Why do we help?
by Kim Smith, Director of Marketing at Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and Surgicenter (MMC)
People within this community founded our clinic.
We love the people here because we are the people here. The children served by Special Kids are part of our own families; they are our friends and our neighbors. This means that sponsoring the Race signifies far more to us than simply providing a space for a fundraiser. Rather, this is race is quite personal to the physicians and staff of MMC.
Good health and well being is not just something we advertise, but it’s what we do and it’s how we live. That’s why so many from our clinic participate in the race as runners and walkers, as well as volunteers. They give freely and willingly of their own time to express their support and deep gratitude for what Special Kids offers to the children of their community.
In 2010, we approached SK with the idea of sponsoring a race as a way to leverage our giving crucial funds for the necessary care they provide to special needs children. It has been an honor for us to walk and run alongside these sweet kids and those who support them.
Most people don’t realize how costly it is to sponsor an event of this magnitude. Nor are they aware of the months of planning, promoting, volunteer efforts, and vendor donations required. But we have made it our initiative to go beyond the walls of our clinic and this is just one way that we make that happen. It’s simply that important to us.
Our physicians understand that every patient is unique because every person is unique.
They actively refer their young patients with special needs to SK because they recognize the immeasurable value of the particular services they provide.
We work with the staff at SK and we know their dedication. They love on our kids as much as we do. This is why we run. This is why we volunteer. This is why we sponsor.