Elizabeth Hutchinson at Racing Beach

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2nd Annual Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Race
Memories of Elizabeth

Team Fundraising Goal: $6,000.00

Total Number of Gifts: 37
Total Value of Gifts: $6,507.94

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National Brain Tumor Society (NBTS) is a leader in the brain tumor community, bringing together the best of research and patient services to be a comprehensive resource for patients, families, caregivers, researchers, and medical professionals. We have a national presence, with offices on both coasts and activities and influence around the United States.

Your tax-deductible gift will enable NBTS to fund even more research for a cure and to expand our support programs to meet the needs of patients and families coping with a brain tumor today.

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In Memory of Elizabeth A. Hutchinson

***We met our Fundraising Goal! Given the economy and the less-than-ideal race conditions, we raised $6,507.94. Thank you all!!!***

Thank you to everyone who participated in the event! We were not sure how Hurricane Danny would interfere with our run or our fun, but your positive attitudes and eagerness to run AND have fun was amazing! '

We were so impressed at the number of people who showed up and stayed around for the kids' race, raffle, and food. We hope you enjoyed your time and would like to hear your comments/criticism at lizhutchmemorialrace@hotmail.com.

You all made the race incredibly special and a really, really good time. So, thank you!


You will find the results for the 5-mile road race on http://Coolrunning.com (link below). Thank you for your patience as we edited away to produce this final version. Please contact us with any mistakes or omissions. Thank you again for participating!

5-Mile Road Race:



We want to extend an additional thank you to our wonderful volunteers who stood out in the rain directing traffic (Civil Air Patrol), directing the runners (Falmouth HS Girls' Soccer), selling t-shirts (Falmouth HS Girls' Soccer), preparing food (FHS Soccer Girls, South Hadley HS Cross Country), setting and cleaning up the course (George Towle, Uncle Tom), TIMING (John & Lucia Carroll), helping in the conception and implementation of the event (Matt and Eilis Auger, Ken Gartner); getting the word out (Joanne Gartner); website evolution (Matt Brewster); photography (Amy Brouillette) and those who did anything and everything at our frantic and spontaneous requests (Karolyn, Jim and Erik Marr; Mike Brouillette; John and Lucia Carroll; George Towle)

We would also like to thank the sponsors who were incredibly generous towards the Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Race:

Black Dog; Rockland Trust; Cape Cod Bagel; Mizuno (Andrew Daley); Jack in the Beanstalk, Baccari's; TinMan Diner; Muse Salon; BBC; Smitty's Ice Cream; Stop & Shop; Shaw's; Roche Bros; Windfall Market.


Hi All! Thank you for visiting the Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial webpage.

Liz's Family has chosen NBTS for its commitment to brain tumor patients (and families), education and research. Liz courageously battled brain cancer for 16-months before she died on May 25, 2008. We hope that our fundraising efforts will help NBTS create a different fate for current brain tumor patients and their families.

For those of you who did not know Liz well, she was an avid runner. She was still running into late April of last year! Liz ran the same route about North Falmouth for over 20 years. She was often recognized in convenience stores, and even a consignment shop once, from her running route. Liz was also a French teacher for over 30 years. She filled the classroom with fun and games while sneaking in those heavy French lessons.

Liz's first love was her family. She was a devoted wife for 31 years, a loving sister and daughter, and a stellar mom to her two girls and one dog. As one Wal-Mart consumer once noted, she was "perfect." We miss her greatly, but the good memories outshine the difficult. Thus, for mom, we would like to begin an annual race/walk to commemorate her active lifestyle. She would be pleased :)

Race Photos available at http://picasaweb.google.com/amy.brouillette/Race?feat=email# courtesy of Amy Brouillette- photographer extraordinaire!

*Please take a moment to view our
Photo Albums (Above Right) and our Video of Elizabeth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMs5ouw_lkY).*


The 1st Annual Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Race/Walk on August 31, 2008, brought nearly 250 runners, walkers and volunteers to the North Falmouth Elementary School to run or walk (or both) in memory of Liz. Combined with individual donors and corporate sponsors, approximately 360 people contributed in raising an astounding $16,445 for National Brain Tumor Society. THANK YOU!

For more about last year's event (including results, photos, and acknowledgements), see:

This year, the event will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2009. The race begins and ends at the North Falmouth Elementary School in North Falmouth, MA. The course, which runs through the village of North Falmouth and down to the beach, was Elizabeth's daily route for over 25 years.

We hope you will join us in our fight against Brain Tumors. Please refer to the information below for the details of the race.

When: 8/29/09 at 9:00 AM

Where: North Falmouth Elementary School

Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of race

How to Pay:
1. CREDIT CARD (online)- Make a secure donation right here for $15 (or more!). Be sure to include YOUR name! You must still submit a Race Application by mail.

2. CHECK (by mail)- Send check made payable to Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Race along with your Race Application.

Download Race Application at: http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/DocServer/09_PF_EHMRaceApplication.pdf?docID=3721

Return Race Applications to:
Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Race
P.O. Box 1242
North Falmouth, MA 02556

The first 100 to register will receive a complimentary T-Shirt. The T-Shirts from this year and last year will also be on sale for $5-$7.

Additional Prizes will be awarded to Age Group Winners!

To view maps of the courses, click the links below:

Running Route- http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=307091

Walking Route- http://www.usatf.org/routes/view.asp?rID=223602



This year, we are hoping to put on the 1st Annual Betty Ann Rhoads 50m Dash for children 10 and under. For those interested, please contact us soon!

WHEN: AUGUST 29, 2009 (AROUND 11:00)after the Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Race

WHO: KIDS! 10 Years Old & Under

WHAT:50m DASH (2 Sections: 6 & Under, 7-8) 100m DASH (1 Section: 9-10)

PRIZES: ALL participants receive a T-Shirt. Age group winners receive an additional prize.

Download Dash Application at: http://www.braintumorcommunity.org/site/DocServer/09_PF_BARDashRaceApplication.pdf?docID=3741

For more information, please e-mail Christa and/or Laura at

100% Proceeds from each and every Elizabeth Hutchinson Memorial Event and Sale go to the National Brain Tumor Society.

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