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2008 CARDV Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families

CARDV’s 6th Annual Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families, held on Saturday, May 10, 2008 was our most successful ever.  The 396 participants and CARDV’s generous sponsors and donors raised over $24,000 to help end domestic and sexual violence in Linn and Benton Counties!

Albany Police Chief Ed Boyd officially started the race, then joined in and ran the 5K placing 1st in his age division!  149 runners and 111 walkers enjoyed the 5K course which started on Western St. in Corvallis and wound through Pioneer and Avery Parks.

John Arnold won the overall race in a time of 17:24. The first female runner to cross the finish line was Allison Furey with a time of 19:39.  She placed 5th overall.  John and Allison were both in the 20-29 age group.


Molly Steinbacher was our first 5K walker over the finish line with a time of 33:16.


Race Result & Pictures:


Fun Walk:

132 walkers participated in the two-mile fun walk, which started at the same place as the run but then headed up Corvallis’ lovely Riverfront Park. Walk participants ranged in age from 6 weeks to 83 years. Flowers donated by Stargazers Florists and chocolates donated by Burst's Candies were handed out to the first three dozen walkers to cross the finish line.

Emceeing the event this year was Bob Holt, Director of Athletics for Corvallis High School.

Family Fun & Safety Fair:

The Family Fun & Safety Fair is sponsored each year by local organizations to promote the concept of health and safety in our communities. Agencies participating this year included:

Children had an opportunity to do fun activities at a craft booth run by the Corvallis Montessori School and play at a Bubble Table, provided again this year by Old Mill Center for Children and Families.   The Red Cross Disaster Vehicle and Corvallis Police Cruiser were also big hits with the kids!

Hungry and thirsty participants enjoyed the water and snacks donated by local businesses Costco, Fred Meyer, Pepsi Cola of Corvallis, and Safeway.

Also volunteering their time to lend a festive atmosphere to the day were local musicians The Bush Pilots


This year, 18 teams with 5 or more participants registered. Vito’s Shenanigans, a group of 25 people from Junction City and Eugene organized by Vito Funari, won for most team members registered by our early registration deadline.
For the third year in a row, Team Windermere, our Presenting Sponsor, raised the most funds of any team, over $3,000.  And by race day, Team Windermere’s ranks had swelled to 30 members!

Other teams that participated included:

Raffle Prizes:

This year we raffled off four donated prizes, 2 Season Tickets to OSU Football home games, a diamond bracelet from Olufson Design, $100 in gift certificates to Five Star Sports, and a digital camera.

All proceeds from this event are used to sustain CARDV’s shelter program, provide advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence and support CARDV’s community education programs. Thank you to all the 2008 CARDV Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Family participants who help support these important programs.


An event like this couldn’t take place without the hard work and dedication of community volunteers and businesses. When you see these people or business, please thank them for helping make Linn and Benton Counties safer for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Volunteer Race Committee:

Angelica Rehkugler, Chair
Heather Burton
Julie Davis
Rick DeBellis
Kate Halischak
Ruth Johns
Janet Knudson
Jim Luebke
John Marchel
Debbie Bird McCubbin
Nancy O’Mara
Gina Pastega
Claire Saxton
Karen Swanger
Cindy Towne

Race Day Volunteers:


CARDV Staff and Board of Directors, friends, family members, Albany, Philomath, and Corvallis Police Cadets, Kohl’s A-Team members, and other concerned citizens who just heard about our need and stepped up to the plate.


Race Timing:

Bruce and Mary Stephens, Timberhill Harriers


Bob Holt, Director of Athletics, Corvallis High School

Race Starter:

Ed Boyd, Albany Police Chief

Race Registration:

Five Star Sports, Corvallis

Event Music:

The Bush Pilots

Music Stage Manager:

Fred Towne

Event Publicity:

Cheryl McLean, ImPrint Services
Chris White, webmaster
Corvallis Gazette-Times

Event Equipment & Set-up:

Allied Waste of Corvallis
Five Star Sports
Jess Lewis
John Marchel and the crew from Stover Evey & Jackson
OSU Athletics

Race Safety:

Tom Henke, EMT, Albany Fire Department
Benton County Amateur Radio Emergency Service
Officer Ben Harvey, Corvallis Police Department
Sgt. Jeff Van Arsdale, Corvallis Police Department
Officer Jim Luebke, Albany Police Department

Finish Line Prizes for 2-Mile Walkers:

Burst’s Candies
Stargazers Florist

Food, Water, and Decoration Donors:

Fred Meyer
Gorilla Grams
Pepsi Cola of Corvallis

Prize Donors:

Added Touches Salon & Day Spa
Ark Animal Hospital
Aspire Design Salon
Bike n’ Hike
Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Bath
The Dirty Dog
First Alternative Natural Foods Coop
Fitness Over 50
Five Star Sports
Francesco’s Gelato
Garland Nursery
A.C. Gilbert’s Discovery Village
Home Depot
Iovino’s Ristorante and Catering
kaari K
Jim Luebke
Mary’s River Acupuncture
Elizabeth McCormick, LMT
New Morning Bakery
Olufson Designs
Papa’s Pizza
Peak Sports
Angelica Rehkugler
Retreat Day Spa & Salon
Soft Star Shoes
Sunnyside Up

And a big “Thank You” to our 2008 Sponsors and Friends
from the Board, Staff and Clients of the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

Presenting Sponsor

Windermere Willamette Valley

Catalysts for Change Sponsors

Alpacas in the Pines Visiting Angels Gazette Times

Advocates for Safe Families Sponsors

Allied Waste of Corvallis Dr. Sheets Orthodontics HMK Consulting Samaritian OBGYN Stover, Evey, and Jackson, Inc. Corvallis Clinic Reynolds Law Firm Town & Country Realty

Peacemaker Sponsors

Albany Police Benevolent Association
Albin's Plumbing
American Dream Pizza
Blackledge Furniture
Citizens Bank
Evanite Fiber Corporation
Holiday Inn Express
Powell Construction
Squirrel's, Inc.
T. Gerding Construction Co.
Umpqua Bank
Valley Catering

Community Builder Sponsors

Albany Firefighters Community Assistance Fund
Budget Blinds
Country Vitamins
D. Bryce Downey, M.D.
Life in Balance Acupuncture
Pioneer Telephone Cooperative
Security Alarm Corporation
Sibling Revelry
Stover Neyhart & Co.
Target Distribution Center
The Dirty Dog Pet Wash
Todd J. Lewis, M.D., P.C.
Total Merchant Services of Oregon
West Hills Animal Hospital, Inc.
Willamette Veterinary Clinic
Woodstocks Pizza Parlor

Advocate for Safe Families Friends:

Larry & Kris Dalton
Colleen Gardner

Community Builder Friends:

Troy & Rachel Babbitt
Fidelity National Title Company
Tanya Freeman
Grayson F. Fidler Construction


Albany Athletic Club
Mickey Bernhardt
Sharon Carlson
Jay Chase
Corvallis Sport & Spine
Shannon Davis
Sharon Davis
Christy & Ray Farm
Tanya Freeman
Cary & Nell Green
Frank & Kayla Jo Heresco
Cathy Huntington
Tammy Jaquith
Stephanie Keltner
Joyce Maitland
Carol Moore
Brent & Ana Norlander
OSU Federal Credit Union
Heather Pelty
Laura Piatt
Robert Poulsen
Joan Ratliff
Marjorie Ratliff
Richard Schroff, Farmer’s Insurance
Ben Sigler
Lee Tinker
Tommy’s Fourth Street Bar & Grill
Cindy Towne
Mary Vance
George Vee