Ryan Weston's Fundraiser:

MGH Emergency Response Fund Team

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THE STORY:

My name is Ryan Weston and I’m running for the MGH Emergency Fund team in memory of Eileen McGuirk and in honor of the victims and caregivers of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Although two separate causes, both stories illustrate how a positive attitude can truly change the lives of others.

 

I met Eileen while playing hockey alongside her son, Brian McGuirk, at Boston University. Throughout our four seasons, I always looked forward to Eileen’s post-game presence in the friends and family lounge at Agginis Arena.  Win, lose or draw, her positivity always put things back in perspective of what was really important; not just in sports, but also in life. Even when Eileen fell victim to cancer in 2012, her positive attitude never wavered. Her outlook has helped shape the man I am today. 

 

Just as Eileen possessed a strong positive attitude, so did the caregivers of last year’s Boston Marathon Bombing- an event that hit home for me as a Bostonian myself. When tragedy struck, it was overwhelming to witness how many people stepped up to the challenge with a positive attitude to help take care of others in need. The mentality of these caregivers directly impacted the lives of those affected by the event and their strong efforts resounded around the globe. Because of this, I am extremely excited that the money raised for my team will benefit social services for victims and families of disasters, such as the Boston Marathon Bombing, as well as emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training.

 

I greatly appreciate all of the support in my efforts to raise money for the MGH Emergency Fund Team. When I cross the finish line this April I will be thinking of Eileen, the victims and caregivers of last year’s marathon, and how positive attitude can make all the difference in the lives of others and your own.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,697

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gabbers

    $20

  • Higgy

    $25

  • Slice

    $25

  • Tiffany

    $50

  • Big jerry

    $100

  • Sid

    $100

  • Harp

    $50

  • Henry Hart

    $30

  • Kevin Kielt

    $50

  • Larry "The Hammer" Ellison

    $20

  • Tits McGee

    $25

  • Wes and Sussn

    $100

  • K2

    $100

  • Larissa

    $30

  • Kate S

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Lutz Family

    $100

  • Gordy Gun

    $100

  • Katarina Lutz

    $10

  • Matt and Sarah

    $100

  • Poopyskunk Healy

    $100

  • Annie and Craig Marlow

    $50

  • Mary Ann & Mike D.

    $150

  • Rich & Robyn

    $100

  • B Severance

    $50

  • Woody

    $30

  • Adam Hickman

    $25

  • Hayley C

    $25

  • Lynnsanity

    $50

  • Robert Licare

    $50

  • DMac

    $100

  • Tammy Unglesbee

    $25

  • Dillweed

    $50

  • The Mougenels

    $25

  • MCD

    $200

  • Boomer Isner

    $50

  • Zoë Zimmerman

    $20

  • Troy

    $20

  • Karyn Mohen

    $50

  • Meaghan McGoff

    $25

  • Flandy

    $100

  • Karson Gillespie

    $10

  • Travis Roy

    $25

  • Eruzione family

    $200

  • JoeCap

    $26

  • Ashley Miller Perlwitz

    $30

  • Fred Lewis

     

  • Taylor DiGloria

    $25

  • Q

    $26

  • Brad Zancanaro

    $50

  • Rick Vanaria

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Burns

    $50

  • Antonio Tropeano

    $25

  • Billy Pierce

    $50

  • Stacey & Andy

    $100

  • Elizabeth Arens

    $10

  • The Morrill-... Foundation

    $100

  • John McCarthy

    $50

  • Mike Burke

    $25

  • SAL

    $20

  • Emmerson Phillips

    $50

  • Vanita McGuirk

    $25

  • Chris Henes

    $100

  • The Cataldo Family

    $208

  • Smo

    $50

  • Sarah Dalton

    $50

  • Anmol J. Sharma

    $25

  • Scott Ruggles

    $25

  • Neenan

    $25

  • Mort

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $225

  • Angie Kielt

    $25

  • Sue

    $25

  • John Caron

    $75

  • Patrick Dolabany

    $25

  • Kirstin Daniel

    $15

  • Eliz

    $20

  • Mariah Zagarella

    $25

  • alissa finn

    $50

  • alissa finn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $77

  • Laura Paul

    $25

  • Klein

    $20

  • Ronan and Reilly Walsh

     

  • Brooke Hudson

    $50

  • Courtney Buchakjian

    $50

  • G-Flow

    $25

  • Peter Fish

    $100

  • Jennifer Rand

    $25

  • Bryan Benson

    $100

  • Kenny Ryan

    $25

  • Colleen Harrison

    $200

  • Jamie Fritsch

    $25

  • Keith Johnson

     

  • Anthony Morando BU Hockey

     

  • Woodsy

    $25

  • Rob, Karly & Audrey Smith

    $20

  • Andrew Orpik

    $50

  • Mel Davidson

    $25

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134% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $218,496 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jeff Helm

Amount Raised:

$13,400

 

134% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Michelle and Jenny Pirro

Amount Raised:

$11,534

 

115% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Marc Yelle

Amount Raised:

$8,836

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Jessica Jackson

Amount Raised:

$8,376

 

105% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Dee Dee Chen

Amount Raised:

$8,075

 

108% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Kevin Sweeney

Amount Raised:

$7,868

 

105% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JOANNE POMODORO

Amount Raised:

$7,683

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Kerri Halliday

Amount Raised:

$7,422

Donor Comments

Mel Davidson

Mel Davidson

DONATION: $25

Wish you the best of luck! Have a great race:) 11 hours ago

Andrew Orpik

Andrew Orpik

DONATION: $50

16 hours ago

Rob, Karly & Audrey Smith

Rob, Karly & Audrey Smith

DONATION: $20

1 day ago

Woodsy

Woodsy

DONATION: $25

1 day ago

Anthony Morando BU Hockey

Anthony Morando BU Hockey

Good Luck Westy.. RESPECT 2 days ago