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Massachusetts Down Syndrome Boston 2017

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Oliver Foley

THE STORY:

First of all, THANK YOU for visiting my page.  For many of you, this might seem like déjà vu to the last time I ran a marathon and asked for your support.  For me, however, this time feels different because of how personal this cause is to Kinnon and me.  As some of you might know, Kinnon and I are excited to welcome our first child in a few short months: a baby girl we are naming Tenley.  Kinnon is excited to finally have someone to watch Patriots games with and I’m thrilled to have a new running partner as I become the guy pushing a stroller on my morning runs. 

11 weeks into the pregnancy, we learned that Tenley has Down syndrome.  Like most children, she will learn to walk, talk, and play.  As she grows up, she will learn math, science, and history, she’ll play sports, and go to the prom.  As an adult, she will experience the many ups and downs of life that we all face and she will become a valued member of her community.  Along the way, however, she will need an extra hand and frankly, as parents, so will we.  Whether it be access to the right medical care, specialized educational resources, or someone willing to advocate for her, we know that the additional support she receives will help her thrive and live the life that every parent hopes for their child. 

That is why we feel so lucky to have been connected with Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC), whose mission is to ensure that individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included, and given the opportunity to pursue fulfilling lives.  MDSC strives to do this by providing extensive information and a network of resources to families like ours, while also acting as unwavering advocates for people with Down syndrome.  In fact, we have already benefited from MDSC in a number of ways, most important among them is the way in which they guided us through the mixed emotions that came with the diagnosis.  They showed us just how bright Tenley’s future will be and that no matter what obstacles she faces, she will always have the dedicated people at MDSC in her corner.  MDSC also connected us with other parents who emphasized that the most powerful force in helping Tenley realize her potential will be the unconditional love and support of her family, extended family, and the broader community. Knowing that, we cannot express in words how grateful we are for your support of this cause and for the support you have already shown Kinnon and me on this journey that's just beginning. 

Finally, while supporting this cause has recently taken on a new meaning, it is one that has always been close to our hearts as Kinnon’s late uncle Chris had Down syndrome.  Knowing the profound impact that he had on the lives of people that knew him, we are humbled that Tenley will get to continue his legacy and, due to an amazing twist of fate, she is due on his birthday, May 3rd.  Therefore, with your support, I am excited to run the Boston Marathon in honor and anticipation of Tenley McCall Foley and in loving memory of Christopher Coleman McCall. 

Love, 

Oliver and Kinnon 

$68,999

MONEY RAISED
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  • BHS Classmate

    $500

  • Samantha and Matthew Johnson

    $100

  • PKealy

    $50

  • The Chiu Family

     

  • anne roberts

    $100

  • Debra Pane

    $100

  • N. Kathleen Wheeler and Robert Harrington

    $50

  • Sarah Pank

    $100

  • Marcia and Steve Anderson

    $250

  • Max & Augie Murphy

    $500

  • Shalimar & Siley

     

  • Sophia Primps

    $250

  • Jess, Tee and Reed Cahill

    $200

  • Matthew Allen

    $200

  • Devin Hanrahan

     

  • Kelly Lannan

    $100

  • Caroline and Elizabeth

     

  • Devon & Lauren

     

  • Justin Lioi

     

  • Jill & Cory Schneider

    $500

  • Morgan Ebeling

     

  • Jen Stone

    $13

  • Mark K

    $50

  • Hilary and Stuart Oran

    $100

  • Tricia & John Glynn

    $250

  • Katie & Andrew Newhouse

    $100

  • Jenni and Ryan Dessert

     

  • Zachary Williams

    $100

  • Scott and Jen Foglia

    $50

  • Cameron K. Smith

    $50

  • Kathy Powell

    $25

  • Elise

    $25

  • JP & Mags

    $100

  • Michelle and Barry Campbell

    $25

  • Ali Kelleher

     

  • Regina, Richard & Campbell Popp

    $25

  • Charles Miller

    $100

  • Jeff Hamilton

     

  • Elizabeth DiBlasi

     

  • Jason + Cait

    $50

  • Marcia and Ed Katz

    $100

  • Cathy and Rob Griffin

    $250

  • Stephen Allison

    $100

  • Lisa & Jon Sonnheim

    $50

  • Peggy and Jim Carrick

     

  • June Gordon

    $50

  • Sally Thompson

     

  • Sean & Cyrene Christian

     

  • Caroline Dampier

     

  • ACL

    $25

  • Judith Byrne

    $50

  • Dan Linsalata

    $50

  • John Carnevale

    $10

  • Lizzy Pendergast

    $50

  • Beth, Mark, Katie and Dan Doran

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Mary Liz Mulligan

    $50

  • Suzette &Robert Levenson

     

  • Liz monda

    $25

  • Barbara Krichbaum and Kent Erickson

    $100

  • Ryan and Maren Layton

    $100

  • Melissa Alonardo

    $100

  • Garrett Kirk

     

  • Tom, Kerry, and Maeve

     

  • Kyle and Christina Norton

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The McNamara Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Barb & Steve Cappaert

    $50

  • Maureen Gallagher

    $100

  • Jake Kolb

    $25

  • Fred Adair & Catherine Steiner-Adair

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Christina Santangelo

    $100

  • Carter and Brad Backus

    $100

  • Carreau & Jon Ryder

     

  • Sarah Hartline

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Carly Sousa

    $26.20

  • Daniel and Viviana

    $100

  • Martha Bellamy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Geoff & Lilli

     

  • Abra & Evan Gogel

     

  • Andrea Campbell & Jamal lewis

    $100

  • Katie Trosen

     

  • Dimitri Bakllas

     

  • Patrick Burek

     

  • Ginny Loeb & Jim Sperling

    $100

  • Lisa de Lima and Bobby Alter

     

  • Sarah and Mark Butler

     

  • Serra Aygun

    $50

  • JP and Hilda Cantos

     

  • David and Karin Kuhns

    $2,000

  • Barbara

     

  • Bob and Regina brady

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laura Vanderburg

    $50

  • Cindy and Tony Cahill

    $50

  • Salesforce.org Matching Gift

    $100

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460% Raised of $15,000 Goal

The Team: $147,288 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Oliver Foley

Amount Raised

$68,999

 

460% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew and Derrah Gousie

Amount Raised

$17,542

 

175% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stefanie Bishop

Amount Raised

$12,327

 

123% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Cobau

Amount Raised

$12,025

 

120% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Suzanne Streeter

Amount Raised

$9,600

 

128% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Acosta Sinnott

Amount Raised

$9,143

 

122% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Dever

Amount Raised

$9,116

 

122% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Thompson

Amount Raised

$8,535

 

85% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Salesforce.org Matching Gift

Salesforce.org Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Cindy and Tony Cahill

Cindy and Tony Cahill

DONATION: $50

In honor of Tenley 9 months ago

Laura Vanderburg

Laura Vanderburg

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Bob and Regina brady

Bob and Regina brady

DONATION: $100

Great job Oliver!!! 10 months ago

Barbara

Barbara

In honor of Lexi and Tenley, 2 beautiful little girls 10 months ago

David and Karin Kuhns

David and Karin Kuhns

DONATION: $2,000

10 months ago

JP and Hilda Cantos

JP and Hilda Cantos

10 months ago

Serra Aygun

Serra Aygun

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Sarah and Mark Butler

Sarah and Mark Butler

10 months ago