To the editor:
The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center would like to thank our supporters who participated in the 20th Annual Walk Against Violence & Dorothy's Run 5K on Sunday, Oct. 16. Without their contributions and caring, we would be unable to provide the critical services for victims of family violence. We would like to acknowledge the support of our honorary chairs, Mayor Donna Holaday of Newburyport and Mayor Thatcher W. Kezer III of Amesbury.
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this is an especially important year for us since it the 20th Annual Walk Against Violence & Dorothy's Run 5K. We hope that the event raised awareness of domestic violence in the communities we serve; and since the walk is our single largest fundraiser of the year, its success means we can continue to provide free programs and services to the adults and children impacted by family violence and abuse.
The Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center would like to thank our Lead Sponsor, Institution for Savings, for supporting this event. Thanks also to Take Two for providing live entertainment for our participants.
We would also like to acknowledge and thank our other sponsors and supporters including: Trekker Sponsors: Citizens Bank Foundation; The Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank; Start & Finish Line Sponsors: Coastal Capital Group, Dietz & Lynch Capital; Interlocks Salon*Spa*Cosmetics; Rambler Sponsors: Arthur S. Page Insurance; Blue Ocean Music Hall; Chase & Lunt Insurance; First National Bank of Ipswich; New Balance Foundation; Wheelabrator North Andover, Inc.; The Bandstand Sponsors: "A Friend"; Anna Jaques Hospital; Matter Communications; TD Bank; The Provident Bank; St. James Episcopal Church, Amesbury; Information Area Sponsors: Tanya and Jason Nizialek; Judi Martino; Half Mile Marker Sponsors: Law Offices of Donald M. Greenough; Strem Chemical; Children's Area Sponsor: Colden & Seymour ENT; Michael Jewell and Moe Lord; Watering Hole Sponsors: Cote Plumbing & Heating, Inc.; Fritz DeGuglielmo, LLC; Peter and Patty Hoyt; Tanya and Jason Nizialek; Merrow's Inc.; Paul C. Rogers & Sons; Tommasino & Tommasino; Zar-Tech; Footstep Sponsors: "A Friend"; Amesbury Friends Meeting; Law Offices of Connolly & Connolly; Crystal Engineering; Dolan Financial Services; Patty Dorfman; Face to Face; Gonthier's Service Station, LLC; Healey, Deshaies, Gagliardi & Woelfel, PC; Helgard & Marina Kirsch; Kenneth C. Halkin Management Consulting; Laurie H. Knapp, CPA, PC; Sanford & Heidi Paek; Law Offices of Joyce E. Scott; Merrimack Valley Essentials; Newburyport Development; Media Sponsor: WNBP AM 1450 "The Legends"; Music Sponsor: Take Two.
We would also like to acknowledge the 20th Annual Walk Against Violence & Dorothy's Run 5K Chairwoman Judi Martino, Run Chairwoman Sherry Cobb and their committees, the board of directors, volunteers and all of the wonderful individual and team walkers.
In addition, we want to express thanks to our community volunteer supporters and in-kind donors: Bresnahan Elementary School; The Carnovale Family; Cider Hill Farm; City of Newburyport and School Department; The Clothesline Project; Crosby's Marketplace; David's; Denise's Flower Shop; Fuel Training Studio; Greta's Great Grains; The Grog; Karhu; Link House; Judi Martino; Kids as Peacemakers; Newburyport Boy Scout Troop 21; Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank; Newburyport Commission for Diversity and Tolerance; Newburyport Police Department; Oregano; PI Beachcoma; Plum Island Coffee Roasters; Poland Spring; Port Tavern; The Quinlan Family; Road ID; Stripers; "TAKE 2"; The Upper Crust; and The Way to Balance.
It was surely an exceptionally beautiful day for all those who participated. For any who weren't able to attend, we welcome any delayed donations to support the Walk Against Violence & Dorothy's Run 5K. Contributions can be sent to our office at Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, 2 Harris St., Newburyport, MA 01950.
Chief executive officer
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center