April 24, 2013
Jean and Peter Rocco led a group of several dozen runners participating in the Lake George Half-Marathon as "Team Gabby Gabs" in memory of not only the Boston Marathon victims, but on behalf of the couple's charitable organization, the Gabby Rocco Foundation, which offers emotional support and financial aid to parents grieving the loss of a child. The Roccos' daughter Gabrielle died in 2008 at age 2 of a congenital illness.
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More than 300 runners participated in the Lake George Half-Marathon April 21, and many of them were paying tribute to their fellow athletes — and their loved ones — injured or killed in the Boston Marathon bombings April 15.