Boston Gives: The Lower Leg

Posted on May 17, 2013


There’s so much on which I’ve ruminated after the Boston Marathon bombings and still I feel a need to keep silence. Everyone knows someone who was in that race. We all weren’t sure if our loved ones were safe  spectators or tragically injured. Many knew someone who died during that race.

In branding, it’s important to remember from where you came, what you dreamt about as a kid, for what you stand, and your mission for the future. The day of the bombing, I booked my ticket to Boston (luckily, mom had already scheduled a visit that magically still happened days later). It was a whirlwind visit home that I’ll remember forever. It deeply ignited my patriotism and reminded me of a long-standing goal I’ve worked toward– to become more bicoastal in my professional career. So far, it’s happening and I’ll be back for trip two in May this weekend to help give to The Lower Leg.

I didn’t know Krystle Campbell personally, but I saw her often while she worked at Summer Shack. She was a dear friend of the Bukowski Tavern family and she lit up every room she entered. Karen Rand, who called Krystle her best friend, survived the bombing, but lost both her best friend and her left leg. She is also part of the same restaurant family, so the family dedicated Sunday afternoon to help raise money for the fund her sons set up through GiveForward:

Click to join the Facebook event!

Click to join the Facebook event!

WHEN: Sunday May 19th, 1-5pm
WHERE: The Lower Depths – Kenmore Square – Boston, MA
WHAT: Kindly give a minimum donation of $20 at the door

The donation will get you three drink tickets and apps throughout the day.

A raffle will also be held for $20/ticket. Coveted prizes include Red Sox tickets, Patriots tickets, gift certificates, wine baskets, and much more.
If you can’t make it and want to help, you can give online here:
Have something to give for the raffle? Please contact one of the three event organizers:

  • Suzi Samowski:
  • Jenna Figueiredo:
  • Matt White:

ALL proceeds will go to the Karen Rand Fund and the employees will be donating all of their time for her.

Friends, thank you all in advance. All donations are so greatly appreciated. Let’s show ’em how Boston gives! See you there!!

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