The rain might have scared away the runners but certainly not their spirited support of the Little Sisters. The St. Therese North Catholic Community sponsored a 5K and 1K Run/Walk titled, “Body, Mind, Spirit” earlier this month. Runners had secured sponsors, the run crew was in place and then the rains came – dashing all hopes of the runners’ top finishes. Event organizer Julie Gardner said that the event was to honor former St. Therese Church pastors Father Pat Tobin and Father James Hart who are both members of the Jeanne Jugan Center family. Fr. Tobin is a Resident, and Fr. Hart is the home’s chaplain and lives on site.
The Little Sisters and the Residents of the Jeanne Jugan Center are the recipients of many wonderful volunteers from the Kansas City community, without whom we would be incapable of doing all we do for our precious elderly. Several of the amazing volunteers who assisted in planning the “almost” Body, Mind, Spirit Race donated a check in the amount of $3,000 to the Little Sisters in gratitude for all they do for the community and St. Therese’s former pastors.