First off, a quick link to the Miami Herald which featured KEEP
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It is a special privilege each year for our family members to run in memory of those who have died in traffic incidents. Over the years, many of these families have connected with the mission of KEEP
What follows is a short photo-essay of our journey up
The day before the run on the top of Pike’s Peak posing in our running shirts beside the plaque bearing the words of “America the Beautiful,” written by Kathryn Lee Bates from atop the mountain in 1893.
Peering down from the summit of
At the starting line the morning of the Ascent – From L to R: Matthew, Michael, Tom, Shawn, and Mike
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However, Mike’s good friend, John Garner, captured Michael (age 20 from
Shawn and yours truly lagged behind, and thus were not captured on film crossing the line. But the finisher’s shirts attest to the fact that we did indeed finish.
It is with deep gratitude that we give thanks for the opportunity to run to remember so many wonderful sons, daughters, spouses, brothers, sisters, and parents. The encouragement of all truly made the difference in seeing us through to the summit.
We are grateful, too, for all the donors who supported the run and helped to underwrite the cost of t-shirts for family members of those we ran to remember. These families wore their shirts in solidarity with us on the 21st. Jan Anstett of
$1,225.00 has been raised toward our goal of $5,000.00. Thus, we have not been able to cover all the expenses attached to the “Run to Remember.” However, if you are in a position to donate, we welcome continued donations at "Run to Remember"
Or, checks can be sent to”
Keep Kids Alive Drive 25
Please remember, your generous giving keeps kids living.
We’ll “Run to Remember” in 2011 as well. Already two additional family members are interested in joining us for the race up the Peak. If you are interested in being a part of our team, please send me an e-mail or call 402-334-1391. We would welcome your participation. To learn more about what you would be getting yourself in to, visit Pike's Peak Ascent
Have a great beginning of the school year, and remember,
“Don’t let the 2 minutes you ‘save’ be the last 2 minutes of someone’s life.” David Townsend – Tia’s dad (We will "Run to Remember" Tia)
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