Brevard Runners Support Boston Bombing Victims
By Michael Moore II // April 21, 2013
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – More than 100 runners gathered at Front Street Park this morning to show support to the victims of the Boston Bombing.
Before the race began runners bowed heads for a moment of silence for the victims, after which everyone pitched in to sing the national anthem.
Forty-six year old James Haggan of Melbourne Beach ran a half marathon for the first time today.
“I was born and raised in Boston,” said Haggan. “For 44 years I lived in a great city with great people, and I wanted to come out today and give it a go to show my support and love.”
The runners made their way across the Melbourne Causeway to Indialantic and back. Runners can choose to do a full marathon, half marathon, or any length they would like in tribute to the victims. No roads were closed for the event.
THE ONE FUND BOSTON SET UP BY MASSACHUSETTS OFFICIALS
Runners were encouraged to donate to The One Fund Boston, Inc. which was set up by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, who have announced the formation of fund help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013.
Find out more here.
To send a check by mail:
One Fund Boston, Inc.
800 Boylston Street #990009
Boston, MA 02199
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