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The Day Kimball Hospital Deary Memorial Five-Mile Race & Walk began in 1989 and has raised more than $1 million to assist the citizens of Northeastern Connecticut who are battling cancer. The money has been given to assist with mammograms, ultrasounds, medications, travel and surgical procedures. In addition to helping to provide these services, money is donated to a scholarship fund for students who are pursuing a career in radiology.


Tom Deary, Jr. “Spirit of Humanity” Award

Definition of “Spirit of Humanity”:  Spirit of humanity is beautiful thing. It involves helping human beings at any cost or at any time. It is a selfless act. Generosity and a good heart are essential qualities demonstrated by an individual or group who exhibit this passion.

2002  Mr. Tom Deary, Jr.
2003  Kathy Butremovic & Geri Nierodzinski
2004  Rockie Alix
2005  Suzanne Franklin
2006  The Rev. Virginia Army
2007  Ann Tetreault & The Horticulture Program at The John Dempsey Center
2008  Richard L. Moore
2009  Karyn E. DiBonaventura
2010  Mark & Karen Kaylor
2011  Tori Bates
2012  Barbara Elliott
2013  The Center for Bone & Joint Care

Grammie Deary “Service Recognition” Award

Definition of “Service”:  Assistance or work performed above and beyond the call by one person or group that benefits another. This individual or group provides service or assistance and their efforts contribute to the success of the event.

1996  Jim Gothreau
1997  J.D. Cooper’s ~ David Landry
1998  Warren Rosenberg
1999  Sylvia Bousquet
2000  Patty Breault
2001  Alan Bates
2002  East Putnam Fire Department
2003  Margaret Loew
2004  Putnam Police Department
2005  Peter Deary
2006  Carol & Dennis Deary
2007  Ken & Cindy Cardinal
2008  Gary Osbrey – WINY Radio 1350
2009  Rick Place & Dan Goyette – Putnam Ford Mercury
2010  SNERRO
2011  Alan Bates
2012  Charles Anderson
2013  Nancy Zamagni

2013 Top Fundraisers

Top Corporate Team: Putnam Bank
Most Funds Raised by an Individual: Karyn DiBonaventura
Top Funds Raised by a Team: Team Longmeadow