On October 10, close to 1,000 runners, walkers, stroller-joggers, and community supporters gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Hopebuilders 5k benefiting Levine Children’s Hospital. For two decades, families and friends have joined Hopebuilders in honor or memory of special children in their lives, raising millions to support children’s healthcare.

Babson Capital Management LLC, has served as the Hopebuilders 5K Presenting Sponsor since 2008. Their team again led the charge, raising more than $52,000 in addition to their sponsorship commitment. In addition, UTC, Morris Jenkins, and teams led by Levine Children’s physicians Ahmina Ahmed and Niraj Patel, and by CMC’s Rebecca Usadi were out in full force. For the fourth year, Parent Financial sponsored the event’s Stroller Roller. Thanks to the outpouring of support from sponsors, teams and individuals, net proceeds from the event topped $200,000.

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Special thanks to our top fundraisers for their dedication and support:

Top Individual Fundraiser

Thomas Finke, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Babson Capital Management

Top Fundraising Team

Babson Capital Management

Top Community Team

Team IDEA, led by Levine Children’s Hospital physician Dr. Niraj Patel

Young Ambassador Award

Davis Flohr

Honorable Mention

Dave Gitlin, President of UTC Aerospace Systems