Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Okay, so this will be an unconventional post by me. On Saturday night, I signed up for a short 9K road race. Why 9K? Well, baseball season is upon us. Anyone that knows me knows what a baseball nerd I am. I mean, I will get the most random trivia questions right with regard to baseball. For example, I could tell you the home run leaders by decade going back to the 1920's. Sad, but true.
Well, being that I'm in Boston, it's now time for the Red Sox season to start, and one of the best parts of the Red Sox organization is their fundraising effort - the Red Sox Foundation. They help many organizations, including the Jimmy Fund, which helps kids - and adults - in their fight against cancer. Last year, I took part in an awesome event - the Red Sox Foundation's Fantasy Day, and look forward to doing so again this year.
However, this time around, I signed up to take part in their 9K "Run To Home Base" to help their Home Base Program. The program helps returning soldiers with their battles with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD. Many know that I am staunchly anti-war. However, I feel that if we're going to send these kids - and many are kids when they go to fight - to war, that we should also take care of them when they return, which simply isn't happening. This is a great cause that I think any of us can support, regardless of how you feel about war and our role in it. So since it's the "Home Base Program", why not choose a song entitled "Home", eh?
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