We are suckers for a good charity, especially one for children. So we were delighted to find out one of our LE friends, Gerhard, ran 163 miles for one such charity. That was 52 hours of non-stop running from Cocoa Beach to Clearwater Beach, starting Friday night and ending at midnight on Sunday.
Volunteers were set up the whole way to run or bike with him for several miles at a time and also a support vehicle to carry all the provisions that he may need, including rain gear for when it started raining on Sunday afternoon.
When he finished at midnight on Sunday it was really windy, cold & wet conditions on Clearwater Beach. The weather was so bad, cruise ships were not allowed back into the Port of Tampa on Sunday as they were worried they wouldn’t safely make it under the bridge they pass through to get back to port.
He was doing this to raise money for the Sunshine Foundation whose sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children, ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to the financial strain that child's illness may cause.
If anyone would like to donate to this great cause, you can do so by either
Making checks payable to Sunshine Foundation
1731 Vintage St
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Or going online to www.sunshinefoundation.org/donations click on Donate Now and reference ‘Gerhard’s Run’ in the Notes/comments section of the donation page.
Run Gerhard, Run!