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But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him?

-1 John 3:17

Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Still time to join us tomorrow. Sign up now as a runner or a sleep in. 😊
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
The Countdown is on......5 days till our race. We encourage you to sign up for this fun filled day. If you cant be there sign up as a sleep in. Also, sign up on the Just Keep Smiling team!
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Make sure you sign up for this race supporting our Just Keep Smiling Families.
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
‘For anyone who has ever experienced firsthand or known a family journeying with a critically ill child, you understand that the struggles are real. Struggles include emotional, spiritual and financial battles. This is why Just Keep Smiling was begun in 2005 by three ladies who walked this unimaginable journey. They know that without the grace of God and the Body of Christ in action, devastation and despair could settle into every fiber of ones being. Along with emotional despair, monthly finances easily snowball into additional anxieties. The heart and goal of these ladies and the Just Keep Smiling (JKS) family remains; being Christ to the ‘least of these’ by sharing His love and alleviating monthly financial burdens with families walking a similar journey.

Social workers qualifying the families, along with doctors, know when the parents need to be with their child in what is often times their last days or weeks. The ramifications of having a terminally ill child hospitalized and having utilities cut off, cars repossessed, filing bankruptcy and more, all as a direct result of their child's illness, is real. No parent wants to have to work during these often lengthy crises, they just want to be with their child. Remember JKS if you cross paths with families in this type of need.

If this moves your heart, consider acting on it, assisting these ‘least’ who need to witness the love of Christ. St. Elias has made this easy, providing an opportunity to ensure these families receive financial relief. On April 30, 2022, in conjunction with St. Elias Lebanese Food Festival, the ‘9th Annual Cedar Run 5K & Cedar Shake Fun Run’ will take place. All proceeds from the run for three years will go to Just Keep Smiling. Consider signing up to participate, whether it is running or walking in the 5K or Fun Run, creating a team or securing a sponsorship with a wide range available. Invite your company to support the JKS mission. Details can be found at www.StEliasCedarRun.org.

Regardless whether running is for you, make plans to enjoy and support the St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival on April 29th and 30th. There are other opportunities for supporting Just Keep Smiling as well. Just Keep Smiling ‘Auction & Appetizers’ on Thursday, September 29th at Regions Field is a great night for a great cause. Visit www.justkeepsmiling.org for more on the 501(c)3 and these events.
Together we can respond to His call and share what we have received from the Lord.

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40
St. Elias Lebanese Food and Cultural Festival
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Join us for this fun event…. Saint Elias Food Festival and cedar Run 5K & Fun run! Visit WWW.justkeepsmiling.org for more information or to register https://runsignup.com/cedarrun5K
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Just Keep Smiling Foundation
Join us for this fun event…. Saint Elias Food Festival and cedar Run 5K & Fun run! Visit WWW.justkeepsmiling.org for more information or to register https://runsignup.com/cedarrun5K