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Boston Marathon Solidarity Run

On Sunday, April 21, 2013, from 9:00am until 12:00pm, Buffalo runners will come together to run a few laps around Delaware Park in support of the recent Boston marathon tragedy. According to the Boston Marathon Solidarity Run group page on Facebook:
“There is no sense to be made of what happened in Boston, but so many of us are looking for a way to help. Please join me this Sunday morning in Delaware Park to take a few laps around the park, hang out and appreciate springtime in Buffalo, and make a donation to the American Red Cross. The Red Cross provides emergency relief to our brothers and sisters in our community and around the world, whenever and wherever it is needed. We’ll have a water and snack station set up (by the Nottingham entrance of the golf course side), and I’ll post more details as they are firmed up. If you’d like to make a donation right now, please visit”  – Beth Weinberg

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • BuffaloBobZ

    This is an excellent idea, i i will certainly be coming to jog and pitch in.

  • benfranklin

    This is a nice gesture.
    One small thing… most events in Buffalo try to tie in Buffalo businesses.
    We have a local based blood bank in Unyts, that charges local hospitals significantly less money for blood than the Red Cross. I realize there’s the illusion that giving to the Red Cross helps in Boston, but the reality is that it will go to other areas, where it will earn more money for the Red Cross.
    Local hospitals asked Unyts to enter the local market. As Western New Yorker’s that care about the community, we’ve learned to make buying decisions that keep resources local. We need to give it some thought when we’re donating as well.

  • Sarah Maurer

    You and Who will be designing t-shirts for this event to raise additional funds for the cause. You can also get updates on the run via Twitter (#SolidarityRun)

  • Mark_Hitchcock

    Buffalo at its best!

  • Sheldon S. Kornpett, D.D.S.

    Is there any truth to the rumor that Tedy Bruschi will be attending?

  • grad94

    sick and injured people in “other areas” don’t deserve our blood?

  • benfranklin

    …just as McDonald’s corporate offices deserve your money over a locally owned place. Do what you want, just realize there’s a reason the Red Cross is so good at marketing.
    Ask a CFO of any local hospital how the Red Cross stops delivery of blood as soon as the bills not paid.

  • grad94

    just curious – how long does your company continue to provide services to customers who don’t pay their bills?

  • benfranklin

    Is that relevant? The company I currently work for is overly lax in collecting payments. If you ask for the service for free, you receive it for free. Again, who cares?

  • lamckay

    Central Park Grill will be hosting a party after the race. Free pizza, chicken fingers, fries, etc. CPG also was able to get a band to donate live music. $6 pitchers, $3 bottles the entire day. The ownership group will also be making a donation to the Red Cross. CPG is located at 2519 Main Street, just a short walk from Delaware Park.