Now more than ever, Run To Home Base would be a great cause to support

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The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks affected us all. There’s a reason “God Bless America” is performed on Sundays at the ballpark during the seventh inning stretch and rarely a day or two goes by without a veteran being honored at a game.

So many athletes, including guys like Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Tim Wakefield and Jason Varitek, have stepped up and supported veterans and their families. Terry Francona, whose son is a Marine, also does more than his share and never seeks attention for it.

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I’m sure you know somebody who has served in the military. If it’s not somebody in your family, it’s the family down the block or somebody you know at work. If you feel particularly good about those brave men and women today, think about supporting The Run To Home Base.

It’s a road race that ends at Fenway Park on May 22 and the proceeds will provide clinical care, education, research and community outreach to the many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with combat stress and/or traumatic brain injuries and their families.

The web site will tell you how to donate. It would be great if people who read this blog, our little community, could help out.

Thanks.

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