Why join Team Superstars?
The better question is why not. Go the extra mile by adding more purpose to your event and competing on behalf of the most amazing people on earth. Children’s Minnesota is one of the largest pediatric health systems in the United States, and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children from birth through young adulthood. Children’s is also a nonprofit organization, and we rely on the generosity of our community to provide the best care for children. Learn more about Children’s.
Who joins Team Superstars?
Many members of our team have a direct connection to Children’s. They are parents and grandparents and older siblings. They are employees. They are community members who have a passion for kids. All are inspired to support an organization that is reimagining health care.
“Running for Team Superstars was an inspirational experience. As a Children’s RN, I have the privilege of taking care of amazing kids every single day and as I work with these kids, they remind me of how important it is to love, live, persevere, and to not take life for granted. Taking care of kids with cancer, I have learned how to run a marathon — take it one step at a time — one foot in front of the other — as most of the kids with cancer do throughout their treatment. It was a pleasure to run for such an amazing cause that is near and dear to my heart!” — Jess, Children’s employee, RN, BSN, CPHON
“Running the Twin Cities Marathon and raising money for Children’s Minnesota was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I had trained for and run a few marathons before but none with the added motivation of my commitment to Children’s. The fundraising aspect was way out of my comfort zone but turned out to be a great opportunity for personal growth. I highly recommend this to anyone considering it. And by the way, the support from Children’s was awesome.” — Ralph, patient’s grandfather
“Running as a member of Team Superstars for Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota is more rewarding than any first-place finish. You’re helping kids, which means you’ve already won.” — Jimmy, former Children’s employee
“When Children’s announced Team Superstars’ involvement with Twin Cities Marathon, I was thrilled. I had run in other events and fundraisers, but I really wanted to focus my efforts for Children’s. Our son Sam had extraordinary care from extraordinary clinicians there. I challenged myself to go the 26.2 miles (with Brady’s help, because there were limited spots for the 10-mile). With great support from Children’s Foundation through ongoing news and email updates, as well as supported runs from Mill City Running, we made it to the starting line. On Oct. 4 after more than five hours, I crossed the finish line. If you don’t try, how will you ever know? This was how Sam lived his life. He taught me well. So I tried. I trained, cried, and shouted for joy when I crossed the finish line. It was so amazing. The 26.2 miles were a physical and emotional journey for me. I know that Sam was proud. I tried and found out that I could do it…that we could do it together. Team Superstars rocks. Join the team and help to ensure a great future for our amazing kids.” — Muffy, patient’s mom