Austin Lema & Sarah Puerini


12th Annual Walk for the Children

Newport, Rhode Island

Austin Lema & Sarah Puerini


Dear Friends,


The Walk for the Children has always been an event very special to us- for the past 6 years, we have enjoyed the opportunity to raise awareness and funds for kids with cancer and special needs.  Every year, we woke before the sun came up to help put the finishing touches on the event and looked forward to greeting those who have become lifelong friends for an incredible cause. We were always moved by Andrea's story, sympathized with her family and friends, and were moved by their resilience in such tragedy. 


This year, we find ourselves moved by our own tragedy; relating to Andrea's family in a way we never imagined.  THIS SUNDAY, August 18th, we will be walking in memory of Austin's mother, Janice, who was taken from us June 18th after a tragic Father's Day motorcycle accident.  An avid supporter of all of our crazy causes, and a huge fan of the Andrea Rizzo Foundation, she was usually there to participate in all of the festivities of the day.   This year, 'Lil Jannie will not be physically present for the walk, but we know she will be walking beside us in spirit. 


Although we are left broken hearted, wishing we could share a smile, hear a crazy story, or indulge in one of her world famous cookies, we are content knowing we have a lifetime of memories, incredible family and amazing friends who we call family.     


Please join us to celebrate the life of TWO unforgettable women by helping raise funds for kids with cancer and special needs by attending the walk or making a donation today! 


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