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Tiara Trot for Victoria's Voice

Sat June 30, 2018 Batavia, IL US 60510 Directions
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Tiara Trot for Victoria's Voice

10:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT
Place
Peg Bond Center : 151 N Island Ave
Batavia, IL US 60510
Description

Who will be crowned the winner of the Tiara Trot?!

Join Fox Valley Resident, Nicole Cook : Mrs. Illinois-America 2018

for a 5k fun run/walk and fundraising event benefitting

The Victoria Siegel Foundation*

 

“Through Victoria’s Voice, we are taking aim at reducing drug experimentation, addiction and overdose death…”

 

Help us take aim at this national epidemic.
Enjoy a nice walk along the Fox River Trail
followed by an event at the Peg Bond Center
with food, music, and a silent auction! First 50 registrants get a GIVEAWAY!
Families and children are welcome! 4 and under are FREE! 
Tiaras are encouraged but not required. Men are welcome, too!

 

Winning runners from the men's group (all ages) and women's group (all ages) will be awarded with a "king" crown and "queen" tiara and officially be crowned

by Mrs. Illinois-America 2018, Nicole Cook! 

 

Registration Open at 9AM - Race starts promptly at 10AM!

FREE and close parking

2 Water Stations at Miles 1 and 2

Food - Provided by Miller's Ale House (www.millersalehouse.com)  & Nothing Bundt Cakes (www.nothingbundtcakes.com

Music - by "Drift Away" live band (www.driftawaylive.com)  

 

 

*The Victoria Siegel Foundation is a 501c3 organization www.victoriasiegelfoundation.org

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THANK YOU to our Sponsors!

We are so grateful to our sponsors including local businesses that donated items for the silent auction to be held at the Peg Bond Center after the race. Bidding is also open online NOW!! Click here to bid: https://www.biddingOwl.com/TiaraTrot

 Items may include:

- CERTIFICATE for a 1 hour massage at Ginsberg Chiropractic

- CERTIFICATE for  a free first day chiropractic evaluation with X-rays and treatment at Ginsberg Chiropractic

- GIFT CARD to Bien Trucha in Geneva

- GIFT CARD and PRODUCTS from L.A. Tan in Geneva

- PHOTO SESSION and Digital Files with Jennifer Kaye Photography 

- GIFT BASKET including 5 pack of classes from Orange Theory Fitness (Geneva, St. Charles, and South Elgin)

- GIFT CARD from Graham's Chocolates in Geneva

- CERTIFICATE for a Pizza Making Party at Aurelio's Pizza in Geneva

- PRIVATE SHOPPING & AFTER PARTY with Jeans and a Cute Top Shop 

AND MORE! 

Letter from the Organizer

Why Opioid Addiction?

Why Victoria’s Voice?

Why Mrs. Illinois-America?

 

Hi, my name is Nicole Cook and I am Mrs. Illinois-America 2018. I’m a wife, a mother, an active community member, and I have been affected by the opioid epidemic. In February of this year, I tragically lost a family member to a heroin overdose. He was white, 39 years old, an electrical engineer with a steady, well paying job, a homeowner, and he left behind 3 children ages 18, 13, and 11.

 

This may come as a shock to you, as it was definitely a shock to me. This was not what I thought of when someone mentioned the Opioid Epidemic or Heroin – the image or demographics I had in my mind were completely different. I never thought it would happen to me. Unfortunately, however, this isn’t very uncommon as “Opioids [are] behind 1 in 5 deaths of young U.S. Adults” today.

 

Something needs to be done. It may seem like the solutions are simple to those who have never dealt with any type of addiction; Why can’t they just stop? It’s their own fault. Etc. But, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) defines addiction as an enduring condition that triggers the user to compulsively search out and use substances and is marked by observable and predictable changes in the brain. This is the basis for the theory that addiction is a disease.

So, the family of Victoria Siegel (behind the name of “Victoria’s Voice”) founded the Victoria Siegel Foundation to make a difference after they tragically lost their daughter to a heroin overdose at the age of 19 (www.victoriasiegelfoundation.org).  They are fighting to educate people on how to prevent addiction, change legislation to ensure better treatment and recovery, and reduce the stigma and incorrect stereotypes surrounding this epidemic so we can truly elicit change.

 

As Mrs. Illinois-America, I am involved with various charities and causes, but seeing my nieces and nephew bury their father at such young ages.... I knew I had to help. Help them in their healing, understanding, and recovery, and help others so they wouldn’t have to suffer this same fate.  So, I’ve dedicated my year of service to this cause and I NEED YOUR HELP to raise funds to help the 501c3 “Victoria’s Voice” continue to do their good work nationally, and raise awareness RIGHT HERE in our communities where this issue has already arrived but can be stopped.  Come to the Tiara Trot, donate to support this cause, and help start a positive ripple effect of hope and change.

 

Thank you for your support,

Nicole Cook

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