Nothing like good fun that raises money for charity and makes people stop, stare, and smile. Take the 11th year of Boston’s Santa Speedo Run. This year’s event raised more than $210,000, which will benefit three local charities that are making a huge difference in the lives of youth across Massachusetts – Starlight Children’s Foundation, Play Ball Foundation and Hospitality Homes. What’s your town doing this year to help its charities? We’re in an economic crunch and charities need our help. Instead of running around the block in my Speedo, I’ll write a check.