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Rose Carlman (’17)Rose Carlman (’17)Less than two years after completing her first marathon, Rose Carlman (’17) is running in her tenth 26.2 miler this Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut, for a cause dear to her heart.

“I’m running for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,” she writes, on behalf of Luke Dunn, a 17-month-old boy — and the son of a longtime family friend — who died of a malignant liver tumor in 2015. “Luke’s parents have set up a foundation to help families who have lost children to cancer, and I am raising money for them through the hospital where Luke was treated.” To that end she has formed a fundraising team, Team Love 4 Luke.

A member of the College’s most recent graduating class, Miss Carlman ran her first marathon, in Van Nuys, California, while still a sophomore. She then immediately set her sights on larger goals: Over the next year she ran marathons in Los Angeles and Ventura as a precursor to Boston — the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon — which she finished in just 3 hours and 11 minutes in 2016.

Since graduating from the College this spring, Miss Carlman has worked in the specialty running/triathlon business while also interning in the equine industry. She has recently been accepted into a the Master’s in Leadership and Management program at the University of LaVerne.

“We are so appreciative that Rose Carlman will be running the Hartford Marathon on October 14 to raise funds for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center,” says Luke’s mother, MaryJo Dunn, who calls Miss Carlman’s Team Love 4 Luke “a wonderful cause in memory of our little angel.”

Please pray for her safe running and success!