Wonder Woman crosses the finish line

By June Hurt

In last month’s issue, I announced that I would be running in this year’s CY Festival Friday 4 Miler dressed in a Wonder Woman suit to raise money for the LampLighter. This month I’m relieved to say that I did it, and overall, it was a successful run. Although I fell short of my initial fundraising goal, I collected a little over $300 in cash and online donations. In hindsight, I should have charged everyone for taking all those photos with me. I’m fairly certain that they will haunt me on Facebook forever. But my favorite news was that besides the collected donations, we picked up two new LampLighter Benefactors, which alone made all the trouble worthwhile for me!

I would like to thank three businesses in particular that sponsored my run. First, I’d like to thank Michelle Campbell from Fork It Over for her generous donation and willingness to associate her business with such a silly endeavor. Second, I’d like to thank Gene Elliot from Calming Influence for his donation as well as my wonderful post-run massage, which helped me to walk upright again. Third, I’d like to thank Rob Brennan from Great Lengths Salon for my lovely Lynda Carter-dye job and for donating gift certificates for some of our female overall race winners.

Thanks to everyone that worked so hard to make this year’s race a success!

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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