Run with the Nuns (RWTN) is an organization of caring individuals led by Sister Sharon of Christus Schumpert Medical Center. This group of people, many who really are nuns, and others who just want to contribute to the care of hospitalized children, work very hard day in and day out, yet take time from their busy schedules to hold an annual fund raiser that garners donations for children's care. All proceeds benefit children’s health in the region. Past beneficiaries have included Sutton Children’s Hospital, the Cara Center for child victims of child abuse and neglect, and the Gingerbread House.
The event is held each year in October, and attracts hundreds of riders from across the state and the Ark-La-Tex. Planning for the next year starts the day after the event, and as we draw closer to the event, this year October 19, small fundraisers are held to help contribute to the cause.
Tomorrow night from 5-9 pm the nuns will announce the recipients of the Humanitarian Award at Country Tavern, 823 Brookhollow Drive, Shreveport. This annual award is given to an individual or group of individuals who impact the community through their tireless efforts and humanitarian contributions. The award will be presented at the Run With the Nuns event on Saturday, Oct 19, 2013 at the Red River District in downtown Shreveport, under the Texas Street Bridge.
The Run with the Nuns First Online Auction began September 7 and will continue through October 20. There are 200 items up for auction, with many items donated by the Sisters, plus collectibles galore. Click here to bid.
On Saturday, October 19, the festivities will begin at 8:00 a.m. on site with the popular IHOP Breakfast and Biker Blessing.