The need was great before but Wellsville resident Mandy McBride says the third annual Hotter than Haiti Fun Run is even more important because of the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12. McBride, a registered nurse and adoptive mother of three children from Haiti, was on a humanitarian mission to that country when the earthquake occurred. “It was just so shocking and devastating,” McBride says, “but I was also very grateful that I was able to be there at that time to help so many people out.” She says this year’s Fun Run on September 25 is not only important for Haiti, it will be fun for local families as well. “We’re going to have some blow up houses there for the kids, hoping to get a lot of families involved,” McBride said on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday. “There’s going to be music. There will be drinks and donuts. It’s always a good time so I hope to see a lot of people there.” McBride said the Hotter than Haiti Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. at the Wellsville Square with registration beginning at 8. The registration fee is $12 for adults, $8 for children age 10 and under, and the registration fee includes a water bottle with one raffle ticket. She says all the proceeds will go to help re-build the orphanage in Haiti where she adopted her three children and provide food, clothing and an education to the children of Haiti.
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