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Written by John Domico John Domico
For the past 7 years, NVRC has sponsored teams of Boston Marathon runners who ran for the medically underserved in the Centre Region. These runners have helped Centre Volunteers In Medicine care for countless patients. One such patient was so moved by NVRC’s marathoners that she pledged to qualify and run Boston on behalf of NVRC to support CVIM. After CVIM helped her with cancer care, she recovered and attempted a qualifier. She didn’t qualify, but few do at the Anchorage Marathon. She was set to try again at a less mountainous course when her cancer returned.  She is now running a marathon of a completely different sort, but remains one of NVRC’s Boston team’s biggest fans.

We are inviting all 2010 Boston entrants in the Centre Region to participate in NVRC’s 2010 Boston Marathon Challenge. The Challenge runners use their running to raise both awareness and funds to help CVIM care for our friends and neighbors in need. Participation will give more meaning and purpose to every stride, foot strike, and breath of your training. While on the Boston course, you’ll feel like a celebrity as the spectators cheer you for your charitable running. While these are motivating in their own, true inspiration is found in the faces and words of CVIM’s patients:

"I just wanted to give my thanks to everyone at CVIM. I came in really bad shape. You said you would help me, and that's exactly what you did." - Howard F.

"Quite simply, you saved my life." - Marie H.

"Until we get universal health care, this place is a godsend for the uninsured" - Bill

Please consider joining us in our running for the cause. Reply to me directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested, or if you have questions.  We will need replies prior to February 11th if you wish to participate in the annual media day with our honorary coaches Joe & Sue Paterno, and Greg Fredericks. 

For more information regarding CVIM, see the following links:

http://www.cvim.net

http://www.centredaily.com/hidden-treasures/story/1662453.html

John Domico