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Do some good while running/walking your neighborhood

By Molly Fleming / Lifestyle / September 29, 2020

In October, lace up your shoelaces and burn off some of those COVID pounds while helping two great causes.

From Oct. 4-18, you can virtually run or ride the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. Because of its international draw and out of concern for the community, the marathon organizers canceled this year’s annual big event. And what monumental year it would have been for the Run to Remember! This is the 20th anniversary of the marathon and the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

But the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum must continue to tell the city’s story of overcoming evil to show how good people can be to each other. It takes money to keep that story relevant and make sure students can learn about the tragedy, which is why a virtual event was created. There are multiple distances to run or walk and you’ll get lots of stuff to encourage you to complete your goal.

If running or walking isn’t your thing, you can also support the memorial and the museum by hopping on your bike to complete the distance.

Of course, October is the month for pink as a way to raise awareness for breast cancer. This year, the American Cancer Society’s Annual Make Strides Against Cancer Walk has gone virtual, which means it will be even more fun to raise money because you can do it in your own neighborhood. Sign up to raise money as part of a team or by yourself, then walk the three miles Oct. 17 or Oct. 18. Be sure to post before or afterward about why this cause is important to you so you can raise money. If you don’t want to do it by yourself, tie a pink bandana around your favorite four-legged walking or running partner and hit the road together.

Money raised from the Strides event stays in Oklahoma City to go to research or to help patients get to their treatment.

The American Cancer Society has an active presence in the city and it’s about to get even bigger with the new Hope Lodge. Read more about the Lodge and what it will do for cancer patients seeking the world-class treatment found in Oklahoma City.

This content originally appeared on The Better Life blog.

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