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Vermonters send prayers to Boston Marathon runners

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Vermonters are sending words of encouragement to those running in the Boston Marathon this year through a prayer canvas.

The American Red Cross placed 10 different canvases around the country. One made its way to a Burlington Dunkin Donuts, the only location chosen in Vermont. Well-wishers can write their inspiring messages to runners on any canvas square.

"It allows them to bring it to our community, bring it home, they don't have to travel to be able to say a prayer and make a difference for those that are in their hearts," said Silvio Mazzella from the American Red Cross.

"I think it's gonna be a somber day, but I think it's gonna be a really kind of celebratory day. I think the crowds are gonna be outstanding, I mean they always are but I think it's going to be something special this year," said Troy Headrick, Boston Marathon runner.

Saturday is the last day to send prayers to runners. The canvas will be up until noon. 

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