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I am sure we all breathed a VERY deep sigh of relief on Friday when the second suspect was captured as well as applauded and cheered right along with all of Boston that night. It’s all very reassuring and I am so amazed and humbled by the efforts of the Boston Police Department . Relentlessly they worked and within days, justice was served. I am so proud of our country, joyful for Boston and elated for our running community.
That being said, there is still more we can do to support and provide the awareness and much needed aid to the victims and people of Boston. I’ve caught a BUNCH of events and fundraisers on Facebook and Twitter and just wanted to jot off a quick post today with a nice list of even more ways to help since the first ones I posted - and, again, if you know of any others, please feel free to share the link in the comments section below.
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1) Today, Monday April 22nd, fellow blogger Pavement Runner is organizing a global #BostonStrong event and so far, 120 U.S. cities are participating. To join an event in your city, check out PR’s post here and the Facebook page for the #BostonStrongSF run here .
2) Tonight at 6:30pm, Sports Basement in San Francisco is hosting a Happy Hour Fundraising event, 10% off in the store with that 10% benefiting One Fund Boston . Check out the Facebook event page here for more details .
3) Donate directly to the Boston Police Department:
4) Join the Run Now movement, started as a way to communicate and share the actions surrounding recovery from the Boston Marathon tragedy.
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And, finally, a few ways to wear your support while also donating to the cause…
If you know of any other ways to help, please post the info below and be safe out there, my running friends!!!