• January 27, 2015

a great initiative in support of our mission

Manila, 2014

Kari Stender, Heart’s Home Peru alumni and Member for the St Maximilien Kolbe Fraternity has always liked being active. Recently, her run­ning took on a whole new meaning.

After moving to Oklahoma City last semester, she started training for a half marathon. During one of her runs, she was thinking about how Oklahomans must have felt that spring day 20 years ago when the Alfred P. Murrah building was bombed in one of the largest ter­rorist attacks in the U.S. The fear and uncer­tainty that day had to have been unbear­able. Kari was made even more aware of the need for com­pas­sion in society-espe­cially when tragedies occur.

Heart’s Home may not have been able to provide med­ical atten­tion or other needs that day, but if a com­mu­nity would have been nearby, there is no doubt that they would have been pre­sent to provide a loving embrace on one of the darkest days in Oklahoma his­tory. Heart’s Home com­mu­ni­ties have been pre­sent after the fires in Valparaiso, Chile and a house was opened in Sendai, Japan shortly after a tsunami wrecked havoc on the area in March, 2011.

Kari felt that this half marathon would be a great oppor­tu­nity to raise aware­ness of Heart’s Home and the cul­ture of com­pas­sion they desire to spread. Thus, Sports4compassion was born!

Soon after­wards, Dr. Matthew Sutton, joined the Sports4Compassion team. He will be run­ning this year’s Queen’s Half Marathon to get this world to wake up to the mis­sion of love.

Visit Sports4Compassion to meet the Team and read their blog posts

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Support their efforts! Root for Kari and Matthew!

Join the sport­s4­com­pas­sion team! Pick an activity, pick an event (race, recital, climb, etc), raise aware­ness, HAVE FUN!

Contact the team by Email.

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