Fun Run raises
almost $9,000 for cancer patients
….WITH SLIDE SHOW
seventh annual Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation Fun
just under $9,000 for cancer patients – more than twice last year’s
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
Zenovah Hooper of Salvo signed her book, "Growing up on Hatteras
Judy Sagan of Rodanthe won the raffle for
the hope pink rocking chair that was donated by Built to
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 are looking for big things to happen again next year.
your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. On behalf of the
Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation Board members
recipients -- thank you, thank you, thank you!”
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