MEMS third-grader a winner of Race for the Cure T-shirt contest


MANCHESTER — Romi Buckley of Manchester's artwork will adorn the 2018 Komen Vermont Kids for the Cure T-shirt when the annual race and fundraiser takes place on Saturday, July 21 at Riley Rink at Hunter Park.

Buckley, who will be going into the third grade at Manchester Elementary Middle School, and Joseph Carollo, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were winners of the contest, in which young artists submit designs for the annual event.

Buckley enjoys drawing and has been a member of MEMS art teacher Rebecca Raymond's after-school art program. When she's not drawing she enjoys doing math.

Carollo, who according to his mother, Anna, likes to design T-shirts for special event days, entered the contest after his mother found the contest online.

The Kids for the Cure T-shirt will be given to children 12 and under who are registered for the Kids Obstacle Course at the Komen Vermont Race for the Cure. A limited quantity will be available for purchase once all obstacle course participants have their shirts.

To register online, by July 18, for the Komen Vermont Race for the Cure 10k run, 5k run or walk, or Kids Obstacle Course, visit . In person registration at Riley Rink at Hunter Park will be available Friday, July 20, from 3-7:30 p.m., and race morning, Saturday, July 21, beginning at 7 a.m.

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Volunteers needed

The 26th Annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure is still looking for volunteers to help with set up and on race day.

Volunteers come in all ages, shapes, sizes, colors and genders and their tasks can range from selling raffle tickets for a few hours to helping direct traffic or handing out water on race day.

Helping hands will also be needed to set up on Friday, July 20.

High school or college students who need community service hours are welcome, and race officials will happily complete the necessary forms post-event.

Anyone who would like to help out should download a Volunteer Sign-Up form from Select the Komen Vermont Race for the Cure, then go to "About the Event," and then the "Volunteers" tab. Or, email Linda Maness at or call her at 802-362-2733.


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