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Marathon Benefits Children's

11/4/2009 

The second running of the Eye-Q Two Cities Marathon and Half has wrapped up bringing in well over $5,000 to benefit Children's Hospital. Fresno and Clovis brought together more than 4,500 runners and walkers who represented 400 cities, 30 states, and 4 countries. Children's Hospital Central California was one of the non-profit organizations benefiting from the race. Not only did the marathon unite competitors from around the world, it proved to be a bonding experience for the community. 

Children’s Hospital entered with 73 runners. Michael DeBusk, a Pharmacy Manager at Children’s who is also involved in the Employee Giving Committee which finds ways to get employees involved, spearheaded the group.

“Michael was involved in last year’s marathon and wanted to take it on as a project this year. He wanted to make it organized, official, and get everyone motivated and all headed in the same direction,” said Peggy Dunlap, campaign coordinator for Children’s Hospital. “Children’s Hospital is alive and well, and we were very excited to be a part of the marathon!”

 Two Cities Marathon and Half is sponsored by EYE-Q Vision Care and is put on by Sierra Challenge Express Running Club, a 501©3 non-profit organization, whose commitment is to benefit Central Valley California civic and charitable organizations like Children’s Hospital Central California.