We were blessed yet again with wonderful weather and a fantastic group for our SIDS benefit run and walk on April 24, 2010. With over 130 walk ups on Saturday this Third year event went over 360 runners and walkers. The top time went to REINALDO REYES at 18:17 for the men and once again MEGAN GALLAGHER at 20:26 for the women. Congratulations to SARAH GILBERTSON for winning the TREK 4500 Mountain bike, good luck in your Triathlon quest.
Awards where provided South Jersey Running and Triathlon Company for our overall male, female and age group winners. Prizes donated by the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies and Flyers were raffled using participants bib numbers. Once again we had the 400 M run for all children ages 5 ‐ 8 which was fantastic.
The goals for the NBD 5K Run for Life are; to raise awareness to SIDS, to raise much needed money for continued research for SIDS and provide a safe fun venue for family, friends, runners and walkers to celebrate life and the memory of our grand daughter Natalee and their loved ones lost to SIDS. Thanks to our wonderful supporters for their generosity and support as we were able to make a final donation of $16,000. In the three years we have had this event we have been proud to have donated a total of $57,000 to the American SIDS Institute.
A final note of recognition; once again this year we were joined by four local families who lost babies to SIDS. On the back of the runner's shirt we created a list called Natalee's Angels. This list recognizes babies lost to SIDS by families who raised donations and also attended our run this year. I'd like to thank each and every one of the families for helping to make this event so very special. Yes, this is a run; but it is also a time to gather, remember and rejoice in the special little wonders that made this day so special.