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Leslie Godfrey-Schutte

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BENEFITING: Haymakers For Hope

EVENT: Haymakers for Hope Boston 2015

EVENT DATE: May 14, 2015

THE STORY:

Haymakers mission is to knockout cancer by allowing everyday people like me the opportunity to train and compete in an amateur boxing event to raise money to help fight this terrible disease which has devastated so many of us and our loved ones.  I heard about Haymakers for Hope a couple of years ago when a woman in my town participated in the event.   I had never seen two women fight as hard as they did that night.  I was so moved by their commitment, the cause, and the challenge. After watching a few more friends compete during the next couple of years and having been touched very personally by cancer, I wanted to do it.   I have started training and will step into the ring on May 14th.

This is hard.  The training is unlike anything I’ve ever done in my life but does not compare to that which people battling cancer endure.  I, as many of you, know first-hand.  I watched my vibrant, strong mother lose her battle at 65 years old just four months after her diagnosis.  Even more devastating was listening to a doctor tell my husband and me that our 5 year old son, Beck, had an inoperable brain tumor threaded through his optic nerves.  Beck is now 11 years old and has been through two rounds of chemotherapy and has lost essentially all of his vision.  He has a 70% chance of having to go through chemotherapy again, likely more than once.  Beck is also a big brother, ski racer, braille reader, excellent student, good friend, soccer player, actor, and singer.   We learned very quickly that Beck would not let his diagnosis define him or our family.  No matter how hard I train, Beck will always be the first and strongest fighter in our family. 

I am doing this for many reasons but mostly for Beck and his siblings, Luke and Grayson, who love and support their big brother and who are walking this unexpected path right by his side.  I am also doing this for all of the beautiful children and their families we’ve met in the pediatric unit at Dana Farber who universally exhibit such strength, love, and devotion to their child enduring the unimaginable.

Every dollar donated in my name will go directly towards the PLGA foundation at Dana Farber which conducts research to help children with the same type of tumor as Becks, the most commonly diagnosed pediatric tumor with essentially no government funding for research.   We appreciate your support more than you can imagine.  Tickets will go on sale in a few weeks.  We would love to see you there.

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To This Fundraiser

$31,815

MONEY RAISED
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  • Coryn & David Hall

    $200

  • Aoife and Alan Moss

    $100

  • The Hain Family

    $100

  • Susan and Allen Todres

    $100

  • Kim, Gerd and Annabelle Schmidt

    $100

  • The Stephen Family

    $50

  • Susan Aminoff

    $118

  • Sarah, Dillon, Meredith&Benjamin;

    $50

  • Nicole & Bill Miller

    $100

  • KT & Tim Spinella

    $250

  • Stephanie Wilcox & Dinesh Kandasamy

    $100

  • Lindsay & Brad

    $200

  • Commonwealth Cares

    $250

  • The Hartnett Family

    $100

  • Art & Suzy Blodgett

    $50

  • Bob & Erica McDermott

    $100

  • Paluck Family

    $100

  • The Rowe Family

    $200

  • Jann Harrison

    $50

  • The Charrons

    $100

  • Kathy & Don Hill

    $250

  • Bill & Chris Godfrey

    $300

  • Bill & Chris Godfrey

    $700

  • Jill & Morgan Seaman

    $50

  • Matching Gifts

    $300

  • Chief

    $50

  • AnnMarie McParland

    $25

  • The Kasparian Family

    $100

  • Beth Kelleher

    $50

  • The Shipman's

     

  • Rebecca & Josh Kelly & family

    $100

  • Rick and Gail

    $50

  • Noon Hill Grill

    $100

  • Dave Kelly

    $500

  • The McNamara-Brunelle family

    $100

  • The Matareses

    $100

  • Jill and Jeremy

    $100

  • Keusch Family

    $150

  • Huss Family

    $100

  • Coleen Lynch

    $100

  • Kristin and Michael Guibord

    $100

  • Adrian and Susan

    $107

  • Randstad Technologies

    $500

  • Aprile and David Burnes

    $100

  • The Saenz Family

    $200

  • Craig Family

    $100

  • John Merageas

    $100

  • The Dummer Family

    $100

  • Jim & Donna FitzGerald

    $500

  • Dan and Katie Sullivan

    $100

  • The Edni Family

    $50

  • Ban Family

     

  • Jeff & Tracy Shepard

    $100

  • Lisa & Ralph Nelson

    $100

  • Ron and Jen Myrick

    $100

  • The Colarusso Family

     

  • Janet & Tony Alexander

    $50

  • Nona Rosa

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Terry McMahon

    $765

  • McSweeney Family

    $100

  • The Blanchard Arrowsmith Family

    $250

  • Maria Maccarone

    $100

  • The DeBevoise Family

    $50

  • Pat & Karina Corrigan

    $100

  • The Dawleys

    $100

  • Chris Upton

    $50

  • the Taylor's

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Conner Family

    $100

  • Meggie White & Ian Kempf

    $100

  • Matt & Janet Williams

    $100

  • Ronda&Kosta; Nicolopoulos

    $100

  • John and Vanessa Lukas

    $200

  • Jen Atwood

    $100

  • Darci & Doug Rogers

    $200

  • The Burman Family

    $75

  • The Bragdon Family

    $50

  • Anne and Mark Hoffman

    $100

  • Aunt Jo-Ann

    $25

  • Chris Morse

    $100

  • Jed and Laura Collins

    $100

  • lisa godin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mike & Kelly Murphy

    $100

  • Keri Reardon

    $50

  • Kerry, Willy, Tucker and Taitum Scroggins

    $200

  • Kathleen Forrest

    $20

  • EILEEN MC CARTHY

    $100

  • The Stocks

    $100

  • The Farrington family

    $50

  • The Mayer Family

    $50

  • Sue Durfee

    $40

  • Paula Caputo

    $100

  • The Hadar Family

    $50

  • Karen Drummey

    $100

  • Scott & Laurel Soot

    $50

  • Kate and Johan

    $100

  • Deb and Brian Popiel

    $100

  • Marty Kossoff and Chris Zalewski

    $100

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159% Raised of$20,000 Goal

The Team: $31,815 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Marty Kossoff and Chris Zalewski

Marty Kossoff and Chris Zalewski

DONATION: $100

Was having dinner with Wayne and Veronica when they got the news, their faces lit up and they were on cloud 9. Had to be part of this too! 4 years ago

Deb and Brian Popiel

Deb and Brian Popiel

DONATION: $100

You Rock! So proud of you! 4 years ago

Kate and Johan

Kate and Johan

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Scott & Laurel Soot

Scott & Laurel Soot

DONATION: $50

The family members of the Scroggins, Soot and Curtis family who have bravely fought this disease and shown us their strength, courage and the power of love. 4 years ago

Karen Drummey

Karen Drummey

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Hadar Family

The Hadar Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Paula Caputo

Paula Caputo

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sue Durfee

Sue Durfee

DONATION: $40

You're an amazing woman! 4 years ago

The Mayer Family

The Mayer Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Farrington family

The Farrington family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago