IMPACT
10/26/2011 12:58 pm ET Updated Dec 26, 2011

Illinois Mom Runs 50 Miles To Collect Food For Needy Families

Pam Erickson is "just that competitive."

She once ran a 50-mile trail race in Michigan, during which the man running beside her mentioned he had solicited food donations from supporters prior to the race to donate to a local food pantry. He had collected 3,000 items.

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