FALMOUTH — The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) is excited to be part of the 50th Anniversary Falmouth Road Race Number for Non-Profits. FACE provides critical scholarship support to children in need of financial assistance to attend Catholic schools of the Diocese of Fall River. 

FACE is encouraging those throughout the Fall River Diocese to support some of the runners who are participating in the Road Race to raise funds for scholarships. Here are some of the runners’ personal testimony.

Jim Bouchard

I will be running the 2022 Falmouth Road Race in support of FACE. This is a great cause that provides financial assistance to families in need to allow them to send their children to Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River. I am excited to be participating in this event in support of FACE who has such a positive impact in the diocese. Thank you for your help to raise money as I participate in the 2022 ASICS Falmouth Road Race on August 21.

Sarah Drenzek

This year I am running for a great organization: FACE. I went to Catholic school growing up and am grateful for an opportunity to give back and support Catholic education here on the Cape. Thank you for supporting me on this run around beautiful Woods Hole and Falmouth and also supporting parochial schools.

Kelly Gomez

I am a physics teacher at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro and am passionate about providing a Catholic education for all those students who want a Catholic education. It is important to provide for all those who want to be part of our community, not just those who can afford to be part of our community. I ran in high school but did not return to the sport until about five years ago. 

This is my first Falmouth Road Race and I am looking forward to participating in the 50th anniversary run.

Joe Harrington

I support FACE because as a former member of the scholarship allocation committee I was able to see how many families rely on its support. It’s important that we do whatever we can to ensure that all families, including those in difficult situations are able to access a Catholic education.

Brian Healy

My father had a career in the United States Air Force, and it just so happened that while growing up, I lived on the Upper Cape for several years. The Falmouth Road Race was in its infancy back in the 1970s and ’80s and the event was really becoming popular. I wasn’t a runner back then, but you didn’t have to be a runner to realize that there was something very special happening with this race. Fast forward to today, I’ve been on a quest to get into better shape after being cooped up during the COVID pandemic. I’ve taken up running and I happened to be reading The Anchor, and I learned that FACE had some open charity entries for this year’s race. And the rest is almost history! I consider it a blessing to be able to run in the 50th Falmouth Road Race. I am honored to be helping to defray the cost of a Catholic education by raising funds to support FACE. And, I’d be even more honored, if you could help, too!

David Laird

Please join me in raising money for the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education. I will be running in the 2022 Falmouth Road Race as a member of the FACE team. All three of my kids went through Catholic schools, so I truly understand the financial weight that one takes on making that commitment. For my wife and me, it was worth every penny! It is my hope through your financial support that we are able to offer that opportunity of a Catholic education to other families. I have run in three Falmouth Road Races and have completed four Cape Cod Marathons.

Jane Robin

I am excited and honored to be part of this initiative as Team Captain for FACE and to participate in the At-Home edition seven-mile challenge with my daughter, Cassandra, FACE volunteer, with your support! Looking back over the years, I feel blessed to work with remarkable committee members and colleagues who are committed to fundraising efforts for our students through FACE. I have witnessed the outpouring support over the past 19 years at the Diocese of Fall River. My hope is that I may count on your support again as we venture to raise critical scholarship aid for our students in need. As you know the need is greater than ever for families wishing for their child to attend a Catholic school in our diocese. I am grateful for your heartwarming and loyal encouragement and to see the impact that has been made for students across the diocese. I appreciate your continued support and prayers for TEAM FACE!

Dan Roy

I have been committed to Catholic education as a teacher and a leader for over 20 years and firmly believe that FACE provides young people opportunities to grow in deeper awareness of God’s love and their God-given talents and to become leaders in service to their community. 

Kara Russell (on left in 


St. John Bosco said “Without confidence & love there, can be no true education.” My heart has lived in Catholic education for a very long time. God’s plan is not always clearly revealed, but he put this stepping stone in my path and I look forward to doing what I can to help the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education in the Fall River diocese in the running of this year’s Falmouth Road Race. Grace and I will be hitting the pavement together, so keep us in your prayers! Hopefully this journey will send Grace off with just the right amount of confidence and love. 

Sara Seals (white dress in 


I’m so excited to be running in the 50th Anniversary Falmouth Road Race with Team FACE!

I am the Chorus teacher at Bishop Feehan High School and I love what I do each and every day. My students are truly some of the best I have ever worked with and I couldn’t imagine myself being anywhere else. I am also an avid runner and am thrilled to be running my third Falmouth Road Race and my second one with Team FACE. I will be participating in the Virtual “At-Home” edition of the FRR but will be cheering on my teammates in spirit on August 21. Please consider making a donation to this important cause, which allows any student who wants to attend a Catholic school to do so, regardless of their financial situation. Thank you.

Tim Vaughan

Having attended Catholic school from first grade through law school, I’m a big believer in the value of a Catholic education. I’m supporting FACE to help make that same gift available to those less fortunate. Looking forward to running my third Falmouth Road Race.

Please use the link or scan the QR Code to support our team members.