Skip to content
SusanHurley's profile image - click for profile

Susan Hurley's Fundraiser:

70+ years young & Best Friends Ann and Mariana Run to Inspire Others

Susan's Photo

BENEFITING: ALPHA OMEGA COUNCIL INC

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Susan Hurley

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

Recently, I received a phone call from a 72 year old woman calling on behalf of her best friend. They wanted to run the Boston Marathon but one did not have a bib, the other did. As this woman, Mariana Phipps spoke of her best friend Ann Medeiros, I could her the anguish in her voice about what this meant to the both of them to run this year. Let's help them get to the starting line together. I know your enthusiasm and those of the people along the course will get them to the finish line.

This is Ann's story.

By Ann Medieros

"My desire to do one last marathon in my 72nd year stems around my son moving to Hopkinton from Marlborough. In June 2015. This would be my 7th in a row running with my best friend and running partner, Mariana Phipps. We wanted to go out in great fashion in our 70's. We always run together, very competitive but generally very supportive of each other. I did not qualify, had issues with breathing in 2015, I have an inhaler that helps me now. Other than that I am very, very healthy. I have so many running friends who are decades younger that say "I am an inspiration, "That they are going to go home and tell Grandma, That when they get older they hope they are still running like me" etc, etc, Also as I pass runners they ask "if they can ask my age?" Having told of that, I want to run my last marathon in Boston with my best friend, Mariana Phipps (Who did qualify) who is 71 years old.

I have a nephew and his wife that qualified in Pittsburgh that will also go to Hopkinton at my son's house to run the Boston. I want to join them. I am also sending a picture of myself and Mariana at the 2014 marathon. I am the silver haired runner on the left , 25231 Bib. We did not qualify there but I went on to qualify in South Dakota marathon. I worry about the $$$$$, I am a widow, belong to small church, I do not work and live in rural Nebraska, but do belong to Running club who are trying to obtain finances for me. "

Pretty impressive and inspirational these 2 "young" ladies. It's about friendship and teamwork. Go the EXTRA MILE for TEAM SILVER FOX.

I'm asking you to be on their team. I hope you will help me help Ann and Mariana get to the starting line. They have to raise $5,000 for the Alpha Omega Council which has generously provided this opportunity. I think this non profit is very fitting as it provides opportunities for young people through scholarships and mentorship as well as donates the wreaths to the Boston Athletic Association for the winners of the Boston Marathon. The Wreath Ceremony: Each year since 1984, the Greek Consulate has offered to the Boston Athletic Association the wreaths, cut from olive trees on the plains of Marathon, Greece, to be used to crown the Boston Marathon winners.”The tradition of the awarding of olive wreaths dates back into mythological pre- history, having been introduced by Heracles as the prize for the running race winner, to honor his father Zeus at the first Ancient Olympic Games. These wreaths are grown, cut, and hand-crafted in Greece, transmitting Classical Greece’s tradition of crowning its victors with olive wreaths to Boston, the “Athens of America”.

Thank you for all you do.

Be the BEST version of yourself.

Susan Hurley CharityTeams

$4,760

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Alexis Antonelli

    $25

  • Sarah Sceery

    $25

  • Jeff Maher

    $100

  • Mark Zurlo

    $25

  • Ed Harms

    $25

  • Kathleen Stack

    $25

  • Teresa Vellucci

    $25

  • Patrick McMahon

    $25

  • Eric Gagnon

    $50

  • Karen Hetherson

    $26.20

  • Emily Ackerman

    $25

  • The Seymour Family

    $100

  • ALPHA OMEGA COUNCIL INC

    $50

  • Joe Neidermeyer

    $25

  • Mark Lamson

    $26.20

  • David Roche

    $26.20

  • Maureen O'Connor

    $25

  • Melinda LaConte

    $26.20

  • Alison Berks

    $25

  • Rebecca and Dennis Brown

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rita Sanders

    $100

  • No Frills Racing Series

    $100

  • Carmen Bordonaro

    $25

  • Jenn Bernazzani

     

  • Kristin O'Sullivan

    $25

  • Valerie Chirichiello

    $25

  • Alley Kay

    $25

  • Purple Giraffe

    $25

  • Patricia Burke

    $25

  • Karol Kirby

    $10

  • Andrew Allison

    $20

  • Lorraine and Tom Whitaker

    $200

  • Jennifer Wilson

    $100

  • Boston

    $25

  • Jean Ubbelohde

    $50

  • Daniela Miller

     

  • Tanya Neff

    $25

  • Erin Shanley

    $25

  • Dan Kasmarek

    $20

  • Lisa Jackson & Family

    $26.20

  • Jodi Scott

    $25

  • Melissa King

    $26.20

  • Danielle Lydon

    $25

  • Caitlin Egan

    $25

  • Linda Beck

    $50

  • Jimmy and Candi

    $50

  • Stacy Cooper

    $25

  • Gene Francois

    $25

  • Dave and Amy Phipps

     

  • Childs Family

    $100

  • Dawn Turlington

    $15

  • Stephanie Ewing-Ottmers

    $10

  • Chris McHallam

    $25

  • Stephanie Chiles

    $25

  • Mandy Jellerichs

     

  • Katie Horan

     

  • Jennifer Kelley

    $25

  • Lindsey Gurian

    $10

  • RON LAMPE, Bellevue, NE

    $40

  • JOHN GOMEZ

    $20

  • RICK & RITA SANDERS Bellevue, NE

    $20

  • Holly Pennell

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Eileen Lloyd

    $20

  • Kim aka 'Heather'

    $50

  • John Gardella

    $25

  • Alan Dyer

    $25

  • Kent and Rose Williamson

    $50

  • Good luck!

    $20

  • Will D

    $25

  • Rachel McCLoskey

     

  • RANDY SMITH FIELD HOUSE OFFUTT AFB bELLEVUE, NE

    $40

  • Maggie Osbahr

    $20

  • Ann Newman

    $100

  • Teresa Vellucci

    $25

  • Summer Minnick

    $25

  • Dawn Minkin

    $25

  • Julie Cashman

    $25

  • Matt Birnie

     

  • Elena Bartholomew

     

  • Jane Conner

    $25

  • Jennifer

     

  • Steve Phipps and Family

    $20

  • Tracey Costantino

    $20

  • Dianne Lavado

    $30

  • Patricia Shrader, loving sister

    $100

  • Gianmarco Calvo

    $50

  • Jenn DeMeis

    $25

  • Colleen Marley, Bellevue NE

    $25

  • Peter & Michele

    $100

  • Linda Hayek

    $25

  • Scott Stevens Omaha, NE Rob J Omaha, NE

    $40

  • Nancy & Ken Overturf, Edgar, NE

    $50

  • Kristi Mielbye

    $25

  • Paulette Freis, Omaha, NE

    $20

  • The Kourtis Family

    $100

  • Sarah Gottheim

    $25

  • Dee Dee Suslak

    $25

  • Shiella McKernan

    $25

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $4,760 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Susan Hurley

Amount Raised

$3,319

 

66% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Medeiros

Amount Raised

$1,441

Donor Comments

Shiella McKernan

Shiella McKernan

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dee Dee Suslak

Dee Dee Suslak

DONATION: $25

Proud to sponsor a woman who will inspire many 2 years ago

Sarah Gottheim

Sarah Gottheim

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

The Kourtis Family

The Kourtis Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Paulette Freis, Omaha, NE

Paulette Freis, Omaha, NE

DONATION: $20

Omaha Community Playhouse Volunteer 2 years ago

Kristi Mielbye

Kristi Mielbye

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Nancy & Ken Overturf, Edgar, NE

Nancy & Ken Overturf, Edgar, NE

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Scott Stevens     Omaha, NE                      Rob J      Omaha, NE

Scott Stevens Omaha, NE Rob J Omaha, NE

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Linda Hayek

Linda Hayek

DONATION: $25

Run with the wind, Ann and Marianna!! 2 years ago

Peter & Michele

Peter & Michele

DONATION: $100

2 years ago