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Thursday, June 02, 2011

by now, I am sure that you have all heard about the tornadoes that have been striking all over the country. In my backyard one of the most deadly tornadoes in US history hit in Joplin, MO. Here is a story from Runner's World
about the Boomtown Run in Joplin. Organizers have decided not to completely cancel this run and instead use the registration fees to cover costs incurred for the Run and the remaining amount will go to relief efforts. I am now a registered Half Marathon participant in the Boomtown Run! I invite all of you to register as well. If you are like me, you have heard the stories, and seen the pictures of the devastation, and wondered if there was something you could do to help. Now there is!!! Go to and register too!

I know the power of SparkPeople. Let's use some of that power to help a community that was, literally, ripped apart by this deadly tornado!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CANNIE50 6/4/2011 1:40AM

    I like Barbado1's idea - to register and pay the fee as a non-runner (since I am across the country). My heart goes out to the people of Joplin - it is hard to even wrap my brain around that much loss and devastation. Thank you for posting this and I will look forward to reading your blog about your experience.

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MARAHAB 6/2/2011 9:57PM

    Thanks for posting this!

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    What a tragedy !
My thoughts and prayers are with those people !
God Bless.

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FRECKS96 6/2/2011 5:11PM

    Cool! I think we should all run the distance that day anyway.

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FUNFROG79 6/2/2011 2:02PM

    Great job for bringing this to our attention!

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GETFIT2LIVE 6/2/2011 11:52AM

    Thank you for bringing this to our attention--what a great way to help out!

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MIM2317 6/2/2011 11:52AM

    Thanks! I'm registering right now!

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LAURIE5658 6/2/2011 11:38AM

    Such a great idea for such a great cause.


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NIKKICOLE83 6/2/2011 11:30AM

    God bless you for rallying people to help this cause. Even if I am not in Missouri can I go on here and register as a non-runner so that the money is still given to disaster relief?

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