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Lisa Mullen's Fundraiser:

2015 Boston Bruins Foundation PMC Team

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Lisa Mullen

THE STORY:

This year after watching and cheering on Shawn for the past 6 years I will finally pedal in my first PMC (192 miles).  I always watched with goosebumps on my arms as the Bruins Foundation Team and 5,000 other riders would cross the finish line on the first day after 111 grueling miles.  To my surprise they always had huge smiles on their faces even knowing they had to do it all over again the next day to the finish in P-Town.  What I have learned after volunteering and following Shawn and his Bruins crew for so long from Sturbridge to Wareham to Bourne to Eastham to P-town is that there are over 5,000 riders of varying age, weight, fitness and athletic abilities…there are teenagers, new moms and dads, mid-lifers and some very peppy 60- 80 year olds who ride every year!  I was always content to be the cheerleader but this year two fellow hockey moms and good friends (hockey moms rule!) said they wanted to ride and that was that – we were COMMITTED!  These two women have inspired me in so many ways.  Ellen is a two time breast cancer survivor and showed me that nothing and I mean nothing is going to hold her back!  6 months after her mastectomy she was about to start training for the PMC but because of health reasons will ride next summer instead. My training partner Natalie is a quiet strength on our long training rides.  She is steady and committed to her goals.  I look to her to tell me “WE GOT THIS!” when I feel like I can’t go any further and then I do!  There are so many reasons and people to ride and donate for.  We all know someone in our life who has been touched by cancer in some way or another whether directly or indirectly.  Some stories have happy endings and some stories do not.  We ride and donate to bring us closer as humans and communities who value each other.  We ride and donate to make a difference in our neighbors or families and friends lives.  We ride and donate because the alternative is too overwhelming to think about.  I have learned a lot on this journey from the sidelines to the front line and that is that we all can make a difference!  I found out that I am not a very strong rider (but each ride makes me stronger).  I found out that mental toughness is just as important as physical strength when you are training for an endurance event.  I have learned that it takes a village to get me to the finish line and it takes a village to stand up and fight for a cure.  My first memory of the word cancer was when I was 5 years old and my brother Phil went to Mass General for a very big surgery to save his life.  That was over 40 years ago and the treatments have come so far and the wealth of knowledge has exploded but we still need to ride and donate so that maybe we can overcome this disease as we have done with other insidious diseases. Together, let’s make the word cancer history!  Please help me to reach my fundraising goal of $7,500. 

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To This Fundraiser

$7,550

MONEY RAISED
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  • Suzie

     

  • Sandra Alfano

     

  • Sully

     

  • Laura & Dan Graziano

     

  • Beth & Peter

     

  • Jill & Bret Violette

     

  • Lisa & Doug M

     

  • Laura and Nate

     

  • The Prouty Family

     

  • The Collins Family

     

  • Tom & Joy MacMillan

     

  • Brian and Monique

     

  • Susan Harrington

     

  • Bob and Vicky Keeshan

     

  • Norm Jones & Linda Black-Jones

     

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • Taylor Family

     

  • Mark & Denise Lonneman

     

  • Danielle Jaworski

     

  • Janine Nicholls, Mike Josie & Katie Clyne

     

  • The Mearls Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob and Bobbi Giese

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joey Reagan and Family

     

  • Deb & John Pavis

     

  • Kimberly Barry

     

  • Muckstadt/DiRenzo Family

     

  • Ann & Kevin Bonanno

     

  • Donna & David

     

  • Donna & Phil MacMillan

     

  • The Earley Family

     

  • James Paull

     

  • Barbara & Chris Clark

     

  • Sheila & Jeff Carlson

     

  • Pat & Bob Mullen

     

  • Mullen & McGourty

     

  • Shawn's Ride for Bob and Tina

     

  • The DiCicco Family

     

  • Lea and Mike Batson

     

  • Kathie

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michael Borislow

     

  • Chris Agresti

     

  • Kerrie & Bill Ganley

     

  • Auntie Rosemary

     

  • Way to go Lisa !

     

  • The Hunts

     

  • Matthew and Andrea Raciti

     

  • Gerardo Chirino

     

  • Tom Mullett

     

  • sheila jones

     

  • Parker Rice

     

  • Ann Marie Freeley

     

  • Dana & Jim Steed

     

  • Robert and Denise Silva

     

  • Burrage Family

     

  • Sandra & Philip

     

  • The Sullys

     

  • The Koehler Family

     

  • Lydia, Tom and Steve Zaleski

     

  • Cristina and Jay Muise

     

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101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $135,535 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

shawn mullen

Amount Raised

$12,750

 

43% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Natalie Westfall

Amount Raised

$8,192

 

117% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Mullen

Amount Raised

$7,550

 

101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Taylor

Amount Raised

$7,245

 

97% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Brandt

Amount Raised

$7,065

 

94% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan Murphy

Amount Raised

$7,060

 

88% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Alexander

Amount Raised

$6,555

 

146% Raised of $4,500 Goal

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Jerry Manchester

Amount Raised

$6,095

 

61% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lydia, Tom and Steve Zaleski

Lydia, Tom and Steve Zaleski

Tribute to Jake Zaleski and Uncle Bob Mullen, two survivor's and tough SOB's 2 years ago

The Koehler Family

The Koehler Family

Happy Birthday Lisa! Way to go!!! 2 years ago

The Sullys

The Sullys

Great job Mrs. Mully!! You are an inspiration 2 years ago

Sandra & Philip

Sandra & Philip

Great job Shawn & Lisa!! 2 years ago

Burrage Family

Burrage Family

2 years ago

Robert and Denise Silva

Robert and Denise Silva

2 years ago

Dana & Jim Steed

Dana & Jim Steed

Way to go Lisa! So proud! In Memory of Fred Brush who is smiling down on both of you !! XO 2 years ago

Ann Marie Freeley

Ann Marie Freeley

Congrats to you- I applaud the amazing effort! 2 years ago

Parker Rice

Parker Rice

Great work for a great cause. 2 years ago