Each year, a Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patient serves as the Junior Race Director for the Dallas Marathon, representing the thousands of children treated at the hospital. In this role, the Junior Race Director helps participants and sponsors understand how TSRHC benefits from the support of friends like the marathon. We are so excited to introduce you to our 2015 Junior Race Director, Cade!
Cade, age 17, moved from Idaho to Tioga, Texas, when he was in 8th grade. He loves participating in the rodeo, and Cade visited TSRHC for the first time in 2011 after breaking his leg bull riding. Cade has returned a few times since then because of two more rodeo injuries. He loves that TSRHC feels like a family and enjoys the close relationships the staff and patients share with each other.
Cade stays busy. In addition to rodeo, Cade is quarterback and linebacker for Tioga High School. He also plays baseball, basketball and track and fishes. Currently he has college offers for football and rodeo. He would like to be a large animal vet and hopes to attend veterinary school at Texas A&M or LSU. Cade is thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to Scottish Rite Hospital and serve as the 2015 Junior Race Director for this year’s Dallas Marathon.
For more information about Cade, watch WFAA’s Dallas Marathon Moment.
We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Junior Race Director and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.
**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13.