WHO: SSM Cardinal Glennon Sun Run & SSM Glennon Gallop
WHEN: September 22, 2018 & September 30th, 2018
WHAT: The 5k Sun Run supports patients, children and donors by giving back to the Children’s Fund. The Children’s Fund helps with research and care for families and children in need of Cardinal Glennon’s exceptional healthcare services.
The Glennon Gallop proceeds benefit Danis Pediatric Center at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Danis Pediatrics provides outpatient pediatric primary care services for children, newborn to 18 years of age, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. Originally designed to accommodate 5,000 patient visits annually, Danis Pediatrics has grown into two locations in St. Louis and now home to more than 22,000 patient visits every year.
HOW WE HELPED: Utopia helped bring joy and celebration to the participants with music and dancing, prioritizing fun in a magical fundraiser. The Utopia team had kids and adults dancing before and after the 5k run/walk. Our emcees and DJ’s at both the Glennon Gallop and Sun Run not only helped engage the crowd pre and post event but during the the event as well. At SSM Sun Run, our second DJ set up right in front of the Arch encouraging runners to power through the last leg of their run.
FINAL WORDS: We love our participation with Cardinal Glennon and being able to join their team in providing celebration to the many families and children touched by their care. Seeing children that have been cured, and their families celebrating fills our hearts beyond words.
THE PICTURES FROM THE SSM SUn RUN 5k and Glennon Gallop
THE TEAM THAT MADE IT POSSIBLE:
Kerry – The Emcee of emcees is driven by connecting people and creating a space where people of all ages can celebrate together. Kerry played both high school and college football, but his passion is entertainment and connecting people.
Roe – Our Lead DJ, Roe White, has been with Utopia for 14 years. Roe started as a dancer, became an Emcee, but his true passion -- where he found his love, was behind the DJ booth on the turntables as our lead DJ. Roe is also an owner of Utopia. The fate of the company lies largely in Roe's hands as he cultivates and trains new talent. Our talent keeps us alive and we're thankful Roe has played such an integral role in our company for over a decade.
DJ Xolani - Starting his career as a DJ in 2001, Xolani has been a master at his craft since the age of 14. He joined the team at Utopia in July of 2018 and has already made a huge impact. Not only is he a fantastic DJ, he’s also known to get out with the Utopia Dancers and emcee’s to interact with guests during the parties.
Nick's been with Utopia since our inception. He's appeared on 'So You Think You Can Dance' and made it to the top 25 in LA. He also starred on 'America's Best Dance Crew.' Nick is known throughout the community as one of the hottest hip-hop dancers/ instructors in the Midwest. He's been running his own dance program in Sunset Hills for 10 years. He's choreographed for Black Eyed Peas and performed with Carlos Santana.
DJ Sweet Tea is a talented emcee and DJ who loves to provide a twist on the typical DJ experience. Her experience as a dancer and choreographer and her love of music inspired her to spin records. Her personality lights up a room and will leave you with a night to remember if she’s your emcee or DJ for the night.
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