Run For America
EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2017
"We each give a little and it can add up to a whole lot!"
Many of us are feeling helpless as we watch the horrific scenes on the news of the devastation in Houston, Florida and the fires in the Gorge, Oregon, California and Montana.
We want to do something so we are hosting this event to help raise funds for the victims. We talked to the Red Cross and they informed us that the most important action we can take is to raise money versus supplies. So we are going to have Red Cross representatives on site to collect all donations that will go directly to help those affected by this tragedy.
We chose Sunday September 17th since many in our community were planning on running VUM/Vancouver USA race anyways so it can be a way to honor VUM and everything that event has done for our community and assure you don't put all that training to waste while doing something really great for those in need. We can do something spectacular...where our running and walking community still gets together, we get our run or walk in and do something pretty AMAZING!
Warehouse '23, adjacent to our start/finish area, will offer a $20 brunch for all of us after our runs and will donate 50% of the money directly to the American Red Cross to help the victims! The brunch will include bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Deschutes Brewery Beer...the bottomless part is within reason - that warning is for the Chuggers!! Lol! Thanks Mark Mathias, Ali, Sunny and the crew at Warehouse 23! This just keeps getting better!
Please share this event with all your running and walking buddies or anyone who just wants to do something to help!
ps. If you want to help but aren't able to attend, you can still register and make a donation and do your run virtually wherever you will be. You don’t have to be present with us to help us make a huge impact!