|Lisa’s Fund is named after Lisa Cosentino (nee Grottini), born on October 4, 1961. Lisa passed away in 2007 at the youthful age of 46 after a twenty-year fight with cancer. She is survived by her husband Richard, her mother Jennie, her sister Donna Jean, brother Christopher, (Christopher has been an integral coach at RunningWorks Camp for many years). Lisa was a graduate of Highland Regional High School and though athletic, never really took to organized high school sports. It was her request that a fund be established through RunningWorks, Inc in order to help a young student-athlete in financial need attend camp.Throughout her fight with cancer, those that came to know Lisa would never have guessed her to be in such distress. She lived her life as any healthy person does. She worked hard, started a life with her husband and was always there for someone in need. Never once would you hear her complain. It was the hand she had been dealt, and there was no way she was going to let it get the best of her. In November of 2007, Lisa’s health deteriorated. She began to lose strength in her body and legs. However, Lisa remained the strong one in the family – right up to her passing on December 15, 2007. The way she lived her life will forever be an inspiration to her family and friends.
Lisa’s father, Mario, passed away suddenly on March 16, 2014. Mr. Grottini fully supported Lisa’s Fund and many donations were made in his name to Lisa’s Fund. Over the past six years Lisa’s fund has sent many students to camp. With the addition of the above recent donations several more student athletes will be able to attend camp in 2017.
Lisa wanted to provide opportunities for young adults in need. Lisa’s Fund is named in her honor and shares the same goal: to be able to provide on a yearly basis, a full scholarship to attend Running Works Cross Country Camp. A student-athlete will be required to provide legitimacy of their need in the form of an essay that validates that need.
Essays may be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org.