Words of thanks to our Last Gasp team


Our Last Gasp “Team Latham” biked 62 miles yesterday, from Sandwich to Provincetown, to raise funds for Latham Centers. We’d like to share the words of thanks from our Director of Development, Heather Kelsey, who was one of our “everyday heroes” who trained and fundraised along with her teammates for this exceptional 27th riding of the Last Gasp “Bike, Boat, ‘N Bake”:

“On behalf of Latham Centers, I want to thank you all for supporting our organization and the children and adults we serve through your participation in The Last Gasp. It was a beautiful day and it was wonderful to have the chance to spend it with all of you. Thank you for taking the time to fundraise and train for the ride. Thank you for helping to spread the word about Latham Centers and the important work that we do. Latham’s 2018 Last Gasp team has raised $11,810 to date to support the capital campaign for the new Latham Community Center! I hope to welcome all of you back for next year’s ride! Thank you for the gift of your time and for your effort and enthusiasm!”

Donations are still being accepted until October 31st – here is the online link to support a member of Team Latham.

Latham’s team members include (left to right in pre-ride photo): John Macdonald, Colleen Macdonald, Steve Bebrin, Dawn Dinnan, Trish Graham, Heather Kelsey, Catherine Christianson, and Mark Burgess. (Not pictured, Christine Gillstrom-Burgess). Our riders are hoping to double the team size next September – anyone interested should watch for our save-the-date announcement.

Team Latham would like to thank the many people who cheered them on along Route 6A, the volunteers who made the Cape Cod Charitable FunRaisers event so successful, and ESPECIALLY the friends, family members, and community businesses who so generously donated and sent messages of encouragement!


Photo collage above includes: Team Latham at the start of the 62-mile bike on Sunday; Dawn and Heather at the 15-mile mark water break; father-daughter John and Colleen with Catherine Christianson about to pass Latham School in Brewster; and Team Latham on the ferry back to Sandwich after the Last Gasp bike ride.

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