Daniel Marotta's Fundraiser:

Team Run for CF Boston Marathon 2012

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Thank You So Much To EVERYONE That Has Donated!!! Your generous donations have brought us closer to a cure! BEAT CF!!!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 593

THE STORY:

     On April 10, 2011, many of us lost a dear friend and a very special person. His name was Christopher John Williams. Chris passed away after a long battle with the lung disease, Cystic Fibrosis. For those of you who do not know, Cystic Fibrosis is a chronic disease that affects your lungs and digestive system, affecting more than 70,000 people worldwide. On April 18th of this year, [just a year and a week after his passing,] I will be running the Boston Marathon for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of Chris. With your help I hope to both support and raise awareness for this rare disease.

     Some of you may have never met Chris, but those of you that have, know that he was a very smart, kind, and loving person in more ways than words can describe. I first met Chris when we were in elementary school, and at the time I knew very little about his condition. As the years passed and we shared all aspects of our lives together, I began to understand how difficult and burdensome it was for someone to live with Cystic Fibrosis. Throughout all of his schooling Chris was in and out of the hospital - sometimes for months at a time, battling through troublesome flare-ups due to his condition. If you knew Chris however, you would know that Cystic Fibrosis did not define him. In fact, many people who met Chris may not have even known that he had Cystic Fibrosis. Chris was the toughest individual I have ever met, and he tackled this disease like no other. I speak for many when I say that Chris taught us the importance of living life to the fullest. 
     In the 1950’s, few people born with Cystic Fibrosis lived to attend elementary school. Today, thanks to years of research and medical advancements, the median age of survival for a person with Cystic Fibrosis is in the late 30’s, with the increasing possibility of living into their 40’s and beyond.    The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has been a driving force in finding a cure for this arduous disease while also helping to improve the quality of life for those whom suffer. With your help I hope to support the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in its admiral efforts to find a cure for this disease. 
     If you are able to and would like to donate in Chris’s honor for the benefit of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, you can click the link below to be forwarded to my fundraising page. In the upcoming months, I will also be holding several fundraising events, as well as selling Boston Marathon t-shirts in Chris’s memory. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated in my upcoming efforts to run 26.2 miles for Christopher John Williams. Thank you for your time and consideration. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$9,335

MONEY RAISED
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  • Daniel Marotta

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kara

     

  • Alex

     

  • Talia Ronga

    $100

  • Kay Cunis

    $50

  • Joni Pesola

    $100

  • Janelle Marulli

    $30

  • Joan Kwiatek

    $25

  • Laura Williams

    $250

  • Megan and Dean

    $50

  • Chuong Tran

    $100

  • Janet & John Williams

    $500

  • Kristen Fiocco

    $20

  • Erin Farrar

    $25

  • Kayla Romano

    $50

  • Lauren Russo

    $30

  • The Peacock Family

    $150

  • Dave and Debbie Rolandini

    $100

  • Chris Angelini

    $200

  • Xander H

    $100

  • Kale Whalen

    $50

  • Sophia Neuhaus

    $30

  • Bill Thomas

    $30

  • Kathleen Cullen

    $50

  • Patrice and Paul

    $100

  • Amanda Shapiro

    $20

  • The Nahabedian Family

    $50

  • Kristin ten Bensel

    $50

  • Jordan and Chris Dervan

    $75

  • Peter & Debbie Mirabile

    $25

  • Louie & Deb Ronga

    $100

  • The Wilmot Family

    $50

  • Katelyn Buttaro

    $75

  • Vee Rogers

    $50

  • Donna Boudreau

    $50

  • Gail Gauthier

    $25

  • Amy, Meghan and Sean Moore

    $100

  • Lauren Rice

    $50

  • Sue Oh

    $50

  • Nicole Marotta

    $100

  • Elisabeth and Bob Costigan

    $100

  • Jo-Ann and Bob

    $50

  • Diane and Joe Marotta

    $400

  • Andrew Dervan

    $50

  • Mary Lang

    $50

  • Elizabeth Kokoras

    $20

  • Mary Lang

    $50

  • Elizabeth Kokoras

    $20

  • Randy Gonchar

    $100

  • Victoria Gonchar

    $50

  • Diane Pizzano

    $50

  • Laura Boston

    $50

  • Kathleen Cronin

    $50

  • Nanci and Joe Angelini

    $100

  • Williams Lobster Corporat...

    $125

  • Julia Feltus

    $25

  • The Smotrycz Family

    $500

  • The Barnes Family

    $110

  • Jarrod Cohen

    $100

  • Ginny, Tommy, Kristen, and Lisa

    $50

  • Chrissie Griffin

    $25

  • The Wilkinson Family

    $100

  • Merchant Warehouse Employees

    $598

  • Samantha Eaton

    $50

  • Jim Bacher

    $26

  • Ken and Jan Resmini

    $100

  • Greatest Bar CF FUNDRAISER on 03.23.12!!

    $849

  • The Harrington Family

    $100

  • Morton Family

    $30

  • Margaret Quin

    $50

  • William McElhiney II

    $50

  • Manual Bettenco... JR.

    $50

  • Kathleen Giordano

    $60

  • Thomas Bromander

    $100

  • Carol Bernazzani

    $100

  • Julie Surette

    $50

  • Elaine Lawless

    $50

  • Alden Goodnow, JR. insurance Agency INC.

    $100

  • Kim Pomerleau

    $25

  • The Bostons

    $30

  • Jennifer Burke

     

  • Liam McElhiney

    $50

  • Pat Leahy

    $32

  • Michael Marek

    $20

  • Stephanie Trinh

    $20

  • Carolyn Feola

    $50

  • Tara Romero

    $50

  • Ian Walsh

    $100

  • Michael, Maria and Daniela Ronga

    $50

  • Patricia Dervan

    $25

  • Ellen McLaughlin

    $50

  • Judith Dunn

    $50

  • Caturano & Company Foundation

    $250

  • Pat Williams Brown

    $50

  • Andrea Lopez

    $100

  • Kathy Murphy

    $20

  • Caylin Marotta

    $50

  • Able Home Care

    $150

  • Caturano & Company Foundation

    $500

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117% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $66,014 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tom, Will and Adam Boardman

Amount Raised:

$16,686

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Marotta

Amount Raised:

$9,335

 

117% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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Theresa Casey

Amount Raised:

$8,158

 

163% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Karl Yen

Amount Raised:

$7,183

 

72% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Allison Maher

Amount Raised:

$6,100

 

122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Missy Ayers

Amount Raised:

$5,850

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Shannon Collins

Amount Raised:

$5,837

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Karen Yen

Amount Raised:

$5,675

 

95% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Erin Farrar

Erin Farrar

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kristen Fiocco

Kristen Fiocco

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Janet & John Williams

Janet & John Williams

DONATION: $500

Dan, You have always been such a wonderful friend to Chris. Thanks for keeping his memory alive. You know he'll be with you on Marathon Day and every day after. All Our Love!!!! 2 years ago

Chuong Tran

Chuong Tran

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Megan and Dean

Megan and Dean

DONATION: $50

2 years ago