10 miles for Orphans!
On October 8th I’ll be running in the annual Army 10-miler http://www.armytenmiler.com/
It’s a great race that I hope merely to finish. 10 miles is a long way to run, especially on my old knees. Who knows, this may be the beginning of my marathon career, NOT! Anyhow I’m running with some of my friends from FT Jackson and I had the idea of running for something other than me. As many of you know our friend Sam Thomas and his father M.A. have been caring for orphans for the last 40 years or so. They rely on donations to supply the basic needs of these kids. At one of their orphanages they have over 1500 children there. It costs about 23 dollars a month to keep a child clothed and fed. That’s not a whole lot. So we are going to run this race for the kids. I’m asking for sponsors either by the mile or one time donations. Now its too easy to give. Hopegivers has a web-site http://www.hopegivers.com/
If you go there you can donate online or you can mail them your check. All the information is there. There’s a wonderful lady in the office named Ivy that will be glad to help you. All I ask is that when you give just ear mark it as being for the "Army Ten-Miler". That’s it. Your donations are totally tax deductible and they are going to the most precious of resources. Tammy and I have been sponsoring orphans for many years now and I am grateful to be able to give. Blessings to all of you and we’ll see you in Washington. I’ll be updating periodically with more pictures especially as we draw close to race day!