Super Heroes Storm HPU Campus to Support Family Service of the Piedmont

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 11, 2017 – Some came to run while others came to walk, but everyone soared at the fourth annual Super Hero Dash.

Co-hosted by High Point University’s Kappa Delta sorority and the Guild of Family Service of High Point, the Super Hero Dash, a 5k run/walk and 1k fun run for children, invited the community to don their best superhero attire for a good cause.

Each year, the Super Hero Dash benefits Prevent Child Abuse America and aims to raise awareness of Family Service of the Piedmont, a nonprofit agency that provides quality support services, advocacy and education for children and adults dealing with domestic violence, child abuse, mental health and financial stability.

Funds raised at the event will support agency programs that serve child victims of abuse, including domestic violence shelters, children’s advocacy centers, individual and family counseling and in-home therapy. Final fundraising totals are still being tallied, but both partner organizations anticipate matching last year’s total of $25,000.

“This was the fourth year holding this event, and we are just so excited to have partnered with HPU’s Kappa Delta,” said Heather Renshaw of Family Service of the Piedmont. “It was a beautiful a day, and we are so appreciative of what Kappa Delta continually does for HPU, the community and Family Service of High Point. We love working with the women in this sorority.”

Face painting, ice cream, crafting, a bounce house and more brought 200 people to HPU’s campus for the race that began in HPU’s Greek Village and wound throughout campus.

“Our annual 5k is meant to bring the HPU campus and High Point community together, and that is exactly what it did,” said Benedikte Turner, vice president of philanthropy for Kappa Delta. “I think that the most rewarding part of hosting an event like this is seeing the teamwork that goes into not only raising money for a great cause but also raising awareness. Knowing that we are helping families and children in our community is an amazing feeling.”

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