Light for Kara

Our mission is to bring awareness about postpartum depression by sharing Kara’s story

Light for Kara 5k for Maternal Mental Health - October 13, 2018

Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk, CT

Not even the cold wind and rain could stop us from gathering to remember and celebrate Kara and bring awareness to Maternal Mental Health. Light for Kara raised over $20,000 for PSI-CT and $5,000 for Malta House in Norwalk.

Thank you all to all for coming out to support Light for Kara!


SONO 5k - October 14, 2017

One of Kara’s greatest passions was running. As a family, we are planning to walk/run the SONO 5k on October 14th, 2017 which would have been Kara’s 34th birthday and 1 year and 1 day since she passed.  We may do this annually or we might eventually decide to start our own race, but this year, given that this one is on her birthday and with the blessing of race organizers we decided to run alongside them. Given Kara’s love of running we think it’s a great way to honor her memory and would love if all of you would join us and help keep her memory alive. We would love to have a whole team to walk/run with us on October 14th. Please visit our events page for more details.  

As a family, we have also decided that the best way we can help Kara now is to share her story and help support her kids’ future education. So that being said we have started a ‘you caring’ page to help raise money for Aydan and Ari’s scholarship fund.  Given that they will be the direct beneficiary of the funds this will NOT be a tax deductible donation, but we plan take a portion of the proceeds and donate them to the Malta House in Norwalk, CT, in Kara’s name, which is a women’s shelter that focuses on helping new mothers and moms in need. The balance of the funds we will split between 529 accounts (college savings funds) that have been set up for Aydan and Ari. If you would prefer to make a direct donation to Malta House in Kara’s honor that would be tax deductible and you can find them here:

Please join us on October 14th and remember Kara by doing one of the things she loved most. If you sign up by 8/31 to run/walk with 'TEAM KARA' race organizers will donate a portion of the registration fee to the Aydan/Ari Scholarship Fund and Malta House. Please share this story and share our ‘you caring’ link so we can help Aydan and Ari.

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