To Register, make a pledge or be an sponsor for this year’s 5k Event please click on the link below:
*Please note that our race route has changed due to safety concerns by the Blackstone Police Dept. right onto Lincoln, Blackstone St., Main St., Mendon to Lincoln!
This is our largest fundraising event of the year where teams of runners and walkers come together to raise funds for the children our organization supports. Our attending teams and individuals raise money for months prior to the event with their own fundraisers, raffles, receiving pledges and by gaining sponsorships that are advertised in different ways throughout the year. Please consider registering today! What does registration get you? An Event T-shirt if registered before April 5th, a Free Fundraising weblink, and entry into our event which includes live entertainment, food, raffles and more! It is because of your participation in our events that we are able to do what we do!
Please scroll through the slide above to see all of our sponsors for this event. We can’t thank you enough for your continued support.
2017 5th annual 5K Road Race & Walk
A fun filled family day to raise money & awareness for families of children with Brain Tumors as well as to support The Cory Edward Gaudet Scholarship Fund! This will be a family friendly event with activities scheduled throughout the day to entertain the whole family. The day will begin with check in and some last minute registrations at 8:30 am followed by the start of the relay walk on the track at 9am and road race at 10am. The relay part of this event will last throughout the day ending at 2:00pm. This is open to individuals who choose to walk on their own or those who wish to become a team captain or be on a team of walkers/runners. Teams are encouraged to join forces and raise funds as a group. Have fun with it and create team names and put on their happy faces preparing for a day full of fun. Along with raising funds teams will try to keep at least one member of their teams walking through out the day. This will be important and reflect what it takes to get through the day in the life of a family battling cancer. It’s a group effort and no one can do it alone. There will be prizes awarded to top fund raising teams & individuals. The road race is open to all ages, there will be cash prizes for top finishers for both male and female runners. Awards will be given to the top finishers in each age group. Along with prizes for top finishers all students grades 9 thru 12 who register and complete the race will be entered to win one of two scholarships to be awarded on the day of the event. All female students finishing the race will be entered in to a drawing for one $500.00 scholarship. The male finishers will be entered into a separate drawing for the second $500.00 scholarship.We will also be giving a 3rd Scholarship to a BMR Senier selected by the guidance dept and presented at senior awards night. We will be posting a schedule of the daily events, so please check back periodically as we move forward & more arrangements for the days activities are planned and organized.
Our 4th Annual 5K Event 2016
We can’t thank everyone enough for your continued support making our 4th Annual 5K Road Race & Walk a complete success raising over $45,000. Despite the rain we are so pleased to say we had 450 registered participants with 230 runners and 220 walkers. Directly following the race we randomly select 1 boy and 1 girl to each win a $500 Scholarship. Toni Spellman a 9th grader from Blackstone, Ma and Jacob Jackson a senior from Pascoag, RI were our 2016 Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship winners. In addition, we will be giving away a 3rd scholarship at the Blackstone Millville Regional High school senior awards night coming up June 2. As many of you are learning through the years, this is a fundraising event where teams & individuals start months prior to the event asking for sponsors, pledges and hosting their own fundraising events. We had 18 fundraising teams with our top 3 teams & individuals receiving fundraising awards. The top 3 fundraising teams are as follows: 1st place team Kicking Asphalt with team captain Amy McMahon raising $7,108, 2ndplace team Angel’s Among Us with co captains Mary Desrochers & Denice Lubash raising $5,641 and 3rd place Team Depot with captain Tanya Scott raising $4,234. Our top 3 fundraising individuals 1st place Amy McMahon $5,278, 2nd Place Tanya Scott $2,904 and 3rdPlace Tracy Bak $1,565. I could not be more proud of the fundraising efforts of all the teams this year. I would like to thank a new team Ignite Your Life Nutrition with team co captains Alex & Tiffany Clute, they had a team of almost 50 people. I would also like to give a shout out to our son Nicholas who in addition to his full time job takes care of our graphic design and website design work. He and his girlfriend Mikayla also headed up a fundraising team Easier Said than Run raising over $2,000. Mikayla thank you for working so hard, reaching out to businesses and getting most all of our raffle items for this year’s event. Our daughter Nicole had her own fundraising team Never Give Up raising $680. This year we had two very special teams taking part, Fighting for Emma B and Rhythm’s Journey. Our brave warrior Emma a beautiful 14 yr old and her family attended our event. Rhythm is a little boy battling DIPG from Hawaii with local ties. His grandmother, aunts, uncles & cousins joined our event as well. Other mentions Team Got Your Bak team captain Tracy Bak raising just over $3,000 and team Miles for Smiles co captains Jason & Tina Carroll raising just under $3,000. The support we receive from local and even non local businesses is so amazing and needed so very much. Whether they are supporting a team, an individual or just sponsoring the event their involvement makes it possible to do what we do. We also have businesses who donate their time, product and or service to help make our event a success and for that we would like to say thank you. We had 55 business sponsors this year but would like to say a special thank you to G-Form for being our corporate sponsor and covering the cost of our 5K event t-shirts.
To see the race times you can visit www.coolrunning.com and click recent results, May 1st and find Cory’s Crusaders Annual 5K
Top 3 women over all: Lauren Dequire, Haley Carrol and Lori Cunningham, Top 3 men over all: Christopher Tringali, Nathan Carroll and Cole Bolduc. Girls 18 & under: Haley Carrol, Megan DeWolfe and Abby Smith. Boys 18 & Under: same as overall seen above, Women’s 19-29 Lauren Dequire, Melissa Branchaud and Rebecca Carroll. Men’s 19-29 Peter Archetto, Isaac Barros and Max Nolan. Women’s 30 and over Lori Cunningham, Karen Quitzau and Amy Verreault. Men’s 30 & over Philip Amylon, Brandon Rockwell and Chris Baker.
Special mentions: The band Anger Management and Chuck Ladouceur (sound guy) for donating their time and talent providing excellent entertainment during the day’s event. Alexandra Dutremble for singing our national anthem so beautifully. Volunteers from the Blackstone Lion’s Club who helped cook throughout the day. Blackstone Valley Rental for providing us with the tent, tables & chairs. Consigli for providing the much needed portable toilets and PJ’s for coming down with their food truck and donating a percentage of the days sales to Cory’s Crusaders. Thank you to our road race volunteers and the Blackstone Police Department for providing detail for this event and keeping our runners and pedestrians safe.
Our 3rd Annual 5K Event was held on May 3rd and was once again a success.
We would like to thank Dean Bank & GDF SUEV for being this year’s Corporate Sponsors, providing our event t-shirts. We are proud to say that with the help of teams, individuals and business sponsors we were able to raise over $41,000. This total does not include the many items and services that were generously donated by local businesses and individuals totaling over $5,000. We had over 180 registered runners, 146 runners who actually took part in our road race on race day and an additional 170+ registered walkers totaling it to be over 350 participants. We thank you all so much for your participation in our event. It is because of all of you that we can do what we do.We had over 180 registered runners, 146 runners who actually took part in our road race on race day and an additional 170+ registered walkers totaling it to be over 350 participants. We thank you all so much for your participation in our event. It is because of all of you that we can do what we do. As Jim mentioned during his speech, the success of this event would not be possible without the continued support and hard work of all of our team captains and their team members. We had 15 fundraising teams and over 300 participants registered to either run the 5K or walk the track throughout the day. These numbers do not include the many family members and friends of the participants that were there to show their support. We are very proud to see how far we have come in a short time and to see the creative efforts of our team captains, their teammates and the competitive spirit amongst them all. Our 3 top fundraising teams all had their own fundraising events leading up to our 5K event. We would like to send out a very special thank you to these top 3 fundraising teams. Kicking Asphalt with team captain Amy McMahon $6,000+, Angel’s Among Us with co captains Mary Desrochers and Denice Lubash $4,200+ and Team Depot 2651 with team captain Tanya Scott $3,300+. We would also like to send out a special thank you to our top 3 individual fundraisers Amy McMahon $4300.00, Tanya Scott $2,416.00 and Mary Desrochers $1,760.00. These numbers reflect the totals as of the day of our event. The team and individual total have continued to change as more donations have been received from all teams. Please visit our 5K Fundraising Website and click through the different tabs. http://coryscrusaders5k.dojiggy.com It was exciting to see the many different fundraisers held by the individual teams. A special! Thank you to Kicking Asphalt hosting Rocking for a Cure at the Uncommon Place raising $3,400 as well as Karaoke for a cure at Grumpy’s Restaurant raising $1,700. Angel’s Among us for hosting their 2nd annual Kan Jamboree raising $1400. Team Depot 2651 for hosting a Uno’s Dough Raiser, Chili’s and Applebee events totaling $1,000+. Easier said than Run for hosting a Painting with Purpose fundraising at Muse Paintbar raising $500. Tracy Bak for such dedication in making her fundraising signs again. Loopy Loom bands for selling loom bands. Cancer Crushers for selling lots of product from your team fundraising kit. For Tomorrow for selling lots of cookies & car wash tickets. To all of the teams for getting business sponsors. A special thank you to all of the local businesses that were one of the following a Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsor * they are all listed below and to the many teams and individuals who made these donations possible. Warren Graphics for supplying all of our brochures & fliers. Consigli for providing portable toilets, Chuck Ladouceur for providing sound & equipment, Tomorrow and Tomorrow & the High School Jazz band for providing entertainment. Alexandra Dutremble of Tomorrow and Tomorrow for singing the National Anthem. The Blackstone Lions Club for all of their help with food preparation and continued support. Mendon Taylor Rental for providing a tent with tables and chairs, Terri-Lynn Hart Photography for taking pictures of our event. Poland Springs Direct for bottled water. Grumpy’s Restaurant and PJ’s Bar & Grill for both donating 10% of a day’s proceeds to our organization. All of the individuals and businesses that donated raffles for our raffle table. Country 102.5 for participating once again. A very special Thank you to our son Nicholas who does all of our graphic and website design work. He worked countless hours in addition to his full-time day job creating all the graphics, updating our website sponsor page, resizing banners and in some cases designing them himself. To my nephew Derek Falardeau and National Maker Co for making all of our silver sponsor yard signs. We are truly grateful for their creative talent. Did you know we give away 3 Scholarships? We selected 2 names at random (1 boy & 1 girl) to each win a $500 Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship on the day of our Event. The only requirement is that they are in grades 9-12 from any school and register and complete the 5K road race portion of our event. The winners are: Sarah Brochu a 9th grader from Cumberland, RI and Patrick Eddy an 11th grader from N. Smithfield, RI. Congratulations to you both. A third $500 Scholarship was presented to Liam Shaw a Senior at BMR during the Senior Awards Night, this scholarship recipient was selected by the guidance department on our behalf for their Never Give Up attitude. For those of you interested, the 5K race results have been posted on the cool running’s website. Where does the money go? Last year in 2014 were able to financially assist 24 families, some of them multiple times with more than $43,600 in financial assistance. Some examples of assistance we offer: rent, mortgages, electric or other utility bills and car payments. We helped families with Christmas presents for their children. Gas cards to help them get back and forth to treatments. We also purchased a couple of iPad’s for children helping them to past the time and in some cases communicate. We also funding $15,000 specifically to pediatric brain tumor research at Dana Farber with the hopes to someday find a cure for this horrible disease. Please take a moment to visit our website where you can see photos of our brave warriors and angels. 3rd Annual 5K Road Race Winners: Top Women Overall 1st Place Alice McCormick, 2nd Place Lauren Deguire 3rd Place Hildee Lewis. Top Men Overall 1st place Christopher Tringali, 2nd Place Zachary Taylor, 3rd Place Connor McNamara. Girls 18 & Under 1st Place Samantha Baker, 2nd Place Megan DeWolfe, 3rd Place Emilie Carroll. Boys 18 & under same as top men overall. Women’s 19-29 1st Place Lauren Dequire, 2nd Place Rebecca Carroll, 3rd Place Melissa Branchaud. Men’s 19-29 1st Place Craig Cohen, 2nd Place Peter Archetto and 3rd Place Andrew McCormick. Women’s 30 & Over 1st Place Alice McCormick, 2nd Place Hildee Lewis and 3rd Place Karen Quitzau. Men’s 30 & Over 1st Place Mike Carroll, 2nd Place Chris Baker and 3rd Place Keith Jackson. *Business Sponsors are as followed: $500 Platinum Sponsors: Milford Orthodontics Associates, Inc., Diamond Overhead Doors and Thermo Fisher Scientific Franklin. $250 Gold Sponsors: A Plus Tire & Auto Care, Robert Badzmierowski Remax Executive Realty and Harmony Lodge. $100 Silver Sponsors: Pop ‘n Kork, Henry’s Auto Parts, Blackstone Gas Co., RIASMD, Cook’s Construction Company, Inc., High Rocks Condominiums, Medway Block, Prue Tile, Splash, Fowler & Sons, Adrienne’s Hair Loft, Buckler’s Inc., Daple’s P & M Svcs.,Ltd., Bassett Home Improvements, The Tole Booth, Pro Handy Man, Providence Street Liquors, Dave’s Auto Body, National Maker Co., Stratcon, Jennifer O’Hearn Remax, Remax Properties Stearns/McGee Team, Ultimate Rayz, Acorn Animal Hospital, Coffee & Cream, The Village Haven, Tri County Medical, The Johnson Group, Rhode Island Slate Roofing and Unique Dental Center.
Our 2nd Annual 5K Event was held on May 4th and was a huge success. We are proud to say that we have nearly reached our goal of $50,000 coming in with a total to date of $48,479.91. This total does not include the many items and services that were generously donated by local businesses and individuals totaling over $5,000.
The success of this event would not be possible without the continued support and hard work of all of our team captains and their team members. We had 28 fundraising teams and 484 participants registered to either run the 5K or walk the track throughout the day. These numbers do not include the many family members and friends of the participants that were there to show their support. We are very proud to see how far we have come in a short time and to see the creative efforts of our team captains, their teammates and the competitive spirit amongst them all. We would like to send out a very special thank you to our top 3 fundraising teams. Angel’s Among Us with co captains Mary Desrochers and Denice Lubash $6,105, Team Depot 2651, team captain Tanya Scott $4,212 and Cancer Crushers with co captains Crystalle & Jayde Gaudet $3,465. We would also like to send out a special thank you to our top 3 individual fundraisers Tanya Scott $2,315, Crystalle Gaudet $1,957 and Tracy Bak $1,918. These numbers reflect the totals as of the day of our event. The team and individual total have continued to change as more donations have been received from all teams. It was exciting to see the many different fundraisers held by the individual teams. A special! thank you to Angel’s Among Us for hosting their first annual Kan Jam and Alex and Ani night. Team Depot 2651 for hosting the Uno’s Dough Raiser and to Crystal Gaudet of Cancer Crushers for hosting & bartending the PJ’s Bar & Grill Fundraiser. Got Your Bak Tracy Bak for such dedication in making her fundraising signs. Linda Bernier for home sprays & Jason Badeau for his red neck glasses. Kicking Asphalt for their first annual Karaoke for a Cure at the Uncommon Place. Attleboro Farms for their Easter Egg Hunt fundraiser. Salon Fox Five for Cuts for a Cause, and having a bake goods table outside of Park n Shop. Easier said than Run for selling t-shirts. Loopy Loom bands for selling loom bands. For Tomorrow for selling lots of cookies & car wash tickets. To all of the teams for getting business sponsors. Roger Bonin of Buttons Designs for donating products used for fundraising. A special thank you to all of the local businesses that were either a Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsor and to the many teams and individuals who made these donations possible. Warren Graphics for supplying all of our brochures & fliers. Consigli for providing portable toilets, Chuck Ladouceur for providing sound & equipment, Tomorrow and Tomorrow & the High School Jazz band for providing entertainment. Alexandra Dutremble of Tomorrow and Tomorrow for singing the National Anthem. The Blackstone Lions Club for all of their help with food preparation and continued support. Sheryl Baton of Sheryl’s Healing Touch for providing massages through out the day. Connie Anderson for doing Zumba, Terri-Lynn Hart and Paola Imbriglio for taking pictures of our event. Poland Springs Direct & Stop n Shop Lincoln, RI for bottled water. All of the individuals and businesses that donated raffles for our raffle table. Country 102.5 for participating once again. G-Form for being our corporate sponsor and providing our event t-shirts. A very special Thank you to our son Nicholas who does all of our graphic and website design work. He worked countless hours in addition to his full-time day job creating all the graphics, updating our website sponsor page, resizing banners and yard signs and in some cases designing them himself. We are truly grateful for his creative talent. Did you know we give away 3 Scholarships? We selected 2 names at random (1 boy & 1 girl) to each win a $500 Cory Edward Gaudet Memorial Scholarship on the day of our Event. The only requirement is that they are in grades 9-12 from any school and register and complete the 5K road race portion of our event. The winners are: Abby Smith a 10th grader at BMR and Brandon Stovall an 11th grader at BMR. Congratulations to you both. As you may have heard Jack Quitzau’s name was drawn again this year but we were asked by his parents to select another name to give another boy a chance to win. A third $500 Scholarship was presented to Erial Martin a Senior at BMR during the Senior Awards night, this scholarship recipient is selected by the guidance dept. on our behalf for their Never Give Up attitude. For those of you interested, the 5K race results have been posted on the cool runnings website. Were does the money go? We have been gifting out on average $5,000 a month to families in need. We have paid mortgages, rents, utilities such as oil, electric & phone, gas to get back and forth to appointments, we even fixed a car for a single mom so she would have reliable transportation to the hospital, medical bills that insurance will not cover as well as some fun things for the kids. We had the pleasure of doing a Red Sox baseball bedroom make over for a little boy and we made a birthday party possibly for another little boy. We have purchased a couple of iPads for children used both for entertainment as well as communication. 2nd Annual 5K Road Race Winners Women’s Overall Men’s Overall 1. Alice McCormick 1. Roland Lavallee 2. Gina Ryan 2. Chris Tringali 3. Lauren Dequire 3. Nathan Carroll Women’s 18 & under Men’s 18 & under 1. Morgan Kieon 1. Chris Tringali 2. Megan DeWolfe 2. Nathan Carroll 3. Kelsey Saulnier 3. Connor McNamara Women’s 19-29 Men’s 19-29 1. Alice McCormick 1. Peter Archetto 2. Gina Ryan 2. Nicholas Glenn 3. Lauren Deguire 3. Andrew McCormick Women’s 30+ Men’s 30+ 1. Lori Cunningham 1. Roland Lavallee 2. Jennifer Litke 2. Michael Carroll 3. Kim Lations 3. Brad Highcove 1st Annual 5K Road Race and Relay Walk that was held on May 5, 2013 We are so pleased to announce that our 1st Annual 5K Road Race & Relay Walk was a huge success. After adding the proceeds from this weekends 5K event to the funds received prior which include registrations, random donations and team fundraising we have raised $44,000. In addition to this we received over $10,000 in donated items & services totaling $54,000 for our event. We gave away 2 $500 scholarships at our event to one boy and to one girl in grade 9-12 who registered & completed the 5K road race and the winners were Emillie Carroll and Jack Quitzau both students at BMR. Our 3 top women overall winning cash prizes were 1st Alex-Finn Atkins, 2nd Lori Cunningham and 3rd Lauren Deguire. Women’s 18 & under were 1st Lauren Deguire, 2nd Avery DeRagon and 3rd Emille Carroll. Women’s 19 – 29 Were 1st Alex-Finn Atkins, 2nd Alicia Pickering and 3rd Jill Wasnewski. Women’s 30 and over were 1st Karen Quitzau, 2nd Lisa Miracle & 3rd Kathy Tata. Men’s overall winning cash prizes were 1st Christopher Tringal, 2nd Zachary Taylor and 3rd Zachary Morin. Men’s 18 and under were the same as the overall winners list. Men’s 19 -29 were 1st Tyler Dilibro, 2nd Thomas Cambell and 3rd Jake Hereth. Men’s 30 and over were 1st Timothy Johnson, 2nd Timothy Mandeville and 3rd Dennis Berard. The complete list of race results can be found on the Cool Running website. Team Fundraising Awards were as follows: 1st place Angels Among Us with co captains Denice Lubash & Mary Desrochers raising $3,000, 2nd place Got Your Bak with captain Tracy Bak raising $2,444 and 3rd place Cancer Crushers with co captains Lisa & Jayde Gaudet raising $1,525 Individual Fundraising Awards are as follows: 1st place Debra Kieon from team Eddie’s Bagel Bunch $1,280, 2nd place Tracy Bak from team Got Your Bak $1,236 and 3rd place Crystalle Gaudet from team Running Over Cancer $947. I would like to make an honorable mention to Tanya Scott captain of Team Depot #2651 although slow to the finish they raised $2,122. We Would like to say a special thank you to all of our teams who have done such an amazing job fundraising and promoting our event, they have raised $27,000. Included in that there was a $5,000 anonymous donation made to the team total, which we would like to say thank you for. We would also like to send a special thank you out to all of our business sponsors as well as the business’s and individuals who donated their time, product and services. A big giant thank you to all of the volunteers that made the day something to remember! We are looking for forward to next year!