Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Rise Up Run for Las Vegas

The hubby and I will be heading down to San Diego bright and early Thursday morning (okay, it'll be before the sun rises, but that's just a minor detail) to join in with the community for an important event - Rise Up Run for Las Vegas.

People in Las Vegas are hurt, while some are gone forever. The ripples and waves can be felt around the world. As debates on gun control continue and the media pushes the gruesome play-by-play of the concert shooting, we want to aid where we can, and use our collective friends, families, clubs, studios, and networks to gather to show support.

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The Rise Up Run for Las Vegas will take place on Thursday, October 12th, at Law Street and the beach, at 6AM. We will join hands and share a moment for those hurt and killed in the shooting. At approximately 6:10AM there will be four groups that will head south on the boardwalk, with leaders for each: a 2 mile walk, a 5K jog, a 5 mile run, and a 10K run. Cash donations will be collected to support The American Red Cross, directions for local blood banks will be provided (download the app HERE to find nearby blood drives), and a coffee social will take place at 7AM at Bird Rock Coffee
We know that the American Red Cross jumps to action, that's what they do, and they will be as ready as possible for the next catastrophe & tragedy. The American Red Cross is currently taking blood donations but will always need financial support. {Suggested cash donation $20 and will go to everything that the ARC does, not just Las Vegas aid.}

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Everyone is invited. Dogs, strollers and vibes from upbeat to solemn are welcome. Keep it simple, let’s RISE UP! 


If you are in the San Diego area, we'd love to have you show your support and join us! Hope to see you on Thursday! 

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When was the last time you donated blood?

3 comments:

SD Mom said...

I wish I could go!!!!! :-(

Kate said...

I donated just a month ago, or so, being universal, I donate every time the blood van is in town - and I'm so proud of my son, who is organizing a major blood drive on behalf of his college. :) Enjoy the run, love to support the Red Cross

Jennifer said...

Do you know any other charities we could donate to? Let me know if you hear any others