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We Run for Kim

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BENEFITING: HOSPICE MAUI INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 06, 2013

Mita Gupta

THE STORY:

Kimberly Bal Sloper was a friend, mother, wife, daughter, neighbor, colleague.  Losing her at the early age of 37 affected all of those who knew her so deeply.  The people lucky enough to have known her miss her every day. We miss her smiles, laughs and silliness. We miss her good advice and generosity. Each of us has our own memories of Kim as she meant so much to so many people.  

When Kim passed away on October 9th, 2012 some of her closest friends from Dartmouth were searching for a way to honor her.  We found a way we could try!  We are going to run the Harwich Cranberry Harvest Half Marathon on October 6th 2013 together on Cape Cod, close to a year after we lost Kim, to honor her memory and to raise money for Hospice Maui.  Hospice Maui allowed Kim to be in her own home, cared for by their own compassionate nurses and her family.  So far our team consists of Andrea Rosal, Susan Vernal Rogers, Mita Gupta O'Brien, Nina Dutta, Carrie Gilbert & Brendan O'Brien. 

PLEASE SPONSOR OUR RUN TO BENEFIT HOSPICE MAUI!!

 If you would like to join us let us know!!

 Hospice Maui is currently fundraising for a five bed inpatient hospice house.  If we can raise $2500 we can have Kim permanently recognized on the Butterfly Recognition Sculpture in the Hospice house and on the Wall of Tribute in the New Hospice Coordination Center.  Other naming opportunities are available and include a bench in the meditation garden if we raise $10,000!!

 

More About Why I run...

When I met Kim I was 18 years old.  I felt really lucky that this smart, intelligent, adorable girl from my dorm knocked on my door and invited me to dinner one night.  After that dinner she quickly became a lifelong friend.  Kim understood me like no one else.  We could be silly or serious and loved to spend our free time doing a lot of nothing.  For those who know Hanover some of our special places including breakfast at Lou's (delicious rice krispie treats!) and "our bench" outside Dirt Cowboy drinking coffee and catching up on our days.  We met up while both in different locations in France with a group for a weeklong adventure in Italy.  A year after graduation Andrea, Alli & I went to visit Kim in Maui to experience the paradise she called home.

Although we were farther apart our friendship was never far from my mind.  We were present at each others weddings.  I would call and strain to hear her soft voice while in my noisy car on the way home from work.  As I became a mother some of the best advice I received came from Kim.  Not to mention some cute maternity and baby girl outfits.

Since losing Kim I've been a little bit lost myself.  Something that helped was that I started running in 2013.  Now that I run I have my own time to spend with my memories and thoughts of Kim and her three little princesses she left behind.  I have her memory to give me the strength to push my limits.  Kim was always one of my biggest cheerleaders as I made my way towards my goals and I like to feel she is still cheering me on.

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To This Fundraiser

$12,879

MONEY RAISED
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  • Duncan Ohana

    $10

  • Heather Budny

    $50

  • Flora Hoang-Wong

    $25

  • Jennifer Tudder Walus

     

  • Maura Troy Bigelow

     

  • Aditya Dutt

     

  • Andrea and Jim

    $25

  • Leela & Rini Mookerjee

    $50

  • Suparna Dutta

    $100

  • Cindy Edwards

    $40

  • Geeta Gupta

    $50

  • Stephen and Jennifer Dewey

    $50

  • Edwin W. Wolf, DPM

     

  • Corey, Warren, Elliott and Reese Zysman

    $50

  • Patrick Conklin and Sandra Rao

    $100

  • The Gast Family

     

  • Matthew Green

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate Protextor and Bill Drehkoff

     

  • Jen Bedier

     

  • Emily & Larry

     

  • Piyali

    $50

  • Susan Kohler

    $10

  • Leslie Shaw

    $25

  • Lionel and Julia Vernal

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Regniers

    $130

  • Terry & Julie hughes

    $75

  • Nisha Rao

    $100

  • Jenn Abella

     

  • hugo rosal

     

  • Dave McDowell

     

  • Amy, Nathan, Liam, Oliver, & Eliza Fields

     

  • The Arellano Family

     

  • NAD Alumni'86

    $50

  • Shobha Rao

     

  • Caroline, Isabelle, Kimberly, and Kevin

     

  • Geeta Gupta

    $100

  • Bharati Dutta

    $100

  • The Wisdom Family

    $100

  • Susan

     

  • Lynne Meacham

     

  • Barbara O'Brien

    $30

  • Johnny V

    $50

  • Well if you run like your fundraising efforts...

     

  • Tim and Judy Ellis

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Rivet

     

  • Marisa de la Garza

    $25

  • Marisa and Kate de la Garza

     

  • Ryan and Kimberly Asselta

    $50

  • Dave Vernal

    $105

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kimberly Monroe

    $250

  • Carole Casey

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • William Sloper

    $2,000

  • Tom and Stacey Faris

    $35

  • Kerry and Josh Berto

    $75

  • Reetuparna Dutta

    $100

  • Heather and Shawn Malcomson

    $50

  • Tara Erwim

    $18

  • Mike and Victoria Brady

    $51

  • Cat Weiss and Amar Setty

    $250

  • Steve and Jackie Wellons

     

  • Kate O'Brien

    $20

  • Brendan and Katy Dearborn

    $50

  • Farran Briggs

    $50

  • Erica Chong

    $50

  • Michelle White

    $25

  • Jodi Moya

    $100

  • Hannah & William

     

  • Carrie Gilbert

    $100

  • Ann Skopek

    $50

  • Olivia Im

    $50

  • Brian and Mel White

    $50

  • The Chills

     

  • Fifth place in your team's fundraising efforts is nothing to be ashamed of.

    $15

  • Peter, Andrea, Marta, and Robert Rosal

     

  • The Hoffman's

     

  • Emily and Charlie Jernigan

     

  • Jeff, Laura, and Audrey LaGrone

     

  • Diony Rosal

     

  • Tom & Peggy Gilbert

    $100

  • Andy Blankertz

    $25

  • Leesa

     

  • Andrew Gilbert

    $50

  • Kirsten Earl

     

  • Raquel

    $25

  • Beth Stefanowicz

    $20

  • The Koehlers

    $30

  • Dan Gilbert and Amanda Ciafone

    $100

  • Team Awesome

    $290

  • Jeff Bower

    $20

  • Christine Hornby

    $30

  • Kitty Sturgis

    $50

  • Friends in Golden Colorado

    $100

  • Matt and Sarah Volk

     

  • Throckmortons

     

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86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $12,879 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Mita Gupta

Amount Raised

$3,988

 

27% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Susan Rogers

Amount Raised

$2,925

 

98% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Andrea Rosal

Amount Raised

$2,670

 

107% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elizabeth Boone

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Suparna Dutta

Amount Raised

$900

 

9% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Brendan O'Brien

Amount Raised

$871

 

87% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Carrie Gilbert

Amount Raised

$525

 

53% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Throckmortons

Throckmortons

4 years ago

Matt and Sarah Volk

Matt and Sarah Volk

4 years ago

Friends in Golden Colorado

Friends in Golden Colorado

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kitty Sturgis

Kitty Sturgis

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Christine Hornby

Christine Hornby

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Jeff Bower

Jeff Bower

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Team Awesome

Team Awesome

DONATION: $290

4 years ago

Dan Gilbert and Amanda Ciafone

Dan Gilbert and Amanda Ciafone

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Koehlers

The Koehlers

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Beth Stefanowicz

Beth Stefanowicz

DONATION: $20

4 years ago