Oliver Katz'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



Dear Family and Friends,

I hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season.

As a native of Boston, I have spent many Marathon Mondays on the sidewalks of Beacon Street cheering on its participants as they enter the home stretch of the race. As I watched runners pass I promised myself that one day I would attempt this challenge as well.

After the horrific events that took place at last year’s finish line, I thought what better time to start training then now? To that end I spent the better half of 2013 running often, and in November I completed my first half Marathon in Cape Cod.

This year, I was fortunate enough to have been offered a spot on the 2014 Red Cross Marathon team. The bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 turned a setting of athletic triumph into a scene of tragedy. The American Red Cross supported the Family Assistance Center and events such as the Memorial Service for Officer Sean Collier. The American Red Cross also provided emotional support to people struggling to cope in the community.  

In accepting the offer, I have committed to raise a minimum of $5,000 for the organization. Through the generosity of its donors the Red Cross is able to provide vital life saving and life sustaining programs and services to those, like the Boston Marathon victims and their families, in their greatest time of need.  I am now reaching out to my family and friends in order to help me reach, and hopefully exceed, this goal.

I urge you to please join me in making a gift today. Anything and everything will help. 

Thank you for your support. Boston Strong!

Oliver Katz

Funds raised by Team Red Cross 2014 participants will benefit American Red Cross of Massachusetts programs and services.


To This Fundraiser


  • Ale Bennett


  • Leslie Loomis


  • Nina Farmer


  • Janet & Deb


  • Larry and Pat


  • Aunt Deb and Uncle Ray


  • Nora & Jim


  • ana sortun


  • Martha Michael and Henry


  • Monica & Phil


  • rick guidelli


  • Jorge and Rodolfo


  • Kathy and Peter


  • Taylor Barrett


  • Hannah Hutton


  • Abby Sharaf


  • Calvin and Zack


  • The Rosenbergs


  • Howard and Jeffrey


  • Ryan F Connelly




  • Hallie


  • Whit


  • Caroline, Monika, and Anne


  • The Bucks


  • Bob Fouhy and Chris Tebbutt


  • Elia Cruz


  • Maria & Michael Hanlon


  • Arlene Zack and Gregg Miller


  • Martha and Joel


  • Petey


  • Anonymous


  • Steve & Dan


  • Susan and Rich Doll


  • Anonymous


  • Alice Friedman


  • Hacin + Associates


  • Rob Schiller


  • Donald Florence


  • Fantin La Tour


  • Julie and David Marcus


  • Meryl and Dennis


  • John and Heddi


  • Kevin & Kristopher Musumano


  • Mom and Dad


  • Anonymous


  • Diana Faust


  • Chris & Claudia


  • michael tesler


  • Eric Roseff


  • Charlie C.


  • Danielle Levy



113% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $258,564 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Deborah Spirio Turi

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145% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Karen Teller

Amount Raised:



113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Rebecca Alvarez

Amount Raised:



130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Doug Neuschafer

Amount Raised:



181% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jessie Cox

Amount Raised:



111% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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John Stadtler

Amount Raised:



108% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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JoAnne Blakely

Amount Raised:



155% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Armin Molavi

Amount Raised:



121% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Danielle Levy

Danielle Levy

1 day ago

Charlie C.

Charlie C.

5 days ago

Eric Roseff

Eric Roseff

1 week ago

michael tesler

michael tesler

2 weeks ago

Chris & Claudia

Chris & Claudia

Good luck Oliver - this is great cause and you deserve all the cheering that will come with your efforts on Marathon Day. 2 weeks ago