Anna’s Grace Foundation plans Quarter Marathon kickoff celebration

Foundation supports families who experience miscarriage, infant loss

Anna’s Grace Foundation plans Quarter Marathon kickoff celebration

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Anna’s Grace Foundation has announced plans for their 4th annual Quarter Marathon season. They’ll start the season with a kickoff celebration on Friday, January 11 at Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge.

KICKOFF CELEBRATION

  • Friday, January 11
  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Ochsner Medical Center Baton Rouge (Hospital Classroom)
  • 17000 Medical Center Dr. (off O’Neal)

Members of the community are invited to attend any time between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Volunteers will be available to help with individual and team registration. Race discounts and giveaways will be provided to those who attend and register during this time.

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The Anna’s Grace Quarter Marathon benefits Anna’s Grace Foundation, which has become instrumental in providing emotional and financial support to families in the Greater Baton Rouge community who experience the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant death.

Anna’s Grace recently provided financial assistance to its 300th local family since the summer of 2015.

“Those who participate in the Anna’s Grace Quarter Marathon aren’t just running,” said Monica Alley, executive director and co-founder of Anna’s Grace Foundation. “Each step they take makes a difference in the lives of the 1 in 4 by raising awareness and by raising important funds for our programs.”

The fourth annual Anna’s Grace Quarter Marathon – representing the 1 in 4 pregnancies that ends in loss – will take place on Sunday, March 24 and will be staged at its new location of L’auberge Baton Rouge.

4th ANNUAL ANNA’S GRACE QUARTER MARATHON

  • Sunday, March 24 at L’auberge Casino & Hotel
  • 7:30 a.m. - 1-mile fun run
  • 8:15 a.m. - Quarter marathon & 5K  

All distances will be chip-timed, and awards will be given to overall winners and the top finishers in each age category. The family-friendly morning also will include a Children’s Village with activities for kids of all ages, live music, food, beverages, and a moving remembrance celebration.

For more information on the Anna’s Grace Quarter Marathon, how to register, create a team, become a sponsor, or volunteer, visit www.annagrace.org.

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