friends of Bojon have a charitable organization called Muffy's Fund, and Muffy's Run is the charity's flagship event to raise money to help elementary and middle school educators working with children in traditionally underserved communities in the Bay Area.
Muffy's Run also honors the memory of Alexandra "Muffy" Husband, a bubbly and enthusiastic third-grader who used to run like the wind until her life was cut short by a car accident in 1981.
Muffy's Run is a 5K race/fun run (open to all) that will be held in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on Thursday evening, May 19th.
proceeds from this year's run will go to the KIPP Bayview Academy, a college prep middle school in Bayview Hunters Point. The mission of KIPP Bayview Academy is to develop in the students of Southeastern San Francisco the knowledge, critical thinking skills and character traits needed to succeed in top quality high schools and colleges, and to lead deliberate and productive lives.
if you can find the time, please consider getting in on this great cause. here is all the info:
Thursday, May 19. 2005, starting at 6:30pm.
Online registration is at Active.com. $30 gets you a great t-shirt, free beer and pizza at the post-race party at the Sports Basement in the Presidio, and the thrill of having a hundred-plus appreciative KIPP students cheering you to the finish! You can also register the day of the event at the starting line ($35).
please visit MuffysRun.org for more information about the race and to find out more about the Muffy Fund and to read about Muffy herself.
hope to see you out there on race day!Posted by bojon at May 8, 2005 02:06 PM