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Christy Fleming
Christy Fleming
The managing editor of TownSquareDelaware.com, Christy Fleming also supports a variety of non-profit initiatives in Delaware. Her background includes positions in public relations, advertising and journalism.

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Running trails and hills through the scenic Brandywine Creek State Park already test even the fittest athletes. But 19 teams decided to step up to multiple obstacle courses and challenges all in the name of charity on April 30th at the second annual Delaware Charity Challenge 5K and Adventure Challenge Relay.

Some 150 people helped raise more than $24,000 for 18 charities and non-profits, including team Faithful Friends Animal Society, which came in first in the Co-Ed 5K with anchor Brittany Anthony, who also came in first place among all women. Opera Delaware, on the eve of their summer season, had a large showing of participants and raised $4,500 for their organization. The top fundraiser was team Vertex Legal Solutions, which raised $6,100 for the Ministry of Caring. Other teams included Cure Sanfilippo Syndrome, End Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Meals on Wheels Delaware, The Grand, and Girls Inc. For a complete list of teams and results, click here. “We were thrilled with the great weather on Saturday and really happy that we raised so much money for Delaware charities,” said Charles Vincent, founder of the Delaware Charity Challenge.

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