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ING Names Winners of 'ING Run For Something Better' Student Essay Contest
Date:5/14/2009

San Francisco middle school students write about benefits of running; top essayists honored at ING RFSB 4k Run before ING Bay to Breakers 12k

SAN FRANCISCO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial services leader ING today selected three winners of a student essay contest. The essay winners chronicled their accomplishments as participants in the ING Run For Something Better (ING RFSB) running program in San Francisco Unified School District public middle schools.

The following 7th grade students submitted the top essays:

  • Carmen Ma, Marina Middle School
  • Jason Nemerovski, Claire Lilienthal Alternative School
  • Prudence Sax, Claire Lilienthal Alternative School

The contest was open to students in 15 middle schools of San Francisco Unified School District who have been participating in the program and were challenged to run 156 miles over 12 weeks in their P.E. classes. All students are invited to run the ING RFSB 4k course at Golden Gate Park to complete their running program. This special kids' race, beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 14, will allow them to experience the thrill of crossing a finish line, just as the adults will in the ING Bay to Breakers 12k on Sunday, May 17. Transportation, lunches, T-shirts, finisher medals and entertainment are provided to students at the event.

"We understand that children are learning many positive lessons through ING Run For Something Better, not only about staying healthy and fit, but also about setting goals and working hard to achieve them," said Rhonda Mims, president, ING Foundation and senior vice president, Office of Corporate Responsibility and Multicultural Affairs. "Sponsoring an essay contest is a great way to hear from the students in their very own words how they are benefiting from t
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