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Amica Marathon Raised $10K for Providence’s Ronald McDonald House

PROVIDENCE, RI ‰ÛÒThe
Ronald McDonald House of Providence today received a check for $10,000
that was raised through the 2010 Amica Marathon, according to Eident
Sports Marketing.

John
Mathews and Brewer Rowe from Eident presented the check to Michael
Fantom, CEO of the Ronald McDonald House of Providence this morning.

‰ÛÏWe
are extremely grateful to receive this generous support from the Amica
Marathon,‰Û Fantom said. ‰ÛÏSupport from the community allows the (Ronald
McDonald) House to provide programs that allowfamilies to spend
additional time with a sick child, help ease financial burdens, provide a
sense of normalcy and keep families together during times of medical
crisis.‰Û

The
nonprofit Ronald McDonald House of Providence provides programs that
directly improve the health and well being of hospitalized children and
their families. Since its doors opened more than 20 years ago, it has
served as a temporary home to thousands of families whose children
receivedmedical care for premature birth, serious injury, illness or
surgery.

The
Ronald McDonald House is one of three charities that benefitted from
the 2010 Amica Insurance. Proceeds from the marathon also went to the
March of Dimes and the Alexis Silva Memorial Fund.

Nearly
5,000 runners participated in the 2010 Amica Marathon, which was held
Oct. 17 in Newport. The event featured the Amica Marathon,
UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon and Team Relay. Runners, ranging in age
from 15 to 76, came from as far away as Australia to compete in the
event, which showcased the City by the Sea.

Nick
Menzies of Boston was the winner of the 2010 Amica Marathon. He
completed the 26.2-mile scenic course in 2:42:23. The win was his first
victory in a marathon. Michelle Gosselin of Providence was the top
female. She recorded a winning time of 3:05:28.

Roland
Lavallee took the crown in the UnitedHealthcare Half Marathon. A
biology teacher and cross-country coach at Mount St. Charles Academy,
Lavallee won his first half marathon in 1:06:40.Elizabeth Foster, the
2009 Amica Marathon winner, crossed the finish line first among the
women in 1:23:40.

Amica Insurance is the title sponsor of the Amica Marathon. For more information, visit amicamarathon.com.

 About Amica Mutual Insurance

Amica
Mutual Insurance Company, the nation‰Ûªs oldest mutual insurer of
automobiles, was founded in 1907.  The company, with corporate
headquarters in Lincoln, RI, is a national writer of automobile,
homeowners, marine
and
personal umbrella liability insurance. Life coverage is available
through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica
employs more than 3,200 people in 40 offices across the country.
Visit Amica.com. 

About Eident Sports Marketing

Eident Sports is a full-service event management and sports marketing company based in Providence, RI.  Eident
has several properties in the region, ranging from turnkey sporting
events to sponsorship sales alliances with key partners. For more
information on Eident‰Ûªs events and offerings, please visit
eidentsports.com

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