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Grahamtastic Connection 4th Annual 5K Run & Walk
Sun, Oct 19, 2014
About This Activity
About Our Non-Profit
Our mission is to provide free computers and internet access to seriously ill children for educational purposes. Computers include laptops and tablets. We envision all seriously ill children continuing their education uninterrupted despite their medical condition or financial limitation. We provide the tools and support needed to connect children, face-to-face with their classrooms and teachers, family and friends and medical teams.
Simply stated, we connect kids when their world is out of reach.
Leslie Morissette founded Grahamtastic Connection in honor of her son Graham who sadly lost his battle to cancer in 1997 at age 8. While spending many hours with Graham at the hospital, Leslie became keenly aware of a great need for children and families to access the internet. It was this need that inspired her to create Grahamtastic Connection. In 1998 Grahamtastic supported 10 children in Maine. The program has grown to provide computers to more than 150 recipients a year.
Grahamtastic Connection has been recognized with numerous awards for their work on behalf of seriously ill children. This 5K run/walk provides important funding for this cause.
Course: The 5K run/walk is an out and back course starting and ending at Anderson Learning Center (formerly Nasson College), partially on road but mostly on well groomed Rail Trail portion of Mousam Way. Turn around at Deer Pond. Run with the beautiful fall foliage all around you.
Registration Fee: Participants may register in one of two ways, by a) soliciting fundraising pledges b) paying the individual registration fee. T-shirts are free for first 150 registrants.
Fundraising Pledges: Become a fundraisor individually or in a group/team. Follow the prompts online or use paper pledge forms on the back of the paper registration form. Awards will be given for the team with the most pledges (see form for more details).
Individual Registration: Register online or print and mail a registration form from grahamtastic.org. Adults (18+) $20 in advance, $25 day of race Teens (13-17) $15 Children (6-12) $10 Family Maximum Cost $50
Children under 5 free when accompanying a paying adult.
Awards: Prizes for first place male and female. Medals for male and female first, second, and third place winners in age categories. Dogs welcomed; award for first place dog.