The Fighting Hunger 5K on Saturday, 25 June 2011! As the name shows, this race benefits those facing hunger. Funds go to support providing meals!
The Watermelon 5K Let Freedom Run 5K on Monday, 4 July 2011! This race supports Treats for Troops. The idea is all in the name here, too. Unfortunately shipping costs are keeping the treats from being sent ot the troops (watch the ABC Action News video here). To fight this, at the Watermelon 5K runners are asked to bring a 1-gallon zip-lock bag filled with either food or non-perishable items (shampoo, socks, etc.) and a dollar bill; this dollar will allow the 1-pound bag of treats to be shipped. Pretty cool idea.
If you have served and know these needs first hand, please comment on what is most desired! My starter list is chapstick, chocolate, socks, razors and more chocolate.
Let me know if you plan to run either of these races - I would love to meet up with you before/afterwards!