Last year, a Montclair orthodontist set out to run the New York City Marathon and raised $9,500 for the Montclair Public Library Foundation. But like so many events in late October/early November 2012, the marathon was canceled due to Superstorm Sandy.
Dr. Ed Gold was quick on his feet and decided to head to Philadelphia in mid-November to run that city’s marathon. Meanwhile, the Montclair Public Library remained open for 24 hours in the days after the storm to provide shelter, warmth and electricity to the many residents who lost power.
This year, Gold is at it again, training for the NYC Marathon scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3 and raising money for the library’s foundation.
“I decided to run for the Montclair Public Library with the hope that the library will help lay the foundation for this generation and future generations to learn and apply their acquired knowledge to help find the cures for diseases that afflict so many of our families and friends,” Gold says on his fundraising page.
Gold said that no donation is to small and even 10 cents a mile or $2.60 can help make a difference.
Donate online or stop by the Children’s Room at the library, 50 South Fullerton Ave. Any child which donates will get a paper shoe with their name on it hung in the Children’s room.