Walk/Run for Cancer July 19

Published on Thu, Jun 26, 2003
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Walk/Run for Cancer July 19

The 4th annual Raspberry Run/Walk for Cancer will take place on Saturday, July 19 at 10 a.m. The event takes place in the unique setting through Berthusen Park, DeVries Farm and in the Mayberry raspberry fields.

Proceeds from the run will benefit St. Joseph Hospital Community Cancer Center. Local patients will receive educational materials and services at no charge through generous donations. Anyone needing information about the local cancer center can call 738-6701. You can also collect donations to sponsor you to benefit the community cancer center.

If you pre-register by July 11, the cost is $15 � with event t-shirt, the cost is $20. Thirteen years and under the cost is $5 for the event and with t-shirt, is $15. There is a slight increase to register on the day of the event. T-shirts will be available while supplies last at $10 each. New this year, photos of participants will be available on the website and may be purchased a few day after the race. This is unique for a 5 k race. Check out your photo!

There will be awards and door prizes. Registration starts at 9 a.m., with the run starting at 10 a.m.

To register and find out more information, visit www.lynden.org or call 354-5995.

Run for Literacy a success

The 4th Anniversary Run for Literacy, celebrating 23 years of Village Books, four years of Fairhaven Runners and 25 years of the Whatcom Literacy Council was a great success.

Over 180 people turned out in the rain for a 5 k walk/run, plus nearly a dozen younger kids took part in the free half mile run beforehand. All of the proceeds went to the Whatcom Literacy Council to provide literacy tutoring to adults.

Chuck and Dee, owners of Village Books, says �We�re delighted to be able to continue this great tradition of joining Fairhaven Runners in support of the Whatcom Literacy Council and tying two great pastimes together as well. But we couldn�t do it without the incredible efforts of our staff, especially Paul Haskins, who coordinates this annual event for Village Books.�

Steve Roguski, owner of Fairhaven Runners, says �This is such a nice way to celebrate our anniversaries. We could throw a party, but even better is to work with our good neighbor, Village Books, and create an opportunity to bring people together and support a local cause. It represents a business philosophy that we share.�

We also appreciate the many other sponsors including: Fairhaven Market, Copies Now, Greater Bellingham Running Club, Bellingham Parks and Recreation, Colophon Cafe and Great Harvest Bread Company.

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