4-18-13 W.Va. weekend fundraiser set for bombing victims

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HURRICANE, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia runners are banding together for a weekend fundraiser to help victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.A 3-mile jog and run is set for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hurricane Wave Pool Park. The free event is being organized by Barboursville-based website TriStateRacer.com along with the Tallman Track Club of Charleston.

Proceeds from the run will benefit the Boston Center for Independent Living, which provides services to people with disabilities. Organizer Pat Riley says many of the injuries in the bombings involved amputations.

A donation fund is set up at 1st Sentry Bank in Huntington. Donations also are being accepted at the event and registration isn’t required.

Two explosions near the finish line of Monday’s race killed three people and wounded at least 180.

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