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Paul Buccieri's Fundraiser:

2017 KONA – Paul Buccieri

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Paul Buccieri

THE STORY:

I’ve been a fan of the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, HI for many years, and always loved watching the race on television.  

The personal journeys of the competitors are particularly inspiring to me. So many of the athletes racing, both the professionals and non-professionals, have overcome incredible obstacles in their lives, from physical challenges to personal tragedies. But, somehow, they find a way to train and compete in one of the most physically and mentally challenging sports.  I’ve heard so many moving stories about the people out on the course, and I’ve always hoped to someday have a chance to try and test myself at Kona.

I raced my first IRONMAN last year in Louisville, and it was an exhilarating experience. I was overwhelmed by the community and the camaraderie amongst the athletes, their families and friends, and the people of Louisville. There’s a special energy you feel from people who are undertaking an endeavor together and I felt it completely in Louisville. When I finished the race, I started to think about the next one.  I’m so grateful for the opportunity to race in Kona and expect it will be a day I remember for the rest of my life.

I’ve chosen to race in support of the American Cancer Society. My family is my priority and the most important part of my life. The two people who were my biggest support system, my parents, were both taken by this horrible disease. I’ve also lost several aunts and uncles to cancer. Beating this disease is a cause that is near to my heart and supporting the American Cancer Society is a way for me to honor my parents, who will always be my personal heroes. I look forward to the day when people no longer see their loved ones suffer from this disease. 

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To This Fundraiser

$13,715

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris & Carla Sloan

    $500

  • Malcolm Bird

    $50

  • Ari Mark

    $100

  • Scott & Heidi Friedman

    $100

  • Sean Gallagher

    $500

  • The Barachs

    $250

  • Lisa & Patrick Higgins

    $100

  • Rob Shaftel

    $250

  • Joe Livecchi Livecchi

    $500

  • John Dobken

    $50

  • Hildie Katibah

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeff Collins

    $250

  • Laura Fleury

    $250

  • Denise Contis

     

  • Melissa Grego

     

  • Dean Canter

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lori Bermstein

    $200

  • David Auerbach

    $100

  • Elaine Bryant

     

  • Chachi Senior

     

  • Nicole Laufer

     

  • Bruce Robertson

    $100

  • Meryl Poster

    $250

  • Sharon Bordas

    $50

  • Kate, Will, Arthur & Harry Porter

    $25

  • Tom Oseransky

    $100

  • Pierre Brogan

     

  • Pete Gaffney

    $50

  • Bret Parker

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Lance Still

    $100

  • Krista Liney

     

  • Jason Schrift

    $100

  • Ann Carlsen

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lori york

    $250

  • Jonathan Koch

     

  • Mat Baxt

    $100

  • andrew glassman

     

  • Sharon Levy

    $100

  • Deena Edwards

    $50

  • Kim Gilmore

    $100

  • Karen Grant-Selma

     

  • Liz Gateley

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lou & Allison Wallach

     

  • David Schiff

    $100

  • Tim Healy and Matt Ginsburg

    $250

  • Heather Graham

     

  • Adam Brauer

    $180

  • Devon Hammonds

     

  • Tammy Billik

    $100

  • Ed Horwitz

    $100

  • Susan Leventhal

     

  • Greg and Meg Lipstone

     

  • Jon Hookstratten

    $250

  • Tony Vinciquerra

    $500

  • The Green Family

     

  • Brad Holcman

     

  • Lynn S. Gardner

     

  • Eric Schotz

    $250

  • Brian Speiser

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rob Lee

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Daniel & Tracy Soiseth

    $250

  • Jamie Munro

    $50

  • You favorite dorky coaches

     

  • Alan Musa

    $25

  • Jennifer Insogna

     

  • Joanna Klein

    $200

  • Sean Atkins

    $100

  • Allison Bojarski

     

  • Marc Finnegan

     

  • Colleen McCormick

     

  • Bob Horowitz

    $100

  • Jordan Doran

    $50

  • Shelly Tatro

     

  • Jayson Dinsmore

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Julie Haley

    $50

  • Julie Stern

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Julie Stern

Julie Stern

In Memory of Marvin Stern 1 year ago

Julie Haley

Julie Haley

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Jayson Dinsmore

Jayson Dinsmore

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Shelly Tatro

Shelly Tatro

Such an inspiration PB! 1 year ago

Jordan Doran

Jordan Doran

DONATION: $50

Paul - This is really inspiring and incredible. On behalf of my Mother and both Grandmothers, thank you for doing this. I will be rooting for you (from the comfort of my sofa...) but want you to know that by raising money for this cause, you're already a champion in my book! 1 year ago

Bob Horowitz

Bob Horowitz

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Colleen McCormick

Colleen McCormick

1 year ago

Marc Finnegan

Marc Finnegan

1 year ago