"Run for Tina " 5k Memorial Scholarship Run

On Saturday, January 29 I had the honor and privilege to volunteer at the "Run for Tina" 5k Memorial Scholarship Run. Tina Griswold was a Lakewood Police Officer (as well as my neighborhood patrol officer - she was such a kind woman), killed in the line of duty on 11/29/09. Tina was also an avid runner. Her Birthday is January 28th. This event was held to celebrate her life, her passion for fitness and her dedication to serving her community as a police officer. The Tina Griswold Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students pursuing careers in law enforcement by the National Association of Women in Criminal Justice. You can still make a donation by mailing a check payable to "NAWCJ Scholarship Fund" to:"Run for Tina"c/o Lakewood Police,9401 Lakewood Dr SW Lakewood, WA 98499.

Busy Registering Runners!

Bobby and I had a fun time working together for a great cause!

Tina Griswold's sister addressing the runners and thanking them for coming out to participate in memory of Tina.

Dionne Tarter, Mrs. Thurston County, came to support the event and run the race!

Brandi Swortz ( my fellow friend, PTA Mom and runner) and I before the race. Brandi place 2nd in the Women's Division. Way to go Brandi - she is an amazing runner!

Runners lining up to start the race!

Heidi Hoffman did a fantastic job organizing this event! Thank you Heidi - a job well done!

Lakewood Fireman, Idlewild PTA President, and fellow community volunteer Layne continues to make a difference in memory of a fellow first responder.

Dionne Tarter, Mrs. Thurston County, crossing the finish line!

Way to go Dionne! She finished in 27 minutes!

If you would like more information on the Tina DeLong Griswold Foundation please visit
http://tdgf.org/. Thank you Tina for your service, you are not forgotten!

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