Anyone who knows Barista Veronica knows she goes the extra mile at Our Favorite Starbucks ... but this morning she announced that she's going even further. On September 20th, she plans to run in the Maui Marathon to raise money for the AIDS Project Los Angeles, a nonprofit group in L.A. dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease. Veronica, who has never run a marathon before, has just started training for the 26.2 mile race. Her goal -- as she says on her AIDS Marathon Home Page -- is to raise $5,000. You can donate on her home page ... but I'll check tomorrow whether she's also collecting cash donations in person. Good luck, Veronica!