Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund
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The Run seeks to raise awareness, provide support and remember those affected by domestic violence. Please support this race by registering to walk or run, or by becoming a sponsor. Please see the brochure which lists the different Levels of Sponsorship. It is an opportunity for family, friends and our communities to stand together in a fight to end domestic violence. Domestic violence and abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age, ethnic background or economic level.


The committee members listed below include friends and family of both Peter and Ciara:

Susan Lavery Hilerio
Tina Mazzoccoli
Jamie Cipolla
Mike Rugens
Raymond Lavery
Samantha Lavery Grady
Pamela Lavery
Patricia Lavery
Pete McDermott
Donald Lavery
Gina Lavery
Christa Cote
Kevin McCormack
Jeanine Allin

The Race to End Domestic Violence will donate funds raised to the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Officer Ciara McDermott Scholarship Fund and organizations that support victims of domestic violence. Donations can be mailed to the Peter J. Lavery Memorial Scholarship Fund, Inc., The Race to End Domestic Violence P.O. Box 44 East Berlin, CT 06023-0044. Prudence Crandell Center, Inc., located in New Britain, will be this year's organization that will receive funding from The Race to End Domestic Violence.

Thank you to the 2012 The Race to End Domestic Violence Sponsors:

Keri Greenblatt, Quincy, MA - designing The Race to End Domestic Violence brochure and flyer
Pronto Printer of Newington, Inc. - printing The Race to End Domestic Violence flyers
Roger's Marketplace, Berlin - donating bananas
Atlas Awards and Engraving - donating the medals and trophies
Newington Outback Steakhouse - donating water and bread
Shark Entertainment - providing the music
Simple Travel Solutions - donating the cruise for raffle
Starbucks Newington - providing the coffee

A special thanks to Newington Public Schools for all of their assistance and support!!
Dr. William Collins, Superintendent, Newington Public Schools
Dave Milardo, Principal, John Wallace Middle School
Newington Schools Custodial Staff

A special thanks to Newington Parks & Recreation Department and Newington Police Department officers for their assistance and support!

Thanks to Newington Volunteer Ambulance - for being available to provide any emergency care we may need.

Thanks to Erin LeClair of Peaceful Therapy, Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for providing massages at the Run.

Presenting Sponsor:
Channel 3 Eyewitness News
Optimum Analytical & Consulting, LLC, Salem New Hampshire

Platinum Sponsors:
Camp Bow Wow South Windsor
Environmental Services
Folsom Construction
Maneeley’s Banquet & Catering
Newington Police Benevolent Association Apparel for Real Life
Rome McGuigan PC
Sabatini and Associates, LLC
Simple Travel Solutions
The Iron Scissors, Full Service Salon & Spa, Middletown, CT

Gold Sponsors:
Advanced Dental, Dr. Mike Maroon
AFSCME Council 15 Connecticut Council of Police
Atlas Awards and Engraving
"Barney" Barker Oil Company
Connecticut Light & Power
First New England Federal Credit Union
Grady Automotive Berlin, CT
Luis & Sue Hilerio
Kensington Market
Keri & Dave Greenblatt
La Di Da Traveling Nail Spa
The Marino Family of Berlin, CT
Newington Outback Steakhouse
North American K9
Road ID - It's Who I Am
Rockville Bank Foundation
Roger's Marketplace
Shark Entertainment
Starbuck's Newington
Survivors of Homicide
Turgeon Jewelers

2012 Race Photos



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