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56-Year-Old Grandmother Heads to Antarctica to Run Her Seventh Worldwide Marathon in Under a Year
Date:3/3/2009

Compassionate Runner, Linda Quirk, Nationally Known for Her Quest to Raise One Million Dollars for Charity, Makes a Request for More Donations on www.Run7on7.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- At 56, Linda Quirk has undergone an amazing journey - seven marathons across seven continents in just under a year. She began her trek across the globe by running the Boston Marathon in April 2008 and has since gone on to run the Great Wall of China, Easter Island, Kenya (Safaricom), Reykjavik, and Melbourne marathons. Now she's heading to Antarctica to run along its freezing glaciers on March 10, for what will be her seventh and final continent on her mission.

"I can't believe it's finally here," says Linda Quirk. "This past year has been a whirlwind with national media, sponsorships and the support of so many incredible people."

Linda's goal has always been to help raise one million dollars for Caron Treatment Center's addiction scholarship program that helps families in need get access to treatment at Caron. At close to $250,000, Linda has been able to reach a quarter of her goal, but in this economic climate, she sees this as a success.

"It's been tough," said Linda Quirk. "This is why we're asking people to part with whatever they can afford, because even a little goes a long way. For example, the $250,000 raised thus far will help us put more than 20 people through Caron's innovative treatment. People just like my stepdaughter Katherine who we almost lost to a methamphetamine addiction forever."

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, Katherine, began her journey from methamphetamine addiction to recovery at Caron Renaissance in Florida, something L
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