As the holiday season approaches it important to take a moment and remember others. This video that I am sharing with you all is a great example of how a 9 year-old was able to do that. I am also extremely proud to say that this boy, Addy, is my cousin Shanon's son.

I also would like to take this time to thank you all for the love and support you have shown me over these past two years. None of this would be possible with out you all. Together we have been able to make a difference and I know that Michelle (the woman who inspired this walk) has been with us every step of the way.

Thank you again, and enjoy this upcoming holiday season and know I am eternally grateful for everything you have helped us accomplish. ♥
Thanks you so much to everyone who contributed to this fundraiser by showing up, donating, sponsoring, or encouraging me. Your support is what makes this all possible!

Please be sure to check out the updates on the website to see pictures from this years walk! 

Tomorrow is the second walk! If you haven't registered yet no worries you can still register online or at the event! Check in for the walk starts at 10:30 the walk will begin at 11:00.

There will be a raffle so be sure to bring some extra money to purchase tickets! You get two free tickets with registration and you can buy 1 ticket for one dollar or 13 tickets for ten dollars! The raffle items are great. The best one I think may be the free dinner & room for two at Mohegan Sun (so cool)!!!

There will be food after the walk so feel free to spend time after the walk enjoying it- you deserve free food after completing a 5-K :)!

I look forward to seeing you tomorrow! :)

The second annual 5K will be this Saturday July 27 at Bridebrook Park in Niantic at 10:30 am!

Check in starts at 10:30, the walk will begin at 11:00. With check in you will get your t-shirt (not guaranteed for all) and two free raffle tickets. We have a lot of really great raffle prizes:
  • Illiano's Gift Cards
  • Tahiti Nail & Spa Gift Cards
  • Gift Bag From Grace
  • Free Dinner & Room For Two At Mohegan Sun
  • Frosty Treat Gift Card
And More!

Be sure to bring some cash in order to buy some raffle tickets. I don't know about you, but a free night at Mohegan Sun or a free meal at Illiano's sounds amazing.

If you would like to donate something to the raffle it isn't too late! Just email us at
Hopefully this weather clears up in time for everyone to have a nice Fourth of July weekend! 

I'm sure you all are busy with your plans for the upcoming holiday. But, if you find the time please register for the 5K sometime before the end of the day because the t-shirt order will be going in tomorrow morning! We look forward to seeing you and your friends/family out on the 27th! 

Getting excited to begin the quest for sponsors! We already have a few but we are always looking for more :)! To become a sponsor please email us at, we would love to hear from you and answer any questions you have.  With sponsorship you will not only be able to link your company/business to a non-profit organization, you will also be able to have your logo printed on the back of our 2013 t-shirt. We will need to have your deposit by 6/27 at the latest. The deposit can be picked up in person by us (email to set up a time), mailed (email for information), or paid electronically through our site!

For those who aren't looking to be a sponsor be sure to register for our 2013 5-K that will be happening on Saturday 7/27 at 10:30 a.m. If you can't attend the walk but still want a t-shirt be sure to order one before Thursday 6/27!
The 2013 SJGH 5-K walk/run is now open! Be sure to register before June 27 to ensure your t-shirt. If you register after June 27 it will be first come first serve for all t-shirt orders. 

We've already had a few people sure to tell your friends and family! Can't wait to see you out there :)
Hi everyone!

SJGH is starting up the Second Annual T-Shirt Design Competition!

This years competition will run from Tuesday, April 2 through until Friday, May 3. After May 3 we will no longer be accepting submissions for the Design Competition. Monday, May 6th the top designs will be chosen and voting will begin until midnight on May 10th. The winner of the 2013 Design will be announced on Saturday May 11th.

The t-shirts will be sold as promotional pieces with proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In order to apply you must currently be either a High School or College student. The design this year will be for the front of a Gildan Adult Sized T-Shirt colored "Saftey Pink" (see image below). The design must consist of no more than three colors and can be done in any medium (computer generated, or done by hand and photographed/scanned in).  The design must include "Spread Joy Give Hope" and "2013".  The design can have inspiration from anything. However, the t-shirts will be used to raise money for Breast Cancer Research and primarily sold for our 5-K fundraiser later this year. We are accepting submissions of designs now through the deadline on May 3.

If you or your company/business are interested in becoming a 2013 sponsor please get in contact with us and/or get visit our website for more upcoming updates to come about sponsorship!

Thanks so much, keep spreading the Joy!

2013 T-Shirt Color
2012 Winning Design




Michele Joy, age 50, passed on Thursday, January 10, 2013.  She was the woman who inspired me to create this fundraiser.

Here is a link to a tribute made to her in The Day paper. 

Please, take a moment and have Michele and her family in your thoughts/prayers.

Thank you.
The t-shirts are IN! The walk is in LESS than 48 hours, I could not be more excited!

Be sure to tell your friends/family to all register/go to the walk THIS SATURDAY July 14 at 2pm at Bridebrook Park in Niantic, CT!

:) Hope to see you there!

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