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Glow Foam Explodes for Heroes and Hospital

STEPScenla, a non-profit organization founded in Avoyelles Parish, brought its second annual Glo-Fest color run and “glow-out” block party back to the banks of the Red River in Alexandria, LA.  Participants and families literally glowed the evening of June 23rd in honor of STEPScenla Heroes past, present and those gone but never to be forgotten.

The combination of black lights, color powder, glow paint, music by DJ Shy Tyler and foam being blasted from a gigantic canon provided a colorful party atmosphere for participants.  When the 1 mile run/walk portion blasted off at sunset, the Red River lit up with glowing bodies along the waterfront.  Walkers/runners entered three blacklight zones in which they were pounded with more glowing UV color powder and paint along the route. At the end of the course, participants crossed the finish line to an unforgettable Glo-Fest Block Party!

Many of the participants and volunteers wore the custom designed Glo-Fest T-shirt.  In its design, special animals were added to represent past Heroes who have since passed but are not forgotten.

STEPScenla produced one of the most energetic and well attended events on the riverfront. Through it, the STEPScenla two-fold mission came to fruition.  STEPScenla was able to provide emotional, spiritual and financial support to local Central Louisiana children (HEROES) with life threatening or terminal illnesses and to ensure pediatric survival in Central Louisiana and surrounding communities by donating funds to CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital within 120 miles of Cenla.

Nikki Dauzat and her fellow STEPScenla board members recently presented a $5000 check to CHRISTUS Cabrini’s Pediatric Therapy Director, Lauren Guillory.  Cabrini Pediatric Therapy Center is one of three children’s departments that will receive funds from the Glo-Fest event.  Proceeds will also fund charitable care in 16 rural School Based Health Centers and provide services in Cabrini’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.