Heather Smith

Heather Smith running for Respite

Heather Smith 's fundraiser for THE MICHAEL LISNOW RESPITE CENTER


My goal is to raise money for this incredible center that provides relief and care for families who are in need of support.

Since my childhood I've had an interest in helping children with special needs. It started with a desire to teach,to give children who needed extra care all my patience and love.I was blessed as an adult to achieve my dream to teach for a few years before having children of my own. Then, when my oldest was five we became friends with an amazing family, who continue to play a special role in our life. Special not only for our friendship and support we offer each other as moms and wives , but because I've been given another opportunity to live out my passion by interacting with their daughter who faces many challenges. Through our friendship, we have met more and more families who have children with special needs. I have noticed the change and inspiration this has had on me. By far the biggest gift has been watching my own daughters fall in love with these children and want to help, just as I did as a child.

After my last marathon, I realized yet again, that I needed and wanted to do more than just run. I decided to bring together my passion for running and my lifelong desire to help these amazing children and their families. The Michael Carter Lisnow Center is an amazing place that provides emotional and physical support for individuals with disablities and their families that my family and I recognize as being the most amazing gift. Started by Michael's mother, an inspiring example of a woman with so much determination and perseverance;I can't imagine a place I'd be more honored to help. I hope you decide to join us as we help those who may never run. Perhaps, you'll even find yourself falling in love with this center and creating a positive change for these families too.

Thank you!!!

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Organization Information

112 Main St
Hopkinton, MA 01748

(508) 435-1222


The mission of the Center is to create a home away from home for children and adults with disabilities.

EIN: 043237284

Reports: Guidestar

$5,675 RAISED OF $5,000 GOAL
$0 $5,000
($2,175 online, $3,500 offline)

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