our fundraising page! The Hospital Hill Run is proud to support Children’s Mercy, a 501(c)3 charitable organization.
For more than 120 years, Children's Mercy has advocated for and strived to create a better world for the children of our region. You see this in everything they do to support our community and this guiding principal is carried by every employee every day. I've never been at a place that was more welcoming, comforting and hopeful in my life. For our family and so many families, Children's Mercy represents hope. Hope for our kids, hope for our future and in those things hope for our selves.
At the core of this is love. You can't escape their slogan "Love Will" when you are on their campus or at any of their clinics. When you are there, this slogan becomes your parental mantra. Something you tell yourself when you are tired, worried or hopeless. Love will. Simple as that. Love will push you to fight for your child, advocate for your family and do things you never thought you were capable of doing. It is one of the few places in the world where real miracles happen.
Even though our family's story didn't contain a miracle in the traditional sense. Simon was still a miracle to us and the efforts taken on his behalf by his care team are hands down the most inspiring moments of my life. Especially, the way they also cared for Jill and I during our darkest hour. We felt their metaphorical and real arms around us.
Today, we still feel the metaphorical arms of the Children's Mercy family around us. Through cards, Christmas ornaments, a moving Celebration of Life and even phone call check ins. Their love is still willing us forward.
Accordingly, we feel called to further support their mission in honor of Simon. To put our arms around this organization with its arms around so many families. Please join our team and efforts to support first class research, care and advancement of their noble cause.
With love and gratitude,