Erin Kelly's Fundraiser:

Team FD Boston Marathon 2012

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Powered through 22 miles this morning! 3 weeks until Marathon Monday!! THANK YOU for all the well wishes, love and support!!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: FIRST DESCENTS

ORGANIZER: FIRST DESCENTS

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

 

First Descents programs are weeklong rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, and mountaineering camps that bring young adults together to teach them to transcend their cancer diagnosis. FD encourages young adults and their support networks to take back everything the trauma of cancer stole from them- confidence, passions, happiness, energy, determination, empowerment, or anything else. An FD camp is such a powerful vehicle for change because First Descents is about feeling alive- being limitless, humble, passionate, adventurous and HAPPY. The thrill of First Descents is the extraordinary and assertive way people incorporate those values into their lives after their initial FD experience. Please visit www.FirstDescents.org to learn more!

I interned for First Descents for 8 months (January to August 2011), volunteered at 2 FD rock-climbing camps in Estes Park, CO in May 2011, and participated in the first FD climb of Mt. Hood in June 2011. Throughout my time with First Descents, I met hundreds of people- FD staff, participants and supporters- to whom I look up and by whom I feel extraordinarily inspired. I am running this marathon for them- people who constantly embrace challenge and the opportunity to be alive.

I ask for your help and generosity in raising $5,000 for First Descents in honor of my participation in the 2012 Boston Marathon. That sum will sponsor five First Descents experiences. Every donation- from $500 to $5- will make a difference, just as every step I run will make a difference.

I’ve been an athlete my whole life, but First Descents and Team FD are all about taking it to the next level. The experience of training for and running my first marathon is an EPIC challenge filled with a substantial combination of exhilaration and pain, but I’m doing it in honor of those who accept and embrace the challenge of living through cancer with strength, courage and optimism. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from First Descents, it is to be POWERFUL; be a force for extreme positive change in your own life and others’. We should all fight for happiness and successes that will make our experience of living meaningful day in and day out.

CHALLENGE ON!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,077

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alexandra Kelly

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • wally and karen brooks

    $100

  • Maura Condon Umble

     

  • Dave, Kristi, & Faith Wykle

    $250

  • Blaire Smith

     

  • Eleanna Antoniou

    $20

  • Alison Oriente

     

  • Bonnie & Ray Mather

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • MJ Erickson

    $50

  • Brad and Hannah Dusto

    $300

  • Samantha Ciciretto

    $50

  • Jennifer & Peter Peterson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom and Lois Byron

    $100

  • The Guerin Family

    $25

  • Pat Sullivan

    $50

  • Rick & Jackie Hall

    $50

  • Wiki Wiki Remix

    $50

  • Stepmom and Brent

    $100

  • CrowdRise

    $25

  • Kelly Malin

    $50

  • Anne & Gary Westerman

    $50

  • Deanna Ross

    $20

  • BETTY & JOHN VOSSERS

    $200

  • Richard & Janis Kaufman

    $25

  • Amelia Russo

    $25

  • Larry & Cheryl Ernst

    $50

  • Christine and Ed Edelson

    $25

  • Patrick

    $50

  • Cristibol DelMonte

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Lisa Calvano

    $50

  • Priyanka Shetty

    $20

  • David and Donna York

    $25

  • Margaret Capp

    $20

  • Karen & Michael Bellotti

    $25

  • Tony & Sue Gimbut

    $30

  • Maura & John Stanko

    $25

  • Lauren Southwick

    $50

  • Adam R. Levine

    $50

  • The Comeau Family

    $30

  • Dan, Melinda and Aaron Kodz

    $25

  • Ed & Jane Santopie...

    $50

  • Eric Pier

    $20

  • Ed Hauck and Stefanie Valar

    $50

  • United Church of Christ Southbury

    $100

  • Gus DaSilva

    $50

  • The Hojnicki Family

    $50

  • Doug & Charlene Baxter

    $50

  • LB

    $30

  • LL

    $31

  • john schmidt

    $100

  • Nancy & Jack Kelly

    $500

  • Leigh Block

    $20

  • Bob & Mary Porter

    $20

  • Ted, Anne, Sarah and John

    $250

  • Walt, Vickie and Christi Slomski

    $100

  • The Kahl family

    $50

  • Tom & Gretchen Bacon

    $50

  • Antonio Callari

    $20

  • Ro McDonald

    $25

  • Wendy Anton

     

  • Brian and Karen Jones

    $100

  • Lois Pat McAllister

    $15

  • Jaime Heilbron

    $50

  • the dohrmann family

    $50

  • Laurie and Larry Varholak

    $50

  • Laura and INT371!

    $26

  • Bill&Liz;

    $50

  • Alice Mathieu

    $25

  • Art & Tiz Mulligan

    $60

  • Claire Giblin

    $50

  • Kathy and Tim Rancourt

    $25

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102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $33,591 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Phil Gallant

Amount Raised:

$12,100

Fundraiser Title

Brian W

Amount Raised:

$8,728

 

44% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Kelly

Amount Raised:

$5,077

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Bridges

Amount Raised:

$5,000

 

71% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

kammi reiss

Amount Raised:

$2,391

Fundraiser Title

FIRST DESCENTS

Amount Raised:

$295

 

1% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Phil Gallant

Amount Raised:

$0

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Carmazzi

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Go Erin!!!! 2 years ago

Jennifer & Peter Peterson

Jennifer & Peter Peterson

DONATION: $50

Good Luck at Heart Break Hill 2 years ago

Samantha Ciciretto

Samantha Ciciretto

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Erin, good luck! 2 years ago

Brad and Hannah Dusto

Brad and Hannah Dusto

DONATION: $300

Good luck, Erin! We'll be rooting for you! 2 years ago

MJ Erickson

MJ Erickson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago