My name is John Vernon and I will be running Sunday in memory of my sister, Christy Vernon.
She was a first grade school teacher who passed away 10 years ago due to a catastrophic blood infection. She was 40 years old.
As a St. Patrick's Day baby, March 17, 2013, would have been her 50th birthday.
In addition, I am running to raise money to help a local mission where Christy volunteered for many years take a group of homeless men from Atlanta to build a home for a homeless family in Mexico in April.
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