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Saturday, September 6, 2008 -- Charleston, WV / Kanawha State Forest
Make-A-Wish Dream Run '08 (iPO Event Id#: 11220)

2008: [Details] [Coverage] [Photos] [Overall Results]

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Story and photos submitted by Debbie Poe, Race Director

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has been granting wishes to children with life threatening medical conditions since 1980.

We kicked off our 15th annual Dream Run '08 with a great turnout and perfect weather. With the help of The Kanawha Valley Chapter of Credit Unions we were able to make race day a huge success.

It was exciting to see all the familiar faces back out for our race as well as some newcomers. We appreciate all the positive feedback of all the runners and walkers.

One wish cost about $3,400.00 dollars and we met our goal this year and were able to grant wishes for 2 children right here in the Kanawha Valley.

The top male runner was Fred Jones with a time of 18:59 followed by Duane Dombeck at 19:04 and Burton Ernie in at 21:18.

The top female runners were Teresa Ranck pushing her stroller at 22:11 followed by Lisa Miller at 24:03 and Lois Gillenwater in at 25:40.

Our first place walkers were Mark Rooper and Sharon Ranch.

2008 Dream Run
Thanks to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this Make-A-Wish Dream Run a huge success!

This event was sponsored by the Kanawha Valley Chapter of Credit Unions. All proceeds go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater PA and Southern WV.