Jim Pathman's Fundraiser:

Team Hoyt 2012 Boston Marathon

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“Every day, I am inspired by my sons and the effort they put in to enjoying life. It makes any pain I feel during a run seem insignificant.”

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: HOYT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: HOYT FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

I am inspired by my 13-year-old sons, Shane and Riley. They are the reason I run and the reason I am a part of Team Hoyt.

My twins were born three months early and have cerebral palsy. Yet, my wife Lisa and I never think of them as handicapped. They do more sports than any other kids we know—they run, swim, bike, surf, river raft and snowboard. In the Pathman family we focus on being happy, embracing life and tackling fun activities. I have always loved the exhilaration I feel during a run and I was determined that my sons should be able to experience the same freedom, the same sense of accomplishment when crossing a finish line. That’s why Shane, Riley and I started doing 5ks, 10ks and triathlons together.

We’ve had to be creative to make it work. I designed a special handle for Riley’s walker to make it easier to push. Sometimes I actually have to carry Shane on my shoulders—because his foot turns in, his legs tend to cramp up. Still, even when I’m pushing Riley, we have been able to attain a 7:40 per mile pace. I have never run a marathon, but have always aspired to do so. I have watched and admired Dick and Rick Hoyt for years and consider them to be role models for my own life. 

Now I have the honor to run for Team Hoyt and that gives me even more motivation. I am thrilled to be training for the Boston Marathon on this amazing team. Shane and Riley won’t run this one, but will be there along with Lisa to cheer me to the finish. It’s my hope that in the not-too-distant future, I will develop the strength and stamina to run in a marathon together with my sons.

Riley puts in a tremendous effort just to get across a parking lot in his walker. Shane strives to keep up with other kids in school. If they can do that, I feel I should do all I can to push myself further. As I complete these 26 miles—and I know I will succeed in completing them—I will be driven forward by my support of Team Hoyt and my love for my sons.

Want to know more about Dick and Rick Hoyt and Team Hoyt http://www.teamhoyt.com

Want to see more of the Pathmans http://www.facebook.com/teampathman

Our team of both qualified and chairty runners have set a fundraising goal of $200,000 which would eclipse our former record by $75,000.  Please give generously as our runners train, sweat, hurt and raise funds for the Hoyt Foundation, Inc.  The Hoyt Foundation, Inc. is an IRS 501(c)(3) charity.  Checks can be made payable to the Hoyt Foundation, Inc. and mailed to 241 Mashapaug Road, Holland, Massachusetts 01521.

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To This Fundraiser

$9,030

MONEY RAISED
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  • Offline donations

    $500

  • Sarah and Jim Sleeper

    $500

  • Dave and Anni Dayan

    $200

  • David & Patty Jones

    $500

  • Kaila Balch

    $50

  • Gina Austin

    $100

  • The Big Wheel

     

  • Kate and Young

    $200

  • Niall and Jennifer

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Virgilio's

     

  • Holkers

    $70

  • AJC

    $5,000

  • Millie Larsen

    $100

  • Gabriela Clemons

     

  • Bill, Wendy and Chili

    $50

  • Grandma Jill

    $100

  • Joe, Stacy, Adam and Olivia Cashman

    $100

  • Mark & Sharon

    $250

  • Salzberg's

    $360

  • Tom and Arlene

    $250

  • Nancy and Alan Spector

    $100

  • Malini Bhuva

     

  • JCruz

    $200

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $222,904 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ian Duffy

Amount Raised:

$12,729

 

127% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kellyn Gowen

Amount Raised:

$10,527

 

175% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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Tammy Stapleton

Amount Raised:

$9,567

Fundraiser Title

Jim Pathman

Amount Raised:

$9,030

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Trish Newsom

Amount Raised:

$8,398

 

168% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Maureen Hayes

Amount Raised:

$8,265

 

165% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Famiglietti

Amount Raised:

$8,216

 

164% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Wagner

Amount Raised:

$8,007

 

160% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Millie Larsen

Millie Larsen

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

AJC

AJC

DONATION: $5,000

2 years ago

Holkers

Holkers

DONATION: $70

2 years ago

Virgilio's

Virgilio's

Supporting Jim Pathman 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Go Riley, Shane and Jim! 2 years ago