My name is Lissie Minihane. I live in Dedham with my husband and 5 children. I am a science teacher in the Boston Public Schools. As someone who was born and raised in Boston, the Boston Marathon has always been such an important event. In 2016, I ran my first marathon in honor of Krystle Campbell. Training and fundraising in Krystle’s name made my first marathon in my hometown so special. The race itself didn’t go as well as planned, but the silver lining to my slow finish was the fact that my five children were allowed to cross the finish line with me. It made that grueling run so worth it! I am so honored to be running on Krystle’s team again for my fourth consecutive Boston Marathon. 💙💛
26.2 In the City She Loved wrote:
Krystle Campbell was one of the three victims who lost their life during the April 15th, 2013 bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line. Krystle was a close friend to many throughout the Boston area. Krystle’s family and friends enjoy celebrating her life by remembering her infectious energy and enthusiasm, her love of family and friends, and her kind-hearted nature that is displayed toward all.
In the wake of Krystle's loss, the Campbell's worked collaboratively with The Boston Foundation to establish a memorial fund in her name. Since 2013 the donations contributed to the Krystle Campbell Memorial Fund have been dispersed by her family in her honor to a variety of non-profit organizations and community betterment projects in the Greater Boston Area.
Most recently, the Campbell family along with the TBF donated $125,000 to the Center for Citizenship and Social Responsiblity (CCSR) at Medford Public Schools. CCSR is an extracurricular program where students complete a vareity of student lead community betterment projects that impact the Medford community and beyond.