Mita Gupta wrote -
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!!