October 11, 2010

Fun Run raises almost $9,000 for cancer patients


The seventh annual Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation Fun Run raised just under $9,000 for cancer patients – more than twice last year’s event.

And the Fun Run brought a festive atmosphere to the headquarters at and around the Village Conery in Salvo – with food, balloons, music, a bake sale, a book signing, and drawings for prizes.

Before the festivities began, Liz Browning of the Hatteras Doves organization, released white doves from three white baskets – one in memory of those who have lost their lives to cancer, one to honor all of those who are fighting cancer, and one in tribute to those who love and support cancer patients.

The doves circled over the crowd in a clear blue sky several times before heading to their home in Frisco.

Of course, the focus of all the hoopla was the Fun Run itself. And 152 people registered, so many that the organizers ran out of T-shirts – for which they apologized.

The 152 ran, walked, biked, and pushed strollers along the 5K course through Salvo. All of them wore something pink – from boas to socks to shirts and more.

Keith Gray of Buxton won in the men’s division for the seventh straight year.  Jeremy Carpenter was second.

The winner in the women’s division was Jennifer Lastfogel of Raleigh, and second place went to Nikki Feinsox, a breast cancer survivor.

Patrick O’Neal of Hatteras took first place in the kids’ division, and Kyle Tillet was second.

Jamie Markley played music while runners, fans, and spectators enjoyed pork barbecue cooked by Larry Grubbs, hot dogs sold by the Rodanthe Volunteer Fire Department, baked goods sold by Clark’s Bethel United Methodist Church, and lemonade, canned drinks, and cookies sold by the Pink Lemon Lemonade Stand, where pink helium heart balloons were also available.

Zenovah Hooper of Salvo signed her book, "Growing up on Hatteras Island."

Judy Sagan of Rodanthe won the raffle for the hope pink rocking chair that was donated by Built to Last. 

And many others won prizes that were donated by local businesses.

Before the race began, the organizers announced that all future Fun Run races will be held in Salvo for continuity.

“Words can not express the heartfelt gratitude that we feel for the support that the HICF received today,” organizers Donna Barnett and Martha Caldwell of the foundation board said in a statement. “It was extremely moving to see what a community and visitors who love Hatteras Island can do when we all pull together.  Today the HICF raised almost $9,000.  That's more than double what we raised last year!”

“We are looking for big things to happen again next year.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011.  On behalf of the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation Board members and our recipients -- thank you, thank you, thank you!”

For more information on the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation, go to www.hicf.org



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