Twins Daily Cares: Glen Perkins Cystic Fibrosis 5K
Let's see if Twins Daily can do some good....
Next Sunday, the 12th, Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha are organizing a 5K in downtown Minneapolis to raise money for the fight against cyctis fibrosis (CF). The whole Bonnes family is joining in, so if you would like to run with us at our glacial (or at your own) pace, sign up at their site
and then let me know in the comments below and we'll work out a meeting place.
For those who can't make it, please consider sponsoring my run.
This is the first time the Twins Daily community has tried something like this, but I suspect that with so many members contributing daily to the site, they'll also contribute to such a good cause. My goal is just $150, and I'd rather have 150 members contribute $1 than five contribute $30 so know that whatever you can throw in is appreciated
Here is some more information...
The race starts at 8 AM at the Metrodome
, winds around downtown and ends at Target Field, and "along the course you will learn about Glen's journey from playing college games at the Metrodome for the U of MN to MLB games at Target field. You will climb the ladder up from rookie ball to the big leagues just like this Minnesotan did." You can pick up your race packet that morning starting at 7AM or on Friday or Saturday in St. Paul.
You also get a medal at the end if you finish. You also get a t-shirt and tickets to Sunday's game vs the Rays, too. Finally, if you dress up like a Twins player (wear a jersey?) there will be items signed by Minnesota Twins players given away randomly at the finish line.
Cystic fibrosis is a devastating genetic disease that affects the lungs and digestive system. More than ten million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective CF gene. It is passed down through families and causes thick, sticky mucus to build up in the lungs, digestive tract, and other areas of the body. It is one of the most common chronic lung diseases in children and young adults. It is a life-threatening disorder.
So let's see what we can do. If you can spare a couple of clicks and a few dollars, please sponsor my run next Sunday
. If you can make it yourself, even better. Thank you in advance for all your generosity and involvement. I continue to believe that Twins Daily is a community that can do outstanding things.