All Love for the CdLS Foundation
On Saturday, December 3, crowds lined up at the starting line of the annual One Love, One Heart 5K in Decatur, GA. Runners donned fuzzy hats and long sleeves in the chilly start to winter in honor of the CdLS Foundation.
After a television news program mention, spirits were extra high for the annual race. Jim and Jen Pomfret originally started One Love, One Heart in honor of their daughter Maya, now 13 years old, who has CdLS.
Board of Directors member Fran Rissland coordinated a segment for the race on Atlanta & Company's Top Things to Do This Weekend through local traffic reporter Christopher "Crash" Clark. Fran met him back in August at the CdLS Brew & Barbeque. Mr. Clark even attended the event to show support for "a cause near and dear to [his] heart."
Seventy-four runners blazed the trail and countless others showed their support along the route, all to raise funds for the Foundation. Attendance increased a whopping 27% from last year's race.
The top female runners were Paula Johnson at 21:20; Amanda Hollingsworth at 24:08 and Ninetta Violante at 25:37. The top male runners were Patrick Ollinger at 17:04; Fred Glass at 20:09 and Bryce Allen at 21:09.
One Love, One Heart raised more than $13,000 for the CdLS Foundation. Thank you to the Pomfret family for their continuous efforts in hosting this event. We can't wait for next year!