Gearing up for Junebug this year, I knew I wanted to make some of my favorite items, like 08840 coasters. But I also wanted to make some new things and I thought about a great local event that also occurs in June, the Fuce 5K. Started 9 years ago as a tribute to Mike Fuccile who was murdered on his way to work, the Fuccile Foundation is a shining star of goodness that grew out of a senseless tragedy. Mike's widow, Nancy, has turned her family's loss into a source of support for local families who are facing their own major struggles. Donna Baginski, a friend of mine and fellow cycling instructor at the YMCA, and her family are recipients of support this year after her husband, Thom, underwent brain surgery last November to remove a tumor. In addition to the financial support from the Fuccile Foundation, the Metuchen YMCA is putting together a team of runners and walkers who will be wearing "The B Team" shirts (some fancy alliteration of Baginski, brain tumor & Batman!) to show support at the Fuce 5K on June 18. The 5K is a fun, community event that welcomes everyone from fast runners to families with strollers out enjoying the day. Follow this link to sign up. I will be volunteering at my usual spot, the 2 mile mark, cheering you all on. I also will be selling these limited edition coasters at Junebug with proceeds going to the Fuccile Foundation. Please join us and support the cause any way you can!