A Sweet Reason to Run

The thought of not being able to celebrate your child's birthday is a heartbreaking one. But because of financial or health circumstances, many Kentucky families can't afford to throw their child a party, let alone buy presents.

Sweet Blessings is a charity I support with all my heart. This non-profit has volunteers working hard in the kitchen every week to provide amazing, "Cake Boss" style birthday cakes for children living with a life-threatening illness or in poverty. Every child deserves to feel special and loved- especially on their birthday. That is the mission.

This May, Sweet Blessings is hosting its first Fondant 5K and 1-Mile Family Cake Walk. I'm going to strap CeCe to my back and walk, and I hope as many families as possible join in. Here is some basic info on the 5K/Walk:

  • The event will be held Sunday, May 6th at Keeneland’s Keene Barn.  
  • The 5K will begin at 4pm and the 1Mile at 4:15.
  •  Pre-registration is preferred, however on-site registration is available beginning at 3pm
  • 5K entry fee is $25
  • 1Mile entry fee is $10
  • T-shirts provided for the first 200 5K registrants
  •  You can run, walk, skip, dance or whatever else you want. There is no time limit, and prizes will not be given for the fastest times.
  • Blue Belle will provide ice cream after you cross the finish line
  • Blue bell will also provide its famous inflatable for the children to play in
  • Four rock bands will be playing.  All musicians are between the ages of 8 and 18.
  • Vendors will be available
  • Other surprises!

The registration form can be downloaded at You can also read more about the organization and see a gallery of past birthday cakes on the website.

I hope to see you there!

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