Runners

5th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

It's been almost two weeks since the 5th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial Do Your Best 5k run and 1 mile walk and we are still celebrating the huge success of the event! The support of our sponsors, donors and over 300 run/walk participants and volunteers helped us raise $19,500 - our best year yet!

Race Day Photos
We were so thankful to see many friendly faces in person this year. An extra big thank you to Nana Sue Photography and Branch Out Photography for capturing the memories of the day! If you haven't seen the race day photos, please check them out here. With over 700 pictures we arranged them into categories. Be sure to look at the top of the collection to see all the categories!

Medals
Congrats to Robert Hurst and Liz McCarter for winning 1st place overall Male and Female! The full race results lising is on Runsignup.

Awards
We introduced special 'awards' last year and brought them back this year for some friendly competition and to support our mission. We'd like to give a special shout to those who won:
Top Fundraising Individual: David Horn
Top Fundraising Team: Broadneck High School JV Volleyball Team
Most Spirited Team: Charles & Deirdre Holder
Most Spirited Animal: Juneau Orner and Luna Yokitis

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

The Geaton and Joann DeCesaris Family Foundation Inc.
The Heinritz Family

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Mile Marker Sponsors

Patrick Cloyd Statefarm                                               Healing Paws Wellness Center

Water Table Sponsors

Craft Tent Sponsor

Photobooth Sponsor

More info on Branch Out Photography

Medal Sponsor

Ripple Sponsors

Dine for a Cause at the Broadneck Grill & Cantina

We are so grateful for the Broadneck Grill & Cantina to help us with our mission of supporting ovarian cancer patients and their families! 10% of all dine-in or takeout food sales will be donated to Stef Ripple on September 1st from 5 to 9 pm!

Date: September 1st
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Location: Broadneck Grill and Cantina - 1364 Cape Saint Claire Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409

Keep the Ripple Going with Part Tavern and Troegs Independent Brewing

We are always so grateful for the support of the community. Mark your calendars for August 5th and join the fun as we all come together to support ovarian cancer patients and their families. We can't wait to see old friends and make some new ones. Please help us make this event a huge success and share the event on Facebook!

Date: August 5th
Time: 4 - 7 pm
Location: Park Tavern - 580 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park, MD 21146

Park Tavern Fundraiser Event on August 5th

VIRTUAL 4th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

 

On September 19, 2020 Stef Ripple hosted their VIRTUAL 4th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Do Your Best 5k and 1 mile walk! What a crazy year this has been but nothing was going to stop our race from being awesome! We continue during difficult times because there is nothing easy about ovarian cancer, so we fight through whatever comes our way to keep fighting for our teal warriors!

Together with our sponsors, donors and 227 run/walk participants - we were able to raise over $13,000! The support and love was evident more than ever this year. We had participants from across the world - Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, California, Colorado, Ohio and even Qatar!

We are extremely grateful and are ready to work hard at Stef Ripple's mission for all teal warriors! If you missed the virtual festivities please check out our YouTube channel or visit some of the links below. THANK YOU!

Opening Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Words from our partners: The Wellness House of Annapolis, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service

DONATIONS

Donations accepted on Runsignup through 9/30/2020. This race is our major fundraiser.  Funds raised through this race will be used to continue our mission of supporting ovarian cancer patients and their families.

STAY CONNECTED

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Cancelled: Dine Out to Support Stef Ripple!

Update: Unfortuantely due to COVID-19 we have had to cancel this event. Please stay tuned for future dining fundraisers!

Location: O'loughlin Restaurant & Pub, 1258 Bay Dale Dr, Arnold, MD 21012

DineOutNight

The 3rd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

 

On September 28, 2019 we hosted the 3rd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Do Your Best 5k and 1 mile walk. Thank you to the 410 participants who came out to run/walk/volunteer/cheer, to those who couldn't come but supported with donations and kind words, to our volunteers who went above and beyond to make sure the race was a success, to our sponsors who graciously donated money and time and to the business community for the generous donations for our raffles and prizes. Together we raised over $15,000 to support ovarian cancer patients and their families. From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!

Race Results

Race Photos

Photos from 2019 Race ~ Nana Sue Photography

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Photography Workshop for Kids!

 

On November 25th 2018, Stef Ripple is sponsoring a workshop with Nana Sue Photography - Healing Images for children of ovarian cancer patients. This workshop will focus on finding beauty in unforeseen places and using these images to create a pillowcase which will be put in a Kindness Box for an ovarian cancer patient! This workshop is free and lunch is included.

Space is limited. For details and to register please email nanasueblogger@gmail.com or visit nanasue.org. Looking forward to a fun workshop!

Workshop Photos

Workshop for Kids

Photos from 2018 Race

The 2nd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial

"Do Your Best" 5k and 1 Mile Walk

 

The 2nd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial “Do Your Best” 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk was a huge success! No amount of rain could dampen the spirits of all of the amazing supporters, sponsors and volunteers who came out. Although this is a very emotional event we know that Stef is with us and continues to be in awe of what we are doing together for ovarian cancer patients and their families!

View Race Results

View Race Photos

Thank you to Nana Sue Photography, JLowe Photos and Emily Karcher Photography for capturing the spirits of the day! Feel free to download any pictures and please help us to spread ovarian cancer awareness by using the hashtags #stefripple #keeptheripplegoing #knowovarian #ovariancancerawareness #itwhisperssolisten

Runners at Do Your Best 5k
Photo by Nana Sue Photography

Stefanie Ashdown Memorial

"Do Your Best" 5k and 1 Mile Walk

 

On September 9, 2017 Stef Ripple hosted it's inaugural Stefanie Ashdown Memorial "Do Your Best" 5k and 1 mile walk. The race was held in Arnold, Maryland, beginning at the Belvedere Elementary school. Proceeds raised will be used to provide support to ovarian cancer patients and their families by funding camps and activities for their children.

This event was special in so many ways. From the kindness of the volunteers and sponsors to the 400+ who registered to Stef's son finishing first overall - It was truly amazing!Together we came together as a community, a family to spread ovarian cancer awareness and to honor Stef. Thank you all!

View Race Results

View Race Photos

Keep the Ripple Going

Stefanie was always appreciative and the words “thank you” were frequently said by her. So, from her, and the Stef Ripple organization – “Thank you.”