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Mary Ellen Kinser

Time: December 17, 2014 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Martin's Parking Lot Cary Street
Street: Cary Street
City/Town: Richmond, VA
Event Type: run, christmas lights
Organized By: Mary Ellen Kinser
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2016

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Event Description

9th Annual Poinsettia Run!

When:          Wednesday December 17th 6:00pm 
Where:         Martin's Parking Lot Cary Street 
How Far:      Approximately 5 miles 
Why?:           To Bring Joy to the Elderly during the Holiday Season! 

Come one Come all for this joyous occasion! Bring your legs, bring your smiles, and bring a poinsettia and come have some fun! During this time of year the elderly are a forgotten group. Some are stuck in homes with family far away. They are unable to move and unable to get out and enjoy the season. A visit from a stranger can mean the world and a remembered token of that visit can last a lifetime. 

That is the meaning behind the poinsettia run. We have the gift of being able to run and being able to move each day but who knows when and if that gift will ever be taken away from us. We should cherish it and give back as much as we can. Such a small token for such a precious gift. Come have fun with us, wear your best Christmas hat, red shorts or whatever! 

Enjoy some refreshments afterwards at Baker's Crust (not provided), enjoy the shoppers of Carytown, the lights of Monument and the hustle of the fan area! So get a Poinsettia and join us for a run on Wednesday night!! 

Once again we will be delivering to the elderly. We have delivered to the Hermitage for the past several years and they love us. You guys are great! We collected over 40 poinsettias in the past years and made a lot of people very happy. 
How does this work? Well this is a run not a race. The only thing we ask is that you bring your smiles and a poinsettia. We will collect all poinsettias on Wednesday night then we will all enjoy a run through the fan.

Please forward this to all of your running friends and we hope to see you in Carytown for celebrating and helping such a wonderful group of people! 

Run for Those Who Can’t,
Mary Ellen Kinser and Rob Manolo

Chelle Quinn created this run several years ago and we always try to continue the tradition when  Chelle is unable to do so.

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Comment by Kelly B Harris on November 28, 2014 at 11:33am

would love to help! 

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