American Heritage Girls cheer on participants at children's hospital run, walk fundraiser

KING WILLIAM – In keeping with the American Heritage Girls' "Annual National Day of Service" on Saturday, September 2, AHG Troop #VA2622 from King William attended the 2013 Children's Hospital Foundation Four Mile Walk/Run in Richmond to participate as cheerleaders for the children's obstacle course and the four mile walk/run.

This is the largest annual fundraiser for The Children's Hospital Foundation.

The day proved to be a beautiful one as the troop gathered together at the laid-out children's Super kid Adventure Obstacle Course which started at 8:30am for children ages 5-10. The troop began with shouts of encouragement as we cheered for all the participants in this event.

The theme was Super Heroes and many of the children were dressed in their favorite super hero costumes.

At 9:00am everyone made their way to the starting lineup on Brook Road for the four mile walk/run underneath a ballooned archway behind the official pace car. AHG was ready with our patriotic red, white and blue uniforms and pom-poms to root for the walkers and runners of the Four Mile course. The starting line was turned into the finish line as the first runner reappeared within 25 minutes of when the race began.

AHG was there to welcome back those who had endured the four mile trek.

As our AHG Executive Director and Founder Patti Garibay said, "Service is the practical expression of a girl's faith. Watching girls grow in their faith and discover their God-given purpose through the development of servant hearts in the greatest achievement of AHG."

All troop members who attended this wonderful event earned five service hours and an AHG National Day of Service Patch! If you would like additional information on American Heritage Girls please feel free to contact us by calling 804-769-8400 or email, or visit