Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Some Good News

Run/walk to benefit 9-11 fund

        A group of Tristate citizens has organized a 5K run/walk Saturday to benefit the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund and the New York State Fraternal Order of Police Fund.

        Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Concourse Level in the Dixie Terminal Building, Fourth and Walnut streets downtown.

        All firefighters, police officers and rescue workers may participate free of charge. For others, it costs $12 to register through Thursday. A $15 registration fee is charged on Saturday.

        Advance registration can be done online at or by mail. Checks can be mailed to 9-11 5K, c/o Steve Prescott, P.O. Box 454, Mason, OH 45040. Forms are available at Feet Fleet, Blue Ash; Bob Roncker's in Milford and O'Bryonville; and at the Dixie Terminal Building. Mr. Prescott can be called at 336-9242.

        The race will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Third and Walnut streets. It will go through downtown Cincinnati and Newport, circle the Millennium Peace Bell and finish near the Dixie Terminal Building.

        Runners and walkers are invited to dedicate their participation to fallen heroes who may be close to them, said Tara Webb, one of the organizers.

        “We hope to have many people from the Greater Cincinnati community come out to show our unity and support for the fallen heroes,” she said.

        Business support for the race has come from Great American Insurance Co., Premier Lease & Loan Services, Neary & Pendry Financial Services, SanMar, Brueggers Bagels, Ernst & Young, Edge Graphics, Gold Star Chili, Glaza Construction, Huntco, Chiquita, Ricky D's and the city of Newport.

        “We hear a lot about corporate contributions to the disaster relief fund, but this is where a community is helping another community,” said Maria Bonno, one of the organizers.

        The goal for the Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund raffle is $100,000, said Peter Bushelman, founder and chairman of Friends of CISE.

        The raffle helps provide scholarships for low-income students attending eight urban Catholic schools, and to fund school programs.

        Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk will draw the winning tickets at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 during a reception in the Synod Hall of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral downtown.

        CISE schools are: St. Boniface, Northside; Corryville Catholic, Corryville; St. Francis de Sales, Walnut Hills; St. Francis Seraph, Over-the-Rhine; Holy Family and Resurrection, Price Hill; St. Joseph, West End; and St. Mark, Evanston.

        The schools serve 1,500 urban students.

        Our Mother of Sorrows, Roselawn, will join the CISE schools in the 2002-03 school year.

        Allen Howard's “Some Good News” column runs Monday-Friday and Sundays. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are committing random acts of kindness that are uplifting to the Tristate, let him know at 768-8362; at ahow-; or by fax at 768-8340.


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