Ten St. Michael students participated in the Anna’s Grace Quarter Marathon held last month alongside Campus Minister and Religion teacher, Emily Froeba.
The quarter marathon benefits Anna’s Grace Foundation which is designed to help families in the Greater Baton Rouge Area age by providing financial and emotional support to those who have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or loss of a child under one year of age.
Mrs. Froeba’s team, named Froeba’s Hope, included almost 40 race participants. “It is awesome to see our students and many of their parents come out to support a group that is making a difference for so many families and the unborn,” she mentions. “We had one of the largest teams out there and some of our students were top finishers.”
Senior Jeffrey Brignac placed first in the 6.5 mile race out of all ages, maintaining a sub six minute mile pace. Coming in second was senior Adam Callegan, who said he enjoyed racing for a special cause. “The race wasn’t easy but then you remember that it is for a good cause, and it helps you finish strong,” he explains. “We did the race to show our support for Mrs. Froeba and all the other parents who have lost children due to miscarriages.”
To learn more about Anna’s Grace Quarter Marathon click here: https://www.annasgrace.org/quarter-marathon.