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Bonnie Alley of Colo, the Iowa State representative for Icing Smiles, is pleased to report that the inaugural Icing Smiles Cake Chase 5K, held in Altoona this fall, was a great success. She gives a big shout out to Ames Ford Lincoln and Fort Dodge Lincoln Ford, who sponsored Icing Smiles at the "Cake" level, and are the Icing Smiles State of Iowa Sponsors for the year. Almost 100 supporters, walkers, runners and volunteers participated on race day, raising close to $3,000 for the organization. Icing Smiles bakes cakes for critically ill children and their siblings. Plans are underway for a second Cake Chase 5K next year on Oct. 11. The event will be held at the same place - Altoona, on the Parks and Rec trail.