Frisco fun run is fundraiser for Summit County’s SANE program |

Frisco fun run is fundraiser for Summit County’s SANE program

Story and photos by Alli Langley
Leigh Bowe, left, 32, of Frisco, cheers on husband Matt, 31, as he lets go of the family dog, Tucker, and races the last few yards to the finish line at the SANE 5k Walk/Run fundraiser Saturday, May 3. Matt won the race with a time of 19 minutes, 45 seconds. Tucker ran to greet Leigh and did not finish.
Alli Langley / |

About 100 people participated in the sixth annual run/walk fundraiser for the Summit County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program Saturday.

Runners and walkers, several pushing strollers or accompanied by dogs, started and ended the 5K course through Frisco at St. Anthony Summit Medical Center with the temperature around 60 degrees and sunny blue skies. Jennifer McConnell, the program’s coordinator, said the fundraiser’s goal was $12,500 and she wouldn’t know how much money was raised this year until the results from the silent auction were in.

About 80 people pre-registered for the run, donating $35 each, she said, and another 20 registered Saturday for $45 each.

Matt Bowe, 31, of Frisco, a nurse with the hospital’s Flight for Life medical transport helicopter, won the race with a time of 19:45 and his dog, Tucker, in tow.

SANE nurses are specially trained to collect evidence and provide care for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence.

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