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Old Glory Run to help disabled veterans

The 18,000 member Minnesota Disabled American Veteran (DAV)organization is once again announcing plans for the 6th annual Old Glory Run in Cold Spring on May 18.

This event was first organized by local Cold Spring/St. Cloud area volunteers Curt and Pam Karls in 2007. They have continued organizing and coordinating the event and have played a significant role in providing funds raised through this event to the Minnesota DAV. State DAV Commander Bob Erickson recently stated "Curt and Pam Karls have become heroes to the veterans we serve in this central Minnesota community. One of our primary programs here is providing free transportation for veterans who need transportation to and from their medical appointments at the St. Cloud VA medical center as a part of the VA/DAV transportation program. We have purchased three new Ford vans driven by DAV volunteers to transport these veterans...and as a result of Curt and Pams generosity and gift of time and talents we have many area veterans enjoying a better quality of life."

The DAV asks that interested runners, walkers, and friends of the DAV mark May 18 on their calendars and consider being a participant, sponsor, volunteer and/or a spectator.

All proceeds for the event will go to the DAV of Minnesota Foundation to serve veterans, especially disabled veterans in the St. Cloud area community.

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