On May 4 the Zaltho's treasurer and administrative lead Wiebke KenShin Andersen completed a solo marathon to raise money for our new initiative: a fund for Veterans’ Pets Health Care, recognizing the importance that pets play in many veterans’ lives and healing.
Zaltho is partnering with two veterinary clinics near the Magnolia Zen Center to apply the funds. This new fund will help veterans to cover the often high costs of veterinary care.
KenShin ran 26.2 miles beginning at the Magnolia Zen Center in Mary Esther, FL. Her route took her through several adjoining communities and ended back at the Zen Center. The veteran Claude AnShin Thomas (founder of the Zaltho Foundation) accompanied KenShin by bicycle and the veteran Keith AnGyo (Zaltho board director) drove a long by car.
KenShin ran the marathon distance in the time of 6 hours and 14 minutes which made for a 14:23 minute/mile. Considering the unusally hot weather on that day, KenShin was satified with her accomplishment.
Here you can read the newspaper article that was published.