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4.16.2018 Race honors hero mom, raises funds for scholarship

STILLWATER ---- Despite the cloudy skies and chilly wind that lingered in the air, the community turned out in force on Sunday to honor the memory of a brave local woman who gave her life to protect her son, at the eighth annual Thank You Mom 5K race event.

3.28.2018 Local hero remembered with annual foot race

NEWTON — Deborah Ann Modrow-Snook was a true hero and someone who will not be forgotten Her memory lives on in the hearts and minds of her family and friends, and each April, a foot race pays tribute to this incredible mom who gave her own life to save that of her son. Don't miss the 2018 Debbie Ann 5k on Sunday, April 15th, at 11 am at Swartswood State Park, in Newton. 

4.25.2016 Beautiful day underscores compelling cause at Debbie Ann 5K

NEWTON — The 6th Annual Debbie Ann 5K was held under sunny skies on Sunday at bucolic Swartswood State Park, in Newton. The community-based event saw Shawn Davis, of Stillwater, as its winner turning in a time of 19:45. Jason Zoellner, of Fredon, was close behind running 20:15, and John Cassidy, of Cranford, was third in 20:35. On the ladies' side, the champion was Maureen Gill, of Branchville, who ran 22:47. Second place went to Alli Schutte, of Stillwater, who ran 22:53, and Maddie Bussow, of Sandyston, was third in 23:07.

4.20.2015 Swartswood 5k held in memory of a hero

The Thank You Mom Foundation recently held the fifth annual Debbie Ann 5K at Swartswood State Park in Swartswood. 

4.19.2015 Participants Gather in Support of the Thank You Mom Foundation

STILLWATER, NJ – Over 200 attendees ran or walked in the fifth annual Debbie Ann 5K on Sunday, April 12 at Swartswood State Park.

3.25.2015 Thank You Mom Foundation to Hold Debbie Ann 5K on April 12

SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The Thank You Mom Foundation (TYM) is holding the fifth annual Debbie Ann 5K on April 12, 2015 at Swartswood State Park in Stillwater Township, New Jersey — the proceeds of which go directly to local causes, such as families in need of financial support due to unexpected loss or medical expenses.

4.17.2014 Largest Crowd Yet at Debbie Ann 5K

STILLWATER – Over 300 attendees and 175 registered runners gathered on Sunday, April 13 for the fourth Debbie Ann 5K at Swartswood State Park.

04.17.2013 | Heroine who died saving son's life remembered with 5K run

NEWTON — On Sunday, April 14, some ran, some walked, some pushed strollers and some had four-legged friends along, but all had traveled to Swartswood State Park for one reason: to remember a very special mother. 

04.13.2013 | Debbie Ann 5K Grows In Third Year With More Runners and Larger Turnout Overall; Raises Funds For Local Families In Need

STILLWATER, NJ - While the sun reflected on the glistening Swartswood Lake, and people were bundled up to brace themselves against the brisk air, others stretched to prepare themselves for the 3.1 mile course, through scenic Swartswood State Park.

04.10.2013 | Third Annual Debbie Ann 5K Planned to Honor Memory of Sussex County Mom and Raise Funds For Those In Need

STILLWATER, NJ - Debbie Ann Modrow Snook made the ultimate sacrifice on March 28, 2004, on what was meant to be a relaxing Sunday afternoon, which turned to tragedy, when her son Dylan, then age five, slipped under the icy waters of Culver Lake.

04.16.2012 | Participants Run Debbie Ann 5K To Say ‘Thank You Mom’

STILLWATER, NJ – Close to 200 participants, some traveling to the event from as far as Florida, participated in the Debbie Ann 5K at Swartswood State Park yesterday.

04.08.2012 | Thank You Mom Foundation Hosts 'Debbie Ann 5K' on April 15 To Benefit Red Cross Heroes Fund

STILLWATER, NJ – Debbie Ann Modrow Snook's name is frequently associated with the word "hero". On March 28, 2004, she made the ultimate sacrifice when her then five-year-old son accidentally fell into Culver Lake.

08.19.2011 | Project Self-Sufficiency Receives Donation in Memory of Local Resident

Although Culver Lake resident Deborah Modrow Snook passed away seven years ago, her legacy of thoughtfulness and generosity lives on in many forms.