Why We Run/Walk

Remembering Kristen with her family and friends.

The Big Smiles 5K Run/Walk is a charitable community event aimed at honoring Kristen Heimbach, a very special person who positively impacted the life of every person she met. Kristen tragically passed away in an automobile accident in 2008. At the time, she was an Elementary Special Education Teacher and worked at Saint Mary of the Lake School in New Buffalo, Michigan as well as Knapp Elementary School in Michigan City, Indiana.