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Runners lace up shoes in support of wounded war veterans

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

More than a dozen runners laced up their shoes in support of wounded war veterans on Saturday. 

The organizer of the event, Nancy French, says they're raising money to purchase a canine for a wounded war veteran.

French comes from a Marine Corps family and says she working with a organization called Azalea Charities, which raises money for different veteran organizations each year.

"Because we are a marine family. My husband, I have a step grandson that is stationed in Afghanistan. My daughter-in-law's grandfather was a marine, our oldest son was a marine, and we love this Marine community," says organizer Nancy French.

She says she's gearing up for the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. next month. For more information you can visit the website azaleacharities.org. The race takes place on October 27th.

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