Lunchtime walk/run supports Boston bombing victims
Dress in your Salve Regina apparel and join the university community tomorrow for a lunchtime walk/run to express support for the victims of the Patriot’s Day bombing at the Boston Marathon.
The event will start at 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Rodgers Recreation Center. All members of the campus community are invited to participate; no registration required.
“Well Wishes for Boston” is being coordinated by the university’s office of community services, which will provide ribbons that participants can pin to their shirts during the event.
Tables will be set up in the O’Hare Academic Center lobby today and tomorrow from 9-11 a.m. where students can drop off cards that will be delivered to Salve Regina alumni Kimberly Howley, who works as an emergency room nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital. Howley will coordinate distribution of the cards to those injured in the tragedy and to the doctors, nurses and emergency personnel who responded to their medical needs.
Kelly Powers, coordinator of community services at Salve Regina, is spearheading the event. She is a three-time Boston Marathon participant who, in talking with fellow runners at Salve, wanted to do something to show support.
“I was talking with a friend about getting together for a run and then we just though, ‘why not open it up to the community.’”
The planned route begins westbound on Webster Street, turns right on Bellevue Avenue, right on Berkely Avenue, left on Parker Avenue, right on Annandale Avenue, left on Narragansett Avenue and right on Ochre Point Avenue before turning right on Webster Street to finish at the recreation center.