Ashley Hatton Awarded The Katherine McMahon Memorial Award

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01/27/21

Ashley Hatton Awarded The Katherine McMahon Memorial Award

Katherine McMahon was one of our founding board members. She devoted her life to advocacy and service on behalf of people with disabilities. She followed the stories of each person affected by TBRS like they were her own family. She cheered for our accomplishments and cried with us during difficult times. We lost Kathy to cancer in September of 2019.

The TBRS Community established The Katherine McMahon Memorial award to keep Kathy’s spirit alive. We asked for nominations from our community to honor a person who embodies Kathy’s kindness, generosity, and “can do” attitude.

Ashley Hatton was nominated for the award, and the committee unanimously voted yes! Ashley is a bright light in our community. She is an artist and shares her joy by sending her artwork with messages of encouragement to her “TBRS friends” to brighten their days. She spearheaded The TBRS Challenge—a now annual fundraiser that raised $11,500 and inspired our community to get moving toward healthier lifestyles. She posts motivational videos in our Facebook Group, is a positive presence at every TBRS Social Group, and our community wouldn’t be the same without her. Thank you for being you, Ashley. We were so honored to present you with this award. Kathy would be so pleased.