September 9, 2006: 5th Annual International Race for Research Breaks all Records!

September 9, 2006: 5th Annual International Race for Research Breaks all Records!

With nearly 250 people running, walking, and pushing infants in strollers on a beautifully sunny day, (almost double the number from last year!) and dozens of sponsors, we raised an astonishing $24,000! 

 
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With nearly 250 people running, walking, and pushing infants in strollers on a beautifully sunny day, (almost double the number from last year!) and dozens of sponsors, we raised an astonishing $24,000 - and that doesn’t include other Races for Research being run in other parts of the country throughout the fall.

Every year our race gets bigger, and we get closer to our goal of finding a cure for Progeria, a fatal rapid aging disease that afflicts children. And as we plan for the first-ever Progeria drug trial that may treat – or even cure – children with Progeria, this support is needed now more than ever. We hope to see all participants - and their friends and family - next year!

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Many thanks to our other sponsors who helped make this event so successful: Peabody Track Foundation, Peter Albert - Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, Lew & Alice Berns, Champions Pub, Burt & Barbara Gordon, Eastman Gelatine Corporation, Gravoc Associates, Gary Gullman, The Keilty Family, North Shore Tile & Marble, Total Entertainment, East Boston Savings Bank, Eastern Land Survey, Atty. Barry Feinstein, Fotowerks, Gordon Realty, Karmin Door, Mastrangelos Carpet Craft, Gerald McCarthy Insurance, Northeast Nursery, Runner’s Edge, Santoro’s of Peabody, Rep. John Tierney, Town & Country Homes, BJ’s, Costco, Hannaford, Shaw’s, Stop ‘n Shop, Coldwell-Banker, Kraft Foods, McDonald's, Perfecto’s Caffe, Poland Springs, and Trader Joe's.

Congratulations to Dan Anastos and Karra Cheever, overall male and female winners of the 5K race. And to everyone else who participated, you are ALL winners to children with Progeria!

A special thank you to Carl Haber of Miami Florida, who raised $4,425 in sponsorships as part of his Bar Mitzvah Project! Carl ran in honor of his friend Sam Berns and in memory of his uncle Aaron Zev Kushner, who died of Progeria in 1977.

With these other Races for Research being held around the country, we may raise close to $100,000 this year – WOW!

McGuinness Family Walk in Massachusetts in Honor of Kristian 
Lindsay’s Miles for Miracles Race in Michigan
Ohio Chapter’s Race set for September 30th 


Comedian Gary Gullman was the celebrity bartender at Champions Pub in Peabody
at the kick-off event the night before the race


AND THEY”RE OFF! Runners and walkers begin the 5th annual Race for Research

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