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Delaware Marathon Strides for Hope.

So I've made a decision to get myself motivated in running and contribute to an organization that I really believe in. I'm going to participate in Strides for Hope for The Wellness Community- Delaware. Strides for Hope is a marathon/half-marathon team that participates in marathons all over the country to raise money for The Wellness Community. The last one was in San Antonio and they are going to be participating in the Chicago Marathon this coming August. I recently found out they are going to run in the Delaware Marathon in Wilmington.

The Wellness Community is where I'm doing my internship and it provides support, educational, and mind-body-spirit programs to people with cancer and their family members/support system free of charge. They do not bill individuals or insurance companies for anything they provide and provide wonderful services. It's a wonderful place and has meant a lot to me during my time here so any little thing I can do to help raise money for this wonderful organization, I'm going to. Like everyone, especially small non-profit organizations, TWC has gotten hit hard by the downward spiral of the economy. I believe it offers important programs and support to people who are normally very isolated because of illness either of themselves or of their family members. I want it to be able to continue to offer their programs and keep the lights on.

I really, really want to do it and need to raise $300 at least to participate. So...anyone anyone ANYONE willing to donate anything to this, please let me know. Even if I can get 30 people to donate $10 I'm there so it doesn't have to be much. I just signed up with Susan like...4 minutes ago. Eventually I will go on the TWC site for Strides and people will be able to do internet donations (for my out of state friends). I'll let you know when that happens. This should be really fun. Also--to any runners/walkers out there, if you would like to participate too let me know!! The people here are supercool and would love any particpation. :-)

So that's that. They will probably be the bulk of non-holiday related public posts for me from now until May 17th. I'm so excited!!!! Hopefully Laura will come through and switch day shifts for me (it's on a Sunday) and I will not have to take vacation time and find a back up person.

(To learn more about The Wellness Community- Delaware go to: http://www.wellnessdelaware.org/)


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Feb. 15th, 2009 01:58 pm (UTC)
lol. way to volunteer your girlfriend for things.

The only ones they're doing that I know of right now are the Delaware Marathon and the Chicago marathon. If she wants to participate in the marathon team, give her my email address and I'll put her in touch with Susan at TWC to get signed up.

Loves to you both!
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