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Laura Cody McNaughton lived her life in service to her family, her community and the well-being of all of those around her.  She was taken from us in a tragic car accident on June 28, 2018.

Laura has been a runner since middle school and found a renewed passion for running after returning to Vermont. Her family and friends have created this run/walk event as a way to come together the last Saturday in June each year in remembrance of Laura. It is also intended to be a fun activity families can participate in together. Any proceeds from the race will support the Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial Fund.

This Memorial fund was established in order to commemorate Laura’s life and to support young people pursuing the principles of service to family and community.  The Memorial Fund will award a scholarship annually to a graduating senior who exemplifies Laura’s leadership and giving spirit, and, is pursuing further education and training in a field where these principles may be put into practice.



Congratulations to this year's scholarship recipient, Angelina Woychosky. 

Here's a note from Angelina: "The Laura Cody McNaughton Scholarship means a great deal for me. Being selected as the recipient, meeting (Laura's parents) Ruth and Ted, and having people who knew Laura come up to me and congratulate me has been a big deal because I am realizing just how many people are supporting me in my goals and believing that I can help contribute to a future we’d all like to see. It’s been incredibly nourishing for my spirit. Like Laura, I am passionate about bringing justice to public health issues. I will be going to the University of Vermont where I will be majoring in neuroscience. I also plan to work toward a Master’s in Public Health and an MD. I have been gaining more exposure to healthcare and medicine, and have also been seeing the ways healthcare injustices manifest, at my work in a hospital, and I hope to become a great physician who can address not only the biological root cause of disease but also one who can help cure this disorderly world! Outside of my aspirations, I love running and am so excited for Lace Up for Laura. I also dance at the Dance Factory, enjoy art, and love anything that strengthens community!"

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