OLD SITE – Recent Victories & Testimonials 2016-11-25T18:54:33+00:00
Please check back often, as we are always updating with good news!
Special thanks to
Jim Simmons
Race Director, RRR Turkey Trot, 2011
and all who donated to Annie’s Locker at this years TURKEY TROT in Rockford, IL
Over $500 was raised
through online donations.
THANK YOU!
SHARE A PAIR fundraiser…
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TO
HELP US COMPLETE THIS VERY SPECIAL PROJECT!
New socks were purchased for our recipients with the funds raised for SHARE A PAIR.
Thanks to our donors generosity,
Annie’s Locker was able to donate 46 pairs of
men’s and women’s running shoes to
CARPENTERS PLACE
in June, 2011.
Our Board of Directors in the news…
Annie’s Locker Vice President, TERRI ODELL RECEIVES
“HONOR THEIR OWN” AWARD!
Each year, the Association of Fund raising Professionals hosts a luncheon during Volunteer Month to “Honor their Own” special volunteers.  Organizations are asked to nominate a volunteer that has given an exceptional amount of time towards advancing their mission.
Terri has dedicated a tremendous amount of time and energy to the Rockford Rescue Mission through Annie’s Locker, and this award was well deserved. In her “spare time”, Terri also just ran the
BOSTON MARATHON…CONGRATULATIONS TERRI!
Annie’s Locker Treasurer,
SHANNON RING
named CHICAGO ATHLETE magazine
CLIFF BAR, MAY
ATHLETE OF THE MONTH!
The article states
“Shannon was the tenth woman across the finish line in this year’s Bank Of America Shamrock Shuffle, finishing in 29:07. This finish was just one of the successful races she has already put together this year. She was the first female finisher in the John Jantz Memorial 5 Mile S-NO-W Fun Run, the Shamrock Shuffle in Madison, Wis and the Any Johnson 5k.”
 
Since the magazine was published, Shannon has gone on to win the Illinois Marathon in 1:20:46,and was also the first female finisher at the
Cinco de Mayo 5k in Belvidere.
CONGRATULATIONS SHANNON!
 
A very special THANK YOU to
Tonya Thayer for 2 years of service
to Annie’s Locker.
Tonya was a founding board member, and played a major role in getting Annie’s Locker started. Her knowledge, dedication and expertise was invaluable to us.
We are grateful for her
EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE
as Annie’s Locker
Board of Directors, Secretary
from 2008-2010
Thanks Tonya!
We appreciate you.
2011
Annie’s Locker welcomes 
Board of Directors, Secretary CINDY GARNER
Annie’s Locker Fitness Center
It’s been a whole year since Annie’s Locker started working with the Rockford Rescue Mission Women’s Recovery Program.  What started out as assistance with running clothing has grown to the residences participation in local races, weekly walks and now, a beautiful fitness facility, on site, so they can use exercise to help in their personal recovery.
Annie’s Locker Fitness Center in the Rockford Rescue Mission has become such a special journey for myself and everyone involved.  What better way to work toward recovery but with the help of physical fitness.
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TO
HELP US COMPLETE THIS VERY SPECIAL PROJECT!
 
THANK YOU ANGELS!
On Saturday, November 20, 2010 at the ROCKFORD JINGLE BELL 5K, over 30 people, including recipients, past recipients, donors, volunteers and board members, donned angel wings to CELEBRATE LIFE and bring awareness to Annie’s Locker. This December, Annie (our namesake) would have turned 52. We were so happy to have some of Annie’s best girlfriends join us with wings to celebrate Annie’s life.
THANKS TO ALL WHO JOINED US!
I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race.
I have kept the faith. 2Timothy 4:7.
Our very own
that started it all was published in the book “THE ULTIMATE RUNNER”
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to
Vaughn Ehrhardt, the race committee and volunteers who set up and manned the clothing drive table at
DEKALB CORNFEST RACE 2010.
A training walk on the bike path along the river with our friends from the Rockford Rescue Mission.
SPECIAL THANKS TO
XAN AND MEGAN
FOR JOINING US! 
TODAY, THEY WERE CHAMPIONS!
On July 4, 2010, 7 women from the Rockford Rescue Mission’s Women’s Recovery Program finished the MELD 2 mile race! See photo gallery.
June 2010
Xan Milne, “Running with Angels” at the 2010, 911 Run.
June 2010
“Annie’s Locker, Thank you so much for helping me reach a personal goal. Your kindness is greatly appreciated. It was a great feeling to finish a 1/2 marathon and you helped make it possible.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.”
Michelle, Half Marathon Race sponsorship recipient
May 2010
PEAK Sports Club hosted FIT FEST 2010 on Saturday, April 24 with some of the proceeds benefiting Annie’s Locker!
Welcome new ANNIE’S LOCKER Executive Board Member
Jeff Wilmarth!
April 2010
Annie’s locker was highlighted in the newspaper in
April, 2010. Pick up your copy at PEAK
PEAK Sports Club hosted FIT FEST 2010 on Saturday, April 24 with some of the proceeds benefiting Annie’s Locker!
March 2010
On March 20th, dozens of runners were
“RUNNING FOR TWO”
at the Rock Cut “SURVIVOR” Trail Series 20k.
Their banner contained all the names of the real “survivors” in their lives.
December 2009
“An update on Pat, the gentleman that Annie’s Locker blessed w/ a new pair of Asics.  This is his response when I asked him how they are treating him.  “Ah they’re wonderful its just like flying, now i am walking around there passing everybody up!”   Pat started walking up and down a parking deck in Elgin about a year ago after being diagnosed with Hepatits C.  His has since gone through 50 weeks of treatment and still walks every day.  It is his hope to get to where he can jog daily.   He spent about 20 years living the lifestyle of the streets after losing his family by choosing his addictions over his loved ones.  He has since reconnected w/ his family and speaks to them almost daily and sees them at least 2 times a month, many times every weekend.   He currently runs a halfway house where he is the live-in house manager.  It’s his desire to pour his life into others and help them see the love of Jesus as other people did for him.”
April 2009
“Nancy is doing good, 2 job interviews these last 2 days. She is walking 2 miles a day and absolutely LOVING her new shoes.”
-from Josh Bray, Wayside Cross Ministries
• Andres, ran his farthest distance yet at the Rock Cut Trail series. He did very well at the 20K! He was sore, but all smiles at the finish line. He thanked us many times, and told me to thank all those who helped donate clothing and especially for the wonderful brand new shoes from Runner’s Image.
• Last week, I spotted our 3 sweet Rockford Wildcats, who were running proud in their new gear! I recognized the clothing and smiled as they blasted past me on the bike path:o)-from Carol Bingley, Annie’s Locker