Run for Dream Blog Post

Running through the community

At Chesapeake Bank, we encourage our staff to not only serve the community through their work at their branches, but also in their free time as a way to support the communities that continue to support us.

This past weekend, four of our employees participated in the Run for a Dream race in Williamsburg. The race is put on to support An Achievable Dream, a non-profit organization that helps educate under-privileged students in the Newport News area in a safe environment, and The Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that honors, empowers and supports wounded veterans.

Run for a Dream had an 8K run, as well as a half-marathon – both of which had Chesapeake Bank employees laced up for the cause.

Running the half-marathon, Kristie Smith; assistant vice president of Clear Sky, Johanna Northstein; manager assistant vice president in Gloucester and Kasey Milby, commercial lender assistant in Gloucester who are pictured from left to right in the first image. This race marked Kristie’s third time running with Run for a Dream and it was a first for Johanna and Kasey.

New to the running world, Dawn Church, a customer service representative with Clear Sky (far right, second image), completed the 8K, her first ever race, alongside her boss Kristie Smith (that’s right, she ran both races) and friend and Chesapeake Bank customer Terry Sweaney. In addition to supporting the charity partners of Run for a Dream, Dawn was reaching personal goals of her own by shedding over 50 pounds along the way.

Congratulations to all the runners who supported Run for a Dream last weekend!