5K AND 10K RACE REGISTRATION DONATION by EarnedRuns: It’s time to make a donation for the equivalent registration fees of both my St Valentine’s Day 5K (run last month) and St. Patrick’s Day 10K (soon to be run) races. Because it’s now meteorological Spring and there’s an increasing risk of violent weather and natural disasters, the American Red Cross was chosen as the charity. People will be displaced from and possibly lose homes and neighborhoods in places where damage occurs. Compared with the injury and even death that may result, a trivial consequence will be the destruction of the running routes of people living in these areas. In times of great stress, a main source of stress relief will be denied them.
This non-profit organization responds to help victims recover from disasters and performs other good works (see below in italics). This March has been designated “Red Cross Month” across the US by President Obama, a tradition begun in 1943 by President Roosevelt.
“The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families.”
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. I began participating in road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health.
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