July 14, 2009

Bubba's Belly Run

Bubba was killed 4 days after R/R. Shortly after- Nicki found out she was pregnant with their R/R baby...

Brian "Bubba" Bunting and his wife Nicki started their race towards a big family on their honeymoon, and wanted to keep on steadily gaining ground. Bubba’s deployment put a halt on their plans.

Bubba’s race to grow his family continues after he was tragically killed while serving in Afghanistan-just 4 days after returning from spending 2 weeks at home with his family for R&R. Neither he nor Nicki knew at the time he was killed that they had succeeded in attempts to expand their family over his short break from deployment. Nicki found out she was pregnant just days after the news came of Bubba’s death. Their son, Connor, would have a sibling after all.

Bubba’s Run is a 5K run in honor and memory of Captain Brian "Bubba" Bunting’s race to grow his family and for the benefit of his children’s education.

Nicole, Bubba's husband says:

"I have committed myself to creating Bubba’s Belly Run, a 5K race in honor and memory of my husband, Captain Brian "Bubba" Bunting, a fallen hero. Bubba was killed this year while serving the United States Army in Afghanistan, leaving behind myself, our 2 year old son, and our expectant son.

The 1st Annual Bubba’s Belly Run will take place on Sunday, September 27, 2009 at The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. The monies we raise will be used to support an education fund for our children, The Fisher House, American Widow Project, and provide Flat Daddies to the children of deployed soldiers.

This year, I need your help to get our first race off to a successful start! I fully understand that this is a difficult time financially for most businesses. If you are considering making a charitable donation, I kindly ask you to consider making it to Bubba’s Belly Run to help support the proud families of our American heroes. Any monetary amount will be greatly appreciated by so many.

Thank you for your support. Your tax deductible contribution will help heal the lives of so many."

The race will be held the weekend of Nicki and Bubba’s wedding anniversary, when his original race began.

Register here: http://www.bubbasbellyrun.com/registration_form.php

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