Eastford pg 5 8-29-19

EASTFORD — At 10 a.m. Sept. 14 the 8th Annual “5K: We Never Stop Fighting  in Loving Memory of Marilyn T. Krom” will kick off from Eastford Town Office Building, followed at 10:10 a.m. by “Owen’s Run,” a fun event for children age 12 and under.
The people supported this year by the 5K are Lory Kneeland and by Owen’s Run, the anonymous kidney donor for Eastford’s 30-year fire-fighter, Lincoln Budd. Registration for the 5K by 6 p.m. on Sept. 12 is $20; Day-of-race fee is $25.
“Owen’s Run” has early sign-up fees of $10 by 6 p.m. on Sept. 12, or $15 for day-of-race registration.  For either race, register online at: runsignup.com. Group discounts available-contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To register or donate by check, make check payable to The Marilyn T. Krom Foundation, and mail to: Recreation Commission, Town of Eastford, PO Box 98, Eastford, CT 06242, or to “Go Fund Me For Our Friend Who Is “Sharing His Spare” to assist the donor: https://dm2.gofund.me/For-Our-Friend-Who-Is-Sharing-His-Spare
Volunteers are needed. For information, contact Valerie at 860-933-8012.
Expenses for people facing serious illness - including the organ donor, are not covered by insurance. This year the donor will lose income during the surgery and recovery period, something that many families experience when a loved one is seriously ill. Such serious illnesses create never-ending financial, medical and emotional challenges. Lincoln Budd has lost one kidney to cancer, and the remaining kidney is struggling due to Chronic Renal Failure. Lincoln is one of Eastford’s faithful, serving in the Eastford Independent Fire Co. for 30 years and always helping with children’s activities and major events and fundraisers. Lory Neeland faces Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Lory is a volunteer through the Congregational Church of Eastford, and over the years has given much to the Eastford Community.
The race is in memory of Marilyn T. Krom, a nurse who helped many Eastford families before she died of uterine cancer in 2009.
By Carol Davidge


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