Mary Marshall's Fundraiser:

American Red Cross 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

ORGANIZER: American Red Cross of Massachusetts

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

DAYS TO GO: 3

THE STORY:

Happy 2014!  I am crazy enough to run the 2014 Boston Marathon but wise enough to do it as a member of the ARC Team. I need all the help I can get and a combination of Dan, Nicole, Rebecca, and my personal trainer/conscience/tremendous friend Karen O. Teller - with an occasional training table meal provided by her dear better half Richard - will pull me through!

Funds raised by Team Red Cross 2014 participants will benefit American Red Cross of Massachusetts programs and services. I am particularly focused on raising funds for the ARC Food Pantry to make sure, among other things, that there is a turkey in every bag this Thanksgiving.

My motivation to run this year is also fueled by my desire to do something positive to counter the negative forces which impacted last year's marathon. I joined a number of ARC volunteers and staff - and dear friend KOT - in the stands to watch last year's ARC runners finish. We were joined by many other groups - including families from Newtown - all of us having come together to witness runners complete an amazing physical task - many of whom were also running for a cause beyond testing their physical limits. What we witnessed and learned more of in the coming days was something beyond description in terms of sheer barbarity and terror.  The response of those who were and remain directly impacted is a source of daily inspiration and reflection; so too was the response of the people of the City of Boston.

Inspired, motivated and humbled by all of these factors - and with the support of Team Red Cross - I will attempt my first marathon in 19 years with tools that require significantly more WD-40 to remain operational. I would be enormously grateful for your support of my run - of any kind (positive thoughts and incantations count too!)

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To This Fundraiser

$6,825

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • C. Macdonald

     

  • Jeannie & Jason Kampas

     

  • Julia and Michael Cosentino

     

  • Paul Eklund

     

  • Brent McDonald

     

  • jim ward

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom Jalkut

     

  • G. Gill-Aus...

     

  • Wendy & Bill Fiscus

     

  • Marianne Ajemian

     

  • Sarah Manning

     

  • Katie Thatcher

     

  • Mike and Dana Carpentier

     

  • Elizabeth Potter

     

  • Matt, Bridget, Mary and Juliet Snell

     

  • Nelson Apjohn

     

  • Beth Mitchell

     

  • Robin Travers

     

  • Beth & Michael Krebs

     

  • Matt Gaughan

     

  • Diane Moes

     

  • Melissa Ellis

     

  • Mary Ryan

     

  • Larry & Susan Driscoll

     

  • Paul and Jane Ayoub

     

  • Maria McDonough

     

  • Mike Mooney

     

  • Robert and Glenda Fishman

     

  • Jessica Alfano

     

  • Erica Carroll

     

  • Ann Marie and Bill Kennedy

     

  • Daniel and Josephine Gleason

     

  • Mary Marshall

     

  • Jennifer, Bill, Ben and Steph

     

  • John Conley

     

  • John Marshall

     

  • Andy McElaney

     

  • Rebecca and Peter Spellios

     

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114% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $272,649 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Spirio Turi

Amount Raised:

$21,894

 

146% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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John Stadtler

Amount Raised:

$13,983

 

186% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Karen Teller

Amount Raised:

$11,495

 

115% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Rebecca Alvarez

Amount Raised:

$10,550

 

141% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Doug Neuschafer

Amount Raised:

$9,055

 

181% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jessie Cox

Amount Raised:

$8,325

 

111% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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JoAnne Blakely

Amount Raised:

$8,300

 

166% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Armin Molavi

Amount Raised:

$7,300

 

122% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andy McElaney

Andy McElaney

11 hours ago

John Marshall

John Marshall

Mary, so proud of all that you do for others and with others to help make their burdens lighter. Love you so much! Johnny 1 day ago

John Conley

John Conley

Mary- Good Luck! 2 weeks ago

Jennifer, Bill, Ben and Steph

Jennifer, Bill, Ben and Steph

2 weeks ago