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Charity-o-Rama for January 28, 2007!

Posted by Filed Under: Charity & Fundraising

We all know that runners are the most generous people on the planet. Right? As promised, here’s this week’s roundup of runners who are running for a cause. This will be a weekly feature on CRN, so don’t forgot to submit your event).
(The fine print: Mention of your fundraiser on CRN does not constitute endorsement of any kind whatsoever.)

Let’s get to it!

First up:

Lisa Rohr, aka “rookie,” is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, through Team in Training. She’s collected $600 so far toward her goal of $3,400.

Lisa says:

I am a recent college grad who got through college by babysitting. I have been a runner for 10+ years but ran my first race last September. I knew once I graduated college I would train for a marathon, but I didn’t know that I could run forsomeone else other than myself. A four-year-old girl I used to babysit for was recently diagnosed with Leukemia, I am running for her and for eveyone else suffering from these awful diseases.

Visit Lisa’s fundraising page here.

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Vince Cutright is training for the Boston Marathon 2007 and is raising money for the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He’s raised $990 toward his goal of $3,200. Vince says:

This is my first marathon attempt besides the BAA Half Marathon I ran in October 2006. I am excited and the training is in full swing!

Help Vince out if you feel so inclined!

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Keith Palos is raising money for The Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center.

Keith had a difficult spring and summer this year (to say the least!), recovering from surgery for a ruptured Achilles tendon in his left foot. After surgery, 10 weeks in casts/braces, and nearly 3 months of physical therapy, he is ready to exercise again, and decided to decided to run the 2007 Boston Marathon in April, as a charity runner. He was accepted onto the Michael C.
Lisnow Respite Center Marathon Team.

Keith says:

Completing The Boston Marathon is a personal fitness goal I look forward to achieving, and by doing so, I will be helping local families in need. The mission of the Respite Center is to create a home away from home for children and adults with disabilities, a place that offers parents time off from the emotional and physical care needed by their children.

Keith is trying to raise $3,500 for the center, and would appreciate any amount you can contribute.

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Henry Soussan, from the Running Rabbi, is raising money for Nightingale, a Jewish residential and nursing home in London.

Henry will run the London Marathon on 22 April 2007.

Henry says:

Nightingale is an entirely independent charity which cares for 250 older members of the Jewish community, many of whom live with Alzheimers and other disabilities.

Visit Henry at the Running Rabbi and help him reach his goal. Henry has raised £508 so far.

And that’s this week’s roundup! Stay tuned for next week’s collection of amazing people going the extra mile for others who need their help.

About Jeanne

Cocky, headstrong, and genetically insecure, Jeanne is known by her friends as the Tall One. Whether its running a marathon, or ringing bells in choir, this love-able rapscallion finds ways of landing in all kinds zany, madcap adventures. You can find Jeanne musing about life, running, bell ringing, and other things at her favorite hangout, Not Born to Run. When not regaling her public with tales from the trails, Jeanne works as a Web editor for a national newspaper. She is also a freelance writer. Jeanne lives in the leafy suburb of Bethesda, Md., just outside the Beltway.



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