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Help vets in need by crossing home plate

 The American Legion - April 25, 2011


On May 22 at 8:00 a.m., 2,500 people will have the chance in a lifetime to run across home plate at Fenway Park in Boston, all while supporting local veterans and their families. The Run to Home Base is a 9K (5.6 miles) fundraising event that benefits the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program, which provides needed services to veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan with TBI or combat-related stress.

Runners will enjoy a scenic tour throughout Boston and a photo finish at home plate in historic Fenway Park. Registration is open to the first 2,500 participants who meet the fundraising commitment of $1,000 before or by May 12. Each runner will create a fundrasiing web page to receive support from family and friends to help in the financial efforts.

And for non-runners or those who do not live nearby to attend the race, the opportunity to still be a part of the event can be achieved by donating to the worthy cause or by becoming a virtual runner. A virtual runner will also create a fundraising page, but the minimum donation they must meet is only $25.

For more information on the Run to Home Base 9K or to register,