Run4Heroes of WakeMed Foundation

Julie Shaw checks the WakeMed website for the latest information on the Run4Heroes initiative she started in Raleigh, NC on June 24, 2020. Shaw is an example of how one person can start the ball rolling for a greater good – as a result of her efforts, over $5,000.00 was raised to support health care workers in the Triangle.
Members of Julie Shaw’s running network pose together in Raleigh, NC on June 24, 2020. Shaw and her friends helped spark the Run4Heroes challenge that raised over $5,000 for the Wake
Med Foundation
Julie Shaw, front, raises her hand to demonstrate how participants in the Run4Heroes challenge celebrate the successful completion of a 5k in Raleigh, NC on June 24, 2020. Participants run a 5k, make a $5.00 donation, and encourage 5 friends to do the same.
A group of friends gather to discuss and celebrate the success of the Run4Heroes challenge started by Julie Shaw, center, in Raleigh, NC on June 24, 2020. Shaw modeled her challenge after a similar initiative in the UK that raised over 6.5 million dollars for that country’s health care workers.
A runner checks her fitness watch in Raleigh, NC on June 24, 2020. She is one of a core group of friends that initially supported activist Julie Shaw’s Run4Heroes challenge to benefit frontline personnel battling the coronavirus at WakeMed.
A runner displays a 5k route on his phone in Raleigh, NC on June 24, 2020. In the Run4Heroes program launched locally by Julie Shaw, runners often submit their routes as proof of their accomplishment

Learn more about the WakeMed Foundation’s COVID-19 health and wellness fundraiser, Run4Heroes.

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