First Annual Baby Crawl Is Successful

On October 6, St. Gianna’s Place hosted our first annual Baby Crawl 5K, a great family event where we raised awareness and funds, bringing us closer to opening our doors to pregnant women in crisis.  Fitness, food, and fun were the themes of the day as our friends and supporters joined us to run, walk, play games, and enjoy good food and great company on Londonderry Common.

The festivities began with an opening prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the National Anthem.  A fun-filled group warm-up fired up the participants for the 3.1 miles trek.  Then, the unmistakable sound of an air horn signaled the start of the Baby Crawl, and more than 60 runners and walkers began travelling the well-maintained, off-road route that winds behind Moose Hill Kindergarten, Matthew Thornton Elementary School, and Londonderry High School.

Following the race, runners, walkers, and not-at-allers celebrated the event with pizza, popcorn, cupcakes, and ice cream.  Face painting, games, and raffles rounded out the day’s activities.  It was a day to celebrate faith, family, friends, and community as we gathered to support St. Gianna’s Place.

As with any major event, we were reliant on the help and generosity of our supporters to make the Baby Crawl a success.  We’d like to thank the following organizations and people for donating their time, talent, and treasure.

Platinum Sponsors Donating $1,000 and above:

Benchmark Engineering

Fleur Foto

Landmark Structures Corporation

Mesiti Development Corporation

Modern Woodsmen of America

 

Gold Sponsors Donating $500 and above:

Infinity Realty Group

Law Offices of Gould & Gould

New England Small Tube Corporation

Parkland Medical Center

St. Thomas Aquinas School

 

Mile Marker Sponsors Donating $500:

McIntire Writing Service

Melanson Heath & Company

 

Silver Sponsors Donating $250 and above:

Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Verani Realty

CMC Women’s Wellness and Fertility Center

Dunkin Donuts (JAMAR Donuts, Inc.)

Ford of Londonderry

Gandia Law Offices

Parnell, Michels, & McKay Attorneys

Reeds Ferry Sheds

 

Honorable Mentions:

Boufford Insurance

Caylyn Burns, Ice Cream Truck

Countryside Florist

Dominoes Pizza of Londonderry

Lundgren Chiropractic

Mack’s Apples

NRG Zone Fitness

St. Francis Elementary School

Shaws of Londonderry

 

Individual Gold Donors:

Ruth and Ronald Bolduc

The Flier Family

 

Individual Donors:

Reed and Phyllis Clark

Mary Fretwell

Justin Gandia

Alan Goodwin

Peter and Kathryn Mahoney

John and Jan McLaughlin

T. William and Gladys White

 

We would like to thank Orchard Christian Fellowship Church for allowing us to use their parking lot to accommodate our participants. We truly appreciate your ongoing support of St. Gianna’s Place.

A special acknowledgement goes out to Nicole Wilson for creating the Baby Crawl logo and designing our marketing collateral.

 

Our volunteers are our greatest asset.  Thank you for all you did to make the Baby Crawl possible,

Volunteers

Gina Andronico

Emily Clifton

Mackensie Farrell

Meredith Farrell

Sherry Farrell

Franklin Pierce University Health Sciences, Professor Lindsay Vago and PT students

Chris Gandia

David Gandia

Londonderry High School Community Service Club

Londonderry High School Student Council

Londonderry Rotary Club, Jason Dragon

Londonderry United Methodist Church Youth Group

Peter Mahoney

Julia Mandeville

Jill McIntire

Kevin McIntire

Scott McIntire

Bill Neville

Evan Neville

MaryCatherine Neville

Ella Rahilly

Ken Rahilly

Karen Rimol

St. Mark Knights of Columbus, Council 10488: Chris Cook, Mike Dromgoole, Bob McGuirk, John McLaughlin, Tony Violanti

Nick and Patty Scarfo

Barbara Scott

Emily Smith

Al Sypek

Christine Tremblay

Cameron Updike

And finally, a huge thank you to all of our runners and walkers!  Without you the Baby Crawl would never have happened.  Thank you for the joy and enthusiasm your brought to our event.  We are grateful for your support.

 

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