HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 12, 2013 – Community members of all ages dressed as superheroes for High Point University’s “Super Hero Dash.” The dash, hosted by HPU’s Kappa Delta sorority, raised more than $10,000 for the Family Service of the Piedmont.
The race included a 5k run for adults, a 1k run for kids 10 and under as well as kids’ activities.
“The Superhero Dash was absolutely amazing,” said Rachel Downey, vice president of community service for KD. “HPU students and the community came together to be our own league of superheroes to the children of Guilford County and across the nation.”
Family Service of the Piedmont is the largest private nonprofit agency of its kind in Guilford County, and it serves thousands of children each year. The “Super Hero Dash” aims to increase awareness of Family Service by bringing the community together to fight against child abuse. Funds raised at the event will support agency programs that pertain to helping child victims of abuse, including domestic violence shelters, children’s advocacy centers, individual and family counseling and in-home therapy.
“Family Service of the Piedmont was honored to partner with the Kappa Delta Sorority and High Point University on the First Annual Super Hero Dash which raised awareness and support for the prevention of child abuse in our community,” said Stephanie Allred, Family Service of the Piedmont. “To the many children victimized by abuse each year, every person involved with this event is a true superhero.”