Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Results Are In $2,650.

Approximately 100 runners donated $1,325., on Saturday morning, to participate in the "Left Behind" half marathon. A special "thank you" to all the runners, the volunteers, the MarathonFest training program, Susan Paul and the Track Shack Foundation.

The Track Shack Foundation was generous and matched the contribution, making the total raised for the "Donna Hicken Foundation", $2,650.

The photo is of our pot luck breakfast and some of the runners who participated.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Fundraiser - Part 2

The two ladies pictured above are Donna and Jodi, both are runners in our training program. Donna is currently battling breast cancer. Jodi has won her battle to beat breast cancer! In fact Jodi ran the half-marathon today. There is hope in the fight against this disease. They selected the "Donna Hicken Foundation" to be the recipient of the money raised from the "Left Behind" half marathon. Approximately 100 runners showed up for the fun run. There were medals for each finisher and a delicious pot luck breakfast of goodies. I even saw some chocolate donuts. We will have a tally of the money raised in the next few days. Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

"Left Behind" Fundraiser

We belong to a training group called MarathonFest. It is organized through the Track Shack a local running store in Orlando. This coming session we expect to have over 600 runners in training.

Each year around this time, many of our runners are leaving Orlando to run the various spring races. For those of us who did not register for a spring race, we hold our own, the "Left Behind" half marathon. This year it will be on Saturday, May 3rd. This is a fun run, with left over t-shirts and things donated to us by Track Shack. We finish it off with a "pot luck" breakfast.

Each year a charity is chosen to be the beneficiary of the donations made as the entry fee. This year the "Donna Hicken Foundation" was chosen. We are hoping to raise over $2,000. I will have a follow up post with photos early next week. Wish us luck!