The Montclair Rowathon: A Remarkable Tribute to Tom Haynes

We are thrilled to announce that the Montclair Rowathon was a resounding success, thanks to the incredible efforts of John Kempe and the unwavering support of over 300 participants. This extraordinary event, held in honor of Tom Haynes, brought together a community of individuals determined to make a difference in the fight against brain aneurysms.


John Kempe, a true inspiration, not only organized the Rowathon but also embarked on an extraordinary solo challenge, rowing a remarkable 50KM. In an astonishing display of determination and endurance, John also shattered the world record for a solo marathon distance, covering a staggering 42.2km. His remarkable feat is a testament to his unwavering commitment and the profound impact he wished to make in memory of his dear friend Tom.

The Montclair Rowathon was not only an athletic achievement but also a remarkable fundraising endeavor. Through the collective efforts of John, his family, and friends, over $50,000 was raised to support vital research in the field of brain aneurysms. These funds will contribute significantly to advancing our understanding of this condition and bringing us closer to improved treatments and prevention strategies.

We extend our deepest gratitude to John Kempe, his family, and every participant who dedicated their time, energy, and resources to make the Montclair Rowathon a tremendous success. Your unwavering support and commitment to honoring Tom’s memory have left an indelible mark on the fight against brain aneurysms.

Together, we continue to strive towards a future where no one has to suffer from the devastating effects of this condition. We are immensely grateful for the outpouring of support and generosity, which brings us one step closer to realizing our mission.

Together, we can make a difference and create a brighter future for all those affected by brain aneurysms.

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