March for Mia - Sept 15, 2018

Today was a beautiful day in Paradise for Achieve Charter School's March for Mia. Many thanks to the wonderful organizers, teachers, students, parents and friends who participated and made the fundraiser so successful and fun-filled.

The event included a 5k run/walk along the Yellowstone Kelly Heritage Trail, a pancake breakfast served by the CSU, Chico Women's Basketball Team, face painting and bounce houses for the kids. There were plenty of smiles to go around!

Our transplant girls, Mia and Nyah, walked the 5k with friends and family. It was wonderful to see them feeling so well and enjoying the support of the Achieve community.

This was the second time Achieve sponsored a March for Mia. When Mia was just a baby and Achieve was also in it's infancy, they jumped right in to help with our 2005 fundraising campaign. Their mission states: "Our character-building small school environment empowers students to be positive contributors to society". We definitely saw that in action today!

Check out additional photos of the event in the photo gallery at this site. 

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Mia is feeling good and ready to walk

Friend with 2005 shirt
Teacher Tricia Etchison wears the original March for Mia tshirt from 2005

The girls with Jamie
From left, Mia, Nyah, Jamie Green (event organizer) and Shasta.

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The race is about to begin

Little sister, Ireland, in the breakfast line with Papa Pete and her daddy Jason

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Brother Ethan (back row, third from left) ran with his friends in the US Naval Sea Cadet Corps


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