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Miles for Melissa T-shirt Information & Order Form

June 8, 2014
Earlham College Broadcast Sports

The Story

For those of you who do not know me, I am Janel Iden and I have served as the assistant women’s basketball coach at Earlham under head coach, Melissa Johnson, for the last 2 years. Some of you may or may not be aware that Melissa just recently began making steps forward on the road to recovery after an over 2 month health battle in and out (mostly in) of the hospital. Melissa LOVES to run and competing in 5K challenges. Last summer, she and I ran the Richmond CFW mini-marathon together. She had planned to run 13.1 again this August but the health ordeal has halted her running. In her honor, I have signed up to run the CFW mini-marathon again and plan to participate in the Wayne County 5K monthly runs. Over the last couple of months, Melissa and I have talked a lot about cherishing the small things in life, like the ability to simply walk from place to place; hence the motto "cherish each step."

The Idea

I am offering the opportunity for anyone to join me in honoring her with each step in the miles that we take as she continues to recover. The t-shirt is to give visual support to Melissa and encourage her to keep getting stronger on her road to a healthy recovery. The shirts are orange and with royal blue writing because those are her two favorite colors. You do not necessarily have to compete, live in Richmond or even run! If you just leisurely run or walk, or simply want to wear the "Miles for Melissa" t-shirt to show your support for her that is fine! I plan to wear my shirt often when I train and during competitions. The hope is to have several people wearing their shirt before, during or after "the big race" on August 24th which is the Richmond CFW Mini-Marathon, 10K, 5K Run-Walk.

Links to Race Registrations: www.wcchallenge.org www.americamultisport.com/ai1ec_event/cfw-richmond-mini-marathon-5k10k 

Buying a T-shirt

This is not charity or fundraiser, simply an honorary gesture. Orders will not be placed until payment has been made. Shirts will be made weekly and orders will be taken up until August 15th. T-shirts are to be picked up in the Earlham Athletic Department located on the 2nd floor of the Athletics & Wellness Center on campus between 9am-4pm during weekdays. We will email you when your t-shirt is available. Complete the form on the following page to place an order.

Contact Information

Janel Iden: idenje@gmail.com

Kaitlyn Leach: leachka@earlham.edu 


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