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55-Year Old Grandmother Documenting Journey of Running Seven Marathons Across Seven Continents
Date:9/10/2008

Compassionate Runner, Linda Quirk, Calls for More Donations, As Part of Her Goal of Raising One Million Dollars for Caron Treatment Centers - The Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center That Helped Her Stepdaughter Reclaim Her Life

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- At 55, Linda Quirk has been on an amazing journey -- seven marathons across seven continents. She began her trek across the globe by running the Boston Marathon this past April.

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The goal of this heralding feat is to help raise one million dollars for Caron Treatment Centers' addiction scholarship program that helps families in need pay for addiction treatment at Caron. Caron has already given $9 million in scholarships this year. To help achieve her goal, Linda launched http://www.Run7on7.com, a captivating website that has been documenting her adventure around the globe while accepting much-needed scholarship donations.

"The road has been long, but filled with so much excitement and incredible support," says Linda Quirk. "However, I still have three marathons to go and need more donations to reach my goal of raising one million dollars so families in need can get the treatment they deserve."

Caron is a nonprofit addiction treatment center that helps those affected by alcohol and drugs and their families begin a new life. Linda's stepdaughter began her journey from methamphetamine addiction to recovery at Caron Renaissance in Florida, something Linda is forever grateful for.

"We're honored that Linda has chosen Caron as the recipient of such a substantial fundraising initiative," says Missy Orlando, Executive Vice President, Corporate Planning and Communications at Caron Treatment Centers. "As a Caron boardmember, Linda's leadership efforts will help provide fu
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