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September 20, 2012
Along with our son, we are participating in the fourth annual What about You Run and Walk Saturday, Oct. 13, at Eastern Michigan University. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. with the 5K run beginning at 10:50 a.m.

Participants choose to run or walk a 5K or 1 mile route throughout the campus to raise funds for one of 12 local charities.

The charities include:

* Community Health Charities of Michigan,

* Fragile X Association of Michigan,

* Therapaws of Michigan,

* NorthStar Reach,

* Team Red, White & Blue,

* Lost Voices,

* Angels & Doves,

* Association to Rescue Kritters,

* Compassionate Touch International,

* Celebrities Against Autism,

* SafeHouse Center and

* Grass Lake Sanctu-ary.

We are choosing to benefit the Fragile X Association of Michigan.

Each participant receives a free football game ticket to watch EMU Eagles versus the University of Toledo Rockets starting at 1 p.m. in Rynearson Stadium. Also included are a Charity Expo and Health and Wellness Fair and lunch served on the football field.

"This event is to benefit our children, adults in need, families, our veterans and the environment while touching the lives of us all today," said event organizer Christine Clipper.

"Individuals, families and teams are invited to make a difference in a cause that is most important to them while enjoying a day of family fun, activities, food and a great football game," she said.

For more information or to register, visit WhatAboutYouRunWalk.org.

By Mary Beth Langan and Theodore G. Coutlish

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