About Denise Schaefer

Dee's Dash is in memory of Denise Schaefer - a loving mother, wife, teacher, counselor and coach who left us too soon after a short battle with a blood infection. Denise influenced so many young people around Montgomery County, particularly at Magruder High School in Rockville, where she served as a counselor and softball coach. Denise became a runner later in life - after becoming a mother. She accomplished the Marine Corps Marathon and is pictured here with her girls after the Iron Girl Half Marathon, just 2 weeks before her death.We hope to honor Dee, her perseverance, and her spirit with Dee's Dash. It is never too late to achieve a new goal or dream. The Denise Wilson Schaefer Memorial Scholarship will continue that dream for a deserving Magruder HS student. This year we will also be donating to Olney Boys & Girls Club, where Denise served as T-ball Commissioner to bring the gift of sport to deserving children.