Lester Bianco, Elizabeth Smith and Marlin
Redwood Global LLC
Knights of Columbus No. 5027
Taylor Mde Contracting, LLC
Weymouth Firefighters Local 1616
IUEC Local 4 Boston
LStar Southfield LLC
Liberty Bay Credit Union
M&M Transport Services, Inc.
K.C.N. B., LLC
Christopher's Garden Shop
Boston Police Patrolmen's Assn., Inc.
Weymouth Rotary Club, Inc.
Head over Heels Gymnastics, Inc.
Richard Doyle Wood Flooring, Inc.
Local 2222 IBEW Benevolent Fund Trust
Boston Housing Police Patrolmen
Bay State Physical Therapy
Coastal Heritage Bank
Leonard, Mulherin & Greene, P.C.
Councilor Mike Molisse
Joseph T. Cazeault & Sons, Inc.
County Treasurer Joe Connolly
T.J. Lacey - Weymouth Town Councilor
Safety Savvy Kids & Grown Ups
Heidi's Skin Care
Mayor Robert L. Hedlund
Weymouth Club, Inc.
We hope this letter finds you enjoying 2016! Although September is months away, we are busy planning The Fourth Annual In Memory of ME Tanner B Road Race.
The In Memory of Me Tanner B Road Race is a 5k run and a one mile fun run/walk that honors
the memory of Tanner Barbara. Approximately 700 runners and walkers took to the streets of
Weymouth to show support for Tanner Barbara, raising close to 50,000 for various charities
and programs. The date of the 1st run was scheduled one year after Tanner passed on and was
truly a day of remembrance and celebration of his beautiful life.
The proceeds from last year's race were donated to Colin's Mission, Joanna's Place and a scholarship at Ellis Gym in Tanner's memory. In addition we were able to make several large monetary donations thanks to Tanner's "army of angels". Friends of the race would hear stories of families who were in need......Tanner to the rescue! These included helping a young father in the community who was unable to work due to a newly diagnosed medical condition. Helping a breast cancer patient with mortgage and household costs so she could focus on more important things. Providing monetary support to a family during their son's hospitalization. Purchasing bracelets for suicide prevention in honor of Brett Ploude. Playing Santa and providing Christmas gifts to the children of a local mother with cancer. We also helped pay for funeral expenses for a child who lost his battle with cancer. We would not be able to do any of this work without the generous support of all our sponsors!
The response to the last three year’s event was so overwhelming. We wanted to make sure the
meaning behind this event continued on, so that the running community could continue to show
its support for the Barbara Family. The Tanner B. Race was established to honor the memory of
Tanner J. Barbara, son of John and Becky, brother of Evan and Dylan, friend to all. Tanner was
taken from us unexpectedly, at the young age of eight, but he will always live on in the hearts
of family and friends who loved him dearly. It was fitting to honor Tanner with a race, because
he was a kid who loved to move. Whether tumbling in the gym, running for touchdowns on the
football field, or just rollerblading with his friends in front of his house, Tanner was happiest when
he was on the go.
On Saturday September 17, 2016 the fourth annual in Memory of Me Tanner B Road Race will be
held. The event will start at 9 a.m. at the Frederick C. Murphy Primary School in Weymouth and
includes a 5k road race and one mile fun run/walk. There will be music, children’s activities, and
lots of great raffles. The proceeds from this year’s race will go to various family and children’s
charities and programs. It's a great way to start your morning.
Our tax ID number is 46-1710767. In Memory of Me Tanner B Inc. has been awarded non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization status.
Click 'DONATE' below to sponsor via paypal, or 'Download Form' for a pdf version.