MEMORIAL RUN/WALK RAISES MORE THAN 6K

by Gair on April 30, 2013

ORGANIZERS OF AN EVENT TO SUPPORT VICTIMS OF THE BOSTON MARATHON BOMBINGS SAY SATURDAY’S GET-TOGETHER IN MADISON RAISED MORE THAN $6,000.

AS MANY AS 400 PEOPLE TURNED OUT AT KING PINE SKI AREA/PURITY SPRING RESORT FOR THE BOSTON MARATHON MEMORIAL RUN/WALK, ORGANIZED ON SHORT NOTICE BY THE NON-PROFIT WHITE MOUNTAIN MILERS RUNNING CLUB.

LONGTIME MILER BARB HOLMES OF EATON IS A WALKER – WHILE HER HUSBAND AND MILER FRANK IS A RUNNER.

BOTH VOLUNTEERED TO HELP SATURDAY – BARB WORKED FIRST AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE AND THEN DIRECTED TRAFFIC TO KEEP THE RUNNERS AND WALKERS SAFE.

SHE SAYS ATTENDEES RANGED FROM BABIES TO PEOPLE IN THEIR 80s. KING PINE/PURITY SPRING GENEROUSLY PROVIDED THE VENUE WHILE LOCAL BUSINESSES DONATED FOOD AND RAFFLE PRIZES – EVEN A BAGPIPER SHOWED UP TO PIPE FOR THE CROWD.

BARB SAYS IT WAS ALL ABOUT GETTING TOGETHER AND RAISING MONEY FOR “ONE FUND BOSTON.”

IN A RELEASE POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITE, THE MILERS THANK EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT – RUNNERS, WALKERS, DONORS, BUSINESS SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS – TO SHOW THEIR KINDNESS, COMPASSION, GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE RECENT TRAGEDY IN BOSTON.

THE MILERS DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS A FRIENDLY SOCIAL GROUP DEDICATED TO RUNNING, WALKING, FITNESS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE THAT WELCOMES BEGINNERS TO VETERANS.

ANYONE WHO COULDN’T MAKE THE EVENT IS URGED TO SEND A DONATION TO www.onefundboston.org.

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