Save the Date for the 2018 BIG Brunch!

Wednesday, January 31

11:00 – 11:30 Registration/Networking

11:30 – 12:30 Program

Hotel RL

2300 Evergreen Park Dr. SW, Olympia WA 98502

All funds raised at the 2018 BIG Brunch will benefit the Gold Star Youth Mentorship Program, a partnership between Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington and wear blue: run to remember that matches a Gold Star child or youth with a member of the armed forces.

Keynote Speaker

Lisa Hallett, President and Co-Founder of wear blue: run to remember

On August 25, 2009, Lisa’s husband, CPT John Hallett, was killed when his Stryker was attacked with an improvised explosive device in southern Afghanistan.  Surviving the loss of her husband, best friend, and father of her three young children, Lisa turned to running.  An avid runner, she soon found a community that needed the same kind of support that running gave her.  Creating wear blue gave Lisa a healthy outlet for her grief and a path to move forward, and she’s committed to sharing that with others.  Lisa has an M.Ed.T. from University of Hawaii and a B.A. in English Literature from University of California- Santa Barbara.  She has completed dozens of ultra-marathons, and has set a full marathon PR of 3:37:52.  Lisa has completed five Ironman races, to include the IRONMAN World Championships. Lisa and her three young children reside in DuPont, WA.  They are moving forward and loving life, honoring John with every step.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

Corporate Sponsors

Table Sponsors

Greene Realty Group

Hotel RL

McDonald’s – Tumwater


Toyota of Olympia

US Family Health Plan at PacMed