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261 Fearless Boston 2017

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Go 261 Fearless!!
October 27, 2016

I am so honored and excited!  Not only will I be able to run the Boston Marathon, I get to do it with Kathrine Switzer, the epitome of "fearless,"  See more

BENEFITING: 261 Fearless

ORGANIZER: 261 Fearless

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Valerie Sestir

THE STORY:

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.

$8,714

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $261

  • Amanda

    $50

  • Amy and Craig Sadlik

    $50

  • Karlene Hafemann and Lynn Smolinski

    $50

  • Grammy Kennedy

    $50

  • Christina & Glen Pfeffer

    $26.10

  • Barbara and Tom Passino

    $26.10

  • Jim Brewer

    $26.10

  • Kathy Lunman

    $50

  • Peter Riddle

    $26.10

  • Anonymous

    $1,600

  • Marc Magliozzi

    $26.10

  • Jessica Doornbos

    $10

  • Frank Sestir Jr

    $653

  • The Crobar Family

    $26.10

  • Denise (Maher) Virkler

     

  • The Shelton Family

    $26.10

  • Nancy Benoit

    $26.10

  • Gloria Garceau-Glaser

    $26.10

  • Rosann Leyden

    $10

  • JJ

    $26.10

  • Alex S.

    $26.10

  • John and Chris Ramus

    $26.10

  • Cora McCullouch

    $26.10

  • Barb Passino

    $26.10

  • Cheryl Napier

    $50

  • Michelle Cuddy

    $10

  • Marc Sestir

    $261

  • JY Class of 2001!

    $26.10

  • Sheila K Callahan

    $26.10

  • The Bennett Family

    $25

  • Lia Call

    $50

  • Jim and Marsha Akins

    $50

  • Cheryl Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Carol A.W. Smith

    $100

  • Clint and Kathy Coolidge

    $50

  • Greg Johnson

    $21

  • Ed, Beth and Kids

    $26.10

  • Chelsea Bango

    $26.10

  • Nikki Harrington

    $26.10

  • Jill

    $26.10

  • Frank James

    $500

  • Jackie Jacobs

    $26.10

  • Ginny Dudek

     

  • Erin Gates

    $20

  • Carla

    $65

  • Jackie Atkins

    $26.10

  • Linda Nettleton

    $50

  • Deborah L Papin

    $26.10

  • Rich Quindley

    $26.10

  • Donna (Hogan)Crimi Sielaff

    $50

  • Connie Schreppel

    $26.10

  • Lisa Church

    $50

  • David and Laura Veo

    $26.10

  • Diane Domagal

    $50

  • Kathy Browne

    $26.10

  • Dennis O'Malley

    $26.10

  • Richard Dzialo

    $30

  • Stephen Certa

    $100

  • Kathryn Kinder

    $26.10

  • Rex and Cheri

    $261

  • Sandy House Smith

    $50

  • Maphey family

    $50

  • Tanya Boyer

    $25

  • Louise Don

    $20

  • Pam Ault

    $26.10

  • Bernard Stooks

    $100

  • Barbara Zysk

    $50

  • Karen Grimmer

    $26.10

  • Jim Brewer and Jeanne Ezzard

    $50

  • Sue Looker Raible

    $63

  • Heather MacKinnon

    $261

  • Farm to Market cheering section...

    $50

  • Carol Lewandowski

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deb VanHatten Colver

    $26.10

  • Kim Eggleston

     

  • Kimberly Hall

    $50

  • Terry Drake

    $50

  • Jeff Kirkby

     

  • Jack/Sue Scibior

    $26.10

  • Jean Decker

    $25

  • Riana Jackson

    $26.10

  • Christina O'Riley

    $20

  • Diane MacDonald

    $26.10

  • Marian and Dick Grandy

    $26.10

  • Glen Pfeffer

    $75

  • Kelly Vacco

    $186

  • Carl & Joyce

    $50

  • Christina Compeau Palmiotto

    $50

  • Karen Sands

     

  • Ron and Pam Belleville

    $50

  • Indian River Education Association

    $261

  • the Arditos

     

  • Chick Joseph

    $26.10

  • Steve, Christine, Kayla, Melissa, & Bear Sadlik

    $50

  • Becky Gibbens

    $25

  • Edwin O. Jarvis

    $50

  • Pat and Nancy Higgs

    $100

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109% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $863,273 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

THOMAS GILLIGAN

Amount Raised

$19,826

 

273% Raised of $7,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

261 Fearless

Amount Raised

$17,055

 

2% Raised of $1,000,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Angela Cusack

Amount Raised

$16,716

 

83% Raised of $20,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julianne Marley

Amount Raised

$15,584

 

102% Raised of $15,261 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gayle McMurry

Amount Raised

$15,511

 

129% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Seana Roubinek

Amount Raised

$14,300

 

119% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Lindsay

Amount Raised

$13,355

 

134% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Reffel

Amount Raised

$13,002

 

260% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pat and Nancy Higgs

Pat and Nancy Higgs

DONATION: $100

Nancy had the pleasure of being on the 261 Fearless team with you. We so enjoyed meeting you in Boston. Please stay in touch even though we are 261 Fearless in Florida. Congratulations. This donation is in honor of your persistence, dedication, fearlessness and accomplishment! 2 years ago

Edwin O. Jarvis

Edwin O. Jarvis

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Becky Gibbens

Becky Gibbens

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Steve, Christine, Kayla, Melissa, & Bear Sadlik

Steve, Christine, Kayla, Melissa, & Bear Sadlik

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Chick Joseph

Chick Joseph

DONATION: $26.10

2 years ago

the Arditos

the Arditos

In honor of Rod's 2017 Birthday 2 years ago

Indian River Education Association

Indian River Education Association

DONATION: $261

2 years ago

Ron and Pam Belleville

Ron and Pam Belleville

DONATION: $50

Once a runner, always a runner, just not as many miles as before. 2 years ago

Karen Sands

Karen Sands

2 years ago

Christina Compeau Palmiotto

Christina Compeau Palmiotto

DONATION: $50

Best of luck Valerie.... you are truly an inspiration 2 years ago