Monday, November 1, 2010

Nashville Runs for Mercy Ministries!

Runners and walkers of all ages came to Shelby Bottoms Park on Saturday to participate in the Second Annual Nashville Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk. An unprecedented 969 people registered for the event and more than $61,000 has been raised so far!!! It was fun for the whole family, complete with a kid’s fun run, face painting, bounce houses, and music by local singer, David Ask.

There was some friendly competition between the many teams that joined forces in this year’s race. Team Ramsey had the largest team with 97 participants and Team Exodus Health raised the most money with more than $10,000 in donations! Team Blair decked out in bright pink tutus, sunglasses, and striped socks for the Most Team Spirit award! Serious runners, mothers with strollers, families, and even dogs turned out to show their support.

After the race, Nashville resident, Kristen, shared her powerful story of transformation. Before coming to Mercy, Kristen struggled with perfectionism, over-exercising, and a severe eating disorder. Today, she is able to run with freedom from these issues and in celebration of the healing she has received through God’s unconditional love.

We are so grateful for everyone who committed their time and resources at the Nashville Run for Mercy 5K and Family Walk. Special thanks to our sponsors Exodus Health Center, Cowan Benefits, Churchill Mortgage, and The City Paper. When you partner with Mercy Ministries through Run for Mercy, your support gives more young women the opportunity to go to one of our homes, free of charge, so they can receive healing and freedom from their life-controlling issues. You are literally helping save lives!