September 12, 2009 in Peabody, MA: Hundreds came to 8th Annual International Race for Research

September 12, 2009 in Peabody, MA: Hundreds came to 8th Annual International Race for Research


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It’s official: PRF supporters are so committed that they will show up no matter what the weather is – AMAZING!  What a day - THANK YOU to the hundreds of people and companies that braved the rain to make our 8th annual International Race for Research truly our most successful race in so many ways.  The post-party inside city hall kept everyone dry and cheerful, we had more participants than ever, we raised over $20,000 with a record number of sponsors and on-line fundraisers, and I met my goal of a first-time 5K run. What a way to celebrate PRF’s 10th anniversary!

Congratulations to overall male and female winners Doug Chick and Nancy Manning! Click here for a complete listing of race winners.

 Children with Progeria are so lucky to have such tremendous support from so many, including our sponsors:

Peter Albert – Constellation Financial
Alice & Lew Berns
Leslie Gordon & Scott Berns
Kevin Coneeny & Family
Barbara & Burt Gordon
Karmin Door
John Keilty, Esq.
Robyn & Tom Milbury
Peabody Track Foundation
Debbie & David Ponn
Peabody Rotary Club
Peggy & Jody Pedro
Alyse & David Barbash
Kara & Dan Berns
Community Credit Union
Marci & David Cohen
Fred Davidson
Dick's Sporting Goods
Eastern Land Survey
Barry Feinstein, Esq.
Honey & Harvey Freeman
Gerald McCarthy Insurance
Michelle Mangiacotti
Northeast Nursery
Phil Richard & Associates Insurance
 The Robbin Family
Karen Santucci
Town & Country Homes
Unlimited Auto & Truck Repair
And many thanks to our in-kind donors
     BJ’s Wholesale Club
Brooksby Farm
Clif Bar
Edible Arrangements
Market Basket
Pepsi Corporation
Stop ‘n Shop
Trader Joe's
Dick’s Sporting Goods.
And of course, heartfelt thanks to Mayor Bonfanti, Mary Bellavance, the Peabody Police Department, Peabody High’s ROTC members and our other volunteers:
Dotti Bonfanti
Anthony D'Avolio
Meg Gannon
Selma Michelman
Debbie Ponn
Brett Ponn
Vickie Robbin
Claudia Rosenblatt
Judy Selesnick
Thais Widick
Sharon Wyner
 Our race for research continues as
Together, we WILL find the cure!

Our top walkers (above) and runners (below) of the day.


The top female and male runners are all smiles as they collect their trophies
The crowd celebrated PRF’s 10th anniversary with a delicious cake!

Sam and Jesper had a blast!

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