Greg Mercuri's Fundraiser:

Team Teen Empowerment Boston Marathon 2012

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THE STORY:

Growing up in the Boston area, I've learned that the Boston Marathon has always been one of the great traditions that makes the city unique.  Between the starting line in Hopkinton, the half way point in my home town of Natick, Heart Break Hill in Newton, and all the way to the finish line at the Boston Public Library on Boylston St, it seems that for at least one day during the year, the entire community comes together to celebrate the great tradition that we have enjoyed for the past 116 years.

My employer (John Hancock) is the primary sponsor of the Boston Marathon and each year they give the opportunity to 100 employees to participate in this great event.  This year I was selected to the list of employee runners and have been given the opportunity to compete in the event.

Through my entire life in athletics, I've learned to be grateful for and to make the most of every opportunity because they will not always be given to me.  Being able to run in the Boston Marathon is no certainly no exception, and I am training as hard as I can to take full advantage of this.

As part of the program run by John Hancock, we get to raise money for a special cause in the Boston area.  Since I have spent much of the past 6 years helping young people through coaching Baseball and Basketball, I felt it made perfect sense for me to represent the Teen Empowerment Program, which helps the youth in urban areas of Boston.  More information on the great work this charity does is located below.

I understand that these times are tough, and making a donation is not the easiest thing to do when the economy weighs on us all.  However, I kindly ask you to consider supporting, with me, this worthwhile charity to support the at-risk youth of Boston.  Any donation would be much appreciated.

Running the Boston Marathon truly is a great challenge that I wouldn't be able to complete on my own.  All the support I receive from my family and friends is what motivates me to compete.

Thanks for your support and encouragement, and please let me know if you have any questions.

-Greg

 

Center for the Development of Teen Empowerment, Inc. wrote -

Every dollar donated to Teen Empowerment is used to hire and support youth from urban neighborhoods to plan and carry out initiatives engaging thousands of community members each year. These initiatives involve hundreds of young people from high-risk backgrounds in telling their stories, expressing their emotions, and committing themselves to creating communities based on respect and cooperation, while building enormous good will among youth from different neighborhoods and between young people and the adult world. 

But, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Please spend a few minutes looking at the videos of TE youth at work and you will see the capacity that they have to communicate powerful messages of mutual respect that is helping to create urban environments where healing is possible and violence unthinkable.

We want to offer our deep appreciation to all of those men and women who are dedicating themselves simultaneously to training for the Boston Marathon and to raising much-needed funds to support Teen Empowerment’s important work. Thanks so much to the members of the TE Team and to all of you who are supporting them and Teen Empowerment through your donations.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Greg Mercuri

    $50

  • Jeanne Mooney

    $25

  • Leslie Doolittle

    $26

  • Jay Dobek

    $100

  • Judy Targonski

    $100

  • Bob Pini

    $50

  • Kevin & Allison Stone

    $50

  • Mark Reynolds

    $100

  • Stan and Jenna Targonski

    $20

  • Carol Savoie

    $10

  • Kayla Mercuri

    $50

  • Rick and Susanne Wasserbo...

    $50

  • Anne & Marc Costantini

     

  • Rebecca Mercuri

     

  • Ann McGarry

    $25

  • Paula Woodman

     

  • The Collins Family

    $50

  • Julie O'Donnell

    $25

  • Mary & Averill Bromfield

     

  • Lou Mercuri

    $50

  • Joel Bradford

    $5

  • Maryanne Reilly

    $50

  • Margaret

    $20

  • Becky Leonard

    $50

  • Sandy Jeffries

    $25

  • Betsy and Bill Kaden

    $100

  • Dan Massar

    $25

  • Gail and David Gilvarg

    $25

  • Matt Lodi

    $30

  • Matt Griffin

    $64

  • Chris Darcy

    $25

  • Max Lu

    $25

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103% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $30,211 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Karalyn Spadaro

Amount Raised:

$2,386

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Laura Del Pozzo

Amount Raised:

$1,975

 

132% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Emily Poltrack

Amount Raised:

$1,945

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Eileen Lynch

Amount Raised:

$1,855

 

124% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Scott Ward

Amount Raised:

$1,795

 

90% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Caroline Reinsch

Amount Raised:

$1,725

 

115% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Andrew Wilkins

Amount Raised:

$1,650

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Karen McLean

Amount Raised:

$1,625

 

108% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Max Lu

Max Lu

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Chris Darcy

Chris Darcy

DONATION: $25

Congrats Greg you looked terrific out there today!!!! 2 years ago

Matt Griffin

Matt Griffin

DONATION: $64

2 years ago

Matt Lodi

Matt Lodi

DONATION: $30

Passion. Commitment. Excellence 2 years ago

Gail and David Gilvarg

Gail and David Gilvarg

DONATION: $25

2 years ago