Hello Patch Community-
My name is Lindsay Knauf and I have been a resident of Newtown since the age of 7. My brother is a teacher at the high school, my parents still live in the house that I grew up in and my own son is now starting his education in Newtown over at daycare in town.
My ties are tight to this community and my heart, like so many, is broken over the events of December 14th. I've decided that I need to do something to help and this is how I am choosing to do it.
I am committing to running 26 different events in 2013. One run to honor one life that we lost. I will wear a shirt bearing the name of one single victim at each race so that those around me are reminded of the wonderful and precious people that we are now missing in our town.
I will be collecting donations for the endeavour, but I will not be taking a single cent for race entry fees, clothing, shoes, socks, etc. All proceeds will go directly to The United Way Sandy Hook Support Fund.I have set up a blog if anyone would like to follow me on this journey.
I will be posting frequently with new information about the races that I have coming up, who I will be running for, pictures of the events that I have completed, and so forth.
The website address is here: http://26in2013forsandyhook.blogspot.com/
My first race is January 27 and I will be running for Charlotte Bacon.Thank you in advance for your support. I can't tell you how much it means to me.
All my love - Lindsay Knauf