Loren's Badass Chick: Christine Carberry

Honoring her late husband in the Jimmy Fund Walk this weekend.

September 19, 2019
Loren's Badass Chick

Christine Carberry
Christine Carberry

This week's Badass Chick is Christine Carberry of Rye, New Hampshire. She is walking in the Jimmy Fund Walk in honor of her husband Tim. 

 

In January of 2018, Tim passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. That year, she decided to do the Jimmy Fund Walk and spent her free time training for it. The morning of the walk, she showed up with the cap of a Crown Royal bottle -- her husband's favorite drink -- and was prepared to walk the route alone. 

 

Once she boarded the bus to Hopkinton, she saw another woman who was about her daughter's age sitting on the bus alone as well. They struck up a conversation and came to find out that the woman's father died of the same exact cancer that Christine's husband died from. They hit it off instantly; Christine and her new friend Kathryn walked all 26.2 miles together that day. 

 

This year, the women created a team of their own and exceeded their goal of raising -- wait for it -- $20,000. Amazing! The walk is this weekend, so if you want to learn more about Christine or her new friend Kathryn and how to donate to their team the Purple Striders, click here.

 

Loren's Badass Chick of the Week highlights local women and girls giving back to the community, following their passion and/or breaking stereotypes. If YOU have a Badass Chick you want to see highlighted, email Loren@1033ampradio.com!

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