Sunday, May 23, 2010

Running for the Twins VI

A message from Keith Buohl about Running for the Twins VI

My family and I are reaching out for support and prayers for a cause very close to our hearts. Our good friends Bridgette and Tony DeBoe have nine-year-old twin daughters who suffer from Thalassemia, a rare blood disorder affecting the body's ability to produce hemoglobin. As of now there is no cure for this dreaded disease. Since the age of three the twins have received and continue to receive monthly blood transfusions to combat the effects of Thalassemia.

Six years ago, we thought a great way to help out this wonderful family would be to ask family, friends, and members of the Bridgewater and outlying communities to sponsor me in my first running of the Falmouth Road Race. This is how "Running for the Twins" was started. From running on my own the first year, to a team of 11 runners last year, the support that we have received over the past five years has been overwhelming.

The team will be running the race on August 15, 2010. We cannot thank the organizers of the Falmouth Road Race enough for their support over the years to our cause.

Every year we all receive many requests for donations to worthwhile causes. Since we cannot contribute to everything, choosing can be difficult especially during these extremely tough economic times. We have decided to reach out to the Facebook community to help us continue to raise funds to assist the DeBoes in their fight against Thalassemia.

We encourage you to send this event to your Facebook friends. Also, we invite you to check out the photos on the Wall of this event.

Any donation large or small would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar donated goes directly to the family to offset medical and other related expenses. If you would like to support our cause, please send donations in care of:

Keith Buohl
10 Fieldcrest Dr.
Bridgewater, MA 02324

Checks should be made payable to The Alexia and Kailyn DeBoe Family Fund. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at

We realize there are many worthwhile causes so please do not feel obligated in any way. What we will ask is that you keep Alexia and Kailyn and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

With warmest regards, Keith Buohl

If you would like more information about the twins, please read this story.

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