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50 Legs Boston 2016

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BENEFITING: 50 LEGS IN 50 DAYS INC

ORGANIZER: 50 LEGS IN 50 DAYS INC

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Karen Morgan

THE STORY:

I am excited to announce that in April I will be joining
thousands of other runners on the 26.2 mile journey from
Hopkinton to Boston! This will be my second Boston
Marathon and I am honored to be joining a team of runners
who have collectively committed to raising $100,000 for the
50 Legs foundation (50legs.org).

For those of you who aren’t familiar with 50 Legs, let me
explain what they do and why this cause is important to me;
I think that will help you understand why I have personally
committed to raising $5000 and why I am asking for your
support.

The purpose of 50 Legs is to provide amputees with the
necessary care and prosthetics that they could not otherwise
be able to afford and to help them live a happier and
healthier life. The organization is dedicated to having a
positive impact on the lives of amputees by removing the
feeling of hopelessness and providing necessary care and
prosthetic devices. They have been instrumental in helping
men, woman and children of all ages; wounded veterans,
congenital amputees and local residents who were injured in
the Boston Marathon bombing have benefited from the great
work that 50 Legs does.

In April 2013, the City of Boston and hundreds of lives were
forever changed. My friend Carmen Acabbo was about a half
mile from finishing her first marathon when race officials
announced that the race was stopped. Carmen’s sister
Celeste Corcoran and her daughter Sydney were at the finish
line for what was supposed to be a day of celebration;
instead, Celeste and Sydney suffered life threatening
injuries and as a result, Celeste’s legs were both
amputated.

Fortunately, Celeste and Sydney both recovered, but as you
can imagine, Celeste, like so many other amputees, will
require life-long treatment and access to prosthetic
devices. A prosthetic limb costs anywhere between $15,000
and $90,000 depending on the type of limb needed. With
medical insurance, a recipient will typically pay 10-50% of
the total cost of the prosthetic limb. The cost often
reoccurs as the limb typically needs to be replaced every
3-4 years. Not only does the recipient need to pay for
multiple limbs, but they also need to pay for physical and
occupational therapy that comes along with adapting to
living with an artificial limb. Throughout one’s life,
it is projected that amputees will go through $1.4 million
worth of treatment, including surgeries, prosthetics as well
as therapy.

Most of you, I know, are besieged with requests for
donations from various charities; and you may have a charity
that is near and dear to you, however I am asking for your
support for this amazing organization. Any donation, no
matter the amount will help this important cause and would
be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Karen
 

$10,333

MONEY RAISED
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  • The McNamara Family

     

  • Elena Polucha

    $50

  • Dan Houde

    $50

  • Alec

    $20

  • The Kelly Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jack Fitzhenry

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Beverly Volicer

    $50

  • Mel & Tommy

    $100

  • Art Briere

    $100

  • Doug Corcoran

    $100

  • Sally

    $50

  • Gary Williams

    $50

  • Christina Femia

    $100

  • Alayn and Larry Ingham

     

  • Andrea Boucher

    $100

  • Paul Raboin

    $50

  • Dan and Lynn Sheehy

    $100

  • Ken Forrence

    $100

  • Chris Schofield

    $50

  • Cindy Moran

    $100

  • Jill Maguire Trotter

    $50

  • Jen Coe

    $100

  • Will Acabbo

    $11

  • Meagan Lyons

    $50

  • Maria Alden

     

  • Marilyn

    $100

  • Dan and Lynn Sheehy

     

  • The Morse Family

     

  • Amy Doolin

    $50

  • the mustoes

    $50

  • Jack Fitzhenry

    $250

  • Teresa Frost

    $25

  • Off Line Donation - DSC Event

    $384

  • Zacharchuk Family

    $50

  • Isabel

     

  • Christine McNeil

    $50

  • Sharon Simons

     

  • Jenine damiani

    $50

  • The Dougherty clan

     

  • Robin Hood

    $100

  • Scott Orzell

    $100

  • Mario Marmai

    $300

  • Carolyn Davis Mehran

    $100

  • Al Mirarchi

     

  • Whooley's

     

  • Rich Coveney

    $100

  • Susan Rowatt

    $15

  • Liz Coe

    $50

  • Off Line Donation

    $100

  • The Grace Family

    $100

  • Anne Gilberti

     

  • Maureen Scozzaro

     

  • Paul

    $250

  • Kathy Gibney

    $100

  • off Line Donation

    $200

  • Off Line Donation-Athleta

    $29

  • Off Line Donation- Ticket Sales

    $253

  • Joanie Buchan

    $25

  • Catherine

    $50

  • Scott Rome

    $25

  • Jayne Matsuda

    $25

  • Off Line Donation- April 2nd Event

    $2,601

  • Michelle Natale

     

  • The Fitzgerald Family

    $100

  • The Beck Family

     

  • The Lawrence Family

    $50

  • Raboin Family

    $50

  • Anita Weemaes

    $100

  • phillycheerleader

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Nancy Maher

    $100

  • Karen Healy

     

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159% Raised of $6,500 Goal

The Team: $129,050 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Katie Bamberg and Kate Irwin

Amount Raised

$14,555

Fundraiser Title

Karen Morgan

Amount Raised

$10,333

 

159% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Cohen-Peranteau

Amount Raised

$9,034

 

181% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Meehan

Amount Raised

$8,997

 

180% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Beth Mullen

Amount Raised

$8,296

 

166% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lesley Eydenberg Bouvier

Amount Raised

$8,057

 

161% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brenda Landers

Amount Raised

$7,740

Fundraiser Title

Julie Gagnon Erickson

Amount Raised

$7,562

Donor Comments

Karen Healy

Karen Healy

3 years ago

Nancy Maher

Nancy Maher

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

phillycheerleader

phillycheerleader

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Anita Weemaes

Anita Weemaes

DONATION: $100

Way to go, Karen! 3 years ago

Raboin Family

Raboin Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Lawrence Family

The Lawrence Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Beck Family

The Beck Family

Good luck Karen! 3 years ago

The Fitzgerald Family

The Fitzgerald Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Michelle Natale

Michelle Natale

3 years ago