Monthly Archives: October 2013

LEAP into Action 2013

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LEAP-5K-2013-1083Thanks to our participants, volunteers, and sponsors, LEAP had a fun and successful 4th Annual LEAP Into Action 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, October 12, 2013!

Nearly 300 registrants and 40 volunteers participated in this family-friendly event. Because of our generous race sponsors, LEAP was able to count all the money generated from registrations as donations towards our life-changing missions.

Our sponsors included:

  • LEAP-5K-2013-0248Osteomed  Leading global innovator, developer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty medical devices, surgical implants, and powered surgical instruments
  • Credera –  Full-service management and technology consulting firm
  • Hope Fellowship Church  Mission: Love God, Connect with others, Grow in faith, and Serve our world
  • Krypton Solutions  Contract manufacturer providing innovative solutions to major customers in the semiconductor, medical, defense/security/aerospace,energy, telecommunications, and industrial market segments
  • EpiCentre at Park Lane – Offers state-of-the-art medical skin care using the most advanced lasers, procedures and treatments, facial fillers, and chemical peels to achieve optimal facial and body rejuvenation that will make you look rested and potentially years younger
  • D&D Affiliates LLC – D&D provides real estate services and development projects with a major retail focus
  • Central Assembly of God Church –  Family-oriented church that has dynamic preaching, relevant teaching, and anointed worship services

LEAP-5K-2013-0254With Todd Whitthorne as the MC, attendees were  informed and entertained as he spoke about LEAP and energized runners for the race with his inspiration and sense of humor. Also, the addition of a bounce house and the new location of Norbuck Park revamped this year’s event by providing more entertainment for the kids!


Landmark kids Senia, Alëna, Mason, Logan, and baby Logan led the crowd in the pledge of allegiance. The LEAP Landmark fund is a special account set aside to bring some of the most difficult reconstructive cases in the world to Medical City Dallas Children’s Hospital for highly complicated reconstructive surgeries that cannot be safely performed abroad.

LEAP-5K-2013-0686Upon crossing the finish line (view results here), runners were given water and congratulated by our wonderful volunteers. Quick Mixx Rick, DJ/Mixer/Imager for 97.9 The Beat + 94.5 KSoul, kept the runners engaged and energized with his music before, during and after the race. Also, KO Photo Studio took race day photos, which you can view or purchase here.

Thanks to all who ran, walked, supported, cheered and, volunteered at the event; our success these 22 years is a direct result of the dedication of supporters and volunteers. We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

Giving Tuesday

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#GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday. The second annual GivingTuesday is on December 2, 2014. In the same way that retail stores take part in Black Friday, we want the giving community to come together for #GivingTuesday.

To donate on Giving Tuesday, visit our Donate page on the website.

During the week of Thanksgiving leading up to “Giving Tuesday,” LEAP will feature individuals and families to encourage joyful giving throughout the LEAP community by sharing their Selfless Selfies or “Unseflies.” This is how the Giving Tuesday “unselfie” works:

  • Take a photo of yourself/family with a poster that says something like, “Be Unselfie and consider giving to #LEAP for #GivingTuesday! Please support the countless children touched by LEAP each year and share your unselfie.” Feel free to print the sign below or get creative and design your own!
  • Provide LEAP with the photo and a few reasons why your family loves and supports LEAP.  Example: “LEAP not only provides medical care to those in need, but they also restore confidence, faith, and happiness to those who need it most!”
  • After LEAP posts the selfie, please share it on your wall and to your social media platforms.

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