Our twenty-fifth random act of kindness for the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy honors the memory of Mary Sherlach, age 56, a school psychologist known for her love of helping students and families overcome difficulties. Her entire career was dedicated to helping others, and Mary planned to retire at the end of this school year to spend more time with loved ones. Mary is credited with attempting to charge the gunman, running toward him in an attempt to save others; she lost her life for her brave and heroic choice.
Mary was a member of Trumbull Community Women, an organization dedicated to community service. For over a decade, Trumbull Community Women have hosted a Relay for Life annual walk. In Mary's honor, we have donated to the local Connecticut chapter of Relay for Life.