Team CoveyLove raises $15,000 for Colon Cancer Coalition
This October, Team CoveyLove showed up in force – over 40 of us – and we raised $15,000 for Colon Cancer Coalition at the 7th Annual New York Get Your Rear in Gear Race at Riverside Park. The race was a huge success with over 400 participants and as of now, over $68,000 raised! It was by far the coldest race we’ve participate in, but we managed to pull out some real winners:
- Team CoveyLove was honored with a “Long Distance” Award for our regular presence at the race, leadership in fundraising and team size.
- Hannah, Maggie and Jonathan Mitchell were awarded medals for fastest in their age groups.
- Ethan Early won for his age group (we’ll call it the over 40, under 50 age group).
- Wilson Mitchell and Dick Covey rocked it for their age group (er, the “WISDOM” age group).
Mark your calendars, next NYC GYRIG race will be Sunday 22 October, 2017.
Each year, we gather at this race to raise awareness about colon cancer and to celebrate the joyous and raucous life of Amy Covey. These reunions become all the more special for my family as Amy’s passing becomes more distant in time. She may have died over 7 years ago, but her spirit is still fresh and inspires us all. The irony of course, is that there is NO WAY she would actually come to these races….way too early!