BENEFITING: ALLIE SMILES FOUNDATION
A few months ago while in VT for a running event I stayed at the Gables Inn in Stowe. There was a wonderful couple that owned the place and I loved the place and their hospitality so much I planned to stay there next year. I just learned that the wife passed away last week due to a brain aneurysm. I decided to run in an event for a charity in memory of Annette. Annette's husband has picked a charity for people to donate.. The Allie Smiles Foundation. They are a small foundation so even small donations make an impact. They were started after the founder's 2 year old Golden Retriever died from an especially aggressive form of cancer. The foundation funds research into canine cancers as well as providing funds to train service dogs for wounded veterans, people with spinal cord injuries and people afflicted with MS. I believe all of the donations in Annette's name will be funneled into one project to train a service dog that will be named after her.