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Team Tofu Pup and the Hot Chocolate Race!

Every year in our community, a local organization called Safe Passage organizes an event called the Hot Chocolate Run. The streets of downtown Northampton, MA close for the morning, and more than 5,000 people take to the streets to run or walk in support of victims of domestic violence.

“Safe Passage is committed to ending domestic violence and oppression in women’s lives. All Safe Passage programs are free, accessible and confidential. Our comprehensive services include shelter, peer-support, counseling, education, advocacy, legal support and community education.” –www.safepass.org

Lightlife has been committed to giving back to our community for over 30 years and this year my coworkers and I teamed up to walk and show our support as Team Tofu Pup!


From people dressed in crazy team costumes, to drummers on the sidewalks cheering the participants on; the experience was a true display of what an amazing community we are lucky to be a part of.

The race turned out to be a huge success, raising more than $135,000 for Safe Passage and serving more than 350 gallons of hot chocolate!

Even the Team Tofu Pup Juniors had a blast riding in their wagons. 🙂

What do you do to give back to your community? Are there community events similar to our Hot Chocolate Race in your home town?


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Lightlife's resident blogger and veggie enthusiast, Rachael, gives you an insight into the vegetarian world as well as a peek at what’s new in Turners Falls.


2 thoughts on “Team Tofu Pup and the Hot Chocolate Race!

  1. Great job Rachael and Lightlife! What a wonderful cause to support. Thank you.

    Posted by Becky | December 15, 2011, 8:25 am
  2. The students we serve are committed to achieving personal success while positively impacting the lives of others in their communities.

    Posted by Adam Kuranetu | December 26, 2011, 5:54 am

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