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32nd Annual WILDFLOWER RUN Presented by the AAUW of Morgan Hill NOELLA First presented in 1984 for the express purpose of raising funds to support education for women, the first race was for women and girls only, and the organizers were surprised by the large turnout of more than 200 runners. In 1984 the Run raised $1,000 that was donated to AAUW (American Association of University Women) Educational Foundation. This year, on March 29th, there were 1,166 participants plus 150 volunteers. Proceeds are projected to be $45,000, exceeding 2014 income by 10%. Because of the Wildflower Run, the AAUW Morgan Hill can send middle school girls to a math/science camp, host a high school speech contest and offer college scholarships. 62 G M H T O D A Y M A G A Z I N E MAY / JUNE 2015