York White Rose Run Adopts August 23

Another 23rd, another Adopt-a-Day for Bell Family Shelter thanks to our friends with the York White Rose Run! This time, we had the chance to speak with two organizers of the White Rose Run, Erin Dubs and Karen Lam-Duckett!

The York White Rose Run has been running for 46 years, of which Karen and Erin have been involved for about five or six. The run raises money through sponsorships, fees paid up-front by the runners, and optional donations made by runners and volunteers. All excess funds are then donated to the beneficiary of the organizers’ choice, which in this case is us!

“We wanted it to be something local to York that covers the greater need,” Karen says about why they chose Bell as the beneficiary for both 2022 AND 2023.

“We just want to get the word out about different types of services in York,” Erin adds. “Bell also offers a lot of volunteering experiences, and we pull a lot of volunteers ourselves, so we wanted to give people another opportunity to support their local community.”

For those who aren’t already sold, the White Rose Run also hosts a post-race venue with food, drink, and music for runners and volunteers. The celebration will be giving awards to runners who place best in categories based on factors like age and gender. If you want to support Bell while being treated to some good food and maybe even earn a prize along the way, the White Rose Run is the event for you!

The York White Rose Run will be hosting its live five-mile run through York on September 23, as well as a virtual run that participants can complete any time throughout the month of September. Registration costs increase after the end of August, so don’t delay and sign up on their website today!

Adopt-a-Day gifts cover the cost of operating Bell Family Shelter for a full day. If you’d like to join the White Rose Run in making sure the Shelter is open to welcome York County families in times of emergency, consider your own gift of support. You can make a one-time gift or set up a recurring monthly donation. Use our donation page to get started right now.