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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Calling All Runners ... (or those willing to!)
Do you enjoy running? Have you ever wanted to give it a try? Maybe you're already experienced and are planning to run some races this year! For you, maybe it's a hobby! We are looking for anyone interested in joining the MILES FOR MELANA team. Melana is the 9 year old daughter of our friend Heather Matson. She was diagnosed in January with a rare form of cancer called a glioma, it is affecting her brain stem. Our team is going to take part in the Akron Road Runner on September 26, 2009. Starting in July we will post our collective team miles and friends and family will be able to make pledges to show their support. Every penny will go to the family to help with the mounting medical bills and extra expenses. You can join us or get more information by contacting Diana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-628-0759. There are 3 options for the run: the entire Marathon - 26.2 miles, Half Marathon - 13.1 miles, or a 5 Person Relay Team!