us for the 2016 "ABC" 5K Run/Walk - Oct. 1, 2016
ABC 5K is a powerful,
tangible way you can take a stand against
According to the American Cancer Society,
approximately one in
eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some
point in her lifetime.
Unfortunately, that means it's very likely that each of us knows
someone who has or will have breast cancer. For us, our "someone" was
Laurie -- our daughter-in-law.
The ABC 5K came into being in 2008 when, after five years in remission, Laurie’s
We cried, we hoped, we prayed and we decided to do something tangible
to help fund the research that might save her and others like her.
We lost Laurie on March 19, 2010 and, while we miss her terribly, we
are following her lead -- staying strong and fighting to make an impact! (She
fought through her chemo and maintained her most important role as wife
and mother. Laurie continued to serve on the Pomfret Board of
Education, be a scout leader, and even earned a black belt in karate. )
Run or Walk -- Make a Real Difference
The proceeds from the ABC 5K go to the breast cancer research
department at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. We chose to support
Dana-Farber as we were very impressed with their commitment to
research. Our children don’t know what polio is, our goal is to
have our great grandkids not know what cancer is.
Last year we raised almost $8,000.00. This year, with your support, we
would like to match or exceed this.
Research in one field of cancer also leads to decoding other forms of
Register to walk or run today! If you
can't join us, please consider making a donation or sponsoring the
SAVE THE DATE
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017
- Registration begins at TBD
- Start Time:
will begin immediately after racers
- Where: Pomfret
Recreation Park, 576 Hampton Road (Route 97), Pomfret, CT
- Route Map:
Pre-Register by 9/17
Pre-Register by 9/17 (includes
- Participants with a minimum of $75 in pledges will have registration
fee waived. Pledges must be turned in prior to the start of the
race/walk. Click here
to download your pledge sheet!
* Registration fees are not
Bev at (860) 974-1202