Saturday, May 16, 2009
Air Force Run
The inaugural Air Force Run takes place on Sunday May 31 with all proceeds to support two very worthy causes, The Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) and Soldier On. The MFRC was established in 1991 to help military families deal with the day to day stresses of military life (of which, sadly, there are many). Soldier On (in collaboration with the Canadian Paralympic Committee) opened their doors in 2007 in response to the growing number of injured soldiers returning to their communities with broken spirits and damaged bodies. Soldier On provides opportunities for their own to rebuild their bodies and their spirit through sport and recreational activities. They provide financial support to injured CF personnel who require adapted sports equipment, and subsidize fitness and sport related activity expenses that directly contribute to enhancing or maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle. The race director guarantees a spectacular race with a millitary fly-pass, a start line filled with aircraft, a portion of the race under the final approach path of an active runway, and a finish "unique to the military". Not sure what this final bit is all about, but I'm sure it will be amazing! Online registration is available until May 29 so hurry, click here! Go on, you know you want to. It just occured to me that we can show our support to the military by placing a yellow ribbon around the tree in our front yard (passive) or we can get out there and kick-butt, sweat, donate some cash, and cheer on the buddies (active). It reminds me of that African proverb, you know the one, when you pray, move your feet. Hell, I'm moving my feet for Soldier On and MFRC... and I'll be proud of my contribution... so will you. See you at the start line. Spread the word. As always friends, it's a good day to be alive. Mike PS. Congratulations to my good pal, Debbie C. who achieved a B.Q. at The Fargo Marathon. Man oh man Deb, I am SO proud of you!