Hudson resident Katie Keefe lost both her grandfathers to cancer, and next month she’ll take part in the 14th Annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk in their memory. Katie works at Southborough-based Capital Group Properties, and on September 15, she’ll hold a blockbuster yard sale at the Town Center Plaza (which is owned by Capital Group) to raise money for the UMass Memorial Foundation.
Katie says the memory of her grandfathers is the driving force behind her fundraising effort. “My grandfathers were the strongest men I knew, and I looked up to them for strength and support,” she wrote on her fundraising page. “They were always there for me when I needed them and kept our families strong. I know they look down on me everyday, and I want to do this walk in memory of them and hope that any amount of money that is raised could help bring a cure to save someone else’s grandfather.”
You can help by donating items to the yard sale, which will be held at the Town Center Plaza in the suite next to Salon Charisma (just down the strip from Dunkin Donuts). Katie has set up several drop-off times for your convenience, with the first one taking place tomorrow. She’s accepting gently worn clothing, books, toys and games, tools, small household appliances and electronics, collectibles, and more. See the flyer below for all the details, and mark your calendar for the yard sale fundraiser on September 15.