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4th Annual Joe Cassella 5K Walk/Run

posted May 20, 2013, 5:18 PM by Jen Weigel   [ updated May 20, 2013, 5:25 PM ]
TLC Tysons Corner was a major sponsor of the Joe Cassella Foundation's 5K walk/run for the fourth year in a row.  The Joe Cassella Foundation supports the families of young medical patients who need help with expensive treatments.  This year's walk/run raised money to benefit two young ladies, one of whom actually participated in the race and accepted the check that was actually much larger than she is.  She had a smile that would melt any heart!

This year's race got off to a misting start, but by the end of the race, the rain had long ended.  750 racers had registered for the event, but rain kept a few people away.  In all, 519 walkers and runners completed the nice trail that wound through the nearby McLean neighborhood.  Since this was a family-oriented affair, there were lots of kids and dogs present.

Team TLC had a mixture of racers and volunteers.  Joan, JoAnne, and Pam (a former TLC-er) worked the Auction Booth.  Dr. Mahal, Cindy, Mary (also a former TLC-er), my husband (a wannabe TLC-er), and I rounded out the race team.  I think that this may have been the biggest showing that we've had so far! 

Some great moments:  1.  I did not finish last!  Yea!  and  2.  I saw a lady slowly but surely gently place like 5 apples into her bag, followed by 5 bagels, and then finally ending with a pitstop at the cookie station.  Yes, 5 of those ended up in her bag.  Weird!

Looking forward to next year!  - jw

Joe Cassella 5K - Sunday, May 19, 2013