Melody Saleh a two-time breast cancer survivor had set a recovery goal of running The Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon. She entered the lottery to get a spot in the race but unfortunately did not get selected.
Her sister-in-law Heidi Saleh made her aware that Security Jewelers in Duluth was auctioning an entry on ebay with 100% of the proceeds to be donated to the Junior League of Duluth (which Heidi is a member of) to help rebuild the popular Play Front Park.
Melody bid and bid again and again until all the other bidders dropped out.
Melody is pictured with Jay Seiler, owner of Security Jewelers in front of a replica of the check presented to the Junior League.
Every year Security Jewelers auctions off one of the entries it receives as a Marathon Sponsor and donates all the proceeds to a local nonprofit.
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