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Our Story

Our efforts honor Katie Durkin, (9), who was returning home from summer day camp July 7, 2015, when her life ended tragically by a head-on collision.

Katie’s parents made a decision that day. They agreed to only look forward.

They immediately began brainstorming with friends about a program that would honor Katie’s short but beautiful life in ways that would positively sustain her legacy for years to come. A concept emerged surrounding her friends’ description of “Katie” as being “Kind And Thoughtful In Everything.” That acronym was augmented by Katie’s recent hand-drawn artwork of a butterfly. Combined, the two elements serve as a tender yet powerful inspirational symbol for Katie’s life and legacy.