VBF 1st Annual 1 mile walk and 5k run a huge success

(L to R) Christine Shannon, Dr. Linda Rozell-Shannon, Jimmy Joyce (son of VBF Ex. Asst. Basia Joyce), and Mike S. lead the parade of over 200 walkers in VBF's first ever Walk for Birthmarks
VBF's 1st Run Starts with over 100 runners
Team Anna (mother is Basia Joyce VBF's Ex. Asst and VBF Walk Director) wins award for largest team with over 50 walkers
Team Saige (VBF's student board member Saige Caveryo) and her Mom (Elysa Baron, also VBF Parent Rep) and their family come out to show a huge support for Saige
VBF's 2009 Birthmark Champion, Ethan Watson, has a huge support with Team Ethan
Another large team of walkers with Team Miller brings huge support for families of children with birthmarks
Winner of Ladies age group (wearing number 98) and VBF Run Director, Barbara Rothaupt
Three runners (out of over 100) lead the pack in VBF's first ever 5k Run for Birthmarks
Team Bauman - long time friends of VBF come out for support

Photos by Chris Milian of www.photosfromonhigh.com

Over 300 walkers/runners turned out for the event and over $10,000 was raised. Thank you all to everyone who made this event possible, especially Co-Event Directors Basia Joyce and Barbara Rothaupt. Also, thank you to our sponsors:

The Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & University Ear, Nose & Throat of Northeastern New York


National Grid
Kohl's Department Store
Tumbling Tykes
Stewart's Shops
Joe Condon—Albany Broadcasting B95.5
D.J. Tammy LaBrake
Price Chopper
Hannaford Supermarkets
Mirkovic, Lambert, and Associates
R.J. McNamara Financial Consultants
Erle Daniels of Race With Us
Fallon Welness Pharmacy
Loudonville Wine & Spirits
Across the Street Pub
Chris Milian, Photographer

A special thanks to the following businesses for their generous donations: Inferno Pizzeria, TGI Friday’s, Planet Fitness, Jeepers, CVS, Hoffman’s Playland, and Subway

VBF would also like to thank our PR firm 30Ink for the outstanding job of generating lots of PR coverage for this event.

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