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Fun run to honor CdA businesswoman

along with her 14-year-old Pug Marley, at her shop, CDA Yarn and Fiber in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
along with her 14-year-old Pug Marley, at her shop, CDA Yarn and Fiber in Coeur d'Alene on Wednesday, March 18, 2009. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

Andrea Rainey was a Coeur d’Alene businesswoman who embraced running and outdoor recreation, helped rescue pugs and made many friends through volunteer work. Even as a rare and aggressive form of cancer took its toll, Rainey was engaged in the running scene, volunteering and cheering runners at last year’s Ironman Coeur d’Alene. She died of plasma cell leukemia in April. Rainey was 52. On Saturday, friends will honor her life with a Coeur d’Alene fun run called the 12 Ks of Christmas. The 12-kilometer and 5-kilometer run on the Centennial Trail also will raise money for high school music programs in Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls. Rainey co-founded the Trail of Terror Run held in Athol in October, and she brainstormed the 12 Ks of Christmas with her roommate and best friend, Tawnya O’Keefe/Scott Maben, SR. More here.



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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