My story for running the Road Race in 2018 was simple, I was inspired by an amazing indivdual that made me a better person. This year's story is much different, the person that inspired me passed away on July 27th. I was not going to run, since I am just completely out of shape, but I got up at 5am on August 1st and decided I am running in memory of Brian Clay, for his wife Laura, for his beautiful children, for everything that he has done for Wings for Falmouth Families and for how he helped me personally. Thank you Brian, you are missed by so many and I will be thinking of you every step of the way.....I just hope I make it! ;)
LAST YEAR'S STORY:
My name is Kristin Shearer and I have the honor and the privilege of being on the board of directors for Wings for Falmouth Families. I work with an AMAZING group of individuals that volunteer their time and love to our organization. We are a community based charity providing local Falmouth families financial assistance. Through donor gifts, fundraising initiatives and corporate sponsorship, Wings For Falmouth Families is able to provide an immediate safety net of financial aid so that a family can focus on their number one priority – the parent or child who has just become ill or who is experiencing a tragic event.
The one thing that I am not is a runner, I have lived in Falmouth my entire life and I have never run the Falmouth Road Race. It wasn't until recently that I was inspired by a gentleman, Brian Clay, who chose Wings as the beneficiary of an 18.5 mile run to honor the doctors that saved his life one year ago at Brigham & Women's in Boston. After hours of surgery and months of recovery, Brian, an avid runner, wanted to do something to mark the year anniversary. He could think of no better way to say thank you than re-tracing the lifesaving route that took him to the doctors who helped save his life. I know that it will be a slow go for me running 7 miles, but I will start and I will finish (maybe the next day) the race and all because of a chance encounter with an amazing person! Everything I raise will go directly to Wings for Falmouth Families and I hope with your support I can reach my goal! Thank you & I'll see you at the FINISH LINE!