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Race for Grace is May 24

The fourth annual Race for Grace will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 24, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the family-friendly 5-kilometer run/walk will start and end at Forestview, near the tennis courts.

The fourth annual Race for Grace will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 24, at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., and the family-friendly 5-kilometer run/walk will start and end at Forestview, near the tennis courts.

The Race for Grace honors the memory of Baby Grace Elizabeth Lee, who passed away a week before her first birthday in May 2011. Memorial Day weekend is the weekend Grace was born to Jake and Alyssa (Altrichter) Lee, the weekend she left them at age 1, and the weekend that will forever honor her memory.

Due to the generous sponsorships and participation of nearly 400 friends and family over the past four years, the Race for Grace has donated over $18,000 to the favorite charities of Jake and Alyssa, including the Ronald McDonald House, Faith's Lodge, Casa de Fe and the Brighter Days Foundation.

This year, proceeds of the race will again be donated to The Brighter Days Foundation, a local foundation whose mission is to help seriously and chronically ill children and their families by surprising them with meaningful gifts and/or opportunities to brighten their day.

Register for the Race for Grace online at www.raceforgracemn.com or print registration forms and mail them to Race for Grace, 1912 Woodcrest Road, Brainerd, MN. Email inquiries to raceforgrace@live.com .

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Registration will be open until the time of the race, but the early registration deadline is May 10 to guarantee receiving a T-shirt.

Anyone unable to attend the race but who would like to donate to this cause may contribute to Grace's nonprofit fund through the Brainerd Lakes Area Community Foundation at www.communitygiving.org/brainerd . A tax-deductible donation to the Grace Lee Fund will assist other families who have experienced the pain of losing a child or are dealing with a critical childhood illness.

Related Topics: FORESTVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL
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