Thank you to everyone for making the Phoebe’s Phriends Colorflash 5K a truly perfect day. It was an extraordinary event that brought together the entire Westport community and beyond, all in support of Pediatric Cancer Research.

We were simply amazed! We had over 2,200 runners and almost 300 volunteers. It was beyond our wildest dreams and we could not be more thankful.

A huge thank you to the Colorflash committee who worked tirelessly — Lisa Fierro, Sue Lunde, Yuko Moy, Deb Poulley and Emily Prince. And of course their husbands, who also went above and beyond.

And to all of our other volunteers — we could not have asked for a better Colorflash Crew — NCL, SLOBs, KC Salon and the Black Duck, the Gym at Southport Athletic, the Bedford Middle School Teachers and the Staples football team. Thank you to all of our other volunteers who worked so hard to make the day run perfectly. We are beyond grateful for your time and efforts.

John Videler Photography, Ken Moy and David Goldstein ensured that we have beautiful photos of the Colorflash.

We would also like to give an extra special shout out to JoyRide and Total Entertainment for making our Colorflash party totally joyful, colorful and extremely awesome! The Staples Orphenians gave us a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem and Charlie Scopoletti also joined us with his wonderful music.

This day would not have been possible without the generosity of our sponsors. The Joyce and Bernie Zimmerman Foundation, Rob and Cindy Citrone, the Elizabeth and Joseph Massoud Family Foundation, Performance Physical Therapy, Freudigman and Billings, The Gym, Aquarion Water, Garelick and Herbs, Nothin But, ASF Outdoors, LERA Jewels, Poland Spring, Groove, KC Salon, the Black Duck, Kowalsky, Fairfield Parent, Village Bagels, Gaetano’s, TD Bank, eyeglasses.com, Michelle & Company, John Videler Photography and Athleta.

Finally, we would like to thank the town of Westport and especially First Selectman Jim Marpe for joining us and for all of their help and to the state of Connecticut and Sherwood Island State Park for a perfect venue for our event.

We all came together with an important purpose - to raise awareness and money for Pediatric Cancer Research and together we accomplished this mission.

We will always remember this very special day!

Rick, Ellen, Phoebe and Hallie Spear

Westport