Caitie’s Army fundraiser expanding

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Each year, more than 600 children in Covington County seek medical attention at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham.

And each year, Caitie’s Army, an organization founded to raise money for research in honor of Straughn’s Caitie Rhodes, who has battled brain cancer, teams up with Children’s Hospital to raise money for cancer research.

This year, they are switching things up a bit.

Organizer Shelia “Tee” Terry said they have added a Day of Hope 5K color run and a family fun day to the annual poker run.

The events will take place on Sept. 26.

Registration for the run will kick off at 6 a.m., at the Kiwanis Community Center.

Race begins at 7 a.m. Cost to enter is $25 and includes a T-shirt, while supplies last.

An arts and crafts fair will also be held in the Kiwanis building.

Cost is $25 for a booth.

A family fun day will kick off at 11 a.m., with $5 donation kid activities, including a bouncy house, pony rides and more.

“We’ll have live entertainment all day,” Terry said. “We hope people will join us and bring their lawn chairs.”

A brown bag lunch will be served for $5.

The annual Day of Hope benefit ride will leave at noon. Registration is $25.

Terry said she wants anyone who has been served by Children’s Hospital to share his or her story.

Additionally, sponsorships are needed for the event and the company’s logo or name will be placed on the T-shirt.

Cost for the sponsorship is $250.

Deadline is Aug. 30.

Terry said they hope to raise $10,000 on the day.

For more info, call Terry at 504-4095.