Raghav Singh’s ‘Silver Heart Care’ Holds Second Annual Charity Run

Ragha Singh (top) started Silver Heart Care during the pandemic.

Sugar Land: On December 5th at 7AM, Silver Heart Care kicked off its yearly flagship event, the second Annual Charitable Run, which included 5K and 10K runs, to further the organization’s objectives for the senior community . The event took place at Lost Creek Park in Sugar Land, Texas, with over 100 registrants and more than 80 runners.

The host organization, Silver Heart Care, collaborated with several small businesses and nonprofits within the community to ensure the event’s success and inclusion. Several state and city representatives  attended the event, including State Rep. Jacey Jetton (TX-26), Sugar Land Mayor Pro Tem and Council Member Jennifer Lane, Sugar Land Council Member Steward Jacobson, Council Member Suzanne Whatley, and Council Member William Ferguson.

Akash McCracken (center) won the 10K run at the Silver Heart Care fund raiser at Lost Creek Park. He is flanked by SHC President Raghav Singh (left) and his ecstatic grandmother Darlene McCracken

Participants, volunteers, and dignitaries kicked off the event with the National Anthem, followed by raffle prizes and refreshments after the race.

This event was a fundraiser to help the underprivileged senior community; funds will supply them with essentials, such as food, toiletries, and household items.

The first year Silver Heart Care hosted a charity run, 2020, it had to manage being a new organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s run included nearly triple the number of participants in 2020, plus support from the local government.

Silver Heart Care founder and president, Raghav Singh, a Clements High School junior, stated that both charity runs have been great ways to promote fitness, volunteerism, and bringing the community together during trying times.