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Amica Marathon raises $10,000 for Ronald McDonald House
PROVIDENCE, RI – The 2011 Amica Marathon raised $10,000 for the Ronald
McDonald House of Providence, according to Eident Sports Marketing.
"We are extremely grateful to receive this generous support from the Amica
Marathon," said Michael Fantom, CEO, Ronald McDonald House of Providence.
"Support from the community permits the (Ronald McDonald) House to provide
programs that allow families to spend additional time with a sick child,
help ease financial burdens, provide a sense of normalcy and keep families
together during times of medical crisis."
The nonprofit Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that
directly improve the health and well-being of hospitalized children and
their families. Since its doors opened more than 20 years ago, it has
served as a temporary home for thousands of families whose children
received medical care for premature birth, serious injury, illness or
Nearly 5,000 runners participated in the 2011 Amica Marathon in Newport. It
included the Amica Marathon, the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and a 5K.
Runners ranged in age from 14 to 80 and came from as far as Australia to
compete in the event, which showcased the City by the Sea.
Charles Engle, 40, was the winner at the 2011 Amica Marathon. Engle, of
Coos Bay, OR, completed the scenic 26.2-mile course in 2:36:51. Rachel
Sweet, 26, of Rochester, NY, was the top female. She recorded her
first-ever marathon victory a winning time of 3:05:44.
The 2012 Amica Marathon is slated for Oct. 13 and 14. The weekend-long
event will feature the Amica Marathon, UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and a
5k. To register for the 2012 Amica Marathon or for additional information,
About Amica Mutual Insurance
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the nation's oldest mutual insurer of
automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, with corporate headquarters
in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile, homeowners, marine and
personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available through
Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more
than 3,100 people in 40 offices across the country. Visit Amica.com.
About Eident Sports Marketing
Eident Sports is a full-service event management and sports marketing
company based in Providence, RI. Eident has several properties in the
region, ranging from turn-key sporting events to sponsorship sales
alliances with key partners. For more information on Eident's events and
offerings, please visit eidentsports.com.