5 Things Nov. 18: Norton Track Boosters 5K Road Race and More

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1. Norton Track Boosters 5K Road Race
The third annual Norton Track Boosters 5K Road Race/Walk and 1 Mile Kids Fun Run will begin 10:15 a.m. at J.C. Solmonese Elementary School. The course is open to all runners, walkers, and wheelchair athletes. Registration is $25 and can be done online. Checks can be made payable to Norton High School Track and Field Boosters, and mailed to Norton High School XC & Track and Field 5K c/o Joanne D’Onofrio, 3 Hadley Road, Norton, MA 02766. Race day registration is 9 to 10:45 a.m. For more information contact Kent Taylor at 508-789-8791 or ktaylor@norton.k12.ma.us or visit http://www.nhsxc.blogspot.com/.

2. Full-body workout for breast cancer patients and survivors
At 4:30 p.m. every third Saturday of the month, Mind Body Barre Fitness and Healing Studio will offer a full-body workout tailored to the needs of breast cancer patients and survivors. The classes, normally $20 a person, are free for breast cancer patients and survivors. All are welcome. All proceeds will be donated to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. To register for Revitalize or find out more information about Mind Body Barre visit www.mindbodybarre.com or call 815-246-2636.

3. Help the Patriots help your hungry neighbors
Pick up a few extra items at the supermarket and then drop them off at the collection bins at the uBid.com, Bank of America, and Patriot Place gate at the Colts Game today.

4. Give Miracles
Children's Hospital Boston is taking part in the launch of the first-ever crowdfunded hospital gift catalog –www.GiveMiracles.org – as part of a national campaign led by the world’s largest crowdfunding-for-good platform, Fundly, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through www.GiveMiracles.org, individuals wanting to give back with their holiday gifts can purchase critically-needed medical equipment and medical care for children at Children's Hospital Boston.  Once donors choose their gift from the www.GiveMiracles.org catalog, ranging from comfort toys ($30), to a pediatric wheelchair ($970), to an entire hospital wing devoted to neonatal intensive care ($12 million), they will receive updates on exactly how their gift is being utilized. Individuals can also quickly and easily launch their own personalized crowdfunding campaign on the www.GiveMiracles.org platform to collectively purchase big-ticket, high-impact medical items for the hospital through small donations from friends and family via Fundly, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

5. High near 51, low around 30
Today will be sunny, with a high near 51. Northeast wind will be 3 to 7 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 31.


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