How We Began

2017's proceeds went toward a specific fund within Compassion International called the Highly Vulnerable Children Fund. This fund is used by churches around the world to support children who are in life-threatening circumstances and require funds over and above their normal sponsorship amount to ensure they survive the crisis.

The planners for 2017 were Calvin Benningfield, senior; Dakota Busby, senior; Kaley Dowell, senior; Ashton Francis, senior; John Long, senior; Brennan Medina, sophomore; Kylee Medina, freshman; Adra Mersinger, junior; Taylor Rountree, eighth-grader; and Kylee Sutherland, junior.

Planners for 2017

Mission for 2017

In 2010, after the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti, 4 high school students in Goldthwaite decided to make a difference by holding the first CenTex Run for Compassion, a 5K race, the proceeds of which would go to Compassion International, a Christian humanitarian organization. Ten sponsors made monetary donations, and other businesses contributed by providing equipment and other resources. The turnout was incredible, with over 115 attendees. In addition, a total of $4,200 was raised to help desperate Haitians rebuild their homes, families, and lives. Since then, CenTex Run for Compassion has continued each year as a student-led charity event, contributing to Compassion International. 

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