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Running For Others In Richmond, Ky.

Afsi and Lindsey use Skype to make plans for Eastern Further.
Afsi and Lindsey use Skype to make plans for Eastern Further.

There is something special about Eastern Kentucky University: We call it "the Power of Maroon."

Eastern Further, a group of Eastern alumnae who recognize the positive impact that EKU has had on our lives, has organized a running team to compete in the Disney Princesses Half Marathon in February 2013.

We hope to raise $10,000 to seed a women's leadership scholarship that might encourage female leaders — the type of enthusiastic and supportive women who made our Eastern experiences so special.

The writers were college roommates. Afsi works for a construction company in Lexington, Ky., and streams NPR on her phone. Lindsey works for George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and listens to WAMU.

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