To the Editor:
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE was the theme of the 2nd Annual Run for Rosie. Our Relay for Life Team had 260 register, 236 crossed the finish line of the 5k and collectively raised over $12,000 in sponsors, fees, donations, etc. We had 53 participants from the Carrollton Run for God, a group sponsored by Greenbrier Church, that started 12 weeks before the run to prepare through a walk/running program and Bible study lead by Amy Risaliti. We were blessed by Zeta sisters of Roselyn's from ONU, a grandmother that pushed her six week year old grandson-making 4 generations compete in the race, a lot of Roselyn's family, friends, community members and simply just people that like to walk, run and compete. This years event was timed by RS Racing Systems, they have since invited RUN FOR ROSIE to participate in the 2013 Subway Ohio Racing Challenge Series. Again this year our run painted a sea of purple up and down Route 9 to a smiling and rewarding finish line for all!
We would like to thank our sponsors: Rex Energy, The Wake Family, CPT Ashley M. Jenkins, US Army, Diamond T Fence, Gateway Royalties, ANJ Contracting LLC, Beaver Creek Sheet Metal, Frontier Communications, Rosebud Mining, Tinlin’s Print on Things, Advanced Landscaping, Aultman Fitness, Bear Electric, Bennett Homes, Brace’s Power Equipment, Burgett Angus Farms, Carrollton Country Flowers, Carrollton Eagles, Chesapeake Energy, Dale's Lawn Care, Donna's Deli, Fair Vision LLC, Gionino's Pizzeria, Guess Motors, Hair Etc., H.J. Schodorf and Assoc., Jimmy's Backyard BBQ, Jobes Pharmacy, King Performance, King's Welding and Fabricating, Merrick Car Wash, Reflections Hair & Image Center, The Dan Spilker Family, Shingleton Homes, St. Johns Villa, Thomas Law Office, Inc., Vision Wireless, YMCA We would also like to thank Dollar General Market for the bananas, Thorne's Market for additional water and bags and Paperworks for our Let Your Light Shine Certificates.
A special thank you to Beth Krupzak for donating the HOPE quilt which was won by Mike Madison and gifted to Linda Moreland. Beth puts a lot of time into this project and donates it out of love for Roselyn and Linda. This year the quilt sales raised $1,385.
We greatly appreciate: Mark Walters and The Boy Scouts along with the Freshman 4H'ers for guiding our runners along the route. A huge shout out to Tonya Trussell and the CHS Cheerleaders and community members along the route for cheering on our runners! Thanks to Dan Wells, Roselyn's running coach for starting our race. A BIG Thanks for keeping our runners safe along the way to: Geno Cook-Carrollton Police Dept, Tom Mesler-Village of Carrollton Fire Dept and Josh Long-EMT.
We couldn't make this run happen without our helpers---we love you ALL: Bree Castro, Meg English, Teresa Fisher, Jamey Gamble, Brenda Johnson, Camy Lawrence, Kim McLean, Rusty McLean, Susan Miller, David Myers, Shelly Richards, Mary Ann Stitt, Missy Walton along with some amazing photographers: Jess King-Hill, Debbie Herrington, Diane Tubaugh and Carl Wright for capturing those special moments!!! Thank you to our Run for God family for all of the prayers, encouragement and love!
This Race brings so much joy to our hearts, that Roselyn can still inspire so many people and to ALL that participated in anyway...we are so very glad that you came out and LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE! We live in an amazing community that gives a lot of love and support and we HOPE you know how much we appreciate it!
Run for Rosie
Tonya Howell, Linda and Mike Moreland