The Red Noses Run 2016

Some time ago I learned about Elara's poignant story via social media. You may have seen her happy face too. Elara's mom, Kimberley, is now organizing the Red Noses Run for the second time. During this rund there was an hour long run to remember Elara but also to raise money for two charities. I would therefore like to bring this great initiative to your attention.


Elara is Kimberley's daughter. She was born in 2013 and was unfortunately not allowed to live past 18 months. Elara was born with a gene mutation that made her seriously ill. She passed away suddenly at the end of 2014. This little girl has spent more time in the hospital than at home during her life and therefore has formed a special bond with the Cliniclowns. They brought light in this difficult period.

The Red Noses Run 2016

Elara would turn three on June 15, 2016. To keep honoring her a charity run is organized every year for Elara. As a nice memory but also for charity. This year's Red Noses Run will attempt to raise as much money as possible for the CliniClowns Foundation and for brave little boy Qwin Aikema. Qwin is a little guy who is multiple disabled due to a congenital chromosomal abnormality. With the money they hope to raise they are saving for a wheelchair bus, among other things.

On 21 May 2016 at 11:00 a.m.00hours an hour long run in Sportcentrum Houten – The Dome. The laps will be about 100 meters and of course the goal is to walk as many laps as possible during that hour. After all, every round is worth money. Last year a nice amount of €2750 was raised. How cool would it be to top that this year.

What you can do?

I'm not the person who will tell you to join or donate money. However, I find Elara's story so’s poignant that I wanted to highlight it. Perhaps that's because I'm a mother of two healthy children myself. When I think of the pain Elara’s parents experienced and still do my stomach shrinks into one. The idea that your child is so sick and you can't really do anything about it. I think it's terrible and that's why I only ask you to read Elara's story. You are then free to donate, sponsor or even join the Red Noses Run. I already like the idea that, through this little article, I may have helped a little bit.

For all the information about Elara, her mother and the Red Nose Run, I refer you to Kimberley's website.

Did you already know Elara’s story? Do you find it so moving?

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