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I am a Captain with the City of Greensboro, NC fire department. I am also a member of the local IAFF. I value the mission of the IAFF's Burn Foundation and the dedication to improve the quality of life for burn victims, especially children. I would greatly appreciate your support by making a donation to the Burn Foundation through my web page. If you would like to follow my progress during the race, you can do so through the Bank of America Chicago Marathon website. Thanks for your contribution to a worthy cause.
Fire and burn injuries are the second-leading cause of accidental death in children ages one to four, and the third-leading cause of injury and death for those ages one to eighteen. Hundreds of thousands of people suffer burn injuries every year.

The IAFF Burn Foundation, established by the IAFF, is dedicated to fire prevention and burn awareness education, advocacy, burn research and improving the quality of life for burn survivors. Created in 1982 as a 501(c)3, tax-exempt, non-profit, the Burn Foundation is one of the largest sources for burn research grants and the sponsor of the annual IAFF Burn Foundation’s International Burn Camp, held each fall in Washington, DC.

The IAFF Burn Foundation takes a full spectrum approach to supporting the burn community by partnering with other International/National organizations to take a collaborative approach to many initiatives. In addition, the IAFF Burn Foundation works to protect first responders from burn injury or death.

IAFF Burn Foundation programs are funded through the generous donations received from IAFF affiliates, concerned citizens, foundations, organizations and corporate partners. Please help provide life-saving services for the community and life-changing treatments and experiences for burn survivors through your tax-deductible donation.

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Fundraising has ended.

Total Donations: $19,770.00
Goal: $2,000

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Contributor Amount Comment
Keith & Karen Russell $100.00 "Run Will Run."
James Boggs $50.00 "Good luck Will!"
Jessica & Charlie $25.00 "Good luck!"
Anonymous Hidden "I read about this in the latest issue of the Feederline. Nice work!"
Jenny, Jack & Caroline Caviness $100.00 "We love you Daddy!!! - Jack & Caroline"
Shakira & Lanie Humble $25.00 "So proud of your efforts!! We know you will do great!! "
Reece Rierson $25.00 "Good Luck"
Diana Tyler $50.00 "Good Luck Will!!"
Leoma Britt $100.00 "This donation should be listed with 2 donor names: Lee and Bill Britt"
David Kinne $50.00 "Have a great run!"
Garth Heutel $100.00 "Good luck Will1"
Lisa & Justin Webb $50.00 "Go for gold or go home! :-) Good luck Will!!"
Donna and Glenn Brinkley $50.00 "Good Luck, Will! "
Adair Suggs $25.00 "Go Will! What a great cause!"
Susan and John Suggs $75.00 "good luck and run fast!"
Mitchell & Cynthia Hunt $200.00 "Good luck to you Will and thank you for what you do along with all the other terrific firefighters here in Greensboro."
Brad Shumate $100.00 "Good Luck Will! We are proud of you!!!"
Wanda & Lee Caviness Hidden "Run son... Great cause, and you are a great athlete and person for doing this."
Barbara Goff $15.00 "Prayers with you for a great run Will!"
Sean & Kathy Caviness $100.00 "We are so proud of you! You will be able to hear us cheering all the way in Greensboro! We love you, Uncle Will."
Ruth Hyde $50.00 "We are so proud of you!"
Charlie Huntley $100.00 "Will,We have never met,my loss. i was your Dad's CAROLINA Roomate for the first two years in AveryDorm 1967--69. I Beacme a FamousTv Camera-Guy and your Dad a Renassaince Man.... Charlie Huntley"
Susan Johnson Hines $15.00 "So proud of you Will!!! I need to start running again. I really miss it! I did a Melanoma Walk today, that is my "cause" since I had a very serious Melanoma five years ago. "
Joe Suster Hidden "From a fellow Chicago Marathon runner in memory of Will."
Michael Webb $100.00 "A good cause and now another fallen hero."
Jennifer Jones-Wood Hidden "In memory of my cousin Will, a true hero."
steve and becky fuller Hidden "in memory of will caviness"
Kevin Thomas Hidden "Will was rocking and great pace and doing a great dead for others. Sorry to hear of the loss of Will Caviness. May his spirit and drive inspire more of us to step up and continue to help others."
Ron & Wendy Riley $100.00 "In memory of Will, I'll meet you at the finish line."
Irv Leavitt $30.00 "In admiration of the late Will Caviness. You came here to help others, and we won't forget it."
Suzy Evans $20.00 "Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for those you serve."
Barbara Cohen Hidden "Greensboro firefighters have lost a vital person. He was a Grandson, Son, Husband, Brother and a Father of two small children. "
Andrew Smith Hidden "In memory of Capt. Will Caviness. Our deepest condolences to the Caviness Family and our Greensboro Brothers. "
Wendell Bradley Hidden "Lord, please comfort this family"
Kevin & Meredith Kent $50.00 "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of our fellow Chicago runner. Thank you for your heroism Will."
Galen Garrison Hidden "To the Caviness family and the friends and co-workers of Will Caviness, my thoughts are prayers are with you. I am very sorry for your loss."
Callie Stanley Hidden "You ran so others could live....."
Jay Thompson Hidden "In memory of my fallen brother. Although we never met, I admire your dedication to helping burn victims. May God welcome you and wrap you in His arms and may He bless your family. Thank you for your service. Your brothers will take it from here. Rest in peace. "
Kirsten Stromberg Hidden "Words do not suffice. Condolences to his wife and children always."
Anonymous $20.00 "Over the past 5 years, I have heard and used the words “brotherhood,” “brother,” “sister,” and “family” frequently, but lately I have been asking myself if everyone who says these words means them or even knows what they mean. You may tell yourself, I know what brotherhood means, but it is people like Capt. Caviness who have shown us and will continue to show us what "brotherhood" really mean. May God bless the family of Capt. Will Caviness and the Greensboro Fire Department."
M TERESA CENTNER Hidden "I ran the Chicago Marathon today and was devastated to hear that one of our number had passed away. I'm donating in his honor because he obviously had the dedication to go the distance for a cause he believed in. His family and friends will be in my prayers."
Anonymous Hidden "In memory of Will, from another Chicago runner. Deepest condolences to his family."
Anonymous Hidden "In Memory of Mr. William Caviness. "
Anonymous Hidden "Thank you Captain Caviness for your inspiration! I had the privilege to run this event with you and am thankful for your dedication and heart...it's people like you who make this world a greater place! May your legacy live on and inspire others. Warmest thoughts and prayers are with the Caviness family and loved ones. May God comfort you in your time of need. I am so very sorry for your loss!"
Lora OBrien Hidden "Rest In Peace."
Anonymous Hidden "God Bless you Brother, I pray that God is with your family at this time."
Reaume Family Hidden "From a Chicago runner that ran alongside (well, way behind :) Will yesterday. You made the ultimate sacrifice & will be missed in the running community."
Nikki Hempen Hidden "I'm so sorry for the loss of your family. What a hero! "
Tayloire Queen $100.00 "In memory of a fallen hero. Godspeed."
Stacey Ofsanko $100.00 "The things we wish we had done when we first meant to - RIP Will - God bless your beautiful family. "
Mindy Hilt $25.00 "In memory of Will."
William Franey Hidden "God Bless Mr. Caviness and his family. Peace be with you all."
Anonymous Hidden "A fellow Chicago Marathon runner devastated by the loss of one of our own. A true hero to everybody whose lives he touched. Thank you for your service to our country and prayers for your family and friends. "
Tamara Smith Hidden "In memory of Capt. Will Caviness - also the uncle of our soccer buddy - also named Will Caviness! The memory of your dedication to service will be forever remembered! "
Anonymous Hidden "I ran the marathon yesterday and was so saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Caviness. My prayers are with his family during this difficult time."
Anonymous Hidden "In memory"
Mary Hunt Hidden "In Memory of Captain Caviness. He was a fine father and an inspiration to the Greensboro Fire Department. My deepest condolences to all those whose lives he changed. "
Shelly Gardner Hidden "In honor of Will.... I ran the Chicago Marathon today and was deeply saddened to hear the news of his passing. Thoughts and prayers are sent to his wife, his children and his family. "
Anonymous $25.00 "Thoughts and prayers for the family of Will Caviness. "
Kathalie Lowd $50.00 "My condolences to the Caviness family."
Sonja & Josh Twedt Hidden "So deeply saddened to hear of the loss of one of our fellow runners in the marathon yesterday. Will's determination and sacrifice will never be forgotten. May God's peace be with all of Will's family, especially his wife and children. Can't wait to meet you at the finish line someday Will. You are an inspiration. "
janelle robinson $20.00 "from one marathoner to another... "
Jerry and Kathy Speight $50.00 "In memory of Will - always helping others."
Kara Alvarez $25.00 "I live in Chicago and read about Will's story with such sadness. He was obviously a great human being. I hope it helps in some way for his family to know that he is still motivating people."
Randy Galvin $50.00 "In honor of Will, with love from the Doepkes"
Philip Smith $50.00 "I did not know Will but as a fellow runner was so sad to hear of his passing. Hope the continued giving to this charity in Will's honor brings his family some solace."
Tom Wentz $25.00 "Rest In Peace Will."
Jonathan McIntyre $50.00 "Thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Will Caviness. "
West, Velvet, C&K McBride $50.00 ""Rest In Peace Brother Will""
Justin Conrad Hidden "God bless you and your family."
Erin Williams $30.00 "I was inspired by Will's story of running and fundraising for a cause he held close. Although I didn't have the opportunity to meet Will, I'm glad we have the opportunity to contribute to his efforts and memory here. My thoughts are with you, Will's family and friends; I'm so very sorry for your loss. "
Megan DeWitt $26.20 "A relalationship does not die when a person dies. May William's children always feel a close connection to him. http://www.rememberingpractices.com/Remembering/About_Remembering.html"
Jessica Knight $19.95 "From the Grimsley Class of 1995, our prayers go out to our classmate, Jenny, and her brave husband, Will, who will forever be written on our hearts. I'm so sorry for your tragic loss."
Sarah Keith Chowning $50.00 "Your entire family is in the thoughts and prayers of so many. So much love for all of you and strength in the days ahead."
Jeff Johnson $100.00 "Imagine how great this world would be if all of us chose one cause to help others and were as devoted to it as Will was to the Burn Foundation. My thoughts are with his amazing wife Jenny and their beautiful children."
Denver Firefighters Hidden "Our heartfelt condolences to the Caviness family and all who are saddened at the loss of a wonderful man. The IAFF Fitness team running the Denver Marathon yesterday ran with you in spirit, dedication and determination. We were with you mile for mile even though we were far away. Your dedication to the community of fire fighters and burn survivors inspires us all. Our hearts are heavy. "
Anonymous $1,000.00 "We were at the Chicago Marathon as spectators for our daughter first marathon run and thoroughly enjoying the day and the wonderful community support when we heard the news of William Caviness's death.. Our hearts break for his family and friends and we would like to support the cause that was dear to him."
Anne W. Cotton Hidden "From John Turner and Anne Cotton in memory of the little boy who grew up next door to us. When I think of Will, he's always smiling! Many hugs to Karen, Sean, Jenny, Jack and Caroline and all Will's friends and family."
Michelle Greear $25.00 "In Honor of Will Caviness, a wonderful person who has blessed many lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family in you time of loss."
Colleen Dominick $25.00 "God Bless William and his family. "
Jason and Kristie Streck $100.00 "With much love and sympathy to the Caviness family for their tragic loss of our friend Will. Jason & Kristie Streck"
brenda estlack $20.00 "Though we never met, I am saddened and inspired by you and will appreciate every run that I complete."
Beth sinnott $100.00 "Thank you for your friendship, the example you continue to be to all of us and for the way you loved and cared for your family and friends!"
Mark and Sylvia Suriani $20.00 "Our heartfelt condolences to Jenny and all of the Caviness Family. Will was a great guy and will greatly be missed. So sorry for your loss and may God comfort you in your time of need. "
Anonymous $10.00 "My deepest sympathy, words are unavailable. I did not know Will, yet from a fellow Whirlie and former resident of Greensboro & the familiar areas described, along with someone who always, always supports our brave fire, police & MEDIC who so care about others, my heart is deeply saddened. May the great memory of Will eventually help ease the deep pain and sadness, May the streets of Greensboro be lined with people honoring his memory and his family."
Anonymous Hidden "What a sacrifice in the service of others. You must be so proud of Will! I ran the Chicago marathon yesterday--it is an honor to learn I was out there on the course with him. "
Anonymous $100.00 "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caviness family. "
Nick, Bryan & Nathan Brinkley Hidden "Will, we love you and will miss you greatly. You will always be a role model for us."
Laura Geis $10.00 "My heart and thoughts are with the family of Will Caviness. May happy memories offer you comfort."
Dusty and Trish Cockerham Hidden "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Caviness Family and the Greensboro Fire Family at this time. Although I did not know Will personally I have talked to many who can not express how much he will be missed."
Jamie Crawford $25.00 "In honor of Will's children and family. May they have his strength to help them through"
Don & Jayne Cameron Hidden "Our family sends deepest condolences to the Caviness and Britt families."
Christine Darschewski $25.00 "This is in memory of Will Caviness...everyday you lay your life on the line for others without a second thought, it just comes naturally. To your family, friends & brothers on the Greensboro Fire Department, I send you my deepest sympathy and condolenses. We have a long history in my family of Fire Fighters including my Grandfather, Uncle, Cousins and currently my Brother in Law is a Chicago Fireman, and his father a Volunteer Fireman in Glen Ellyn, IL. We have a special place in our hearts for all Firemen and Women. Many years ago I even had family that lived in Greensboro, NC, i wonder if they ever had the pleasure to meet and talk with you. I wish at this point and time I could donate more, this seems pale in comparison to what you have done for your cause and profession. RIP Will Caviness...you will me missed by all who knew you and those who wish they could have had the chance to meet you. Christine & Ronald Darschewski"
Justin Hite Hidden "Rest in peace Brother. May God bless the Caviness family in their time of loss. Firefighter J.Denny Firefighter J.Hite"
Anthony Folino Hidden "From the Folino family: one marathon family to another. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless"
Kjersten Whittington Hidden "In memory of Will, and in support of the Britt/Caviness family, with love from the Whittingtons"
Evie Curley $50.00 "I was incredibly saddened to hear about Will's death on Sunday. He was doing something selfless for others in need and I know he will be missed terribly by his family. They are all in my thoughts."
Lindsay Berrang $50.00 "We will never forget what an amazing husband, father, and firefighter you were! "
Anonymous $50.00 "To the family, I too experienced that joyous, triumphant day turn into one of shock and disbelief. Only a few feet away, I saw Will, a young, handsome, fit athlete suddenly fall forward. I watched them carry him to the tent as we all cheered him on. We stayed close by, hoping for a miracle. After reading about him this morning, I can see he was quite a remarkable man! I'm not in the habit of giving to charities, but this experience has changed everything. My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved him. Sincerely, Sally Harmon "
Daniel Perez $25.00 "From someone who didn't know William until this Monday morning, I hope his family understands that his efforts made a difference. "
Jennifer Allen Hidden "You truly are a hero Will and you will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers go to Jenny and your children. Much love!"
Joel Dalton Hidden "I ran Chicago this year and finished while Mr. Caviness was being worked on - and I had a very tough finish and barely stayed off the ground to finally cross the line. I cannot imagine passing in a race and leaving family behind. I also have two children and am involved in charitably fundraising. I wish to honor Will's charitable effort and leadership as one serving his fellow man in both his career and his personal time and efforts. It brings tears to my eyes to think of his young family missing out on all the rest he would have done in his life. I hope his family realizes how many others he has and will inspire to do good. Sincere condolences from our family to his. Rest in peace."
Erin and Jason Brown Hidden "In memory of Will, with love, The Browns"
Kristen McGinnis Hidden "In memory of Will Caviness. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. "
Anonymous $50.00 "In memory of Will."
Marlo Del Percio $50.00 "My condolences to the Caviness family. I didn't know Will but his heroism is an inspiration to all of Chicago."
Anonymous $20.00 "So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for Jenny, their children, family, and friends. I wish I had something more comforting to say. "
Kirby Wolf Hidden "My deepest sympathies to Jenny,Sean, Kathy and children. Rest in peace Will."
Tamara Hoover $100.00 "My husband and I are marathoners, and we have a young daughter. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Will Caviness. "
Anonymous Hidden "Our thoughts and prayers to the Caviness Family."
Lisa wolfe $100.00 "your efforts were not in vain -- i hope you are smiling down from heaven knowing all the lives you have now touched. prayers to your family and friends. --- lisa and mark"
Anonymous Hidden "God bless. A true hero and role model."
Cathy and Brett Conway $100.00 "Will is an inspiration to us all. Chicago is praying for your family."
Dave,Juanita & Matt Sagers $29.00 "You will truly be missed at the firehouse. Captain, friend, firefighter brother. You were a positive role model to all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Caviness family."
Jay Malott $25.00 "My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Caviness family. I am inspired by his spirit and deeply saddened by his loss. As a past marathoner, I pray all of you will find peace during this very difficult time."
Matthew LeMond $50.00 "My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Mr. Caviness. "
Cindy McFarland $150.00 "In memory of Will Caviness. "
Anonymous $30.00 "Your family and friends are in my prayers. Thank you for your service and efforts to help others."
Christie Stocking $25.00 "I am a fellow Chicago Marathoner who can't get this story out of my mind. God Bless Will, his family and his cause!"
ANGELA HARTWIG $100.00 "In memory of Firefighter Will Caviness, from another Chicago & Greensboro runner. My deepest condolences to his family and friends. You are in my prayers. "
Catherine Rittmueller $100.00 "Our thoughts are with your family. Thank you for your tireless efforts to raise funds for this important organization. Thank you for your courage and selflessness, in death your efforts live."
Megan Hunt Hidden "I am one of Will's best friend's younger sister and Will was my first crush, personal swim coach, and just another big brother in my heart. I am completely shocked at what has happened. I am praying for Jenny, Jack, and Caroline! I will always remember what Will did for me and how much him and his family cared for me!! I will forever miss and love Will, and I will always love you Jenny and your family! Rest in Peace Will Caviness!"
Anonymous $10.00 "In memory of Will. Your legacy will live on. Our hearts go out to your family...Jenny and the kids, Sean, and extended members. We will miss you and never forget the mission you stood for. On behalf of the Greensboro Fire Department Fire and Life Safety Division, you are the hero! Thanks Will. We will see you some day at the Great Finish Line."
Haley and Andy Stallworth $25.00 "Will was so many things to so many people...this donation is made in honor and memory of the FRIEND you were to Winton for so many years, and so many others...love, haley and andy stallworth"
Emma Linn $20.00 "In memory of Captain Will Caviness. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Jeremiah, Emma, Isaac & Owen Linn"
Danny and Dawn Marsh $50.00 "Our deepest sympathy to all of Will's family"
Mike Johnston $25.00 "In honor of a true hero. RIP Captain Caviness. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Caviness family."
Emily Cole Hidden "In memory of Will, and in honor of his sweet wife, Jenny, and their adorable children. May peace come to you and your family. With love from Em, Mike, Taylor Anne, and Anderson Cole. "
John & Susan McWhite $20.00 "Our prayers and condolences are with you at this time. Sorry for your loss."
Andrea Anthony $100.00 "Thinking of you and your family in this challenging time. "
Mira Stoeva $50.00 "Our deepest condolences to family and friends..."
Tim and Betsey Mooney $50.00 "In memory of Will Caviness, and in honor of his beautiful family, with love and prayers from Tim and Betsey (Jones) Mooney"
Edward Fields $25.00 "In memory of Will and in honor of his continued work."
Julia Landrum $25.00 "May God bless and comfort Will's family. He was obviously a heroic and inspirational man."
Anonymous Hidden "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Will and his family."
Matt and KC Grove $100.00 "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caviness and Britt families. "
Anonymous Hidden "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Will...may God's grace strengthen you!"
Katie Harvalis $25.00 "So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. "
Yunyun Jiang $20.00 "Your story made me cry. May you rest in peace."
Anonymous Hidden "In memory of Will whose kindness & selflessness will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers are with the Caviness family."
Anonymous Hidden "Sending heartfelt prayers to Will's family and loved ones. "
Anonymous $100.00 "Rest in peace, Will. You are an inspriation to many and we will keep your family in our prayers. "
Anonymous $20.00 "I ran the 2011 Chicago Marathon and was saddened by the loss of your comrade, husband, father and loved one. "
Allison & Neil Kester (Wahl) $50.00 "In Memeory of Will and thoughts and prayers for all who loved him."
Kaori Hubbard $30.00 "My heart aches for the family and friends of Captain Will Caviness. Although I did not know him, from what I read, I see a motivated, kind-spirited man who keeps on inspiring. Definitely a true hero. May you rest in peace."
Will Parrish $25.00 "My wife finished Chicago with me and my Little Girls watching. My heart is broken for your family. God's speed and rest in reace Will."
John Wilkinson $100.00 "You're a hero Will. Love, John, Langston, Jackson and Brett"
Lauren Satine Larsen $100.00 "Words can't express my sorrow for your loss. "
Anonymous $20.00 "RIP Capt Caviness! You will be missed!"
Paulette Case $25.00 "Our hearts cannot find sufficient words to express our sadness over the death of such a fine young man. Our sincere sympathy to all his dear loved ones. Wesley & Polly Case"
Taramae Baize $20.00 "RIP Will. Thoughts and prayers to your family."
Jami Heller $25.00 "I have Will's wife and two young children and all his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers. He has touched the lives of so many and is a true hero. May he rest in peace."
Erin Price $25.00 "There are so many that will miss you. Thank you for using your compassion and talents to give back to others."
Anonymous $50.00 "God bless you Will and God bless your family."
Patricia Graves $100.00 "My daughter also ran on Sunday, in memory of her dad. He was a true hero, just like you. Rest in peace, Will Caviness."
Daniel and Abby Williams $25.00 "In memory of a true hero. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Will Caviness."
Danielle Ledford $10.00 "Such a terrible loss. Your work should not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers to the Caviness' family."
Courtney Fulton $50.00 "My boyfriend is Ron Benedict who coordinates the IAFF Burn Fitness Teams. He had wonderful things to say about Will and our hearts are breaking for Will's family and friends. May God wrap his arms around you and provide you comfort during this horrible time. I am so very sorry for your loss."
Anonymous Hidden "With admiration for Will's dedication to his cause, and condolences to his family and friends. We were honored to play music for Will and the other runners along the route and are saddened by his passing."
Anonymous Hidden "I am an avid runner and long ago Greensboro resident. My heart goes out to Will's family and friends."
Anonymous Hidden "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caviness/Britt families and Will's friends."
Jennifer Stewart $100.00 "Our thoughts and prayers go out to Will's family and friends. He was truly a hero to all of us here at the IAFF."
Anonymous $50.00 "God called for one of his angels and we suffer an immeasurable loss. We were all blessed to know Will. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" - 2 Tim 4:7.- Will you are a true inspiration. My love and prayers are with you Jenny, your beautiful children, Sean, Mr. and Mrs. Caviness, and all of Will's family & friends. "
Halie (Sage) Creps $100.00 "Will - you will always be a hero. In your memory and in honor of Jenny, Jack and Caroline."
Terri Blackwood Jackson $50.00 "Jenny, you are in my prayers. I'm sorry that I didn't know Will, but he seemed to be the kind of person who brought out the best in others, and still does. "
James Jordan Hidden "Will, may God bless you and your family. You are a true hero."
Mary Kate & Tom Frazier (Linnane) Hidden "God called for one of his angels and we suffer an immeasurable loss. We were all blessed to know Will. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" - 2 Tim 4:7.- Will you are a true inspiration. My love and prayers are with you Jenny, your beautiful children, Sean, Mr. and Mrs. Caviness, and all of Will's family & friends. "
Anonymous $30.00 "Jenny, our thoughts and prayers are with you. "
Kimberly Bowyer Hidden "My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. I didn't know him, but his story is amazing and I want to give my support to him and his cause. "
Anonymous $10.00 "You dedicated your life to helping those in need. May your family have peace at this difficult time and know how much your work and kindness has impacted those of us who have read of you and your generosity."
Anonymous Hidden "In honor of Will Caviness and his passion that will help so many that he will never know. My heart and prayers are with his family. I am truly honored to have run in the same marathon as Will. "
Adam McKim $100.00 "What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget. I miss you Will. – Adam McKim"
David Gross $50.00 "As a fellow marathoner, our condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the Caviness family, friends and fellow firefighters."
Jayne Caruso $25.00 "Donated in honor of Will Caviness, sending out prayers to his family"
Anonymous $50.00 "Thoughts and prayers to your family."
Tim Naylor $50.00 "Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Caviness family... The Naylors"
Deb Elliott $30.00 "Although we did not know Will, we were in Chicago for the marathon waiting for our runner near the finish when we saw Will. We were so very sad to read in the paper the next day what happened to him. Our condolences to his family, friends and fellow firefighters. Our thoughts are with you in your time of grief. "
Lisa Rees Hidden "There are no words to describe the unfortunate and untimely death of such a brave young man. You will be missed. - Mark & Lisa Rees"
Denise Pinelli Hidden "Our thoughts and prayers to the Caviness Family"
Jason & Sarah Eastridge Hidden "My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Rest in peace, Brother."
PATRICK LEITCH $20.00 "Not really good at this type of thing... I was/am moved by Mr. Caviness's sacrifice. My modest contribution is the least I can do."
Randy Brande $50.00 "In memory of Will. I was proud to have you as a FF serving under me on Engine #1. You always made the sacrifice needed when the time arose over the years. Now you have made the ultimate sacrifice to benefit burn victims. Rest in Peace knowing that many will benefit from your gift and unselfishness."
Scott & Kristy (Maggard) Yowell $25.00 "In memory of Will -- and sending thoughts and prayers to his dear family and friends. "
Anonymous Hidden "A fellow Chicago runner. Just glad today that I returned home to my wife and children. Sorry for your loss."
Bill & Sallie (Blazer) Caviness $250.00 "Alternating between crying and laughing over the memories of you, Sean, Billy and Mitch growing up. We are proud of you and love you. Bill, Sallie, Buckwheat, Mitch"
Anonymous $30.00 "I am moved by this man's dedication and commitment to help other people."
Anonymous Hidden "In memory of this great hero."
Judy Maddox Hidden "Will will be missed greatly by all who knew him as a father, son, grandson, brother, friend. May you rest in peace Will. We will see you again one day."
Jason and Angela Connelly $250.00 "In memory of Will Caviness. To his family-please know our prayers are with you. "
Ron and Maryann Edmondson $50.00 "Our hearts are heavy with sadness and sympathy. Our prayers go out for all the family."
Bob and Sue Krick $50.00 ""In memory of Will and all our fallen heros""
TJ Vranicar $50.00 "Your inspiration will live on in the hearts of many. "
Michelle Smith $10.00 "I never met Will but I also ran the Chicago Marathon this year. I was touched by his story. My thoughts and heart go out to his family and friends. "
Nicki DiMaria $50.00 "With heartfelt sympathy to the beautiful family Will leaves behind"
Jimmy & Holly Kaup $100.00 "Will, we feel honored to have had you in our lives as a friend. Your heroism is something to be admired by all and for that you should be extremely proud! You will always live on in our hearts... To Jenny, Jack, Caroline & family, you are in our thoughts and prayers and always remember you have an angel looking over you..."
Anonymous Hidden "You will always live in our minds and hearts and be an inspiration to look beyond our selfish ways. Thank you."
Kim Deserio $100.00 "In honor of Will's efforts and with condolences to his family."
Mike Lancioni $100.00 "I did not know Will, but am a veteran Chicago Marathoner and was at the 26 mile mark with my daughter where Will fell. We were devasted to hear the outcome. We need more folks like Will that work for a cause to help others. We are happy to contribute in his honor and wish all of the best to his family and friends. I will think of Will in all future races that I participate in. "
Anonymous $25.00 "I was at the marathon on Sunday cheering on family members in their first event. I'm sure Will passed in front of us as so many others did. I hope it gives Will's family some comfort to know that during his last hours he was surrounded by thousands of people who were cheering for him as he ran for such a worthwhile charity. It was a beautiful sunny day for an event that brought out the best in all who attended. We mourn his loss but admire his bravery and will remember him as the hero that his is. While I’m sorry that all of his family could not be with him, please know that he was surrounded by many who cheered and supported him. God bless him and his family."
Randy & Andi Inman $50.00 "We are proud to have known you and to have spent some time with you last year at the OBX. You will be missed . Rest in peace friend."
Larry Collins $20.00 "I extend my sincere sympathy to the Caviness family and salute a fallen hero."
KAREN TUTTLE $25.00 "To Karen (Will's mother) and Lee (Will's father) I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. I remember hearing Karen speak so lovingly of her boys when I worked for her at Gate City Savings and Loan. Though I had lost touch with you both, I can see what a wonderful son you raised. His dedication to his passions in life are so touching. My deepest and tearful sympathies go out to your entire family. His spirit will live on through his children, wife, brother Sean and the entire Caviness and Rierson family. God Bless you all."
Susan Brooks $50.00 "In memory of Will - - - thoughts and prayers to Jenny and the kids, family and the Greensboro Fire Department. What a true Hero... so sorry for your loss."
Old Dominion Firefighters Burn Foundation $200.00 "Our thoughts and prayers go out the Caviness Family and friends and our brothers and sisters at Greensboro Fire Department. May you rest in peace Will."
Martha Cook $100.00 "Our hearts are filled with sadness for Jenny, Jack and Caroline and all of Will's family and friends. His spirit and inspiration will live in all of the lives he touched. Martha, Glenn and Monk Cook"
Jeremy Sprinkle $100.00 "The North Carolina State AFL-CIO stands in solemn solidarity with our fallen union brother. Our hearts and thoughts go out to the Caviness family - including his family at the Greensboro Fire Department and in Local 947, those who called Will their friend and brother, too. http://aflcionc.org/?p=5450"
Joelle Pyle $25.00 "The world needs more people like Will Caviness. Rest In Peace."
New Albany Running Club $26.20 "In memory of Will - your fellow runners will always remember you. - The New Albany Running Club"
Station 1 B- Shift GFD $100.00 "I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Our lives have been enriched by knowing Captain Caviness. Thank you for the dedication and courage you have showed us all."
Matt & Brooke Kelley $50.00 "In honor of Captain Will Caviness and his cause. God bless his children and wife and the families that will benefit from these donations."
Buz and Ellen Ward $50.00 "Our thoughts and prayers will be with the entire Caviness family in the wake of this incredible loss."
Luke, Emily, Sam and Gabe Harmon Hidden "Our deepest sympathys to the family and friends of Captain Will Caviness. "
Susan Hussey $20.00 "Will, I will add your name to the list of heroes that I will be running for, and in memory of, at the Marine Corps Marathon Oct. 30th. Your family is in my prayers."
Nancy Joroff $50.00 "People like Will make this world a better place."
David Pleasants $25.00 "Thanks for all you did. My prayers go out to the family"
Doug Morrison $50.00 "Prayers for Will and the family. I am a firefighter also. I will be running a half marathon in Columbus, Ohio Sunday in memory of Will. Rest in peace BROTHER."
Carrie Everhart $50.00 "In loving memory of a fellow Whirlie, my family is praying for all of you."
Anonymous Hidden "In memory of a wonderful person."
Jean-Pierre Reinhold $50.00 "You loved to run, you keep on running with all of us. A fellow runner."
Anonymous Hidden "For those who pledged by the mile, how many miles to Heaven? "
Charlie Allen $100.00 "May God bless the Caviness family. Will was the epitome of a public servant, son, husband, and father. We will keep you in our prayers."
Kendall Hanson $50.00 "Thank you for your inspiration. Helping others is the marathon we can all run."
Jason Kinzel $50.00 "I finished just behind Mr. Cavaness. I'm truly sorry for his family's loss. "
James Peeler $25.00 "With deepest sympathy for your loss. "
Jennifer & Gerald Black Hidden "Our thoughts and prayers are with Will's family. We are sorry for your loss."
Chad Merrell $100.00 "Our deepest condolences to the entire Caviness family from Dr. Chad Merrell and team. We'll all be praying for you."
Geraldine Alfano $50.00 "Will, your spirit of giving lives on. The way you lived your life is an inspiration to all of us. May that provide some comfort to Jenny, Jack, Caroline and the rest of your family. "
James Sofos $25.00 "In memory of Will - a fellow marathoner - may his friends and family take comfort in knowing that the whole marathoning community said prayers for Will on Sunday - sounds like he was a terrific man."
Jim Hightower $125.00 "Judy and I grieve with the Caviness family in their loss. And we also join in the celebration and memory of Captain Will Caviness' wonderful life and the contributions he made to his family, community, the City of Greensboro, NC and firefighters everywhere."
Pam Clayton $25.00 "When I think of the word hero, I think of William Caviness. The world was a better place with him in it. I'm so sorry for his family and friends for such a great loss. It appears he has touched the hearts of many people."
Rosemary Lather $25.00 "I will always remember you and am praying for your family. Fellow Chicago Marathoner."
Edward, Judy Coultress $100.00 "Will was a great young man, a great man and a great father. Next time your child is looking for a role model show him Wills photo and all he tried to do for others. He will be missed..."
Anita Garcia Hidden "Rest in Peace Will. My prayers are with his family. "
Ashley Westbrook $25.00 "Will, you are missed by so many....... ~Ashley & Gregg Westbrook"
Anonymous $150.00 "I didn't know Will, but I ran the same marathon and grieve for the family he left behind."
Manuel Lagunas $25.00 "Running for a great cause your was loss not in vain "
Dan Giannattasio Hidden "Our Thoughts and Prayers to the Caviness family. "
Carolyn Jerdee $100.00 "The greatest love you can show is to give your life for your friends."
Becky Eagleton Hidden "Although I did not know Mr. Caviness I feel many connections to his passing and fundraising efforts..... A family that was close to me suffered a horrific car accident almost 5 years ago which resulted in the death of a beautiful person, Beverly Koontz, due to complications from the burns she suffered. Her children survived, although suffering physical and emotional scars due to their burns and the loss of their mother, so my contribution is a heartfelt one to this burn foundation. I too am a runner and in 2006 my children and I witnessed my husband run his first marathon on the very course Mr. Caviness passed on. My thoughts are with his family.."
Dave Hayes $20.00 "God bless Will! As a fellow marathoner I take your lesson to heart... Thoughts & prayers to your family. You lost a good man. "
Edward Duffield $100.00 "Rest in peace, Brother Will. Your IAFF Brothers and Sisters are here for your family. We will see you on the high ground! Ed Duffield, Winston-Salem Local 682 (Retired)"
William Corbett Hidden "Proud to support another Whirlie serving his community in such an honorable way. God Bless."
Steve and Julie Jones $50.00 "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caviness family. There are no words that can take away your sadness. Will was a hero and he will never be forgotten... We love you Lee and Wanda.."
Pamela Willocks $25.00 "Thoughts are with you Bill and Sallie."
Graham & Mary Layton $50.00 "I will be running my first marathon (OBX) next month, and will be thinking of Will. I never knew Will, but his life and work is still an inspiration. Rest in peace."
Tim and Lisa Pitts Hidden "In memory of a true hero. Our prayers are with the family."
Anonymous Hidden "From a fellow Chicago runner, although I never met you, you have inspired me with your fundraising. May God bless your family, Will."
Anonymous Hidden "Blessings from Chicago."
Rich and Kim Warehime Hidden "Our hearts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. From the parents of a fellow Chicago Marathoner."
Anonymous Hidden "As a fellow public safety worker, I commend you for your effort to raise money for such a great cause. May your untimely death also bring awareness to sudden cardiac arrest; the nation's leading cause of death amongst adults. My prayers go out to your family, friends, and public safety brethren. RIP Capt Caviness"
Mark Slaney $50.00 "In Memory of Will."
Anonymous $37.00 "In memory of an inspiring human being, with deepest sympathy to the Caviness family."
Eleanore Kim-Moon $50.00 "My husband was a fellow marathoner in Chicago. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Caviness family. "
IAFF Local 439 $100.00 "On behalf of IAFF Local 439, Elgin, IL"
Johanna Bingham $75.00 "I never knew Will, but being a runner from Greensboro myself, his story has certainly made an impact on me. I can tell he was a great man. What an inspiration and a true hero. My prayers go out to his family."
Carey and Jim Jackson-Adams Hidden "We're friends of the Boylstons, and were so saddened to hear of your loss. He'll always be a hero. "
Cheryll March Hidden "I read about Will just wished to send my condolences to his family. I'm a fellow charity marathoner and was saddened to read of his passing. My prayers go out to his family."
Tracy Keeler $50.00 "In memory of Will Caviness."
Pete & Karen McRae $100.00 "In memory of Will - "Superman" - who was indeed a Super Man. Our hearts and prayers are will Jenny and the children - you will always be part of our family and have our support. God Bless & Love."
j cowan $200.00 "Donation from Dalton, Georgia runners who ran the Chicago Marathon with Capt. Caviness"
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