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2nd Annual Walk/Run For Birthmarks A Huge Success

 

Walk Begins
Barbara Rothaupt and Basia Joyce - Event Co-Chairs - begin the registration process
Buddy Booby (VBF's Mascot) and character from Buddy Booby Birthmark Book makes his debut at this event (AJ Palmateer did a great Buddy)
The beginning of the 2010 walk/run


Barbara Rothaupt and Basia Joyce - Event Co-Chairs - begin the registration process


Buddy Booby (VBF's Mascot) and character from Buddy Booby Birthmark Book makes his debut at this event (AJ Palmateer did a great Buddy)


nearly 100 runners lined up for the 5k race
There was plenty of food for the walkers and runners
Team Evan - wins first place - largest team
Nearly 100 runners lined up for the 5k race


There was plenty of food for the walkers and runners


Team Evan - wins first place - largest team


Team Ethan - comes in 2nd place with nearly 30 members
Team Saige - her friends from college came to join the walk
Christine Shannon, Buddy and Dr. Linda
Team Ethan - comes in 2nd place with nearly 30 members


Team Saige - her friends from college came to join the walk


Christine Shannon, Buddy and Dr. Linda



Despite the forecast for rain and possible thunderstorms, the 2nd Annual VBF Walk/Run for Birthmarks was a huge success. The sun came out; the clouds disappeared, except for a brief shower which was followed by a glorious rainbow, and over 300 individuals attended this year’s event. There were almost 100 runners and a little over 200 walkers. Donations are still coming in but this year’s event will top $10,000.

 

Basia Joyce (VBF’s Executive Assistant) once again Co-Chaired the event with Barbara A. Rothaupt, Esq. Both did a fantastic job. There was plenty of food donated, bouncey bounce for the kids along with tumbling tykes. Hot dogs and other snacks were available and a free financial consultation from the main event sponsor: Mirkovic’, Lambert & Teal, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services. Other event sponsors included the Center for Facial Plastic Surgery & University Ear, Nose and Throat of Northeastern New York, Silhouette Eye Studio, SEFCU, the Lia Auto Group, Stewart’s Shops and Price Chopper and Hannaford supermarkets. Erle Daniels and his company “Race With Us” did another great job handling the sanctioned 5k race.

 

Prizes were awarded to the largest walking teams as well as first, second, and third place finishes in all age categories for the 5k race.

 

Buddy Booby (VBF’s Mascot) and the character in the Buddy Booby’s Birthmark Book made his debut at this year’s event. Thanks to AJ Palmateer for wearing the costume and giving life to Buddy !

 

Lastly, this year’s walk/run was dedicated to the memory of Charlotte “Char” Shannon Gallo, VBF’s 1st official volunteer. Chris is the grandmother of Christine Shannon, daughter of VBF President and Founder Dr. Linda (and Chuck Shannon, Char’s son).

 

Join us again next year on Friday, May 13, 2011. Should be a lucky day for us !