Augusta’s “Run For Boston” Raises More Than $5,000

Augusta's "Run For Boston" Raises More Than $5,000 (Image 1)

Ever since the bombs went off at the Boston Marathon, many runners from across the nation are coming up with unique ways to raise money for the victims and their families.

Last weekend, Good Morning Augusta co-anchor Chris Kane teamed up with Heather DiCicco of the Triple 8 running club to host a special, 'Run for Boston'. More than 400 hundred runners came out for the 2.5 mile run at the downtown Augusta Market. There was no registration fee, but donations were accepted.

On Friday, DiCicco and Kane, along with the rest of the Run for Boston team, joined Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver for a special check presentation. The Run for Boston raised $5,071.01.

“Being a runner myself and watching what happened in Boston, it makes me feel so good to know that in such a short period of time that many people would come together to help people in another city,” said Mayor Copenhaver. “It just makes me proud to be Mayor of this city.”

All proceeds raised from Augusta's 'Run For Boston' are going to the ONE FUND BOSTON.

The fund helps people most affected by the Boston Marathon tragedy.

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