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BU's Mitzvah Marathon Gives the Opportunity to Do Good

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Thousands of good deeds were performed today to honor those who passed during 9/11.

Today on Binghamton University's campus the annual Mitzvah Marathon ran from 11:00 to 5:00.

Students and faculty could stop and perform a variety of good deeds including donating blood, making sandwiches for the homeless, and designing greeting cards for soldiers.

All of this in honor of the victims of 9/11.

An event organizer said, "I think especially now because people who are in college now were very young when 9/11 happened. I know I was in second grade but freshman were four or five years old. So I think it's important to remind people of the day because as we get old people aren't as connected to it. So it's a nice way to remember what happened."

This year the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing will also be memorialized.