Sunday, May 15, 2011

One of the Ladies and One of Her Missions

Years ago I decided to go for a run with a purpose other than just exercise.... What about going for a run and finishing it up with a beer? I mean really, we all get thirsty when we run. Beer is 90% water. Why not? I decided to run from my house down to 20 Main for a total of about 3.5 miles. I carried some cash and my cell phone for the trip. I got there, had a bottle of water and a beer, and called Mike for a ride home. It was a stellar experience. Right then and there I decided that I needed to share this experience with others. I mean really, what could be better than celebrating exercise with a refreshing beverage when you're done??? The Beer Run Association was born that day.

After careful consideration I decided that a charity organization was what the Beer Run Association would be. Want to raise money? Call the Beer Run Association and I'll organize a run to make money for your organization. I still anticipate that one of the major beer distributors will sponsor one of my events... how can they not?

I am currently in the midst of the beginning of my dream. Some fabulous folks in my town hold an event to make money to go towards research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a disease that has hit more than one prominent person in our community. What better organization could I choose to start my quest? None.

On June 4th, the Beer Run Association will hold its first charity event, and I couldn't be more proud. I don't care if it's only 5 people (although I'm hoping for 10 times that amount). My idea of fun is becoming functional and that's what it's all about.

I hope that anyone reading this participates in one way or another... either volunteering for the event, participating in the motorcycle ride, shaking their groove thing at the Zumbathon that is going on at the same time or bidding on something at the silent auction.... be a part of this. It's really important.