Balance Hair Spa sponsors the 8th Annual Mommy's Light Race for Traditions to benefit bereaved children

Balance Hair Spa is a proud sponsor of the 8th Annual Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions charity event.

For the past four years, we have proudly supported Mommy's Light, a children's charity that is near and dear to our hearts. This wonderful organization helps bereaved children who have lost their mothers by continuing cherished family traditions and providing bereavement support. The annual Mommy's Light 5K & 1 Mile Fun Race is one of the charity's largest events, and Balance Hair Spa is bronze-level sponsor again.

How can you help?

  • At your next appointment, purchase a "Heart for Mommy" for as little as a $1 donation.  Fill out your card "In Honor of" a family member, friend or loved one, or "In Memory of" a special person who has passed. We will display all of the cards in our salon. Please help us reach our goal of 100 Hearts for Mommy cards!
  • Join us for the 8th Annual Mommy's Light 5K & 1 Mile Race on Saturday, April 28, in Eagleview Town Center, Exton.  Bring your whole family to this fun event!  In addition to the 5K Run/Walk, there is a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, a Stroller Start, Tot Trot (ages 2-5), and fun children's events, such as free ice cream for children from an old-fashioned ice cream truck.  Last year, there were over 700 participants! Preregister for the race at Active.com or mail-in preregistration form [pdf].

See our posting (with lots of photos!) after last year's event »

Mommy's Light Race for Traditions raises more than $65,000 for Grieving Children

On Saturday, April 30, Balance Hair Spa proudly sponsored the Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions 7th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Race in Eagleview Corporate Center, Exton.

Attended by nearly 900 people, the event raised more than $65,000 for Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®, which brings joy and comfort to children and teens whose mothers are terminally ill or have died by helping them keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers.

As a Bronze Level sponsor, we staffed a Balance table by the starting line. Our volunteers had a fantastic time talking with the racers, families and event organizers!

Enjoy some photos of the day's events below. We hope to see you there next year!

The weather was gorgeous for the event! Racers checked in early, put on their race bibs and nibbled on a hot breakfast.

Our table had lots of traffic. We enjoyed meeting so many new faces and seeing current clients!

Even the Phillie Phanatic stopped by to say Hello!Jennaphr Frederick of Philadelphia's FOX 29 News was the Race Marshal.

 

Balance Hair Spa supported the participants by raffling off an amazing basket of salon products and two $50 Gift Cards!

Two hopefuls signing up for the Balance raffle at our table. Good luck!

Bang! The 5K race runners and walkers are off!

And there goes the 1K Stroller Start! Lots of folks wanted to win the Balance raffles! Look at all those tickets.

 

There were numerous activities for children, including a Tot Trot, music concert, clown, balloon animals, dog agility show and of course, an ice cream truck with free sweets!

Balance Hair Spa sponsors the 7th Annual Mommy's Light Race for Traditions to benefit bereaved children

Balance Hair Spa is a proud sponsor of the 7th Annual Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions charity event.

Mommy's Light Race for Traditions logoExton, Pennsylvania — The Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions Benefiting Bereaved Children 7th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Race, sponsored by Kensey Nash Corporation, Comcast Corporation and Swain Tours, will be held on Saturday, April 30. The race, which benefits Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund® will be at the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton, PA.

Mommy’s Light’s mission is to bring joy and comfort to children and teens whose mothers are terminally ill or have died by helping them keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers. The organization has fulfilled more than 700 traditions for more than 200 maternally bereaved children and provided education materials to more than 37,000 school counselors. For more information, registration forms and a detailed schedule of the day’s events,  call 610-458-1690 or visit www.mommyslight.org.

“Seven years ago the Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions was started by Downingtown resident Hillary DeLone, mother of three young children, just after recovering from breast cancer,” says Laura Munts, President of the Mommy’s Light Board of Directors. “Her powerful commitment to help all children and teens whose mothers have died keeps building, with many business, community, school and family leaders joining the team.”

“Our annual race has become a Chester County community and family tradition,” says Joan Jackwood, Co-Executive Director of Mommy’s Light. “From the Tot Trot to the 5K, the dog agility show by Dillon to the Schafer Sound DJ, there truly is something for everyone!” Other festivities include a free children’s concert by Makin’ Music, an appearance by Jennaphr Frederick from Fox 29 News as Race Marshal, free ice cream for the kids, and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet provided by the Brickside Grille for registered race participants.

Registration opens at 7:45am. The 5K Race will begin at 9:00am. At 9:04am the 1 Mile Race will start, with a special “Stroller Start” at 9:06am. The Tot Trot for kids ages 2 to 5 years old will get under way at approximately 9:50am.

Participants can register online at www.active.com, by mail or on-site. Early registration fee is $17/person for the 5K Race ($20 after April 20), $12/person for the 1 Mile Race ($15 after April 20), and a suggested family donation of $5 for the Tot Trot. All 5K and 1 Mile pre-registrants receive a race t-shirt. $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes will be given to the top three male/female 5K finishers; awards also will be given to the top three male/female 5K finishers by age group, top male/female finishers 14 and under in the 1 Mile Race, and top male/female 5K and 1 Mile stroller start finishers.

Kensey Nash Corporation, Comcast Corporation and Swain Tours are the title sponsors, and are joined by more than 20 area companies and individuals in sponsoring the event, including: Todd and Todd , LLP; United States Liability Insurance Group; Convatec; MC3; Madison Apartment Group; K12 Insight; The Munts Family; The Gaeta Family; Smart Park Inc.; Greg A. Vietri, Inc.; Embassy Suites; Metropolitan Veterinary Associates; Applebee’s; Balance Hair Spa; Horizon; The Hankin Group; Krapf; Elmark Signs; Conlin’s; BackEast; Lexus of Chester Springs; Macadam Company, Inc. and Bentley Systems, Inc.

About Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, Mommy’s Light provides free bereavement education resources nationally and directly serves children between the ages of 3 and 18 throughout the greater Philadelphia area, as well as in pilot programs throughout the country. There are more than 626,000 maternally bereaved children in the United States, including 20,000 eligible children in the Delaware Valley.

6th Annual Mommy’s Light Race For Traditions raises more than $70,000 for grieving children

Balance Hair Spa was a proud sponsor of the 6th Annual Mommy’s Light 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk charity event.

Exton, Pennsylvania – The Mommy’s Light Race for Traditions Benefiting Bereaved Children 6th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Race, sponsored by Kensey Nash Corporation, IMS, Smart Park and Aramark, was held Saturday, April 24, at the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton, PA.

Attended by close to 1,000 people, the event raised more than $70,000 for Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®, which brings joy and comfort to children and teens whose mothers are terminally ill or have died by helping them keep alive traditions and simple pleasures they shared with their mothers.

Two of the top finishers, Jeff Devlin (3rd place overall/3rd place Male) and Maddie Morgenthaler (3rd place Female), both of Downingtown, donated their prize money back to Mommy’s Light.  Maddie made her gift in memory of her mother Carolanne Morgenthaler, who died five years ago.

The top three 5K overall finishers were: 1st place/$100 - Darryl Brown, Exton; 2nd place/$50 – Shawn Cavanaugh, Havertown; 3rd place/$50 – Jeff Devlin, Downingtown.

Balance Hair Spa sponsors the 2009 Mommy's Light 5k race to benefit bereaved children

Balance Hair Spa is proud sponsor of the 5th Annual Mommy’s Light 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk charity event.

Exton, Pennsylvania — The 5th Annual Mommy’s Light 5K Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk, sponsored by Kensey Nash Corporation, GRACO and IMS to benefit Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®, will be held Saturday, April 25, at the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton, PA.

Festivities include a free children’s concert by Makin’ Music, appearance by Jennaphr Frederick from Fox 29 News as Race Marshal, a dog agility show by Dillon, free ice cream for the kids and a complimentary hot breakfast buffet provided by the Brickside Grille for registered race participants.

Registration opens at 7:45am. The 5K Run will begin at 9:00am. At 9:04am the 1 Mile Fun Walk will start, with a special “GRACO stroller start” at 9:06am and an IMS Team start at 9:08am. The Tot Trot for kids ages 2 to 5 years old will get underway at approximately 9:50am.

Participants can register online at www.active.com, by mail or on-site. Early registration fee is $17/person for the 5K Run ($20 after April 15), $12/person for the 1 Mile Fun Walk ($15 after April 15), and a suggested family donation of $5 for the Tot Trot. All pre-registrants receive a race t-shirt. $100, $50 and $25 cash prizes will be given to the top three male/female 5K finishers; awards also will be given to the top three male/female 5K finishers by age group, top male/female finishers 14 and under in the 1 Mile Fun Walk, and top male/female 5K and 1 Mile stroller start finishers.

“We are encouraged by the generous support of our sponsors and neighbors because although the economy is contracting, requests for our services are expanding,” says Laura Munts, Mommy’s Light Executive Director. “We are happy to welcome IMS as a title sponsor along with our founding title sponsors Kensey Nash and GRACO.” Mommy’s Light has served more than 175 maternally bereaved children and provided education materials to more than 36,000 school counselors.

Kensey Nash Corporation, GRACO and IMS are the title sponsors, and are joined by more than 50 area companies and individuals in sponsoring the event, including The Hankin Group, MC3, Bentley, Applebee’s, Madison Apartment Group, Embassy Suites, United States Liability Insurance Group, SmartPark, BackEast, Elmark Graphics, Conlin’s Copy, National Penn Bank, Nudy’s Café, Macadam Company, Balance Hair Spa, Brickside Grille, Metropolitan Veterinary Associates and Todd and Todd, LLP.

About Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®
Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, Mommy’s Light provides free bereavement education resources nationally and directly serves children between the ages of 3 and 18 throughout the greater Philadelphia area, as well as in pilot programs throughout the country. There are more than 626,000 maternally bereaved children in the United States, including 20,000 eligible children in the Delaware Valley.

Balance Hair Spa sponsors the 2008 Mommy's Light 5K race charity event

Balance Hair Spa is proud sponsor of the 4th Annual Mommy’s Light 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk charity event.

Exton, Pennsylvania — On Saturday, April 26, 2008, in the Eagleview Corporate Center in Exton, Kensey Nash and GRACO will sponsor the 4th Annual Mommy’s Light 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk.  This rain or shine event is a family race day to benefit Mommy’s Light Lives On Fund®, an organization that brings joy and comfort to children and teens whose mothers are terminally ill or have died by helping them keep alive family traditions and simple pleasures.  Mommy’s Light’s free services and bereavement education materials are available to more than 20,000 children, teens and families living in the Delaware Valley region and to school counselors nationwide.

Race registration will begin at 8:00am on the 26th.  The day’s schedule is as follows: A 5K run/walk at 9:00am; a 1 mile fun walk at 9:05am; a GRACO stroller start at 9:10am; and a tot trot for ages 2 to 5 years old at 9:45am.  Cash awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall.  Prizes will also be given to the top male and female finishers for individual age groups.

The day of family fun will also feature a dog agility show by Carol Sagner at 9:35am. Other Race Day highlights will include Jennaphr Frederick from Fox 29 News as Race Marshall! Additionally, Schaffer Sound will provide great music all morning.  Please be sure to bring any loose change or extra money as Mommy’s Light will invite race participants to offer what they can to help sustain the organization.

Our sponsors offer Mommy’s Light tremendous support throughout the year so please be sure to visit their tables on race day. This year’s major sponsors include Kensey Nash, GRACO, MC3, The Hankin Group, Gifts of Joy, Brickside Grille, SmartPark, Bentley Systems, Krapf Bus Company, Macadam Company, Applebee’s of Exton, Elmark Signs, The Elite Charitable Foundation, Supper Supers of Exton, Todd & Todd LLP, Ed Hart – State Farm Agent, Animal Hospital of Chester County, XL Insurance, ARCUS Design, Fox Rothschild, Chester Springs Family Dentistry, Balance Hair Spa, National Penn Bank and Conlin’s Copy.

The 4th Annual Race also celebrates Mommy’s Light’s 10th Anniversary.  “Thanks to everyone who has helped Mommy’s Light grow and thrive during our first 10 years, especially our Chester County volunteers, donors and businesses,” said Laura Munts, Executive Director of Mommy’s Light.  “As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration, Mally Beauty has designed Let There Be Light, a beautiful make-up kit for Mommy’s Light.  These kits will make a wonderful Mother’s Day present and 100% of the proceeds go to Mommy’s Light!  We’ll be selling the $35 kits at the race and they are available on our website.”