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:
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
Caylyn Burns, Ice Cream Truck
Dominoes Pizza of Londonderry
NRG Zone Fitness
St. Francis Elementary School
Shaws of Londonderry
Individual Gold Donors:
Ruth and Ronald Bolduc
The Flier Family
Reed and Phyllis Clark
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,
Franklin Pierce University Health Sciences, Professor Lindsay Vago and PT students
Londonderry High School Community Service Club
Londonderry High School Student Council
Londonderry Rotary Club, Jason Dragon
Londonderry United Methodist Church Youth Group
St. Mark Knights of Columbus, Council 10488: Chris Cook, Mike Dromgoole, Bob McGuirk, John McLaughlin, Tony Violanti
Nick and Patty Scarfo
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.