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Weekend Recap

Despite a chilly start, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s was outstanding!  Z102.9’s Overnight Kim started off the walk with three very inspiring stories from two young Alzheimer’s supporters, a woman who’s husband passed away from Alzheimer’s and a beautiful story about a woman who is her husband’s caretaker.

After registering everyone was given a flower in one of four colors.  Blue if you have Alzheimer’s, purple if you know someone with Alzheimer’s, yellow if you are a caretaker of someone with Alzheimer’s and orange if you support the cause.  While participants were walking, those flowers were used for a very beautiful display at the Promise Garden when we returned.

Here is a look at Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Cedar Rapids:



{Overnight Kim and the three inspiring stories of the morning}

{Beautiful route, Beautiful Fall day}

{Promise Garden}

I’m always looking for ways to support charitable organizations!  If you are having an event or want some help promoting your team, please contact me by sending me an email charitableconnections@gmail.com, on Facebook or Twitter.  I would be more than happy to get the word out about your event or participate, so please let me know what I can do to help.

{What are you doing in October to support charitable causes?}


Against the Wind Virtual 5k


Have you ever heard of a virtual 5k before?  Tomorrow marks the Against the Wind Virtual Race for the Dick Beardsley Foundation sponsored by New Balance.  This is a great idea!  You get to run whenever and wherever you want on March 31!

All you have to do is register and pay your $25 tax deductible entry fee.  Run 3.1 miles.  Record your time.  All proceeds for the race go to the Dick Beardsley Foundation, which helps create awareness for chemical dependency and aids in support for those who are unable to pay for a 12 step program.

But wait… what do I get if I run really fast!?  Well friend, not only do you get to support a great cause, but you also have the chance to win monetary prizes (5,000th place gets $250!) or one of many marathon entrance fees, autographed books, memorabilia and more!

I heard about this on Z102.9, one of my favorite local radio stations, and wanted to pass on this great event!  Since I am in training for my first half marathon in May, this is a great opportunity to race against the clock and see how my training has stacked up to others.  

If you are in the Cedar Rapids area and want to run with someone, email Scott@kzia.com for more details!  Good Luck!

To find out more information, or to register for the race check out their website.  Be sure to “Like” them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter!