2013 Walk/Run Is In An Exciting New Location!

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This year, we are proud to announce that The Jerry Barsha Memorial Foundation’s “THEY CAN’T STOP ME!” 5k walk/run will be on the Onondaga Community College grounds!  We know our father would be so pleased that this walk/run has grown so much that we need a bigger venue to put it on!

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We hope you will join us this year on September 28th at:

The Quad on Onondaga Community College, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike.  There will be parking available.

Start time is 10:00 a.m. and 9:30 for the children’s walk/run.  As usual we will be raffling off great gifts at the end of the walk/run, including two house seats and a backstage tour to Jersey Boys on Broadway! Other raffle items are gift certificates to local restaurants and stores as well as authentic Boston Marathon running clothes!

You can register online at : https://www.runreg.com/Net/3316

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Runner/walker registration is $20 and $15 for OCC students.  On race day, registration fees increase to $25, (not for OCC students) so please register early!

REMEMBER…this is a DOG FRIENDLY event! Bring your pooches!

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And most importantly, we’d like to congratulate last year’s recipient of the Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship, Todd Gardner.

And congratulations to this year’s recipient, Emily Beck, who will join us at the race so we can introduce you all to her!!!

See you on the 28th!

 

 

 

 

 

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Debra, Cynthia, Janice and Amy Barsha

 

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2012 Brings Exciting New Features!

Soggy Jones Runs with Janice Barsha - President Jerry Barsha Memorial Foundation

The 2012 Jerry Barsha Memorial Foundation 5k walk/run is growing!!!

We have added two new features this year:

1) DOGS!  DOGS! DOGS!!! THIS YEAR WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT DOGS CAN REGISTER WITH YOU TO WALK OR RUN!!!

Bring your pooches and an extra $5.00, and your dog will make your walk/run that much more fun!  Also, you will be eligible for our raffle of gifts from pet stores around Syracuse!!! There are not many walk/runs or races which allow dogs, but we felt that a 6-legged walk/run can be a great way for your dog as well as you,  to exercise…and what more beautiful place in Syracuse to walk or run with your dog than by the historic Erie Canal! Also, there will be a prize for 1st runner with a dog, and for 1st walker with a dog!!!

2) WE WILL HAVE FREE MASSAGES THIS YEAR AT THE END OF THE WALK/RUN!!!!

Anthony’s Body Works Studio has graciously agreed to set up massage chairs at the finish of the race and will be giving free massages!! We hope you will take advantage of this great donation supplied to us by the folks at Anthony’s Body Works Studio!!!

Sign up now!!

Click to register – “They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run Online Registration.

See you on September 29th, 2012, with our without your pets!

The walk/run begins at Ryder Park behind the DeWitt Town Clerk’s Office all at 5400 Butternut Road. There is available parking. Start time is 9:00 am

Janice, Debra, Amy and Cynthia Barsha

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Great Success for 2011 2nd Annual “They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run

What a great success this year’s walk/run was!  We had just under a hundred registrants and our donations towards the scholarship were over $3,000!!janice
(L to R- Janice, Amy, Martha, Cynthia and Debra Barsha finish together.)
Thanks to all participants and donors, the Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship is proud to announce that a student pursuing a degree in Electronic Media will be the recipient for our scholarship at OCC for the 2011-2012 year!

We are so excited to share our race results here with you. They Cant Stop Me Results 2011

Take a look at our slide show and get inspired to sign up today for next year’s Jerry Barsha “They Can’t Stop Me!’ 5k walk/run.  TheyCantStopMeWalkRun2011.mov

If you sign up today, the rate is at its lowest registration fee and will go up incrementally as the year goes on.  We love walking/running with you, and having you all participate in our fantastic raffle at the end of the event.  The date for next year is set for September 29th, 2012, so mark your calendars and register now!

Registration for 2012:

Register on-line for 2012 -http://www.RunReg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=2901

or print registration hereThey Can’t Stop Me 2012 Registration Form

Highlights of this year’s events:  

Bob Kilmer received a plaque for being the highest individual donor, Anita Murphy, Patrick Rao and Lisa Cooper, our wonderful JB Scholarship associates we met through OCC, participated in the walk/run and our raffle had people leaving happy!

Above (L to R- Anita Murphy, Cynthia Barsha, Janice Barsha, Bob Kilmer, Debra Barsha, Amy Barsha, Martha Barsha and Patrick Rao.)

Right (L to R – Anita Murphy and Patrick Rao – OCC affiliates)


Some items that were raffled were: Boston Marathon Jackets from John Hancock, Gift Certificates from Fleet Feet, Carrabba’s, Carvel, Wegman’s, Tim Horton’s, and 2 tickets to the Broadway show JERSEY BOYS, complete with a backstage tour! We would like to thank all our in-kind donors and for the second year in a row our corporate sponsor, Raymour & Flanigan, for helping us make this event such a big success!  This year all 4 of the Barsha sisters were able to attend the event, with sister Cynthia flying in from Miami!  Debra started the race off singing the National Anthem, and Amy announced all the participants as they crossed the finish line. Janice was on the mic to announce the raffle winners at the end of the race. Martha Barsha, our mother, crossed the finish line for the 2nd year in a row!

So, remember, mark your calendars for September 29th, 2012! Early registration is available now for just $15.00 per person. Don’t miss out on the opportunity!

(L to R – Amy Barsha and 2 year consecutive first place Woman’s finisher, Barb Wells)


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Sign Up for the 2011 “They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run

9 am, Saturday September 24, 2011They Can't Stop Me 5k Walk/Run
DeWitt, NY along the Erie Canal

“They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run is presented by The Jerry Barsha Memorial Foundation. It will be held on Saturday September 24, 2011 in DeWitt, NY along the Erie Canal.

This is a charity event which funds The Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship at Onondaga Community College for a student pursuing a career in Electronic Media. Fund raising is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged! Participants who raise over $100.00 will receive the  ”The Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run baseball cap.

The walk/run begins at Ryder Park behind the DeWitt Town Clerk’s Office all at 5400 Butternut Road. There is available parking. Start time is 9:00 am. There will be a reception/party with music after the event along with a raffle for two ticket to see Jersey Boys on Broadway. This is a family event and special family rates are available. We encourage everyone to participate and enjoy the fun.

Hurry and sign up as early registration rates. On-line registration closes on Thursday September 22, 2011 at 9 pm. Registration on race day is available at $25.00 per person. Registration on race day from 7:45 am to 8:45 am. Click the link below to register on-line. For more information you may call 315-329-6336 or e-mail info@theycantstopme.org.

Registration for 2011:
Online - http://www.RunReg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=2513
Print - 2011 “They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run Registration Form (pdf)

Location:
Ryder Park –  behind  the DeWitt Town Clerk Office at 5400 Butternut Road

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Great Success for the First Annual “They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run

Anita Murphy-OCC, Amy Barsha, Debra Barsha, Janice Barsha

Thanks to all participants and donors, the Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship has reached its first year goal of endowing the scholarship at OCC for a student pursuing a degree in Electronic Media.  We are so excited to share our race results here with you.  They Can’t Stop Me Overall Results 2010

Take a look at our slide show and get inspired to sign up today for next years Jerry Barsha “They Can’t Stop Me!’ 5k walk/run.

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Mark your calendars for September 24, 2011, early registration is available now for just $12.00 per person don’t miss out on the opportunity!

Registration for 2011:
Online – http://www.RunReg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=2513
Print - 2011 “They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run Registration Form (pdf)


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Debra Barsha Appears on Laura Hand Show to Promote walk/run

Laura Hand, a longtime colleague of Jerry Barsha, recently interviewed Debra Barsha on the Talking Today program on NBC3 about the 5k walk/run and the Jerry Barsha Memorial Foundation.

Watch the video.

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2010 “They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run

They Can't Stop Me 5k Walk/Run

9 am, Saturday September 25, 2010
DeWitt, NY along the Erie Canal

“They Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run is presented by The Jerry Barsha Memorial Foundation. It will be held on Saturday September 25, 2010 in DeWitt, NY along the Erie Canal.

This is a charity event which funds The Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship at Onondaga Community College for a student pursuing a career in Electronic Media. Fund raising is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged! Participants who raise over $100.00 will receive the First Annual “The Can’t Stop Me!” 5k walk/run baseball cap.

Registration:
Online – http://www.runreg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=2410
Print – They Can’t Stop Me 5k Registration Form (pdf)

The walk/run begins behind the DeWitt Town Clerk’s Office all at 5400 Butternut Road. There is available parking. Start time is 9:00 am. There will be a reception/party with music after the event along with a raffle for two ticket to see Jersey Boys on Broadway. This is a family event and special family rates are available. We encourage everyone to participate and enjoy the fun.

Hurry and sign up as early registration rates will end on July 15th. On-line registration closes on Thursday September 23, 2010 at 8pm. Registration on race day is available at $25.00 per person. Registration on race day from 7:45 am to 8:45 am. Click the link below to register on-line. For more information you may call 315-329-6336 or e-mail info@theycantstopme.org.

Location:
DeWitt Town Clerk Office at 5400 Butternut Road.

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Daughters Start Walk/Run in Memory of Father

Debra Barsha isn’t much of a runner. But that won’t stop her from participating in an event that is dear to her heart. Clad in a t-shirt emblazoned with a silhouetted runner holding up two victory fingers, she will join sisters, Amy, Cindy and Janice Barsha, in a walk/run they started this year in memory of their father, Jerry Barsha. Barsha died in September 2009. He was 83. Read more.

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The Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship Established

Janice and Debra Barsha with Thomas A. Burton, Executive Director, the OCC Foundation

A scholarship to memorialize long-time Electronic Media Communications faculty member Jerry Barsha is the newest addition to the growing list of OCC Foundation scholarships. Jerry inspired hundreds of students over his nearly 35-year teaching career at Onondaga and was a familiar voice and respected figure in Syracuse for more than 30 years. He worked in various areas of radio and television including being a news anchorman at WSYR and WSTM. He was awarded the Syracuse Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award and is enshrined on the club’s Wall of Distinction in the John H. Mulroy Civic Center.

This scholarship will provide valuable support for students who choose to pursue a career through the Electronic Media Communications program and will be a lasting reminder of Jerry’s passion to teach and inspire the lives of others.

Spring 2010 Onondaga Continuum Newsletter announcing the Jerry Barsha Memorial Scholarship.

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Taps for TV Newsman Jerry Barsha

It was a dramatic photo on the front page of Saturday’s New York Times: a lone bugler, framed against the Manhattan skyline, playing to honor the victims of 9/11 on the eighth anniversary of the tragedy.  But the thousands lost in 2001 weren’t the only people bugler Kim Bonsanti was honoring. She was playing taps also for Jerry Barsha, the Syracuse veteran television newsman who had died a day earlier while undergoing treatment at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Read more.

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