3rd Annual Affordable Botox SuperHero Race Benefitting Make-A-Wish East Tennessee Scheduled August 23

Friday, July 25, 2014

Responses to the second annual Affordable Botox Run for Wishes last September has prompted organizers to host a third event on Saturday, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and the Chattanooga Track Club announced.  Make-A-Wish East Tennessee is partnering with the Chattanooga Track Club to help organize the event.

Enterprise South Nature Park is the host location for the event and the SuperHero Race will consist of a 5K/10K/Fun Run.  The 5k and 10k start will be at 8 a.m. with the fun run following.

The course will be on 100% closed roads throughout the park. Register online, or call 423-629-9474. Participants can sign up individually or as a team. Participants and spectators are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superhero at the event.

Stephanie Wilkins, director of development for Make-A-Wish East Tennessee, said “We are thrilled to be able to carry this event into a third consecutive year and partner alongside Dr. Gary Gesualdi, the Chattanooga Track Club, Volkswagen of Chattanooga and so many other wonderful groups of people.  Bringing the community together to focus on athleticism and raise awareness for our local cause has also turned into a wonderful fundraiser to create more wishes for local kids.”

The Superhero theme came out of the numerous kids who have asked to be superhero’s and the numerous people who help grant wishes that are considered to be superhero’s to the wish kids. Participants and spectators are encouraged to come in their best Superhero outfit and show support to the wish children of East Tennessee.

Approximately 300 race participants from around the Chattanooga region took part in the inaugural event reporting increased donations to be used directly for granting wishes to children in the East Tennessee region. This year, they are hoping to increase participation and donations by 20%, respectively.

This year’s current event sponsors include:

Affordable Botox of Chattanooga       

Chattanooga Times Free Press

Volkswagen of Chattanooga


Brewer Media

Chabad Of Chattanooga Honor Injured Officer At #Chanugastrong On Ice

To celebrate the 2015 Chanukah season, Chabad of Chattanooga will be carving a giant ice Menorah at the Ice on the Landing rink. The Menorah, standing seven feet tall, will be constructed entirely of ice blocks. On Dec. 10, Chabad of Chattanooga, an organization dedicated to spreading Jewish awareness and education, will host this unique candle lighting ceremony to promote ... (click for more)

Journey Educational Services To Hold Fundraising Banquet

Journey Educational Services, Inc. will celebrate three months of service with its first Champions of Uniqueness Fundraising Banquet, to include a grand opening ribbon cutting. It will be Tuesday, from 6-8 p.m. at Ridgeview Baptist Church, 6 N. Moore Road. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce will coordinate the ribbon cutting and Journey Educational Services, ... (click for more)

Darrel Jones, 43, Shot And Killed On Central Avenue; Benson Critical In Another Of New Wave of Chattanooga Shootings

Darrel Jones, 43, was shot and killed on Central Avenue on Thursday afternoon. Then, early Friday morning, 34-year-old Desmond Benson was shot, leaving him in critical condition. as a wave of new Chattanooga shootings continued over the Thanksgiving holidays.  Chattanooga Police responded to the 3600 block of Central Avenue around 3 p.m. on a report of a ... (click for more)

Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire

A home was damaged by fire early Thursday morning.  The Chattanooga Fire Department received a fire call at  3:48  a.m.  and responded to 1825 Dixon Street with four fire companies. The family inside the home was awakened by a passerby knocking at the door. All of them quickly made their way outside the home to safety.  Once firefighters ... (click for more)

An Extra Helping Of Gratitude

After being thankful for the grace of God, my family and good health, this year I have an extra helping of gratitude to live in a special place called Chattanooga.   We endured the trauma of terrorism on July 16 and emerged more united and stronger than ever before.  We claim our heritage and celebrate our diversity like no other city in America.  We honor our ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Cometh ‘The Black Dog’

I am one of 350 million people in the world who suffers from clinical depression. The doctors trace it back to my first decade of the 21 st century when constant surgeries and infections knocked me loopy but the more I have found, I believe I am more like Sir Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and pro football star Terry Bradshaw – I think I have had it all my life. Today it ... (click for more)