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Dean SAYS:
I wanted to send perhaps one…
I wanted to send perhaps one more note regarding the marathon and provide an update on how your donations will be used. As you know I was inspired to raise funds for the Mass Eye and Ear Pediatric team based on the amazing work of Dr. Chris Hartnick and his fabulous team. Chris is a friend of mine and until I became part of the team did not realized some of the incredible work that he and his team do on a global basis. The funds raised from the 2014 Marathon are already going into two Pediatric Otolaryngology medical missions being planned for the children in El Salvador and Ecuador this year, and a mission to the Dominican Republic is in the planning.

Again, thank you for the generous donation and support.
11 months ago
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Dean SAYS:
So I made it from Hopkinton …
So I made it from Hopkinton to the finish line on Monday. It wasn't pretty going over the hills in Newton but I did manage to make it to Boylston Street and cross the line. I could not have imagined when I started this process the amount of support I would need and receive over this 12 month endeavor. I am amazed by your generosity and truly humbled by your words of encouragement. Thank you, thank you and of course thank you. And who knows...perhaps we can do this again next year. April 20th, 2015 if I recall correctly. ;)
11 months ago
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Many thanks Brian & Just…
Many thanks Brian & Justin! God bless and Happy Easter.
11 months ago
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keep on keepin on
keep on keepin on
12 months ago
Double Your Donation to Golf…
Double Your Donation to Golf Fights Cancer

Thank you for supporting TeamGFC’s 2014 Boston Marathon fundraising efforts! We are proud of all 18 team members who have collectively raised $185,000. At this time, we are closing in on our goal of $200,000 and would like to ask for your help in getting there by way of matching gifts.

One in ten gifts are eligible for a corporate match. If all of our 2014 Boston Marathon eligible supporters submitted their gift for a match, we could add approximately $20,000 to the cause! Would you kindly take a moment to follow the link below to verify if your employer (or your spouse’s employer) offers such a benefit? Thank you!

What is an employer Matching Gift?

Many companies set aside funds each year to match contributions their employees make to qualified non-profit organizations. Most often, the companies match contributions dollar for dollar, and some programs may match at higher ratios!

What do I need to do to get my gift matched?

The employee must initiate the matching gift process. Just contact your HR department to obtain the proper paperwork or website link and submit basic information such as charity name, gift amount and gift date.

How can I verify to my company that GFC can receive charitable contributions?

Golf Fights Cancer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our EIN number is 34-1987772.

Any questions may be directed to:

Cheryl McGuire
Program Director
Golf Fights Cancer
300 Arnold Palmer Boulevard
Norton, MA 02766
b. 774.430.9060
f. 774.430.9101

Visit our new website:
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Be sure to follow your GFC runner from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday, April 21st by texting their bib number (below) to 345678. It’s that simple! And thank you again for your most generous support.

Brad Baumgartner (34646)
Shawn Carroll (35571)
Arthur Duffy (29587)
Ted Fischer (29011)
Craig Fitzgerald (32507)
Maureen Fitzgerald (29580)
Tim Hawes (33230)
Eric Hilcoff (29581)
Julee Jaruszawicus (35722)
Paul Lazar (29582)
Jim McCloud (29583)
Dan McGovern (29584)
Berj Najarian (35625)
Brian Oates (28341)
Mike Oppel (29585)
Craig Powell (33612)
Ryan Powell (33676)
Jamie Tedford (29586)
12 months ago
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Andrew SAYS:
You are awesome! Vote back …
You are awesome! Vote back if you want. While you're at it check out my Napkin Picture that Crowdrise is featuring
1 year ago
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Laura SAYS:
You guys are the best - than…
You guys are the best - thanks so much for your very generous donation! It's going to a great cause. Thanks again for being one of my Giving Tuesday supporters!
1 year ago
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Razvan SAYS:
Hello! I'm Razvi, from Roman…
Hello! I'm Razvi, from Romania. Please take a look to my fundrise. I really need help to my dream come true. Please help me. This is my crowdrise link: There is the full story too. :) Thank you for paying attention.
2 years ago
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nadine SAYS:
January vote for you! May 20…
January vote for you! May 2013 bring you nothing but Peace and Happiness!

If you got a second please check out my FYL project:

I´d love to have your support!
Have a great month!!!
Love, Nadine
2 years ago
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amanda SAYS:
november votes for you
november votes for you
2 years ago
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Brian Oates
Foxboro, MA United States
Stuff About Me:

Resides in Newton, MA

Wife: Maureen

Kids: Aidan, Owen and Jackson

Dog: Quaker Oates

Proudest accomplishment: Founding Golf Fights Cancer

Boston Marathons Completed: Eighteeen (18)

Best Boston time: 3:27:50

Why I run Boston: The Boston Marathon is a shared ritual that builds community, deepens friendships, and engenders confidence.  The experience strengthens bonds, spotlights character, reveals generosity, and affirms the spirit.



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Brian Oates' Fundraisers

2015 GFC Boston Marathon

2015 GFC Boston Marathon

Amount Raised:



46% Raised of $50,000 Goal