LIVERMORE — Friends of the late Diane Castonguay Gould have teamed up to follow through on her goal to raise money to enhance the lives of sick children and raise cancer awareness.

Gould, a wife and the mother of three boys, was killed Jan. 19 on Route 17 in Fayette when a propane truck rolled onto her vehicle. She was a Regional School Unit 73 director at the time.

Renda Guild of Livermore and Gould had planned to participate in the The Color Run on Sunday, June 28, in South Portland to benefit The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

The two had been going to the gym to run and build their strength to participate in the event before Gould died.

By the time they were finished with the 5K, Guild said, they planned to be covered in color. Participants are showered with color during different phases of the race at Bug Light Park at Southern Maine Community College.

The week before Gould died, the two were trying to think of names for their team. Gould came up with Dare To Dream, Guild said.

Gould had been there for Guild during a traumatic time in her life.

Guild and Arlene Henry Castonguay, one of Diane’s good friends, have formed a team of 14 members to carry out her goal.

They have also had T-shirts created that feature the slogan, Dare to Dream, illustrated with the last photograph Gould took, which was of a flower. The shirts cost $15 for cotton and $20 for nylon fit. The combined proceeds from the T-shirt sales and a bake sale will be donated to The Dempsey Challenge in the fall. It will be earmarked to benefit the children’s cancer unit at The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston in Diane’s memory. The shirts will be on sale at the Livermore Town Office until right before the challenge.

“It will be a big emotional day on Sunday,” Guild said. “Even though she is not there with us, she is going to be spiritually with us. She is going to be right on our shoulders. I’m going to make sure I am covered with color.”

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