Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Need a day to enjoy the outdoors?
The eighth annual “Adirondack Spintacular”, a 5K, six or twelve-mile cycle/run/walk event is scheduled for Saturday, August 15, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. The event is co-sponsored by Positudes, Inc. and the Center for Donation and Transplant. The purpose of this event is to raise Hemophilia and Organ Donation awareness and raise money for the Lawrence Madeiros Memorial Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to high school seniors living with a chronic disorder and continuing their education at an accredited college or university. Five-one thousand dollar scholarships were awarded this summer, and the recipients will be honored at this years’ event. Over $30,000.00 in scholarships have been awarded since 2003.
The causes are dear to Carol Madeiros’ heart because her husband, Larry, a hemophiliac who Hepatitis C as the result of blood transfusions, passed away in 2001 while waiting for a liver transplant.
Because Larry was such a well-loved, positive person, he has left a legacy of enjoying life to the fullest – the Adirondack Spintacular fulfills much of what Larry was about – having fun, staying fit, enjoying the lake and the Adirondacks, and incorporating people of all ages and situations into a quality family event. Entrants may choose to ride bikes, run or walk. Any one may enter at the 5K, 12 mile, 6 mile, or 1 mile level. Awards will be presented to the top 2 finishers in each category, and by age. Physically challenged people are most welcome. Those who don’t want to race, can enjoy a wonderful BBQ picnic when the race participants return at the Mayfield Fair Grounds for food, a silent auction, entertainment and lots of things that kids love to do.
The Adirondack Spintacular starts and finishes at the Mayfield Firehouse/Fairgrounds on School Street, Mayfield, NY (off Rte 30 N) and travels along a scenic 5K, 6 or 12-mile route along the Great Sacandaga Lake and its environs.
Last year, Adirondack Spintacular attracted over 400 participants. This year, Carol and her dedicated volunteers have raised the bar and hope for an increased number of participants, increased awareness, and to touch you emotionally.
Volunteers are also needed and welcome! To join us and participate in this important event, or learn more about us, please call (518) 863-8998, or email us for a registration packet firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.adirondackspintacular.com .