ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Marie Osmond cheered with others as a nephew completed a 250-mile, eight-day run in southern Utah to raise money and awareness for the hearing impaired.
She flew in from Las Vegas, where she performs with brother Donny, to hug Justin Osmond as he finished the run Saturday in St. George.
The singer says she felt her late mother, Olive Osmond, saying, "Get yourself off down there and give him a hug for me!'"
She says her mother "would be so proud of" him for bringing awareness to the deaf community.
Justin Osmond, who was diagnosed with a 90 percent hearing loss as a young child, launched the Olive Osmond Hearing Fund in honor of his grandmother, who died in 2004.
He staged the run to raise money for hearing aids for 25 hearing-impaired Utah children.