MONSON, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Two sisters from the town of Monson, Kelly Waldron and Kathy Waldron Perry, died from Cancer 14 years ago within 8 months of each other, since then, the Monson Memorial Classic has been a tradition held in their honor. Race Director Lee Williams, Debi Facchetti, Corp. Development & Community Outreach Director of the Melanoma Education Foundation, and Jack Perry, who lost his wife to Melanoma, shared more about their upcoming race.
19th Annual Monson Memorial Classic Half Marathon & 5K
In memory of Kelly Waldron and Kathy Waldron Perry
Sunday, November 9th
Half Marathon Begins: NOON
5K Race Begins: 12:15PM
Monson Fire Dept, Ma in the center of town on Main street
All the proceeds that are raised on behalf of this race benefit the Melanoma Education Foundation and Griffens Friends.
For more information visit MonsonMemorialClassic.com.
About the Race:
The Monson Memorial Classic road race was started in 1996, shortly after the deaths of Kelly Waldron and Kathy Waldron Perry. These sisters died eight months apart from different types of cancer. Kathy suffered with melanoma, and Kelly had breast, bone, and liver cancer. They were wonderful, loving people. This race is in their memory, and past proceeds have gone to American Cancer Association of Western Mass, American Lung Association, Quaboag Valley Hospice, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year we are giving proceeds to Griffin’s Friends and Melanoma Education Foundation.