Kimberly Bal Sloper was a friend, mother, wife, daughter, neighbor, colleague--Losing her at the early age of 37 to an aggressive form of breast cancer affected all of us. 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 wonderful 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 together in Massachusetts on October 6th, 2013, to honor Kim's memory and to raise money for Hospice Maui. Hospice Maui provided a way for Kim to be in her own home prior to her passing, cared for by their nurses and her family.
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!!
If you can, please help us honor Kim's beautiful memory. I like to imagine Kim's three young daughters, Caroline, Emily and Olivia, and her husband, Bill, sitting on "her" bench in the meditation garden. $10,000 is a lot of money, but with your help we just might get there. What an amazing gift to give to her family and to the future “Hale Ho`olu`olu” (“a place for comfort, compassion, and care”)! Every little bit helps. Thank you!!