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Charity-o-Rama for May 3, 2007!

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Take a minute and check out what your fellow runners/walkers are doing to make the world a better place. Runners are the most generous people I know; let’s show just how generous we are!

Richard Boehnen is raising money for the St. Jude Children Hospital’s 5K Walk and Run on May 19, 2007 in Lodi, Wisconsin. His race is coming up soon, so give him a hand if you can! You can e-mail Richard for more information here.

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A relay team of one? You read that right! On June 9 and 10, 2007, Greg is going to run the
American Cancer Society Relay for Life and will see how far he can go in 24 hours. His longest run to date
has been 50 miles; His going to try to double that and go 100 miles in 24 hours!

Greg says:

We’ve all been affected by cancer in one way or another—let’s join together in fighting it! I’ll do the
running; I invite you to click on my donation page and make a donation, however large or small. Thanks!

Donate to Greg’s cause here. Don’t delay!

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Kristen and Andy are walking to raise money for the National MS Society. Their goal is $3,000; they’ve raised $250 so far, but have a long way to go before their 3-day, 50 mile walk-a-thon on Cape Cod, on Sept. 7, 8, 9, 2007.

Kristen writes

I (Kris) have done small walks for the Boston Children’s Hospital in the past and I wanted to do something bigger this year. I never knew much about MS until recently when I had a series of tests done to rule out MS as the cause of the tingling and numbness I’ve been experiencing for the past year. I was relieved to learn that I do not have MS but it got me thinking about how terrifying it would be to have the disease. I can’t imagine suddenly being unable to move my legs or arms. The disease is so unpredictable that suffers can’t really prepare for it; they never know what to expect or when their condition will worsen. A few weeks ago, I started hearing radio ads for the MS Challenge Walk. They said “Walk for Someone Who Can’t” and I thought that was a wonderful idea. I’m lucky to have Andy’s support and am happy to have him as a walking buddy.

You can donate to their good cause here.

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Don’t worry if you can’t give much; any amount will be much appreciated by these folks who are out to make a better world.

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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