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DATES: June 09, 2017

DATES: March 01, 2017

The Heather A. Freeman Foundation is excited to be a "Leprechaun" Sponsor for the Annual North Country Goes Green Irish Festival! Held the weekend of March 17-19, 2017 at the Dulles State Office Building.Picture (L-R) Dave Missert Jr., Irish Fest Committee; Lynn Pietroski, HAFF; Karla Stefanini, HAFF; Michelle Titus, HAFF; Patti Shaughnessy, Irish Fest Committee.

DATES: February 13, 2017

HAFF is a proud supporter of the Victims Assistance Center of Jefferson County.

DATES: January 29, 2017

We are very proud of our Kicks for Kids Program! Getting this update from Avon Shoes and the dedicated staff at Benchmark Family Services is much appreciated! The smiles are adorable!           

DATES: January 01, 2017

Spirit in the Sky Annual DinnerMonday, March 13, 20176:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.Sboro's Restaurant & Chop House836 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601$50. donation per personTickets are available from any of our Board Members or click on the "Contact us" link on our home page. Space is limited ...so don't miss out!

DATES: December 01, 2016

Our (Heather inspired!) Angel Tree was selected to auctioned off for charity at the "2016 A North Country Festival of Trees"  Live Gala Auction! We enjoyed participating in this festive local event again this year! 

DATES: November 28, 2016

Annual “Run to the Sun” set for May 13, 2017WATERTOWN, NY, Dec. 1, 2016 - The Heather A. Freeman Foundation’s seventh annual “Run to the Sun” will take place on Saturday, May 13, 2017.“RUN to the SUN” is a professionally timed 5K, 10K run/walk, and Half Marathon road race created to promote a healthy and active lifestyle.  The run will start at Davidson Nissan, Outer Washington Street, Watertown, NY.  The Half Marathon begins at 8 a.m. The 5k & 10K races begin at 9 a.m.The donation is $25 for the 5k & 10k, $55 for the Half Marathon. We welcome participants...

DATES: December 05, 2015

HAFF was excited to sponsor & decorate our first tree for this years Festival of Trees. It was a great time for a super cause!Theme: Elfin' Around the Christmas Tree. 

DATES: November 24, 2015

HAFF proudly donated $2500 to the upcoming LiveStrong Program At theWatertown Area YMCA!! The Y and the LiveStrong Foundation joined together to create a physical activity and wellness program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. Our foundation is honored to be apart of such a wonderful cause. All of the participants of the LiveStrong program will also be given free registration to our annual Run to the Sun - May 7, 2016!

DATES: November 19, 2015

A BIG Thank You to Enterprise Rent-A-Car for their $1000 donation to HAFF!! The staff at our local Enterprise branch were volunteer road staff for our 2015 Run to the Sun and plan on returning to support us at our 2016 Run! Thank you Enterprise for your continued support!!

DATES: October 28, 2015

HAFF was so proud to shop for and donate $1000 in winter clothing for the SJ Winter Closet Drive! Snowpants. Winter jackets. Boots. Hats. Gloves. Underwear & Socks. All for the kiddos of our community! — at South Jefferson Central School.

DATES: May 26, 2015

HAFF renewed its annual commitment to the NYS State ZOO at Thompson Park. Please stop in and enjoy our Heather A. Freeman Foundation Butterfly House!

DATES: April 07, 2015


DATES: March 29, 2015

Catch up on what The Heather A. Freeman Foundation has been up to. We had a super 2014 and are looking forward to an awesome 2015!Thank you to all our amazing supporters!Heather_A._Freeman_Newsletter_2015-22.pdf

DATES: May 20, 2014

Thank you to all who ran for Heather on May 17, 2014 and supported HAFF! Congratulations on a great race!Results are now online and can be viewed at:5k http://www.albanyrunningexchange.org/results/search.php?ID=396510k http://www.albanyrunningexchange.org/results/search.php?ID=3968Half-marathon http://www.albanyrunningexchange.org/results/search.php?ID=3969

DATES: April 30, 2014


DATES: March 05, 2014

Learn more about HAFF and see what we have been up to in 2013!HAFF 2014 Spring Newsletter!

DATES: February 02, 2014

Spirit in the Sky is an annual event now in its 6th year.  It is hosted by Sboro’s Restaurant and Chop House on Coffeen Street in Watertown.  It was originally started as a get together for friends and family of Heather A. Flynn Freeman, an Account Executive with Time Warner Media Sales, who was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident on August 19th, 2007.  In the ensuing years it has taken on a life of its own and has become one of the most enjoyable evenings in the community catering to both young and old.  It...

DATES: September 06, 2013

The Heather A. Freeman Foundation invites the public to a freeshowing of “We Bought a Zoo” on September 6, 2013 at dusk in Thompson Park,Watertown NY.As a way to say thank you to our community, HAFF has partnered with the FuccilloAutomotive Group and the City of Watertown Parks & Recreation department toprovide a FREE family fun evening. The NYS Zoo at Thompson Park will be openfree of charge from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. for moviegoers to enjoy the Heather A.Freeman Butterfly House and all the Zoo has to offer. Bring your lawn chairsand we will provide the popcorn and beverages!...

DATES: June 18, 2013

HAFF donated 2 bicycles and helmets for a new initiative at Ohio Street School in Watertown to reward students for excellent behavior and good deeds.

DATES: June 01, 2013

Heather A. Miller, 2013 HAFF $500 Scholarship winner at Carthage High School. 

DATES: May 11, 2013

Rachel Sousa was awarded the 2013 HAFF Stage Notes Scholarship at the 3rd annual HAFF Run to the Sun!

DATES: March 13, 2013

Heather A. Freeman Foundation approves $10,000 donation to the Watertown Urban Mission’s Capital Campaign.

DATES: February 14, 2013

WATERTOWN, NY, Feb. 14, 2013- The Heather A. Freeman Foundation’s third annual “Run to the Sun” has been set for May 11, 2013.“Run to the Sun” is a 5K walk, 10K run/walk, and 13.1 mile half marathon. Pre-registration will be open until May 1, 2013. Pre-registration for 5K and 10K run/walk is $20, and the half marathon is $50, which includes a T-shirt and timing chip. The race will be located at DavidsonNissan on Outer Washington Street in Watertown, with race day registration starting at 7 a.m. Half Marathon begins at 8 a.m. and 5k/10k begins at 9 a.m. Race day activities include...

DATES: December 12, 2012

Heather A. Freeman Foundation donates $1000 to the Jefferson County SPCA.

DATES: August 23, 2012

The Heather A. Freeman Foundation will host its second Kicks for Kids program beginning this week, which gives 200 Jefferson County children a $50 voucher each to buy a pair of new shoes for school at Herb Philipson’s, 1283 Arsenal St.Vouchers will be awarded throughout the next few weeks to children in need who have been identified by community agencies and school districts.Terra L. House, foundation board member, said vouchers will be good through Nov. 30.The event is held each year in memory of Mrs. Freeman, Watertown, who died at the age of 32 in a 2007 motorcycle accident.

DATES: July 24, 2012

WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Golfers in the North Country were able to brave some small storms and take some swings for a good cause.Tuesday was the fifth annual Heather A. Freeman Foundation tournament at Thompson Park in Watertown.Freeman, who worked at Time Warner Cable as a media sales account executive in our Watertown office, was killed in a motorcycle crash in 2007.Freeman was known for her charitable work in the community and her friends and family say this tournament picks up where she left off."Our main focus here today is to make sure that everybody around us...

DATES: May 25, 2012

The Heather A. Freeman Butterfly House at the New York State Zoo at Thompson Park will open for the season Saturday.The exhibit is home to numerous native species of butterflies and allows guests to encounter the insects in an environment that is safe for the butterflies. The Butterfly House, sponsored by the Heather A. Freeman Foundation, was built in 1997 and dedicated to Mrs. Freeman in 2008.The zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.