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Jan 15, 2015

Medals 4 Meddle hospital visit

Tuesday afternoon I volunteered with Medals 4 Meddle to give away medals at the The Children's Hospital at Beaumont.  For those of you that don't know, Medals 4 Meddle is an organization where you donate your earned finisher race medal(half, full, triathlon) to the organization and they re-brand the ribbon with their charity ribbon and give them away to kids in the hospitals.
The gang who volunteered
We got to give away numerous medals to the kids and it was great to see the smile on the kids faces for making them the "hero of the day".  Honestly, I'm one that really has a hard time giving up my medals that I worked hard for(I'll work on that this year more) but it is a great organization and seeing them go to kids is awesome.  I was glad I got to experience it.
A happy girl with her new medal!
As we were giving out the medals, one of the nurses there said to me, is that your medal?  Joe was laughing so hard because the medal was from the "Old Farts marathon" haha!  We had a good laugh at my expense!
A picture with the "Old Farts" marathon medal before we left the hospital
If you are in the Detroit area, there is a chapter here run by Joe Burns.  If you are interested in volunteering or giving your medals away in this area, you can reach him at joe.burns@medals4mettle.org and he can give you more information about it.  Otherwise, you can check the website for a chapter in your area.

It was a great experience and so fun to give the medals to the kids and I look forward to doing it again.

Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I don't take medals at most races I do... I have a box with about 600 medals in it... My wife has also has a box, but she now does volunteer work at "riding for the disabled" and now each term for a new school she tacks a bunch of medals and gives them to the kids...

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