Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! My name is Kim Lynch, I am 25 years old from Abington, MA. I will be running my first marathon for the Jeff Coombs Foundation on April 16, 2012. With the help of family and friends, I am confident that I will be able to meet and possibly exceed my fundraising goal. Every donation is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Jeff's wife, Christie Coombs for providing this opportunity for me. I feel priviledged to be running for such an honorable cause.
The Jeff Coombs Foundation was formed to assist families who are in financial need because of a death, illness or other situation that challenges the family budget. It also provides emotional support to families by funding special outings and fun events. Committed to education, the foundation helps fund enrichment programs in the Abington Schools, and awards scholarships to graduating college-bound seniors and students in private high schools.
The foundation was created in response to the incredible outpouring of support Jeff’s family received after he was killed on Flight 11 in the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks. Christie, Jeff’s wife, and their kids, Matthew, Meaghan, and Julia, wanted a way to “pay it forward.” They began raising money to help others in November, 2001. Since then, the Foundation has raised and distributed about $50,000 a year in Jeff’s memory.