By Kim Kalunian, WPRO News
Just days after the deadly bombings in Boston, Rhode Islanders are already lining up fundraisers and benefits for victims and their families.
Bryant University held a commemorative one-mile run Tuesday called “Run as One,” and there are more events coming up this week and weekend.
Today, there will be a run/walk at 12:30 p.m. at Salve Regina University’s Recreation Center to express support for the victims and their families.
On Friday, Providence College will host a run/walk at 4:30 p.m. beginning at Slavin Lawn. They ask participants to wear black, white or Boston sports team apparel.
On Saturday morning, there will be a group run sponsored by Rhode Runner and the Rhode Runner Athletic Club. The run will begin at Three Sisters Bakery on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence; runners will cover the length of Blackstone and head back to the bakery, which is about a 3 mile distance. Donation can be made to the Red Cross here.
Saturday night there will be a Bowl for Boston fundraiser at East Providence Lanes on Newport Avenue in East Providence. The fundraiser will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will be divided between Boston Children’s Hospital and Mass General.
Do you know of another local event to benefit those affected by the Boston Marathon bombings? Send info to kim@630WPRO.com