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Run, Walk, and Rock Raises $60,000 for Lory’s Place
May 24, 2018 Share

(ST. JOSEPH) – On Saturday, May 19, more than 1,248 registrants, 40 volunteers, and 57 sponsors participated in the 14th Annual Run, Walk, and Rock presented by the McLoughlin Family Foundation for Lory’s Place, the grief healing and education center of Caring Circle, a Lakeland Health Affiliate.

Through donations and participation, this year’s event set a new record, raising more than $60,000 to support unique bereavement programs and services for all who are grieving, regardless of their financial circumstances. Last year, Lory’s Place provided bereavement services to over 3,400 children and adults, including bereavement programs in over 50 area schools.

“We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, volunteers and community partners who have made this event a success every year,” said Stephanie Kohler, Director of Lory’s Place. “Their participation ensures Lory's Place can continue to meet the needs of those who are grieving, as well as offer grief education opportunities, at no charge.”

In the 5K run portion of the event, William Cadwell of South Haven took overall top honors with a time of 16:22. For the overall women’s division of the 5K run, Margarita Soroka-Gordon of Denver, Colorado was in first place with a time of 21:19. In the 5K walk event, Steve Winkler of St. Joseph won overall top honors with a time of 33:19, and Nada Kramp of Stevensville came in first place for the women at 33:58. (See the bottom of this news release for the top 10 finishers for the men’s and women’s divisions of the run and walk.)

Next year’s race is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2019. For more information about the programs and services provided by Lory’s Place, visit or call (269) 983-2707

Race Results

5K Run

Top 10 Overall – Male

  1. William Cadwell, South Haven
  2. Sam Felton, St. Joseph
  3. Michael Wroblewski, St. Joseph
  4. Andrew Moyer, St. Joseph
  5. Andrew Nisbet, St. Joseph
  6. Ryan Kinney, St. Joseph  
  7. Will Fiesbeck, St. Joseph
  8. Henry Miller, St. Joseph
  9. Andrew Lake, Stevensville  
  10. Kaleb Berry, Stevensville  

Top 10 Overall – Female

  1. Margarita Soroka-Gordon, Denver CO
  2. Stacie Gallagher, St. Joseph 
  3. Thea Strand, St. Joseph
  4. C. Ruchti, St. Joseph
  5. Summer Fast, Bridgman  
  6. Abigail Paul, Buchanan  
  7. C. Fast, Bridgman
  8. Erin Penner, St. Joseph   
  9. Katlin Bergman, St. Joseph  
  10. Jane Kaspar, Bridgman


5K Walk

Top 10 Overall – Male

  1. Steve Winkler, St. Joseph
  2. Mike Kinney, St. Joseph
  3. KC Gast, St. Joseph
  4. Gary Molter, Stevensville
  5. Hugh Gray, Niles
  6. Gaylord Rochefort, Bridgman
  7. Michael Sepic, Benton Harbor
  8. Michael Chapman, St. Joseph
  9. Kris Stakley, Benton Harbor
  10. Darrell Eisenhart, St. Joseph

Top 10 Overall – Female

  1. Nada Kramp, Stevensville
  2. Nancy Nelson, Benton Harbor
  3. Monica Hammons, Sodus
  4. Sue Hardy, Stevensville  
  5. Juli Gast, St. Joseph  
  6. Gwen Doneruse, Coloma
  7. Pam Behm, Niles
  8. Christine Washington, Stevensville  
  9. Venshee Henry, Coloma  
  10. Kelly DePumpo, Baroda  



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