Friday, September 12, 2008

Local marathoners racing for Mercy Ministries

Thirty area runners, about 10 from O’Fallon, are gearing up for the Lewis and Clark Marathon on Sunday as part of Team Mercy Ministries.

"This (30) is the largest Marathon Team we have ever had, but running for Mercy makes it well worth the sweat and training," said Victoria McCarter, runner and race chairman for Team Mercy. “This is my fifth half marathon I’m running to raise support for Mercy Ministries and I will continue to run as long as there are girls who are hurting."

Victoria and Kyle McCarter know all to well the issues young girls face. Their daughter, Amber, died of tragically in 2006 while in the process of applying to Mercy.

"Kyle and I do not want to see any other girl who is hurting and in need of help not have a place to go to." McCarter said. Currently, the waiting list is more than 800 girls.

READ FULL STORY from O'Fallon Progress published: September 12 2008