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The Tug of the Run

The Mets may be out of the pennant race, but one Mets fan continues on a great run.

Our friend Sharon Chapman, who has raced many miles and raised many dollars for the Tug McGraw Foundation, wanted to let her fellow Metophiles know she is captaining Team McGraw’s crew as they take on the Rock ‘n’ Roll 10 K New York and would love any and all Mets fans to join her on the course Saturday, October 22. Registration info for the race is here and an application/waiver form to be part of Team McGraw is here (choose the “pick your own” option in the drag-down menu).

Here are the salient details for interested runners, from Sharon:

There’s only a $50 commitment, although obviously the more money that’s raised for the cause the better. After they submit the forms and fees, they will receive their welcome packets (including their team singlets) in the mail. On race day we will have a group photo, and the members will have the opportunity to be a part of the team and hang out with other Team McGraw members before and during the race.

The cause for which Sharon devotes so much time and energy is the Tug McGraw Foundation’s ongoing effort to fight brain cancer. The organization is focused on improving quality of life for patients while furthering research toward a cure. Tug McGraw, whose brilliant pitching and indefatigable spirit was so essential to the 1969 and 1973 Mets championship clubs, waged a courageous battle with brain cancer before succumbing to its deadly effects in 2004. In the midst of his personal tragedy, Tug established his Foundation so that others would stand a better chance to beat the disease. Those who work for the Foundation as well as those who run under its banner via Team McGraw are dedicated to making Tug’s vision a reality.

You can help a Mets fan help others by running the streets of New York in Tug’s memory. You can also play a significant role by contributing what you can here. As always, we appreciate your consideration.

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