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Help Kara raise money

For participating in The 2022 ASICS Falmouth Road Race

My Story…

I have such fond childhood memories vacationing in Falmouth, Cape Cod with family and friends. And, every August, as a track/cross-country runner, I enjoyed watching my favorite elite athletes compete in the 7-mile Falmouth Road Race. In the back of my mind, I always hoped one year to make it to the starting line.

In just a few short days - on August 21st, on the 50th anniversary of this iconic seaside race - I am excited to be finally lacing up!

I know this race won't be easy; in fact, it will be my longest race in almost a decade. But what inspires me is that I'm running it on behalf of Next Step, a non-profit organization that provides free programs to seriously-ill young adults with cancer, sickle cell, HIV, and other rare diseases. Having these diseases shouldn't mean limiting or abandoning your goals and dreams; Next Step helps these young people more easily and confidently navigate their transition to adulthood by providing various essential programs and resources.   

As these young adults put one foot in front of the other, I'm honored to do the same. For the next month, I'll be training hard and fundraising on their behalf. Kindly consider a donation of any amount, and please know how much they, and I, appreciate your support.  

Thanks so much!

With love,



Next Step empowers teens and young adults living with with life-threatening diseases to successfully transition from childhood to adulthood and into an adult healthcare system, creating their brightest future. This is done by providing extensive support and teaching essential life skills to help our participants to effectively manage their illness, maintain optimum emotional health, and succeed in their professional career. To accomplish these goals, the Next Step programs address the physical, emotional and developmental issues unique to these young adults through our community, music, and mentorship program and moving our young people closer to, "I believe in me."

Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Aug 19 Jeanne Nevin and Chris Chute Break a leg, Kara! Chris and I will be cheering you on from Fell's Point! $28.10
Aug 12 Stefanie Bryant WTG Kara! So happy that you’re doing this…good luck! $40.00
Jul 29 Matt & Leila Migliorelli Good luck in the race, Kara! So awesome that you will be running in Falmouth! We're proud of you!! Love, Matt, Leila, Colin & Nathan $109.85
Jul 24 Paul & Sharon Run Kara Run for this great cause; Love Paul & Sharon $55.35
Jul 20 Anonymous You are amazing, Kara! Sending all my love and support as you run for such a worthy cause! 💜 Undisclosed amount
Jul 20 Joann Benigno Kara, What an amazing cause to support! I’ll be cheering you on from afar in Ohio! So proud of you for running in this race! Joann $109.85
Jul 19 Maya Rodriguez Kara, you are running for such a wonderful cause! I’ll be cheering you on from afar, as I know you will give it your all - go get ‘em! $55.35
Jul 19 Sue & Tom Migliorelli We are so proud of you, Kara, not only for running this race, but for the beautiful young woman you have become! Love, Mom& Dad $327.85
Jul 18 Joaquin and Norma This is amazing! How exciting you’ll be running there. We’ll be cheering you on from Houston. $55.35
Jul 18 Scott Seiler You are an inspiration to us all! So excited to cheer you on during this special race! Run well and have fun. See you at the finish line! $250.00