Thank you from the Timothy O'Connell Foundation & The 2018 Orange Appeal

by Joanne O'Connell
December 27, 2017

This year, Tim's Trot again drew another record number of Trotters - more that 850!

The 2018 Orange Appeal will be Saturday night, March 24


Hello Tim's Trotters!

Please accept our (belated) thank you for your attendance at the 2017 Tim's Trot! We hope you enjoyed the event as much as we did! We are very grateful, too, for all of the volunteers who help make this day as special as it is!

We were fortunate to have one of the most beautiful days of the year to celebrate and remember Tim's life through the 7th (!) annual Tim's Trot! Your participation enables The Timothy O'Connell Foundation to support many pediatric cancer charities that help families during a child's illness and in bereavement. Your involvement also supports scholarships to Holliston residents and research of AML and the FLT3 mutation, the disease that took Tim's life.

This year, Tim's Trot again drew another record number of Trotters - more that 850! And, more than 1,000 people gathered at Holliston High School for this great community event! Thanks to all of you, and to our sponsors, we raised over $20,000 to support the Foundation's goals. 

Thank you for remembering Tim so generously - by hanging "Timmy angels", by putting "Tim ribbons" on your cars and refrigerators, by wearing your "Trot shirts", by using your "Trot bags", by enjoying "Timmy Cakes", and by sharing Tim's strength, courage and love with others.

We hope to see you at Holliston High School in the fall of 2018 for the 8th Annual Tim's Trot! 

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy and, most of all, healthy, 2018!


Please save the date and spread the word!

The 2018 Orange Appeal will be Saturday night, March 24


We look forward to another night of great food, beer and wine - for a great cause - The Timothy O'Connell Foundation!


Once again, the Clarke Family has graciously donated its remarkable space for the evening. And, we are finalizing our list of chefs and their amazing dishes. Libations from Jack's Abby Brewery and some of our area's best wine distributors will round out the extraordinary offerings! 

Great silent auction items will be sure to tempt you as well!  


Thank you for saving March 24 in your calendars!


Kevin and Joanne O'Connell


**If you would like to help us with the Orange Appeal

?or donate to the Silent Auction, please contact Joanne at 

Thank you!


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