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Charity-o-Rama for February 19, 2007!

Posted by Filed Under: Charity & Fundraising

Time for this week’s charity roundup! If you’re looking for some worthy causes, you’ve come to the right place.

First up: Layla, of Nonplussed (you know, that state of being at a loss as to what to say, think, or do. I’m very familiar with this state).

Layla is training with the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and in preparation for the San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
on June 3rd, and is raising $5,000. Help her out!

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Siblings Robyn and Rachel, of Tri to End Homelessness are dedicating their 2007 triathlon season to making a change in their community:

Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.
– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rachel and Robyn say:

This year, we’ll be training and racing for a purpose beyond PRs and age-group rankings. Throughout the 2007 season, we’ll be raising awareness about the reality of homelessness in our hometown and raising money for Genesis Home – a shelter for homeless families in Durham, North Carolina. Our duals goals are to (1) raise $2,500 by our first race of the season: the Valdese Sprint on April 14 and (2) successfully complete our first international distance race: the Pinehurst Tri on October 6.

Donate to their cause here (list “Tri to End Homelessness” in the “Payment For” section).

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Take a look at all our charity runners. (Inclusion does not constitute endorsement by CRN.)

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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