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Torun Lindstrom, shown here with her mother, Tiffany McGillis, launched an idea for a fun run to benefit the Hope for the Journey Home homeless shelter.

Woodbury family organizes 5K to benefit homeless shelter

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Torun Lindstrom loves to explain the etymology behind her name.

If you put a space between the second and third letters in her first name, it spells out "to run." And if you drop the "G" in her middle name - Grace - you get "race."

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To run. Race.

It's little surprise, then, that when her mother was considering ways to raise money for a new homeless shelter in the area, that Lindstrom hatched an idea of her own.

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Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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