Meredith Fry and Robin Thayer were recognized for being the top two fundraisers for Housing Assistance's 2019 Falmouth Road Race team.

Meredith Fry (left) and Robin Thayer were the top fundraisers for Housing Assistance’s Falmouth Road Race team.

When it comes to finishes, the competition to find out who would be the top fundraiser for Housing Assistance’s Falmouth Road Race team was as close as they come. With $2,135, Chatham’s Meredith Fry slightly edged out Orleans’ Robin Thayer who raised $2,100. The pair were recognized for their fundraising efforts at Housing Assistance’s Volunteer & Staff Summer Bash last month.

They were among the 10 runners to run this year’s Falmouth Road Race in support of our work to ensure all on Cape Cod and the Islands have access to safe, stable housing. Together, they raised just under $14,00,0 which included a sponsorship from Seafood Sam’s.

Thayer, who is a realtor at Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty, has witnessed firsthand how difficult it can be for people to afford to live on Cape Cod. “It is really unfortunate,” she said. “That made it a really easy decision for me to help raise money for Housing Assistance.”

Like her teammates, Fry was buoyed by the large number of people who were running to give back to their community. “It was just inspirational because there were so many causes people were running for,” she said. “It made you feel good.”

Joining Meredith and Robin at this year’s Falmouth Road Race was Housing Assistance CEO Alisa Magnotta. Read her editorial (click here) to learn what the race meant to her. Our own Caitlin Sullivan also ran the race. Click here to read why she ran and why she’s already looking forward to 2020’s race.