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This fundraiser ended on 09/17/11

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A fundraiser for Prout Custodial Fund.

In July, my dear friend Megan Prout lost her husband in an accident. I've been heart-broken about this, not only for her loss, but for her four-year-old son and his brother or sister who is due in November. I wish I could give them hugs and bring over dinners and other things neighbors do, but I am not geographically close enough. But, in a virtual neighborhood, I can do something to help.

I'm running in my sixth triathlon on September 10 in Freeport, Maine, and am raising money for the Prout Custodial Fund in conjunction with this race. As you may know, I've raised several thousands of dollars in the past for charities like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the GMHC. I am proud of those efforts, but this fundraiser is a much more personal challenge. Of course, I know no amount of money can change history. But it can help take away some of the stress that accompanies her loss.

Please consider a donation of any amount. Not only will the funds go directly to Megan to help with expenses, whether they be diapers or a new baseball glove or a massage for a tired mommy, it will underline again how much support is out there for her and her family.

GiveForward allows for donations of any denomination. All gifts are greatly appreciated, no matter what the amount.

I've struggled through every race I've ever done, but I know that no panic attack at the swim start, no great hill, no skinned knee will ever be as hard as what my friend is dealing with right now. I hope this fundraiser can afford a little peace at this very difficult time.
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