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Ruby’s Run

November 6, 2009

This Sunday, The Bug will participate in Ruby’s Run, as she has every November since 2006. It’s another “run” to raise money, like you can find going on just about every weekend here in Richmond. But this one is a little different… in Ruby’s Run, the kids do the running and the fundraising. The event raises money for 2nd Presbyterian Child Care Center (The Bug’s daycare for 2.5 years, a place that was filled with people who helped make her the awesome kid she is today) and Theatre IV, a local children’s theater.

The run is fun for the kids, an opportunity for us to see friends and contribute to some great causes. It’s also become an annual meaningful and productive way to deal with something horrible that happened in this town. It’s a way for those who loved Ruby and her family, and those (like us) who didn’t know them but are forever affected by them, to turn pain, fear and anger into something positive and lasting for our kids. A lot of beautiful memorials have been set up, songs written, words spoken to honor this family. But Ruby’s Run is just for the kids, and I think it’s equally, if not more, important to recognize them when tragedy strikes.

So this Sunday, we’ll all get another Ruby’s Run T shirt, The Bug will collect another medal and we’ll enjoy a great Sunday afternoon with friends.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. jec permalink
    November 7, 2009 6:36 pm

    Have fun.

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