Sadie Smile Foundation is putting on the third annual Sadie’s Race/Walk and Kids Fun Run to Benefit Smile Train in Purcellville Sunday, May 18th this year. The race starts at 8:00 a.m. at the train station at 200 N 21st Street in Purcellville. Sign up at Active.com.
When Sara Ablard lost her five year-old daughter, Sadie, two years ago, she could not imagine a life without her. She thought about making a drastic move to a third world country to help those who have so little, as she suddenly felt like she had nothing, too. When her brother, Thomas suggested to not make any big decisions quickly, and that ‘maybe you could put on a race or something’, it planted a seed. That fall, Sara created Sadie Smile Foundation, a non-profit to raise money for Smile Train. To date, $105,000.00 has been raised and donated to Smile Train, who provides cleft lip and palate repair to children in developing countries. These surgeries are performed at no cost to families, and have an average cost of $250.00 each. Sara’s goal is to raise $478,250, a smile for each of the 1,913 days that Sadie lived. … Continue Reading