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Tue November 6, 2012
Community

4th Grader Leads Fundraising for Junior Miracle Marathon

The Children's Hospital Foundation will receive proceeds from the Miracle Team running the Junior Miracle Marathon as part of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on November 10th.  

Anchondo Family
Anchondo Family
Credit Rabbit Zielke

Nine year old Gavin Anchondo is currently the top fundraiser for the junior division for this marathon.  Anchondo has spent many hours at the Children's Hospital while his baby brother was in NICU and returned often to visit a friend that was battling cancer.  Anchondo says the care and concern from the nurses when he was treated made him feel comfortable in the hospital so raising money to help other children get medical care is important.  Some of the funds Anchondo raised has been donated in his honor through the Children's Hospital Run for Miracles webpage

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, Half Marathon and Junior Miracle Marathon will take place November 10th in Fort Oglethorpe Georgia beginning at 7:30  AM for the Marathon and Half Marathon and a noon start for the Junior Marathon.  Established in 1979, the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon is produced by the Chattanooga Track Club.