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Joe Cassella Foundation 5K Race a GREAT success!

posted May 20, 2012, 3:40 PM by Jen Weigel   [ updated May 20, 2012, 4:58 PM ]
Many thanks to the Cassella family - primarily Dr. Frank Cassella and his wife Vivi - for organizing such a great fundraising event to benefit little Gianna Hess in her fight against liver cancer!

You could not have asked for a better event today:  the sun was bright as can be on such a nice Sunday morning, more than 800 runners and walkers of all ages (a few of them with 4 legs!), and a huge $45,000+ donation made to the Hess family!

Dr. Holzman ran in the 5K race, as did other Affiliates from the area.  While he did not place in his age category, he had the fastest time of all LASIK surgeons participating today!  : )

Joan, Pam (many of you will remember her as a former TLC Tysons Corner patient counselor), my husband (thanks for helping me at this event!), and I had a great time working the Silent Auction tent.  When we got on the scene, my husband and I moved our TLC donation to a more prime spot.  We gently encouraged participants to raise the bid on our prize so that in the end, we brought in the highest donation of all the donated items!

Can't wait until next year!  - jw

2012-05-20 Joe Cassella Foundation 5K