Family Fun Run/Walk


Breast Cancer Survivors–Back row, standing, L – R: Joanne Nellis, Marlene Weber, Sue D’Angelo, Bonnie Cordaro, Sarah Herman, Debbie Sylvester, Connie Haven, Laura Gaster, Dede McKibbin-Vaughn. Front row, kneeling, L – R: Lynne Kopac, Sheila St. Onge, Diane White. Not pictured: Michi Decker, Dana Effron, Allie Haight, Donna Milano, Collette White

April 26, 2014, was our 11th annual Family Fun 5K Run/Walk and kids race at Tymor Park in Union Vale. In spite of a deluge overnight Friday into early Saturday morning, Mother Nature was good to us and held the rain (and even gave us some sunshine) as we continued setup and throughout the rest of our event. A total of 288 5K participants and 39 kids finished. This year, we recognized two honorees: Carla Bailey, who passed away at the age of 37 on 11/11/13 from an aggressive breast cancer, and Marlene Weber, breast cancer survivor and local business owner.

Lori Decker, Race Director, and the FFR Committee want to thank the fantastic volunteers, the vendors, the sponsors, and all the participants for making a difference in the lives of the families of our community. Our 2014 sponsors are
  • ABC Corporate Awards
  • Aladdin Cafe – Middle Eastern Cuisine
  • Assogna Endodontics Specialty Group
  • BG Entertainment
  • Durants Party Rentals
  • Dutchess Orthodontics
  • Emery & Webb
  • Jeffrey Feldman, Attorney-at-Law
  • LaGrange Hannaford
  • House of Nutrition
  • Bob & Lynne Kopac
  • LPL Financial – Anthony C. DiLullo/DSL Financial
  • Mid-Hudson Road Runners Club
  • Mid Hudson Medical Group
  • Millbrook Deli
  • Lori Decker’s Pulse Cycling and Fitness
  • Road ID
  • Allan & Linda Scherr
  • Sun Up Enterprises
  • the Tuccillo Family.
The event raised $23,100 this year for a total of $193,100 since our inaugural 2004 event to help families affected by breast cancer in the Hudson Valley.

Thank you EVERYONE!

Photo: Breast Cancer Survivors are honored at the 2014 Family Fun Run/Walk.
More photos:
On Shutterfly, by Bob Kopac
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marlene weber

Marlene Weber, Honoree, 2014 Family Fun Run


“As owner of a predominately female oriented business, I have always been an advocate of women’s empowerment when it comes to their beauty, health and personal/professional beings. I am also of the belief system that knowledge is power and the more knowledge we have about our own bodies and health the more we can do to remain healthy and vital and in turn give to our families, community and careers,” said Marlene Weber.

Carla Bailey Fashion Show 2011

Carla Bailey at Silhouette of a Woman  Fashion Show, 2011

08/17/76 – 11/11/13

by Lynne Kopac

In a word, Carla was EXUBERANT! I first met Carla via phone when she was first diagnosed in February 2011, and we just “clicked.” Bob and I finally got to meet her, Todd, and Spencer a few weeks later. As Carla progressed through her surgeries and treatments in 2011, her updates were hysterically funny. Yes, humor is a coping mechanism, and Carla certainly was the master at this. She made me laugh and cry at the same time. I loved trying to come up with different meals that included lentils, one of her favorites. I saw her beautiful earrings collection and made sure to add to it several times.