Sunday, March 18, 2012

Attn: Running mamas! One of ours needs a hand

One thing about the running community is for sure, we help each other out. You may or may not have heard, MI was hit with some tornados Thursday. I received this email earlier tonight from Everal Race Management, (who puts on PHENOMENAL running events btw & now I have another reason to love them). I thought it was important to share. If you have a minute or two, give it a read. If you feel so inclined, do what you can.

Normally you receive emails from us telling you about runs that are coming up in the near future.  This email is a bit different in that we are asking you to help out a family that has been active in the local running scene for quite a while now.  Over the last few years Bob & Katie Jazwinski have put on a series of runs at Hudson Mills Park, along with being very active in coaching the highly successful Dexter High School Cross Country team.  Katie has been racing well, and was planning on trying to qualify for the Olympics.  Those plans were all changed a month or so ago when they found out she was pregnant with their third child.
 tornado home
As most of you are probably aware a devastating tornado hit the Dexter area last week.  The picture above shows what is left of Bob, Katie and their two young children's home.  While insurance will cover a good portion of what they have lost there are many expenses that will not be covered.  Anything that you can contribute will be appreciated.
You can donate by sending a check PAYABLE TO BOB AND KATIE JAZWINSKI, and sending it to:
Tom Micallef
7184 Steeplechase Drive
Saline, MI 48176
Here is a link to a video from WXYZ TV
Link to Video
 Thanks for your consideration; please help in any way you can.  Future emails from us will bring you news of upcoming runs and happier events.

'Til next time...
P.S. If you would like to make a donation via PayPal with credit or debit, you can do so by going here: http://michianatiming.com/

1 comment:

fitnessat50 said...

Hey, just thought I'd let you know that I got the same email and also posted about it on my site. My niece is on Katie's Dexter High School cross-country team. I'm running the No Frills All Thrills 5 Mile Trail Run this Saturday in Brighton, MI, and I'm donating to them based on my finish time. Let's hope we bring in some serious help for them!

Jeff
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