This week, runners, walkers, and bikers representing Marriott
International, Inc. properties in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina will
attempt to raise more than $200,000 by participating in Marriott`s 2003
Torch Relay benefiting Children`s Miracle Network (CMN).
The 1,100-mile event kicks off with the official lighting of the torch at
Marriott`s Villas at Doral in Miami on Saturday, November 1, launching the
relay from South Florida to its final destination at Evergreen Conference
Resort in Stone Mountain, Ga. on Saturday, November 8.
As the relay travels across the tri-state area, celebrations will be held
in key locations in support of the event. The eight-day relay will pass
through Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Tampa, Lakeland,
Orlando, Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, Fla.; Savannah, Macon and Atlanta
Ga.; and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Children`s Miracle Network—the alliance of premier hospitals for
children—is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping kids by
raising funds for 170 children`s hospitals across North America. Each
year, these non- profit hospitals provide the finest care, research, and
community outreach to help millions of children with diseases and injuries
of every kind.