Triangle Families,

Hello! It is Ambassador Emma Murtaugh and I have some amazing news!

We are very excited to announce the 4th annual SHBHU Small Hands Big Hearts Java Jive Jog 10k/5k on August 25th!  For three years we have partnered with Java Jive to organize this FUN race. It is always a HUGE success and a VERY memorable race morning! Through the community and Sponsor support and participation in this race, kindness and generosity, the SHBHU’s mission to nurture children’s instinctive compassion continues year after year.

As many of you know, SHBHU provides accessible year-round volunteer opportunities and also is a resource for our youth to to propose, lead and organize Compassion Projects for inspiring causes their hearts are personally drawn to. SHBHU is for the ENTIRE  community and run by the community. Together, we will nurture the next philanthropic and kind generation who will be leading the world.

This year we also have a VERY SPECIAL added entity to our race. We have also partnered with the Mariam Clinic in Cary. We are so grateful for their partnership and support. They will be helping us obtain Race Day Sponsors, volunteering, attending the race so that we can continue the SHBHU mission in our community. Thank you Mariam Clinic!  We are so thankful for you!

The Mariam Clinic has very special story as well. They began seeing patients on October 21, 2007. Now, more than 2,000 uninsured patients later, the clinic is still one of the only non-emergency room options for healthcare available on Sundays. The Mariam Clinic is an interfaith health care organization pioneering in an integrated approach to health and well-being. The goal of this special clinic is to provide culturally sensitive healthcare for the uninsured and build a healthier society through:


  • Service – providing free medical care to the uninsured

  • Responsibility – helping patients to help themselves through preventive health care programs

  • Interaction – bringing together diverse volunteers who find common ground through achieving these goals.

You can read more about the very important and inspiring work they do for our community on their website by

Just as in the previous years, in order to be accessible and include EVERYONE, there will be a 5k run/walk and also a 10k run.  We will also again have FREE REGISTRATION CODES for anyone with special needs (physical and financial) who would like to join us that day in the race.  Our Ambassador Teen Buddies are also on standby and excited to be by anyones side walking or running the race.  Please contact Anita Pease on the website CONTACT tab for a FREE CODE and a name and contact information for one of our Ambassador Buddies.  Registration race morning only accepts CHECK or CASH via FS Series.  We can’t wait to see you there!



Emma Murtaugh, Ambassador Teen Director, Social Media