Records Set At 4th Annual Lace up for LOVE


The IRONDames would like to thank all those walkers, runners, volunteers and sponsors who helped make our 4th Annual Lace up for LOVE Walk/Run the best yet! Despite cool temperatures and strong winds, 196 Moms kicked off their Mother’s Day alongside family members and friends, for a record setting total of 578 participants and $52,020 raised in support of our Construction Campaign for Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan Houses’ new Cancer Exercise Facility!

Thank you to our Mother’s Day Market vendors and activity volunteers. We hope this years’ participants enjoyed the face painting, purple feather hair extensions by Total Beauty Essentials, the gifts for Mom (Skinsations Spa, Silpada Jewellery by Madge Barr), the flower bouquets, the massages by Edgar Family Chiropractic            and our Silent Auction.

The IRONDames would also like to thank Burlington and Aldershot Ward One Councillor, Rick Craven for taking the time to join us as the guest starter for the 1k Walk/Run.

As always, the kids crossing the finish line were awarded our signature medals, but this year with a twist…they were chocolate covered cookies! As well, in celebration of Mother’s Day all Moms received an IRONDame Original®Buff, urging them to continue to “Believe, Inspire and Persevere”, which is of course what moms are best at!

Video and Photographs of 4th Annual Lace up for LOVE Are Now Available For Viewing and Download!

This year we had videographer, Joe Van Landschoot and photographers, Erin Valickis and Trent Dilkie recording our event. We think you will agree that Joe’s video and Erin’s and Trent’s photos are fantastic; catching participants both on course and with their families, as well as the overall spirit of the day. They are free for you to download and can be found by clicking on the following links:

CLICK HERE to check out Joe Van Landschoot’s video of this year’s event that he has posted on YouTube.

CLICK HERE to check out Erin’s photos on our IRONDames’ Community Face Book Page.

CLICK HERE to check out Trent’s photos.

Your Fundraising Really Did Make the Difference…

The fabulous Ireland-Hare Team with Presenting Sponsors, Jeff and Victor from Neworld Cycle & Runners

An incredible $27,766 was personally raised by 41 teams and individual participants in support of Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House’s new Cancer Exercise Facility!

Individual and Team Fundraising Prizes were awarded as follows:

1st Place Jason Filey ($2,725) Ireland Hare ($3,055)
2nd Place Samantha Ireland ($2,500) Team Brownsdon ($2,830)
3rd Place Daiva Liskauskas-Kidd ($1,880) Maiva ($1,880)

Canyon Creek and Jack Astor’s Gift Certificates were awarded to participants raising amounts of $150 and $300 or more. Please see the lists below and contact us at if you were entitled to but did not receive your Fundraising Reward.

Winners of $25 Gift Certificates:

Alexandra Favaro Janine Flanagan
Jessica Matson Debbie Valickis
Marla Ashmore Arianna Carriere
Gillian Fabrizi Celine Kingston
Vij Richards Chris Hartley
Cathy Armes Heather Priest
Chantal Corner Anne Beales
Karen Ford Jen Beck
Antonietta Griesi Dorothy DeSousa
Kim Moisan Jennifer Donolo
Lorraine Delory Chris MacFarlane
Andrea Buzza

Winners of $50 Gift Certificates

Jason Filey Bonnie Alsop
Samantha Ireland Vicki Hantziagelis
Davia Liskauskas-Kidd Elaine Cox
Karen Brownsdon Shannon McLachlan
Julie Wallace Nadene Holland
Remi Corner Sandra Giacinti
Bonnie Carriere Melanie Kidd
Michelle Sullivan Wendi Priest
Juanita Gale  Judi Perry-Brinkert
Heather Brownsdon  Andy Valickis
Laura-Lea Filey  G Schneider
The Trek bike was won by Susan Moore!

Thank you once again to our Journey, Presenting, Event Title Sponsors and Supporters. Please support their business. To view all involved, please CLICK HERE.

Please remember to mark your calendars to join us next year for our 5th Annual Lace up for LOVE Mother’s Day 1 & 5 K Walk/Run on Sunday, May 11, 2014. We are already planning how to improve next year’s event and look forward to seeing you there!


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