We are so humbled by the amazing turnout for our 2nd annual Superhero 5K at Throwback Brewery. To all of you that attended–dressed to save the world, ready to take on childhood cancer–thank you!! We certainly lucked out with the summer-like day… except for those pesky bees! 🐝
There are so many people and businesses we’d like to thank. Without them, this event would have never come to fruition. Of course, much gratitude goes out to our nearly 40 volunteers!! We had a huge crew from Winnacunnet High School and many other people that have volunteered more than once for Rett’s Roost. We could not have managed this race without these valuable people.
Huge thanks also goes out to our awesome band, Alligator Wine, Jay Fraser with A Creative Magic Experience, Craig & Grady Dionne for their delicious cotton candy and popcorn, Wayne Moulton and the Ghostbusters, Ruth George and Zach Foote for the national anthem and race announcing, Sara Langmaid and Amy Bevan for kid’s activities, Ellie Summers for photography, Phil Mitchell for all the fruit, and Sowa Entertainment for the fun photobooth pictures.
We are so grateful for support for in-kind donations from Oakhurst Dairy, Cabot Creamery Co-operative, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, The Golden Harvest, Lil’s Cafe, Beach Pea Baking Co., and Maine Meat. Yeah!
Generous donations were also made for winner awards by GLOW (get 10% off a reflexology appointment if you mention this race), Elemental Energy, Koan Wellness, Jetpack Comics, G.Willikers! Toy Shop, Michele Tourangeau, and Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce Members Page.
With all our corporate sponsors, peer-to-peer fundraising, merchandise sales, day-of donations, and registrations, we have raised approximately $20,000. So awesome!!
Rett’s Roost is such a passion for us, and we are so lucky to have a community encouraging our efforts. The cancer families we have met at our retreats have changed our lives, and we hope that we have greatly impacted theirs in return. Our retreats the past three summers were so incredible, and we are looking forward to the future of this organization. We wish these retreats were not necessary–that children didn’t have to face cancer or death. But the truth is, there isn’t enough funding, research, or data to bring about a cure at this point. Please try to spread the word–that childhood cancer exists and affects 1 in 265 kids under the age of 18. It is the number one disease killer of children in our country and Rett’s Roost is working tirelessly to advocate for change and support those affected.
Forever strong, ForEveRett,
Deana & Jim Cavan