Racing on the Dunes
August 08, 2012
Everywhere I look these days, there’s someone running for something charitable like a 5k for cancer research, 10 mile walks for homeless dogs, and save the monkeys marathons. Both, my family and friends, have participated in these events, and they come home with medals, T-shirts, and smiles on their faces. I, however, am not a runner, but I have somehow found myself signed up for one of these "races." (although race is a relative term)
This week I’m headed to North Carolina’s Jockey’s Ridge State Park to run, or more likely walk, in the OBX Great Glow Run. The event is benefitting Easter Seals, which, by the way, are not cute sea mammals who only come out at Easter. Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism and other disabilities can live, learn, work, and play in our communities.
So, I’ll be there with my glow-in-the-dark T-shirt on, walking my heart out on the sand dunes. I’m looking forward to the physical challenge and the beautiful scenery, but I’m also pretty proud to be helping out a great organization.
Have you done a run/walk for charity? Share your experiences with us!
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