The 19th Annual David Rice Memorial Angel Run & Walk will be held Saturday, April 25, 2020. The race kicks off on Holy Angels’ campus at 10450 Ellerbe Road in Shreveport, Louisiana. Sponsorships are available! Stay tuned for updates with race registration and volunteer opportunities.
Each year runners and walkers enjoy this wonderful opportunity for the community to come together for a fun event while making a difference in the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You and your teammates will travel along a scenic route in southeast Shreveport. This is the only walk and run held in this area and gives all who participate, the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of South Shreveport. You don’t want to miss this unique 5k that benefits the lives of the residents at Holy Angels!
The Angel Run & Walk has family-friendly activities each year. Past activities have included CeCe the Clown, live music, a photo booth, yoga, face painters, a bounce house, children’s craft tables, puppet shows, snow cones, massage therapists and much more. Stay tuned and follow us @laholyangels on Facebook and Instagram for updates on who will be there this year!
In 2002, the Rice family and friends helped host the very first Angel Run to honor their son, David, who lived at Holy Angels for sixteen years until he passed away in 2001. “The Angel Run has not only been a special way to remember our son but is a way to pay back Holy Angels for the love and care he received,” says Barbara Rice, David’s mother.
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Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman Awards Luncheon
Community leaders. Generous volunteers. Women committed to helping children, the elderly, those in need, the arts, business development, education and more. Devoted to our area. Passionate about causes. Those are the credentials for the Virginia K. Shehee Most Influential Woman Award. Nominations are now closed.
The award is named for a civic leader, businesswoman and philanthropist Virginia K. Shehee, who passed away in 2015, after decades of service to northwest Louisiana. It honors women who have made significant contributions to our community and who may do much of their work behind-the-scenes.
A finalist will be chosen by a panel of community members and will be honored at an awards luncheon. The effect of this event also extends to raising money for Holy Angels, a cause that Virginia Shehee championed.