Last Saturday, March 25th, local area runner Beth Kirsch was struck by a car on her morning run. And she is need of your support.
Report of the incident from the Delco Times:
Kirsch, 38, of the 600 block of Eaton Road, was jogging early Saturday morning in her neighborhood and when was struck by a car at State Road and Harper Avenue, about a half mile from her house.
She was trapped underneath the vehicle until police and firefighters who responded to the scene lifted the car and saved her life.
The woman was transported to Lankenau Hospital where she was admitted in critical condition.
Fellow runners from her local running group have created a fundraising effort on the site FreeFunder. Find more info and donate here.
As the fundraising page notes she is currently in stable-but-critical condition at the hospital and her family friends have traveled (many from out-of-state) to be there for her as she goes through surgery.
Funds raised will go towards Beth’s medical expenses and items to help make her road to recovery easier. As well as replacing the items/gear she had on during her run.
The goal is to get her back up and running again!
How Can You Help?
Along with donating to the cause, one of the fundraising organizers, Kim Rendon, has some words for how other runners can raise awareness: “#WearBlue during your races, runs and walks this weekend and dedicate your #MilesforBeth on social media. We hope to share all these beautiful and loving stories when she is ready to see her running sisters.”