On May 21st, the Living for Kimberly Foundation participated in the 2016 Boston Walk for Epilepsy! The LFK team showed up in packed school buses with over 150 people joining 900 other supporters for the 2.6 mile loop around the Pope John Paull II Park in Dorchester, MA.
In total, the walk raised $83,484 from over 730 supporters, 63 teams and 1101 donations! The Living for Kimberly team raised $9,745, exceeding our goal, and came in second for the most raised by an individual team.
Although raising money for Epilepsy awareness is the ultimate goal, the Living for Kimberly foundation is overjoyed at not only exceeding our goal, but also by the number of supporters joining us. With over 150 walkers, the LFK team became the largest team EVER in the history of the Boston Epilepsy Walk! Family members, friends, co-workers and complete strangers honoring Kimberly made this day unforgettable.
The entire day was humbling and emotional from meeting other family members affected by SUDEP and being surrounded by such wonderful people supporting a common goal. However, one of the most memorable moments was when we all looked to the sky during the walk to see a rainbow circling the sun. Everyone stopped to stare and take pictures of this extraordinary occurrence since it isn’t something you see every day, if ever. At one point, someone on another team walking behind us turned to their son and said, “That must be Kimberly”. It was a beautiful reminder that Kimberly is with us every step of the way (and if you know Kimberly, she was very proud to be the largest team ever).
This was the Living for Kimberly Foundation’s first event with the Epilepsy Foundation and we are excited to make this an annual tradition each May. Thank you to everyone who joined us, donated and supported us throughout this journey. A special thank you to “To The Moon & Back Photography” for donating your time and capturing this memorable day!