Registration for the 3rd Annual STEPScenla 5K Color Run is now open!!! Registration fees benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and local STEPScenla Hero families!
Team fundraising or making a donation is possible. Team fundraising/donation monies stay local and benefit our STEPScenla Heroes as they forge ahead in battle and claim their victory! Simply click on the "Donate" tab above or get your team set up and raise funding through-out your own community!
At this time, we would like to thank each and every person who came out, registered, and/or volunteered for STEPScenla GLO_FEST 2017!
GLO_FEST kicked off the night with a Pre-Glo Party and Starting Line Jam Stretch hosted by Bodies by Amy. When dusk fell over the city, participants lined up behind the starting line anticipating the quest for glow that awaited them. As participants set off on the runner's course, they entered 3 Glo-Zones where volunteers decorated their GLO_FEST wardrobe with glo-paint and glo-powder. Illuminated by blacklights and light shows, the Finsh Line After-Party became the hottest spot in town!!! From a foam cannon to color explosions to paint guns, this was a party that definitely achieved a"Perfect 10" hands down! The best part..... IT WAS ALL FOR CHARITY!
STEPScenla's GLO_FEST donated a portion of runner fees to ALL STEPScenla Heroes, past and present, while also raising money to benefit Children's Miracle Network.
MISSED OUT? No worries catch us next year at the 2nd Annual GLO_FEST 2K18!
What's a GLO-FEST? Easy. Imagine the excitement of a color run...but in the dark! That's right! Glo-Fest starts at dusk with a pre-celebration, and as the sun sets below the horizon the event gets kicked off as participants dash through the runners' shoot! Black Lights, Glo-Powder, Glo-Paint, Foam Cannon...This is an event you don't want to miss! Coming Summer 2K18!
Team fundraising or making a donation is possible. Team fundraising/donation monies stay local and benefit our STEPScenla Heroes as they forge ahead in battle and claim their victory! Simply click on the "Donate" tab above or get your team set up and raise funding through your own community!
At this time, our 2017 STEPScenla Heroes have been chosen. If interested in having your child represent the STEPScenla organization for 2018, please look for new applications to be uploaded in January of 2018.
If you would still like to get in touch with us to share your hero's story, please visit us on our Contact Us page. We would love to have you be a part of our STEPScenla Family!
A Special Thanks...
STEPScenla would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to each and everyone who joined our mission through-out the last two years. Together, we truly can make a difference!
In 2016, STEPScenla hosted our 2nd Annual 5K Color Run in Downtown Marksville, La to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Registration monies were compiled together to make a donation of $25,000. A "Shave Your Head for St. Jude's" tent was added to the event this year. Through generous donations by local sponsors, the help of local beauticians, and willing volunteers, 16 heads were shaved raising over $1,600 to add to our St. Jude donation! In addition to registration fees, STEPScenla teams, supporters, sponsors, and volunteers raised a little over $49,000 in funding for our 2016 Heroes! This accomplishment would not be possible without the overwhelming community support we receive. Again, we want you all to know that your efforts to make a difference is and will always bring us one step closer to ensuring pediatric survival right here in Cenla!
STEPScenla is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization. Our mission is Striving To Ensure Pediatric Survival by donating each year to one large research based organization such as St. Jude Research Hospital as well as provide emotional, spiritual and financial support to seven local children (Heroes) right here in Central Louisiana.
The 1st Annual 2015 STEPScenla 5K Color Run was held in downtown Marksville, September 19, 2015 with a turn out of over 1,500 participants not counting vendors, volunteers and spectators. STEPScenla was able to present a donation made out to St.Jude Research Hospital in the amount of $30,000. In addition, STEPScenla also donated a little over $28,000 in funding to the 2015 Heroes though the help of team fundraising, local sponsors, and generous contributions made from wonderful people standing beside us as together we strive to ensure pediatric survival right here in Cenla!
With God's grace and the community outreach/support these numbers far exceeded all our expectations. The event was a huge success and thanks to all of our Committee members and Volunteers it went off without a hitch. We are very proud of this accomplishment and grateful to God for blessings over this organization.
We must give a special thanks to all of those who supported us and worked alongside of us in planning this event throughout the year as well as the day of. So a heartfelt thank you to our 2015 Heroes and their families, Commitee Members, Event Staff and the many Volunteers who donated their time and services the day of the event. We must also thank our 2015 Sponsors. It is because of your contributions physically, spiritually and financially that this event was even possible.