A Crusader grad is running headlong into a challenge to help local children.
Dr. Rob Tagher ’89 will run 100 miles in The Florida Keys to benefit the children of abuse and neglect in Northern Kentucky through the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center.
He will be racing in the Keys 100 Ultramarathon – a 100-mile long race from Key Largo to Key West. The race will be exciting and competitive and you will be able to watch live posts on Facebook from Dr. Rob and his crew throughout the incredible run.
Dr. Rob successfully completed a 100-mile run and raised over $18,000 for abused children and their families in Northern Kentucky in 2013. Despite flooding on the trail and freezing temperatures, he finished the race in just under 24 hours, and, of 180 runners, he was one of 57 who finished and placed 10th overall. That run represented the longest distance Dr. Rob had ever run up to that point.
The physical demands of running a 100-mile race are substantial. And now Dr. Tagher is running to increase his endurance and strength. The saying goes that you run the first half of a hundred with your legs and the last half with your mind. Please keep Dr. Tagher in your thoughts and prayers while he is running so he knows that the entire SHDHS Community cheering him on and supporting the children that Dr. Tagher has committed his life to protecting and keeping healthy.
If you are able, you can also show your support for Dr. Rob by making a monetary donation (click here). Dr. Rob deeply appreciates your sponsorship which will help the children and also provide him inspiration to keep running on race day. He states: “I absolutely love to run. Being able to do it with others and for others means a lot to me. I think this adventure at the Keys 100 will mean even more if the money we raise can be used to better serve the children who need the Advocacy Center. I hope you can give. When the going gets tough on race day – and it will – knowing that people made sacrifices is what keeps me going. Thanks.”
We are so excited and grateful for Dr. Rob’s commitment and dedication to the children and families of Northern Kentucky and for his support of NKYCAC. Last year, Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center served over 800 children in Northern Kentucky. NKYCAC’s mission is to keep children safe from abuse and when abuse occurs, to work with our community to bring healing to these children and their families. It is because of support such as yours that we can continue to help them put the pieces back together with the hope of healing and brighter childhoods.
Dr. Rob has already paid for all race fees and travel expenses so 100% of funds raised will go straight to NKYCAC to assist them in purchasing new medical equipment and hiring and training new medical personnel.
Please SPONSOR Dr. Rob today and cheer him on on May 20! Good luck Dr. Rob!