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Robert Flaherty's Fundraiser:

Team BIDMC 2017

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BENEFITING: BIDMC

ORGANIZER: BIDMC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Robert Flaherty

THE STORY:

I can't believe that I am going to run the Boston Marathon!  Let's be real,  this will be a struggle for me.  I ran as a bandit (an unofficial runner in the days when this was still possible)in 1995 when I was 26 and promised myself I would never do it again--the rumor about hitting the wall is true and seemed to me to be much worse than it sounded!  Add to this that I am about 10 lbs heavier, and let's admit it, I never had a marathoner's physique!  Throw in the full thickness cartilage defects in my knee (albeit surgically repaired) and a busy schedule, and this will not be easy.    Don't be deceived by the triathlons I like to do (Olympic and sprint distances).  Prior to accepting this challenge a few weeks ago, I had not run more than 7 miles at one time in over a decade.

Now compare my struggle with what our patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth are going through every day and you shoud not even be hearing a peep out of me.  If I could share with you their stories, you would feel pain, sadness, anxiety, hope, and resiliency.  Truly, raising money with their stories would be so much easier...

Anyway, I can't share their stories with you due to privacy issues.  So let's use symbolism.  I will share with you my struggle to get this done, and it will be done 100% in solidarity for our patients at BID Plymouth.  When you support me, you support them.  

I pledge to complete this race and to give it my best.  Please consider contributing to this endeavor in support of our patients at BID Plymouth.

Thank you!!!

WE ARE IN THIS STRUGLE TOGETHER.

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To This Fundraiser

$8,855

MONEY RAISED
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  • Pamela Vincent

    $25

  • Joseph Li

    $100

  • Brad Eisenberg

    $25

  • Charbel A Rjeily

    $100

  • Joshua Allen-Dicker

     

  • Suneel Dhand

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • sheila cook

    $20

  • Michael Joseph

    $100

  • Yvette Youssef

    $100

  • George Dekki

    $50

  • Audrey Corbett

     

  • John Wang

    $100

  • Jimmy Berghelli

    $100

  • Barbara Kilroy

    $50

  • Peg & Brian Ahern

    $50

  • Stephanie Cody

    $25

  • Michael Flaherman

    $250

  • Rob's Cousin who can't run that far

    $50

  • Kevin Barlotta

    $100

  • Kevin Coughlin

    $100

  • Jack and Stacy Hostetter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • John and Ann Flaherty

    $25

  • Robert Blackburn Jr

    $100

  • Mary and Charles Moriarty

    $50

  • Kyle Bernardo

    $25

  • Cindy Outhouse

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Hyde Family

    $100

  • Louise and Rick Barnes

    $50

  • Deb Schopperle

    $25

  • Mike & Eleni

    $100

  • Kathleen Flaherty

     

  • Zachary Cook

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Stephanie Flaherty

    $100

  • Wei Gen Li

    $100

  • Mary Jo Donovan

    $50

  • Billie-Jean Long

     

  • Roz Spallino

    $25

  • Lisa Bergendahl

    $50

  • Scott & Melissa Fairfield

    $100

  • Jack and Laurie Flaherty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tina and Greg Diercks

    $50

  • Dennis Coates

    $100

  • The Fancher Family

    $50

  • Kathleen Hood

    $50

  • Cynthia Jenks

    $51

  • Laurie Juliano

    $25

  • Amanda Ortengren

    $100

  • Joyce Wall

    $50

  • Roy Stillerman

     

  • Karen Zamaitis

    $25

  • Melissa Damon

    $26.20

  • Abby Flam

    $25

  • Chapman, Cole & Gleason

    $200

  • Stephen & Karen Maines

    $100

  • Warren & Karen Mekjian

    $50

  • Tom Browning

    $50

  • Dan Flaherty

    $50

  • Stephen Flaherty

     

  • Janeen Silveira

    $25

  • Donna Doherty

    $100

  • Edith Millard

    $25

  • Elizabeth Binari

    $100

  • Claire Haddad

     

  • Matt Tierney

    $100

  • Donna Earle

    $75

  • Mary Ann Doerr

    $100

  • Michelle Caruso

     

  • SBHC

    $25

  • Aunt Ann Flaherty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Erin Ross

    $25

  • Paul and Judi Vigna

     

  • ann willis

    $25

  • Jess Walsh

     

  • Donna Golden

    $25

  • Saul & Jenai

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mona Sylva

    $25

  • Jeanine Perry

    $50

  • Tim Greene

     

  • John Connolly

    $100

  • The Kistlers

     

  • Ben Feldott

    $100

  • The Clemence Family

     

  • Terry Huynh

    $100

  • The Mattons

    $50

  • Lakatos Family

    $50

  • Wesley Stonely

     

  • matt koomey

    $150

  • Margaret Ekholm

    $50

  • Lesley Cunningham

    $50

  • cash

    $240

  • Mike and Sandy Elias

    $40

  • Stephanie Margline

    $200

  • Ed and Lois Flaherty

    $500

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89% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $590,451 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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83% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Andrea DiMella

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125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ed and Lois Flaherty

Ed and Lois Flaherty

DONATION: $500

4 months ago

Stephanie Margline

Stephanie Margline

DONATION: $200

4 months ago

Mike and Sandy Elias

Mike and Sandy Elias

DONATION: $40

4 months ago

cash

cash

DONATION: $240

4 months ago

Lesley Cunningham

Lesley Cunningham

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

Margaret Ekholm

Margaret Ekholm

DONATION: $50

4 months ago

matt koomey

matt koomey

DONATION: $150

you the man! 4 months ago

Wesley Stonely

Wesley Stonely

Good Luck Rob! 4 months ago

Lakatos Family

Lakatos Family

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Rob! 4 months ago

The Mattons

The Mattons

DONATION: $50

4 months ago