Men racing in heels, women racing in boots for cause


By Whitney Vickers - wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com



File photo Fairborn Council Member Terry Burkert in a tight race against Fairborn Senior Center Activities Coordinator John Errett in a previous Heels for Heroes event.

File photo Fairborn Council Member Terry Burkert in a tight race against Fairborn Senior Center Activities Coordinator John Errett in a previous Heels for Heroes event.


FAIRBORN — The gentlemen will sport high heels while the ladies will lace up combat boots to raise money for veterans coming home Sunday, Sept. 17 as part of Operation Fairborn Cares’s Heels for Heroes race.

The race, held in conjunction with the 27th Annual Car Show, will raise funds for Operation Fairborn Cares, an organization that assists veterans who served after 9/11 as they come home. Its funds assists veterans with day to day needs, such as car repairs, rent, food, motel rentals, phone and/or utility bills and furniture storage.

Interested individuals can run on their own against others dawning the same foot apparel, or as a four-person team during a relay race. Awards will be given for a variety of categories.

Registration, costing $35 for an individual and $100 for a four-person team, takes place 12:30 p.m. Sunday beneath a tent found at the circle on Central Avenue. The heels and boots will hit the pavement beginning at 1 p.m. Participants will run, or stumble, around one block within the same area.

Individuals interested in participating in the Heels for Heroes race should contact Fairborn Council Member and Operation Fairborn Cares Founder and Chair Marilyn McCauley at ofcoifoef@gmail.com or 937-305-7540.

File photo Fairborn Council Member Terry Burkert in a tight race against Fairborn Senior Center Activities Coordinator John Errett in a previous Heels for Heroes event.
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/09/web1_heels7.jpgFile photo Fairborn Council Member Terry Burkert in a tight race against Fairborn Senior Center Activities Coordinator John Errett in a previous Heels for Heroes event.

By Whitney Vickers

wvickers@aimmediamidwest.com

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

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