Letter - Join Rotary Run Sunday and support local charities

Come one, come all to the 2023 Rotary Run Charity Classic this coming Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023.

The motto of Rotary is very simple, “Service Above Self.” That is the reason I joined the Rotary Club of Hinsdale just a few short years ago and that is the reason that this race is so important to me. Almost every penny donated to the race will be given away to excellent charitable causes, including The Community House of Hinsdale, the D181 Foundation, the Ray Graham Foundation and the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation. Since I delivered babies at Hinsdale Hospital for over 40 years, the donation to the Hinsdale Hospital Foundation is near and dear to my heart because every dollar donated to the Hospital will be spent renovating the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) — the place where the smallest and most vulnerable patients go to survive and then thrive.

For 29 years, the Hinsdale Rotary Club has been organizing this popular early autumn event. It is a fun time for the whole family, and the meteorologists are predicting great weather for being out and about this coming Sunday. There is a 10K, a 5K, a 3K, a Mutt Strut and more! Pets and strollers are welcomed in the Mutt Strut. The fun begins at The Community House at 8:30 am. Cost at the door will be $30 per person and $100 for the whole family. That is cheap entertainment on a beautiful day, and the proceeds go to wonderful charities. — Lanny Wilson, Hinsdale