Coldwell Banker Bain of Bainbridge Island Announces April 15 Birthday Fundraiser for Hit and Run Victim Sarah Dean

Mar 31, 2017


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Coldwell Banker Bain (CB Bain) of Bainbridge Island has announced it will host a fundraiser for Sarah Dean, the woman hit by a Dodge Dakota truck on December 28 as she walked along Hwy 305 in Poulsbo. The driver did not stop, and instead left her critically injured in a ditch in the dark of night. Sarah is the daughter of Barb McKenzie, a managing broker of the CB Bain of Bainbridge Island office, and the event, scheduled for Saturday, April 15, takes place on Sarah’s birthday.

The Dance/Walk-a-Thon is the brainchild of CB Bain of Bainbridge Island’s husband and wife broker team of Carii Clawson and Tom Schirle, who wanted to support fundraising efforts to cover Sarah’s medical and rehab expenses, which are rapidly mounting following five surgeries that included a foot amputation. Says Clawson, “Helping others is paramount and such a big reflection of our community. We are so fortunate and proud to be able to live in this Island community – it is such a supportive and caring environment where helping hands are everywhere you turn. So many people are willing to step up and be of service whenever anyone is in trouble or needs assistance.” She continued, “An example of this is the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District, which is graciously sponsoring the insurance portion of the event.”

The Dance/Walk-A-Thon will begin at Bainbridge Island High School and conclude at Waterfront Park in downtown Winslow. The community is invited to participate in the festivities by dancing or walking along the route, and by wearing rainbow colors, as they are joyful, festive and celebrate spring and the promise of a brighter future for Sarah. Donations will be collected at sites provided at the start and end of the route, as well as along the event route. Additionally, donations will be accepted at any time at the CB Bain of Bainbridge Island office, located at 299 Madison Avenue N, or via Sarah’s Go Fund me page that was set up by her mother: https://www.gofundme.com/sarah-k-dean. Said Barb McKenzie, “Sarah is facing many hard months of recovery and rehabilitation, and cannot work at this time. We’re more than halfway to our fundraising goal, and I’m grateful to Carii, Tom, all my other colleagues and community members for undertaking this effort to defray the costs not covered by insurance. This is a wonderful way to celebrate Sarah’s birthday during a difficult time.”

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Start at Bainbridge Island High School, 9330 High School Rd NE, Bainbridge Island
End at Waterfront Park, 280 Madison Ave N, Bainbridge Island