Charity-o-Rama for June 26, 2007!

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Kelly, of is running for Neurofibromatosis. What is
Neurofibromatosis? I’ll let Kelly tell you:

My name is Kelly, and I have neurofibromatosis (or “NF”), a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow randomly throughout the body. Depending on the severity of one’s case, NF can lead to disfigurement, blindness, hearing loss, scoliosis, brain and spinal tumors, loss of limbs, malignancies, and learning disabilities. Currently, there is NO CURE.

The NF Marathon Team is a huge resource of funding for NF research. And I need your help!

Since I can’t run from NF, I’m running FOR it! I will be running in the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon in October 2007, to raise money to find a cure for NF.

Please consider donating to Kelly’s worthy cause, here. Kelly is trying to raise $3,000, and so far she’s raised $62, so she could REALLY use your help! Check out her site.

Kelsey is raising money for Team Hoyt and says:

I’m running my first half marathon (Virginia Beach Rock’n’Roll 1/2) on Sept. 2. I’m excited to be a part of this great charity. Dick & Rick Hoyt are truly inspirational. Thanks for your support!

Kelsey has raised $365 toward her goal of $1,500. Donate to Kelsey here.



Ilene Leventhal writes the following:

The second annual Strides for Life fundraising race will take place at 9.00 a.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2007, in Southampton, New York. The 3-mile fun run/walk around scenic Lake Agawam is the cornerstone event of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF), which funds innovative lung cancer research grants at leading cancer centers across the country. CNN Headline News anchor Nancy Grace is Honorary Chairman of the race.

More than 600 participants are anticipated to register for this year’s race including: professional runners, first-time runners, walkers, families, and current lung cancer patients and survivors. Following the race at 9:45 AM, there will be a 50-yard dash for children, and a medal presentation ceremony.

When: Sunday, August 26th, 2007.

Official Start Time: 9:00 a.m, rain or shine.

Where: The Cultural Center, Pond Lane & Jobs Lane, Southampton, New York.

Registration: Register online at

Cost: Advance Registration Fee: $35 per adult, $15 per child (18 & under.)

Event Day Registration Fee: $40 per adult, $15 per child (18 & under.) Plus a requested minimum fundraising goal of $50 per registration that can be donated or raised from outside pledges.

Information: Visit or call (212) 332-4403.


Cara Mattleman wants

…to make you aware of the biggest event going on in 2007 to help solve one of the world’s most pressing problems: the global water crisis. It’s an epic around-the-world relay as 20 athletes circumnavigate the globe. Runners left New York City June 1 and have been running 24 hours a day for the past 48 day. The goal is to run 15,000+ miles in less than 100 days, to raise awareness and funds for people in need of clean drinking water.

With support from the Dow Chemical Company, the Blue Planet Run Foundation is behind this unprecedented event to help some of the more than one billion people who lack access to clean drinking water.

Visit for complete details of the 2007 Blue Planet Run team and the run route.


Looking for someplace to donate? Get out that checkbook, read all our charity spotlights, here, and donate!

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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