Image by Chris Hardy

LITTLE BY LITTLE, A LITTLE BECOMES A LOT.

Welcome to the Gobbler 5k!

We are so glad you are here! 

This event is a 5k run on Thanksgiving morning to raise money for local families in need! And we would love your support!

There are lots of different ways that you can help. Any purchase you make on this site for registration, purchasing merchandise or buying raffle tickets will go to the families in need. We have no paid employees of this charity, everything is completely volunteer so you know your money is all going to the recipient families. 

We also take donations in the form of cash, check or Venmo donations that go directly to the families. Local businesses sponsor this event every year to help us raise as much as we can. 

A family or multiple families are chosen each year to be the recipients of this cause. There are always so many people who need support and it is amazing to see our community rally around our own and help them get through cancer, disease and many other hardships. 

Thank you for visiting! We hope you enjoy your stay!

MEET THE GOBBLER RECIPIENTS FROM 2020:

ABOUT THE FAMILIES

The Websters

Tracy and Alicia met in high school have been together for 21 years . Alicia is from Vernal and Tracy moved from Heber in '86. They have made Vernal their home. Their children, Karsen, Reagan and Bransen love to spend time in the mountains together four wheeling, fishing and camping.  This family spends time together supporting our community and building people up. Alicia is an RN at UBTech and Tracy was a mechanic at Deseret Power.

 

In March of 2020, Tracy was diagnosed with Stage 4 Metastatic Gastric Adenocarcinoma (stomach cancer).  His treatment included chemotherapy every 2 weeks and those treatments continued throughout his life.  His cancer was non-curable but they were able to get him on a maintenance dose of chemo that helped him to be more comfortable. 

 

The Websters mantra is to always learn something from difficult times or stressful situations. They have said “We are learning what is truly important in life: family, friends, being kind, and serving others.”

 

As a community we had and have the amazing opportunity to rally around the Webster's in support during their hard time. This truly kind and grateful family are well deserving and continue to give back to our community. We are so grateful for the opportunity to support the Websters for our gobbler run last year and look forward to continuing that support.

In loving memory of Tracy Webster.

ABOUT THE FAMILIES

The Bowdens

"We found a football sized tumor that is cancerous. We will be sending you out to Primary’s tonight. She needs surgery.”⁣

Can you imagine what her mom and dad felt when the doctors gave them this news? I don’t think that anyone can really understand unless they have been through it.

 

Kristin and Dakota are both from Vernal and have made this their home with their two kids. They love Vernal and are so happy here!

However, in March 2020, little Lula Beth was diagnosed with stage 2 wilms kidney cancer. At 3 years old, this cute little girl started one of the hardest battles anyone can go through. They battled as a family through 13 rounds of Chemo and now Lula Beth is cancer free! Their family continues with regular checkups and recovery. She will undergo frequent testing, scans and checks for at least the next 5 years to ensure the cancer stays away. 

We are so grateful for the opportunity to sponsor the Bowdens for the Gobbler 2020! We look forward to every opportunity to continue to help this family as they build up our community every day.

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