Run, Roll, or Stroll a success

by | May 19, 2022 | Other News

Jewish Family Service of Tidewater hosted its 18th annual Run, Roll, or Stroll race day event on Sunday, May 1.

After two years of postponing due to COVID, this year’s Run, Roll, or Stroll came back in a big way with a record turn-out, with more than 350 people registering. The event, which began at the 31st street park, offered a 1 mile or 5k, along with family-friendly entertainment: a face painter, balloon twister, music by Don London, and as many photos as participants could get in the photo booth. The weather was great, but the crowd was even better—full of energy, excitement, and passion.

“We call it Run, Roll, or Stroll because we want people to come out and participate as a community regardless of activity level. It is about having a fun, healthy day. We were excited to have so many people out that morning moving in whatever way they could,” says Brooke Rush, director of development for Jewish Family Service.

“Jewish Family Service would like to thank all of the sponsors of Spring Into Healthy Living and Run, Roll, or Stroll, with special thanks to the Lead Sponsor, Lynn and Rachel Schoenbaum Fund, and Diamond Sponsor, Dozoretz Family Fund. Visit to see all of the other wonderful sponsors who have made such an impact on the community.”

The JFS board of directors and community volunteers helped make the day possible and a success, says Rush. “A big thank you to Yolanda and Justine from JFit for warming everyone up before the race and keeping the crowd entertained!”  JFS also extends appreciation to the local businesses who donated to the race bags and raffle prizes: Cinema Café, Whole Health Nutrition, Jody G. Boutique, Starbucks, Jen and Juice, Hunt Club Farm, Route 58 Deli, Tijuana Flats, Fleet Feet, Royal Chocolate, and Latitude Climbing Gym.

JFS is hosting a Sponsor and Legacy Appreciation Reception in the Lee & Bernard Jaffe Family Healing Garden at the entrance of JFS on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on May 31 at 6:30 pm. For more information and to RSVP, contact Brooke Rush or 757-321-2238.