Editorial: Wet runners, walkers deserve our appreciation

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 06:41 PM.

“We know this is a great cause, raising money for St. Jude’s,” he said. “Running in the rain is not a big deal when you consider what the children that need these services go through every day. We’re going to get wet, but it’s a great cause.”

Debbie Holmes started the first St. Jude run six years ago. She continues to be passionate about the cause. Participants in this year’s race went out and raised $11,000 in pledges, bringing the total amount raised in the six years of the event to $108,000.

Beyond the support of individuals, the business community in Havelock and the surrounding area has supported the race as well, donating various prizes and other items for the participants.

The race has grown into a springtime tradition in Havelock. Maybe next year, the event will have better spring weather. But even if it rains enough to warrant the construction of an ark, we know the good people of Havelock will be out there again, battling the elements to help others battle what can be a deadly disease. They deserve our appreciation.

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