Kate Nolan's Fundraiser:

Team Special Olympics MA Boston 2012

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BENEFITING: Special Olympics Massachusetts

ORGANIZER: Special Olympics Massachusetts

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

4/7/12: Last long run till the marathon! I ran 8 miles today and felt great:)  I am getting super pumped for Marathon Monday, it is going to be awesome. I am keeping my fngers crossed for cloudy, 50 degree weather!

The Boston Marathon and Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) are a great combination.  The marathon provides the challenge of a lifetime and Special Olympics provides the inspiration to train and complete the challenge.

My inspiration comes from my dad and my sister.  My dad, Dick Nolan, was active in Special Olympics Delaware and dedicated many hours in support of the athletes and their families.  I honor his memory by supporting an organization that was near and dear to his heart.  My sister, Elizabeth, is a Special Olympics athlete and competes in long distance running as well as basketball, tennis and volleyball.  Her mantra, “ If you finish, you win.”, sounds good to me.  Her tip for training is – no walking, no whining.  We’ll see about that.

I’m a casual runner and did not qualify with the elites but when Special Olympics Massachusetts invited me to be a fundraiser and runner, I jumped at the chance.  I am writing to ask your help in supporting Special Olympics Massachusetts and my quest to finish the marathon.  Your contribution will go directly to SOMA and will support the athletes who train and compete year round.  SOMA does not charge its athletes to participate, so it is crucial that these athletes are supported through fund raising initiatives such as the SOMA marathon team.  By supporting our athletes to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives, and by educating the public about the abilities of Special Olympic athletes, we can begin to change our world – one individual and one mile at a time. 

Today, Special Olympics stands as a leader in the field of intellectual disability and has sharpened the focus on its mission as not just "nice," but critical; not just as a sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, but also an effective catalyst for social change.(SODE.org)

Thank you for considering my request.  I’ve already begun my training and I’m getting psyched.  You can keep in touch by visiting my web site where I will be posting weekly updates.

Alternate way of donating can be made by a check made payable to SOMA  with Kate Nolan marathon in the memo and mailed to Special Olympics Massachusetts,Inc  C/O Nick Savarese  ~The Yawkey Sports Training Center  ~ 512 Forest Street ~ Marlborough, MA 01752.

 

Trainingly Yours,

 

Kate

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To This Fundraiser

$6,906

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda Andersen

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Megan & Jim Nolan

    $100

  • Glen and Kate Arentowicz

    $100

  • Michael and Alison Tumas

     

  • Ann Connors

    $200

  • Andrea, Evan and Finn

    $20

  • Anonymous

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    $50

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    $100

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    $100

  • Richard and Joann Burns

    $100

  • Amos Adelowo

    $25

  • Theraspr... Physical therapy

    $100

  • Mary Ann Nolan

    $15

  • Elizabeth Nolan

    $45

  • Claire Kate Gordon, Frankie Jordan, and ...

    $117

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    $50

  • Fleming Family

    $50

  • Aggie

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    $50

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  • John Gebski

     

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    $25

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  • Megan, Evan, & Willa Simpson

     

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    $75

  • Bridget and Joseph MacDonough

    $50

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    $50

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    $50

  • J.T. Decker

     

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  • Kate, Sam, Bugsy & Olive Foley xoxo

     

  • Ann Grunert & Tom B

    $100

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    $100

  • Leah

    $50

  • Linda Morris

     

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  • Claire Kinn

     

  • Linda Morris

     

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  • Fran Monteleone

    $100

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  • Maureen Duffy

    $50

  • Frankie and Grace Jordan

    $100

  • Deborah Kennedy

     

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The Team: $41,998 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jay O'Brien

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$8,820

 

88% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kate Nolan

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$6,906

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$6,050

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Greg Kulicki

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$5,654

 

57% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Molly Parshley

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$5,495

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Jen Maitland

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$3,423

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Sam Oliver

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$3,100

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Amount Raised:

$2,450

 

82% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Andrea, Evan and Finn

Andrea, Evan and Finn

DONATION: $20

We'll plan to be on the sidelines cheering you on!! 2 years ago

Ann Connors

Ann Connors

DONATION: $200

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Michael and Alison Tumas

Michael and Alison Tumas

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Glen and Kate Arentowicz

Glen and Kate Arentowicz

DONATION: $100

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Megan & Jim Nolan

Megan & Jim Nolan

DONATION: $100

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