Sunday, April 28, 2013

Communities Coming Together

Yesterday a really special event was held in Madison, NH at King Pine Purity Spring Resort.  The Boston Marathon Memorial Run/Walk was organized by the White Mountain Milers as a tribute and fund raiser for people impacted by the bombings at this year's Boston Marathon.  A couple of hundred people turned out to navigate the 2.62 Km course (get it... like 26.2 miles in a marathon).  There were runners, walkers, baby joggers, kids, folks on crutches and dogs.  Over $6,000 was raised by registration feeds, bumper sticker sales and tickets to many many donated raffle prizes... all to be donated to the One Fund.

A community came together to mourn, celebrate and help.  Generosity and good feelings were everywhere and communities were united in the process... co-workers, runners, compassionate souls, the towns surrounding the Mt. Washington Valley,  people from across New England and ultimately, our Country.  It was an inspiring morning and lots of fun.  It makes you wonder why a couple of hundred community members don't get together more on a more beautiful Saturday mornings.

 The happy winner of a Joe Viger Photography framed print!
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