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Annual Putnam Love Run/Walk
To be Held at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  April 25, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the 19th annual Putnam Love Run/Walk at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 3, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Participants can take part in a competitive five-kilometer run on Putnam Drive or a non-competitive two-mile walk through the Putnam Trail leading to upper campus.

The Putnam Hall Council is sponsoring this charitable event. Each year the Putnam Hall council selects a different charity to receive the proceeds of the walk. This year the beneficiary is the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

JDRF is the leading charitable funder and advocate of juvenile (type 1) diabetes research worldwide. The foundation was founded in 1970 by the parents of children with juvenile diabetes, a disease that strikes children suddenly, makes them insulin dependent for life and carries the constant threat of devastating complications. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

The registration fee for the Putnam Love Run is $15, which includes a t-shirt and a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be given to the first three male and female runners and the three people that raise the most money in donations.

For more information or to register prior to the race day, contact Evan Trad, at tradem@uwec.edu. Participants may also register at 8 a.m. the day of the race.

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Updated: April 25, 2003