Posted by: Jack Savage | March 17, 2012

A Winning Circle

I can’t adequately express how amazed I am at the generosity and support from so many people. Thanks to all–with pledges, we’ve crested over the $3000 mark on our way to the $7500 goal.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a monthly meeting of the Winner’s Circle Running Club, which serves the North Shore, Seacoast NH and southern Maine. Mike Kimball was a member of the Winner’s Circle before he died. Thanks to Laurie Gaudreau, who counted Mike as a dear friend, the club made a donation to this run in Mike’s honor. The club members passed the hat (literally, the Mass Eye and Ear hat I’ve taken to wearing everywhere I go) and in now time it was full of generous and freely-given donations. Runners are nothing if not incredibly generous. I told the folks at Team Mass Eye and Ear about how supportive the club was, and they have made Winner’s Circle Running Club an official sponsor of Team Mass Eye and Ear and will put the logo on our team singlets for the Marathon!

But it gets better. This past Sunday I participated in the Winner’s Circle Boston Marathon training run hosted by Bruce Lander in Dover, NH. It was a great course and Bruce and his wife were wonderful hosts. During the 20-miler, I had the privilege of running with two Winner’s Circle members who were extremely encouraging. Dick L’Heureux, and other good friend of Mike’s, has run the Boston Marathon 22 times, including some sub-3 hour finishes. Listening to his advice–as well as his stories of him and Mike running together–made the long run fly by. Another Winner’s Circle runner, Michelle, is running the Boston Marathon, and is nothing if not full of energy, enthusiasm and positive thinking and I drew from that as well.

Thanks for all the support!

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