Help Romania's abused and abandoned children
We are excited to announce our 9th Annual Bridge of Love, Dracula Dash for Hope 10k, 5k, and kids ½ mile run on . Packet pick up will be from . The Kids Half Mile will start at , the 10k will start at , and the 5k will start at . The race will be held at the same location as last year, Riverfront East Park, 10991 South Riverfront Parkway, South Jordan (Just South of the intersection at 10600 South and 900 West).
The race will take place along the Jordan Parkway trail. Wearing layered clothing is advised, since the weather may be chilly. Water will be provided at points along the course, and don't forget the great post race snack foods and drinks. You are encouraged to dress up for Halloween, but not required to. The kids half mile run will include some fun Halloween trick-or-treat stops along the way.
Since 2001, Bridge of Love has been instrumental in rescuing Romanian children abandoned in orphanages and hospitals and placing them with caring foster families in their own country. In partnership with a Romanian foundation, Bridge of Love provides ongoing support to sustain the children’s physical, emotional and educational needs and helps them to grow and succeed in life through achieving personal goals. We also are providing support for older Romanian teens and young adults who have grown up in an orphanage, as they move forward in their lives and education. More information, video and photos are available online at www.bridgeofloveromania.com.
While not required, we encourage you to make an even bigger difference by asking family, friends, neighbors or co-workers to make a donation of any amount to Bridge of Love. You will earn prizes for making the effort to collect donations. The prize levels are below!!
$50-Running socks or iphone/ipod arm
$100- Running gloves
$150- Light up running belt
$200- Ironman watch
$250- Duffle bag men/women's colors
$300- Date night dinner gift card
$400- $50 VISA Gift card
$500- BBQ grill accessories or Pop UP Tent 2-4 person
$1000- Fitbit Charge
*** If you have a child raising money please contact us for specific children's prizes.
Finding sponsors and raising donations may be easier than you’d think (for example, 10 people donating $20 each for a total of $200). Many people are willing to support a worthwhile cause like this one, and just need to be asked. Bridge of Love is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
Thank you again for your support of Bridge of Love and participation in our 2016 Dracula's Dash for Hope.
Kara Staley Wagner and the Garden 7th Ward (church congregation) donated beautiful fleece blankets they tied at their Christmas party. The kids will love them as well as the donated clothes and puppets!
Marlee Jeppsen, a Bridge of Love teen leader, inventoried, bundled and packed needed clothing for the Romanian children.
Ashley Phillips donated 50 coats for Romanian children who are in need.
We would like to thank Rick and Eileen Bremner, along with their grandchildren, for their help in providing Christmas gifts for many children for the past three years! Children from the orphanages and villages were delighted with their toys, oranges, and goodies that the Bremner family provided.