Beltone Helps Sponsor “Dolphin Challenge” Race

On a bright but blustery day – October 2, 2010, runners from across Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. converged on the town of Sandbridge to “Run for the Cause”. The LiveStrong Sandbridge Dolphin Challenge 1 mile, 5k and 10k race was held to raise money for the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation on behalf of A Dolphin’s Promise and its President, Cindy Graf. More than 300 racers of all ages showed up for the event which was sponsored in part by Beltone Hearing Aids on the Southside of Virginia. “We’re going to make sure they have all the water they need to keep hydrated” said Beltone President Bari Grohler. We made sure there was enough water for all the runners and positioned ourselves at the Start/Finish line. The one mile race for children began promptly at 8 am and the 5k and 10k race began at 9 am. Because of strong headwinds there was no record set but the money raised for the event was substantial. All funds go directly to the Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation. The race began after the singing of our National Anthem and was led out of the gates by this 1939 Packard (shown at the right). And there OFF! The Men’s winner of the 5k “Smoked” his competition by more than a 3 1/2 minute margin. Note there is no one pictured behind him Standing at the ready with water in hand are the ladies from Beltone. The runners were glad to see them and not one passed up the opportunity. They braved the cold for a good cause Cold? YES! Early? YES! Worth It? YES! YES! YES! Pictured L to R: Jordan Hubbard – Office Manager, Bari Grohler – President, Beth Hall – VP Operations