Lazarus House Great Western Freedom 4 Charity Run/Walk on July 4, 2021 — Registration Open

Registration is now open for runners and walkers to participate in the 2021 July 4th Run/Walk at LeRoy Oakes Forest Preserve in St. Charles.  In 2019, nearly 300 patriotic participants started their holiday running or walking to help their neighbors in need. All proceeds benefit Lazarus House, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit Emergency Shelter, Center for Transitional Living, & Homeless Prevention Program for men, women, and children who are homeless or in crisis from Batavia, Geneva,  St. Charles, or western rural Kane County.

Registration Now Open or at

Sponsors, Vendors, and Donors Needed

More information at or by calling Barb at 630-587-2144.


Lazarus House is blessed to serve our neighbors who are struggling with homelessness. The important thing to know is that we cannot do it alone. St. Patrick’s Parish has, for years, generously assisted our guests with time, talent and donations. You are God’s hands and feet within our House and through you, each man, woman and child can feel the love of Jesus throughout the short time they are with us while on their journey. Thank you for all that you do through the ministry of providing food, volunteering time, purchasing needs items, as well as monetary donations. We would love to have you stop by and visit with us to see that YOU are making a difference in the lives of many!


Julie Purcell, Executive Director