Color Run Raises $7,000 For Children’s Hospital

Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Zoe’s Rainbow Dash check presentation for Children’s Hospital, from left, Yogi Anderson, major gifts officer for Erlanger Foundations and Zoe’s parents, Brett and Leah McDonough.
The Zoe’s Rainbow Dash check presentation for Children’s Hospital, from left, Yogi Anderson, major gifts officer for Erlanger Foundations and Zoe’s parents, Brett and Leah McDonough.

The inaugural Zoe’s Rainbow Dash raised $7,000 for T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. 

Representatives from the color run and several non-profit organizations, including Children’s Hospital, attended a check presentation event at Bar Louie to honor the lives of 10-year-old Zoe Madeline McDonough and her grandmother, Sue McDonough. 

The family-friendly 5K event allowed participants an opportunity to raise money and run for seven charities.  Children’s Hospital proceeds from this year’s event will go towards new patient room renovations.  

“It was a pleasure for Children’s Hospital to be a part of the event,” said Yogi Anderson, major gifts officer for Erlanger Foundations.  “We are so grateful to Zoe and Sue’s family for their enthusiasm and generosity and we most certainly appreciate their supporters for their interest in Children’s Hospital.”

For more information about the event, please visit www.zoesrainbowdash.com.  Visit www.erlangerfoundations.org to learn more about Children’s Hospital Foundation.  



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