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Running in Philly to Raise Awareness about Distracted Driving Dangers

Posted By Anapol Weiss on this October 30, 2015 at 4:40 pm

On October 31, Anapol Weiss partner and EndDD.org founder Joel Feldman will be leading a pack of Philadelphia runners committed to raising awareness about the dangers of distracted driving.

Live rock and roll music, refreshments and cheering crowds will welcome local runners at the American Association for Cancer Research Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon at 7:30 am.

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon is the third race and second half-marathon for EndDD.org. Travelers Insurance is sponsoring three of the organization’s Philly runners and will donate $100 for each mile run by the team members.

Joel and EndDD.org want to make a big statement in Philadelphia. They’re looking for even more runners and walkers to join the group sporting hot pink t-shirts. Those who contact EndDD.org will have a t-shirt waiting for them.

Walkers and runners who are interested in completing the half-marathon for EndDD.org should:

  • Register with the Rock-n-Roll Half Marathon Philadelphia.
  • Contact Info@EndDD.org to let them know that you’ll be joining them. Provide your full name, home city, shirt size and gender for a t-shirt. Mention how many supporters will be showing up to cheer you on and they’ll get shirts, too.
  • Pick up your race bib the day before the race at the Expo Center and come to the Travelers’ Insurance Company booth to take pictures between 3:00 and 7:00 pm.
  • org runners and walkers will meet at 7:00 am the day of the race. They will be in touch with you by October 28th to finalize the team meeting place and details.
  • Consider donating to EndDD’s efforts with a tax-deductible donation and designate Philly Race in your contribution.

After the Virginia Beach Rock n Roll Half Marathon in September, Joel was emotional as he thought about his daughter Casey, who was killed by a distracted driver in 2009. Seeing the energy and support of other EndDD.org runners and the support of Travelers Insurance Company, however, reminded Joel of the huge impact Casey and his organization has had on people.

“Knowing that they were part of our team and that Casey’s story had affected them in a very positive way did make me smile. It made me feel that something good was coming from all that we are doing and, in a sense, gave me permission to enjoy the moment and to accept congratulations for what I had just accomplished.”

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