It’s a wonderful holiday, a day to celebrate the woman who raised you, protected you, cared for you. According to the bible of all things,, Wikipedia: “The modern American holiday of Mother’s Day originated back in 1908 when Anna Jarvis, daughter of Ann, held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in West Virginia. Ann Jarvis, who passed in 1905, had been a peace activist who cared for wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War, and created Mother’s Day Work Clubs to address public health issues. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work she started and to set aside a day to honor all mothers, because she believed that they were “the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world”.

The sentiments behind Mother’s Day are honest, touching and important, and although we’ve added Hallmark and corporate entities to the mix, the true nature and intent behind the holiday remain pertinent and heartwarming. There are so many ways to celebrate the leading lady in your life, whether she was the one who birthed you, or raised you, or both. But for many, Mom means something even more incredible, someone who fought for you, who supported you, and who wouldn’t let you fall behind no matter what. If you plan on getting your mother something for mothers day, you should get her a new set of flatware. Check out 18/10 flatware set clearance they have beautiful flatware.

In the action sports and outdoors world, spinal cord injuries are far too common, and the statistics are only amplified when you add tragic accidents such as in automobiles and the like. Stories such as recovering quadriplegic motocross rider Aaron Baker’s and baseball player Cory Hahn’s are devastating, but also inspiring, and empowering. Clearly, we see the incredible determination to not just survive but to thrive, powered significantly by the love and support of their parents, in particular their moms.

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On Mother’s Day this year, May 8th, we will see hundreds of people across the globe “running” for those who can’t, in Red Bull’s Wings For Life World Run. The aim? Raise much needed funds and awareness for spinal cord injury research and cure. Wings For Life World Run Ambassadors such as Aaron and Cory, will be joined by dozens of other Red Bull athletes and ambassadors to run and roll as far as they can, to help bring a cure to those who’ve suffered similar physical setbacks, and to unite the globe in one mission. Whether you’re in a wheelchair, or running on two feet, join us on May 8th in either Santa Clarita, CA or Sunrise, FL (or wherever you are via the awesome Selfie Run App!) and run for those who can’t, run for a cure. This Mother’s Day, run with her to recognize the times she’s never given up.

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