What an awesome town we live in.

On Sunday, June 14, my Roxbury High School Interact Club put on our second annual Color Fun Run. It was for 7-year-old Joey Clayton who has an inoperable brain tumor.

We also had collection buckets for Emerline Tabares, a senior at Roxbury High School, who has an operable brain tumor.

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Through the hard work of my club and the overwhelming generousity of this town, we raised $17,000 for Joey and $602 for Emerline. But fundraisers are only really succsesfull if all the money raised goes to the recipients which means every expense, right down to the penny, has to be sponsored by someone and I want to take this opportunity to thank them all.

Our deepest thanks go out to Retro Gym, Valley Pharmacy, Ravi from Lukoil in Succasunna, Craig Skawinski and his staff at North Jersey Fitness for all of the oranges, Cliffs Ice Cream, Mike Jones from Picnics Unlimited for providing all off the sandwiches and the Roxbury Rotary Club for paying for all of the advertising costs and runners bibs. And a huge thank you to all of our adult volunteers who helped cover the runners with the colored powder.

A special thanks goes out to our main sponsors who really allow us to even have this event: Rich Seagrave from Infinity Entertainment, who kept the music cranking, Sam Maddali, owner of Valley Pharmacy, and Tim Smith and his family for buying 100 percent of the colored powder, and finally Scott Fullerton owner of Fullerton Grounds Maintenance for supplying a T-shirt for every runner at the event.

I also want to take a moment to thank the students in my club and my officers. They spent six months of the year planning this event and put on what I think everyone would agree was an amazing day.

A special thanks to my club officers. No one will ever know how hard you guys worked and how serious you took helping Joey, but i do.

We look forward to seeing everyone again at next years Color Run.

Steven Alford

Interact Club Advisor