Westford Residents Raise Funds for Injured Elementary School Principal

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Last month, Robinson School Principal Kevin LaCoste sustained a serious spinal cord injury after falling from a tree. Almost immediately, the community rallied to help him and his family with finances, from selling lemonade to dining for a cause at a restaurant. The popular principal is a friend, educator, and family member to many in this community and a climbing Go Fund Me page has inspired ongoing donations. WestfordCAT wishes LaCoste a quick recovery.

If you know of an upcoming fundraiser to benefit the LaCoste family, please email News Director Joyce Pellino Crane at [email protected]. [Continue below]

PAST EVENTS

  1.  Aug. 10 — noon to 4 p.m.: Lemonade and Bake Sale hosted by LaCoste’s nephews, Connor, 8, and Aiden, 10, at the Corner of Abbott Lane and Pennock Road in Chelmsford. Raised $5,026.30
  2. Aug. 12 — 5 to 8 p.m.: Dining for a Cause at Tiny’s Restaurant at 2 Groton School Road, Ayer. Raffles offered. Raised more than $10,000.

The LaCoste family. COURTESY PHOTO

UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. Aug. 15 — 3 to 7 p.m.: Lemonade Stand and Reading Fundraiser Event on the Westford town Common. Local authors and readers including Victoria Coe, Rob Buyea, and Josh Funk.
  2. Aug. 17 — Orangetheory on Littleton Road, Westford will hold a fundraising class at 12 p.m. Minimum  donation is $25 to participate and all participants must be at least 14 years old.
  3. Aug. 25 — 4 to 7 p.m.: Laps for LaCoste at Westford Swim and Tennis Club, 250 Littleton Road, Westford. There will be swimathons and splash contests with local school principals as judges, tickets being sold for auctions, raffles, and a DJ. Prices are $10 per swimmer and $5 per jumper.
  4. Sept. 28 — 9 to 11 a.m. — 6th Annual Middlemiss Big Heart 5K. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Brookside Elementary School, 1560 Lakeview, Dracut. Some of the funds raised will be donated to the LaCoste family.
  5. Oct. 5: Ice Cream Social at Westford Academy, 30 Patten Road, sponsored by West Elementary Parent-Teacher Organization.

ONGOING 
A Go Fund Me campaign has raised $152,196 toward a $250,000 goal.