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5K Walk/Run for the Fallen

The speaker scheduled for the 21 August 2010 event is Gold Star Mother Linda Giibson.

Blue Star Mothers event
Courtesy: Blue Star Mothers

(PORTLAND, Ore.) - "Blue Star Mothers support the military, their families, our veterans, and we support and defend the Constitution of this great land, the United States of America. We are a nonprofit organization with all volunteer members."

Judy Hinsley of Blue Star Mothers of Oregon, is part of a group that takes the time to observe the sacrifices of those who have died for their country in uniform. They are inviting the public to attend their special 3rd annual Walk/Run for the Fallen.

This event will help raise funds for the upcoming Gold Star Memorial at Willamette National Cemetery, honoring Oregon's Fallen.

The group states:

"In Oregon alone we have lost 112 military during the Iraq/Afghan Wars. Our registration fee was determined by taking the amount and multiplying by $ .25 by each fallen hero. A very small price to pay for the freedoms we enjoy in our country

"Please come and honor these great men and women. If you don't want to run or walk, come enjoy the day make a donation and enter our raffle."

The day's events include a meet at Cleveland Track for the opening ceremony. Maps for the route through the neighborhood will be handed out at the track.

The speaker scheduled for the 21 August 2010 event is Gold Star Mother Linda Giibson.

There is a plan to have a local band, but the performers are still to be announced. There is also a raffle, it is a great chance to show your support, and that is not a political issue, it is a human issue.

If you need further information please contact:
Judy Hinsley
Blue Star Mothers of Oregon
503 805-3351 The event takes place August 21, 2010 at 07:00 AM to 11:00 AM at:
Cleveland High School Track
3400 SE 26th Ave
26th and Powell Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

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Judy Hinsley August 3, 2010 6:20 pm (Pacific time)

thank you so much for your coverage. this is a very worthy cause and lots of great "Blue Star Mothers" have been working on this to make it a success :"

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