Drawing Families Together to Support The Amelia Center
Published: September 30, 2022
The 14th annual Baby Steps Memorial 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run is Saturday, Oct. 15 at Homestead Hollow (1161 Murphrees Valley Rd, Springville, AL 35146). All proceeds from the run benefit The Amelia Center at Children’s of Alabama.
The Baby Steps Memorial Run is an event that allows grieving families and their friends to come together to remember their loved ones in a supportive, caring environment. The Amelia Center is a non-profit program of Children’s of Alabama which has served as a place of hope for grieving children, parents and families since 1997. The center offers free grief counseling to parents and grandparents who have suffered the loss of a child and also to children who have lost loved ones. The center operates by donations and continued support from its community members. For more information on The Amelia Center visit ameliacenter.org.
Registration for individuals and teams is available online for $25 for the 5K, $20 for the one mile fun run or $20 for the virtual run at runsignup.com/Race/AL/Springville/babystepsal. At 7 a.m. on race day, same-day registration and packet pickup starts. Participants are advised to arrive no later than 7:30 a.m., the 5k begins at 8 a.m. and the one mile fun run starts at 8:15 a.m. All participants registering by Sept. 15 will have their loved one’s name included on the race shirt design and any memorial pieces for the event. Refreshments, door prizes and awards will follow the race. For more information, visit babystepsal.com/.
About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at childrensal.org.