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Big Sur International Marathon Announces Children's Miracle Network Grant for "Just Run" Program

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Big Sur International Marathon Announces
Children's Miracle Network Grant for "Just Run" Program

 

 

(Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - Carmel, CA) - The Big Sur International Marathon announced receipt of a grant of $20,000 from Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital through the  Children's Miracle Network for the recently inaugurated "Just Run" which  is a cooperative program designed to promote health and fitness to school children in the 2nd through 8th grades (www.justrun.org) .

 

While all eyes will be on the top finishers crossing the finish line at Highway One and Rio Road, another group will be getting much coaxing and cheers.  40  schools and over 2,500 students will be participating the KION 5K Family Fun Run, many of which have trained and participated through "Just Run" in their school.

 

Founded in 1983 by Marie Osmond and John Schneider, Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for and awareness of children's hospitals. Begun in 1983, Children's Miracle Network's first fund-raising effort was a television special broadcast by 30 television stations and originating from a small studio in Provo, Utah. That first year Children's Miracle Network and 22 hospitals in the United States raised $4.7 million.

 

"We are delighted with this support," said Mike Dove, Founder and Director of the "Just Run" program.  "The Children's Miracle Network has made is possible for us to expand our fitness, health and wellness program to many other schools that may not ordinarily get the chance to participate and reach children that may not otherwise have access to health and wellness programs."

 

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More information on this Sunday's Big Sur International Marathon can be found on the website, www.bsim.org