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Friday, October 29, 2010

NU professor runs 100-mile race to raise funds in Pratt’s name

For Immediate Release
Oct. 29, 2010

Contact: Daphne Larkin
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Norwich University History Professor, long distance runner and cancer survivor Rowland Brucken will run a 100-mile race next month and has pledged to raise funds in honor of NU student Mackenzie Pratt, who died of cancer on Oct. 12.

Brucken will run the 100-mile trail run, called the Pinhoti 100, on Nov. 6-7 in Alabama.

Brucken would like to raise pledges in Pratt’s name to benefit the Hyde Park Recreation Committee, which maintains walking paths and supports Hyde Park Elementary students who love to play sports.

As an accomplished athlete, Pratt grew up benefitting from the committee’s work, and her family thought that donations to that organization would be an appropriate way to honor her memory.

To donate please makes checks out to Hyde Park Recreation Committee with “Mackenzie Pratt” in the memo and send to P.O. Box 98, Hyde Park, Vt., 05655.


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