It’s Run, Roll or Stroll Time!

Sunday, May 3

The 11th Annual Run, Roll or Stroll, which will take place at 24th Street Park in Virginia Beach will include an 8K run, a 5K run, 5K walk and a 1 mile run/ walk, plus fun activities for all ages. Don London of The New 101.3 radio station will provide music and entertainment.

“The Run, Roll or Stroll is something that we have all grown to look forward to over the last 11 years. It is a wonderful event for our entire community,” says Betty Ann Levin, JFS executive director. “People of all ages feel good coming out to the boardwalk to support JFS, which allows us to provide increased levels of services as the needs continue to increase.” The event is one part of JFS’ Spring into Healthy Living, the agency’s largest fundraiser.

This year’s Spring Into Healthy Living programming has already included a very well received series on marriage, “To Have and to Hold,” and a partnership with the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater to present Dr. Ofer Merin of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Joan Lunden, American journalist and television host, will appear on Sunday, April 26 at Norfolk Academy speaking on breast cancer, also as part of the Healthy Living programming. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Register online at

The presenting sponsor of Spring Into Healthy Living is Towne Bank. Lead sponsors are the Lee and Bernard Jaffe* Family Fund of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation. The Copeland/Klebanoff Families are the Diamond sponsor. Many additional sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Betty Ann Levin, executive director, or Sue Graves, fundraising coordinator, at 757-321-2222. Or visit to register to run/ walk, be a Virtual Walker, or view the full listing of sponsorship opportunities.

*Of blessed memory