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3/20 Piero's Corner Giveback to 261 Fearless
March 17, 2017

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BENEFITING: 261 Fearless

ORGANIZER: 261 Fearless

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

DAY TO GO

Amy Fitzgerald

THE STORY:

Why I'm running with the 261 Fearless Boston Marathon Charity Team!
261 Fearless truly has an inspiring goal to empower women through running.  Personally, I run fearlessly with chronic Lyme disease. I was told I’d never run again when I was misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia at 25 years young! I was paralyzed for 6 months upon being bit by a tick and contracting Lyme disease. I had to rely on crutches for mobility to even get out of bed! Those crutches remained by my bedside for Fifteen Years! After living in chronic pain and with chronic fatigue for so many years, I found the courage to push myself and started to slowly run. In one year, I went from 0 miles to finishing my first marathon at age 40 years young! It was during my training, I was experiencing pain in my elbows and wrists and extreme fatigue. I was tested for Lyme disease and was told I had tested positive for a "past infection of Lyme disease and most likely, had been re-infected b/c of my new symptoms." I took antibiotics for two months and thought I was healed. And I haven’t stopped running since! A few years ago, I started experiencing pain in my ankle bone and after the diagnostic test results came back, I was diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease. This setback only made me more determined to manage my pain symptoms through running and holistic treatment! I have ran several marathons and ultra marathons, including a 100 miler. The Boston Marathon is my dream race but my hip joints are too damaged to run fast enough in order to qualify for the Boston Marathon so this is why I chose to make a difference and run on a charity team that I believed in! I’m honored to be running with Kathrine Switzer and the 261 Fearless charity team! I can say from experience that running really does change lives. After crossing my first Marine Corps Marathon in 2010, I felt like I could accomplish anything! Thank you for donating to 261 Fearless to help change women's lives around the world and for helping my dream come true by supporting me on my fearless journey to the Boston Marathon 2017! I MUST reach my fundraising goal by April 15th! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

 

261 Fearless wrote -

261 Fearless, Inc. is a global non-profit organization founded by pioneer runner, Kathrine Switzer. 261 Fearless uses running as a vehicle to empower and unite women globally through the creation of communication platforms, clubs, training opportunities, ambassadors, merchandising and events. Through these networking opportunities, 261 Fearless breaks down the barriers of geography and creates a global community for women runners of all abilities to support and talk to each other, encouraging healthy living and a positive sense of self and fearlessness. 

It is the mission of 261 Fearless to bring active women together through a global supportive community – allowing fearless women to pass strength gained from running and walking onto women who are facing challenges and hence sparking a revolution of empowerment.  261 is the symbol that unites us as empowered runners and walkers. 

The 2017 Boston Marathon is the 50th Anniversary of Kathrine's historic run as the first woman to run the marathon, wearing an official race bib (261) in the all-male event.  She had to fend off an angry race director at mile two.  After finishing that race, Kathrine dedicated her life to providing opportunities around the world for women to run. 261 Fearless, Inc. is the legacy of inclusion and empowerment that she will pass to others.  All fundraisers on TEAM 261 FEARLESS will line up on the Boston Marathon start line with Kathrine to celebrate another half century of women running. Together, we celebrate fearlessness on the streets of Boston.

The funds raised will go to setting up global 261 Clubs, training programs, a powerful communications network and events so that women, many in fearful places, are made fearless by your efforts.   In particular, we need the ability to bring our 261 Club model of social, non-competitive running to women all over the world; we know creating the community of running women transforms them, and we need to get our training and support team out into the communities who need and want a club the most.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,179

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy Fitzgerald

    $261

  • Sandra Laflamme

    $50

  • Janet

    $26.10

  • Lisa Tyler, Stella & Dot

     

  • Jasmine Geddis

     

  • The A Team

    $26.10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katie MacIntyre

    $26.10

  • Allison and Charles Mangin

    $50

  • David Murray Solomon

    $100

  • Lindsay

    $95

  • Pat

    $30

  • Emily Shepherd

    $70

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jackie

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Mosley Family

    $100

  • Heather Brown

     

  • Barbara C Cullerton

     

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Christianson

    $10

  • Glory Days

    $250

  • Angie E.

    $50

  • Athleta, Reston Town Center

    $100

  • Ben and Jennifer Jones

     

  • Janet and Jim Smith

    $20

  • Chelsea Buchner

    $26.10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lisa Tyler, Stella & Dot

    $92

  • Adina Crawford

    $20

  • Charles Dublin

     

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30% Raised of $7,261 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $616,242 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

THOMAS GILLIGAN

Amount Raised

$17,048

 

235% Raised of $7,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela Cusack

Amount Raised

$15,691

 

77% Raised of $20,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gayle McMurry

Amount Raised

$14,261

 

119% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julianne Marley

Amount Raised

$13,214

 

87% Raised of $15,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Wyman

Amount Raised

$10,467

 

209% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Maher

Amount Raised

$10,126

 

101% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Lindsay

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Schwab-Valdivieso

Amount Raised

$9,757

 

98% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Charles Dublin

Charles Dublin

1 hour ago

Adina Crawford

Adina Crawford

DONATION: $20

Tribute to all who are fighting the disease.. 16 hours ago

Lisa Tyler, Stella & Dot

Lisa Tyler, Stella & Dot

DONATION: $92

2 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Chelsea Buchner

Chelsea Buchner

DONATION: $26.10

Run fierce, Amy! 1 week ago

Janet and Jim Smith

Janet and Jim Smith

DONATION: $20

Fearless 261 Amy 1 week ago

Ben and Jennifer Jones

Ben and Jennifer Jones

Good luck Amy with your fundraising and with running Boston!! 2 weeks ago

Athleta, Reston Town Center

Athleta, Reston Town Center

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Angie E.

Angie E.

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago