There are big changes to the foundation in 2014! Along with a name change and the ability to help families directly, we are taking a break from our annual 5K Bubble Run... Victoria’s Friends Foundation will not be hosting our Annual 5K this year.
We feel that Victoria’s Bubble Run/Walk has been the best 5K in the area and are so proud of our volunteers that have worked so hard to make sure everyone felt respected, appreciated, and that they enjoy themselves. It takes a lot of planning and a ton of organizing to accomplish such an awesome event. We are also just as proud and thankful for all our participants for their valuable time and their endless support. We appreciate all the support from our runners and walkers and will miss our Bubble Run and Post Race Celebration.
We are considering a change of venue as well as a new race location to accommodate all our supporters in the future. In the meantime, Victoria’s Friends Foundation will host our 3rd Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. You may click here for more information.
And as always, thank you for your continued support!
'Victoria's 5k Bubble Walk/Run/Party is an event that the entire family can't wait for each year!! We all have a great time! There is something for everyone. The foundation does a spectacular job of celebrating Victoria's memory. The event celebrates families, parents, and children of all abilities!!
As a parent of a child with special needs we have directly benefitted from the foundation. The foundation's ability to fund things that insurance does not deem "necessary" is truly heaven sent! Many people don't realize how expensive items can be for a special needs person/child. A stroller is over $2000... a bike over $4000... a car seat over $800... a helmet over $100... a float for the pool over $100. These are all items that insurance will not cover because they are not medically necessary, but very necessary for a child to have. We are truly blessed that the foundation understands the importance and necessity of this type of equipment for someone with special needs.'
– Maryanne & Mike Payne
Thank you to everyone for your support!
On June 15, 2013 the Victoria's Friends Foundation hosted its 6th Annual 5K Bubble Run. We would like to thank all of our participants for their support. All of you did an amazing job. It was so nice to see familiar faces cross over the finish line again this year as well as some new faces too. It makes us feel good to be able to share the happiness and excitement we experience as we grant funds to such commendable nonprofit organizations.
This year’s recipients were...
• Variety, The Children’s Charity- $5,000.00
• John G. Leach School- $2,000.00
• Exceptional Care for Children- $3,000.00
• Black Diamond Hope House- $1,000.00
As much as we would love to take the credit for such a smooth and relaxed fundraiser, the following businesses played a hand in helping the day run so well: Tri Sports Events, Ralph Reynolds and Salina Frances Photography, DJ Ed from Above and Beyond Entertainment, Famous Dave’s BBQ, the Eagles Cheerleaders, Swoop, Arrow Sanitation, and of course our board members that volunteer their time to ensure our supporters are having a pleasant time.
We also like to thank the businesses that donated the beautiful raffle baskets and generous gift certificates. As always, our raffles played a big part of our funds raised.
A LOUD SHOUT- OUT TO OUR SPONSORS...
LA MART BALTIMORE
5 LEE BROTHERS CORP
BRADLEY PACKLEONE PRODUCE
FIVE STAR PRODUCE
GAURINIO SONS, INC.
SIX L’S PACKING
PINTO BROTHERS, INC.
OAKES FARM WHOLESALE
NEW ERA PRODUCE, LLC.
FIVE DAYS MARKET
CONTINENTAL FRESH, LLC.
DIVINE RIPE, LLC.
M&S PRODUCE OUTLET, INC.
GUY VARLEY, INC.
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