October 31, 2012
Ryan Scott Ottney
PDT Staff Writer
The “Boston Marathon” fundraiser originally scheduled for Nov. 1, has now been rescheduled for Nov. 4, organizers said on Wednesday.
The fundraiser is a benefit for the family of Boston Schwamberger, the 3-year-old son of Ashley and Joe Schwamberger. Boston has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, and the group has organized an event they are calling “The Boston Marathon.” Scott Caudill, one of the organizers, said while the Boston Marathon is 26.2 miles, this event will be a 2.62 miles walk/run, “it’s more what people want to do.”
Originally scheduled for tonight at the Minford High School track, Caudill said the fundraiser has been rescheduled to Nov. 4, at 2 p.m., at the high school track.
“We apologize for the inconvenience but the weather looks like it will be one of the nicest that we have left and we didn’t want to have it on the same day as another fundraiser for the Schwamberger’s,” he said.
There is no entry fee, and of the money goes to support the family - medical costs, family costs, or anything else they can use the money for. Caudill said there will be a variety of vendors, cash for gold, T-shirts for sale, and raffles, and they are accepting donations all the time.
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