FANWOOD, NJ -- For the second year in a row, Fanwood resident, Christine Chaillet, is running the NYC Marathon in November as part of the Sandy Hook Promise Marathon Team.

Chaillet has always believed in giving back to her community. Last year through her fundraising and community support, she raised over $3,700. While her official goal is to raise a minimum of $3,000, she would love to top last year’s fundraising effort. You can help her to reach this goal by donating here.

One of her favorite quotes is "Be nice to each other, it's really all that matters," which was also a favorite quote of Dawn Lafferty, principal of Sandy Hook, who was killed while trying to save her elementary school students. 

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Sandy Hook Promise is a non-political, non-profit organization started by family members of victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Their goal is to prevent gun violence before it happens by educating parents, schools, and communities with researched-based mental health and wellness programs to help at risk individuals before any incidences occurs.

During the 2018-19 academic year, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood school district introduced the "Start With Hello" program, one of the "Know The Signs" programs of Sandy Hook Promise, teaches children, teens and young adults how to be more socially inclusive and connected to one another. These programs are free to schools, clubs, and organizations funded by Sandy Hook Promise’s fundraising efforts.

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