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Boston Marathon 2017 Team Running for Cover

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November 02, 2016

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BENEFITING: IMPACT Melanoma

ORGANIZER: IMPACT Melanoma

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

eileen murphy

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. It has been ten years since my mom has passed from melanoma and now I want to raise $10,000 to honor her...

I am running for the Melanoma Foundation of New England for my mom and for my sons. My mom, Kate Ridge, has been the greatest inspiration in my life. She was a fabulous special education teacher, coach, friend, and parent. She instilled important values in me that I try to pass on to my own children and fourth grade students.  Her passion, perseverance, strength and commitment to community service are what motivate me today.   

Why now?  In 2008, just following my mom's death, I ran to raise funds for MFNE, and now, ten years since her passing, I run to continue to honor her spirit and to attempt to show my young boys the strength and perseverance that my mom embodied for me.  As a teacher I am passionate about the importance of educating people about sun safety. The money I raise will help the Melanoma Foundation's mission of education and prevention of this disease and to support families that been been affected by it. 

Why Boston?  The Boston Marathon route is entwined with memories of my mother and our family.  She grew up in Newton and was a graduate of Boston College's Lynch School of Education.  As a child, we'd make the trip back to Newton every Patriots Day to watch the runners.  The Boston Marathon is an important touchstone in my life that connects me to my mother.  The same can be said for my husband, Brendan.  Although he is not a runner :), his family also made the annual pilgrimage to watch the race with extended family in Newton.  He has also been affected by melanoma when his aunt Jane McDaid, another incredible woman, passed away from the disease.

Please join our family in supporting this worthy cause. 

Melanoma Foundation of New England wrote -

The Melanoma Foundation of New England's mission is to reduce the incidents of melanoma through education, prevention and support. MFNE hosts a range of educational programs to spread awareness. These programs include Your Skin Is In, a program teaching high school and college students the importance of protecting their skin and dangers of tanning; The Skinny On Skin, educating beauty professionals to recognize potential melanomas on the head, neck and scalp of their clients; and Practice Safe Skin Sunscreen providing free sunscreen to communities for their beaches, parks, sports fields and more. MFNE also offers support for patients and their caregivers through support groups and its one-on-one Billy's Buddies program.  All programs are free!

Team Running for Cover is running the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your skin and funds to support MFNE's mission. Thank you for your help!

$13,001

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mary Ry

     

  • The McDonald Family

     

  • Kate Blake I

    $100

  • tom mahony

    $250

  • GEORGIE AND TED SCOTT

    $50

  • Emily (Shelton) Lind

    $50

  • The Struble Family

     

  • ELLEN FULTON

     

  • Tad, Jan, Livia and Jake

    $100

  • Chuck and Syd

    $100

  • Don and Pat Rudman

     

  • Karen Devine and family

    $100

  • Jessie & Bill Younker

     

  • Gretchen Thompson

    $25

  • Cameron Tucker

    $250

  • Sasha Jacobs

    $100

  • Erika McHugh

    $50

  • Ann O'Brien

     

  • Kaitlin Burns

    $25

  • Chrissie and Eddie Straughn

    $100

  • Allie Smith

     

  • Jenny, Tyler, Olivia, & Emmy

     

  • Ann and Jim McCarthy

     

  • The Gustafson's

    $50

  • Emily Bauer

     

  • Kim

     

  • McConaghy Family

    $100

  • Aynsley Forsythe

    $100

  • Rhonda and Michael Myers

    $100

  • Ryan and Adele McCarthy

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Meg and John

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tom and Laura Callahan

     

  • Alex & Laura

     

  • Greg McSweeney

    $25

  • King Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • DeMarzo Family

     

  • Celia Fox

     

  • B. Landes

    $50

  • Katie & Matt

    $100

  • Harold and Carole Withrow

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Megan Quinn

    $50

  • Jan and John Fitzpatrick

    $250

  • A. Kinchla

    $100

  • The Banning Family

    $100

  • Mona and Peter

     

  • Andrea Mercurio

    $20

  • Mark and Ali Carrasquillo

     

  • Maff, Rud and Willsie

    $100

  • Stella Salimbas

    $10

  • Kathy Field

    $50

  • Lisa & Peter Buckley

     

  • Ellen King

    $250

  • Rowe Family

     

  • Emily C. Daigle

    $25

  • Marita Boyle

     

  • Carroll Swan

    $500

  • Wendy Wheaton

     

  • Chris and Suzanne Ridge

    $150

  • Nana Kate's grandkids - Ella Kate, Ronan, Vaughan, Teagan

    $100

  • Brianna Balboni

     

  • Kerry, Chris and Maddie Tomecek

     

  • Rick and Mary Ann

     

  • The Sharpes

    $100

  • Janet Mayo

    $25

  • Becca Prescott

     

  • Michael Moitoso

    $25

  • Christopher and Pamela Barbour

    $200

  • The Levine Family

     

  • Allison

    $150

  • John & Diane Mccarthy

    $100

  • Cynthia Fulton Biagini

     

  • Nancy Gorman Verseckes

    $300

  • Marie Johnson

    $50

  • Amy Pischel

    $25

  • Palubicki Family

    $50

  • Janet and Jack Sheehan

    $100

  • John and Clementine D'Anna

    $300

  • Annie, Henry, and Chris

     

  • Kate Chase

     

  • Alissa, Pete, Addy, PJ, Josie,and Will

     

  • The Gallaghers

     

  • The Toohill's

     

  • Emily Knight

    $50

  • Gay and George Hayden

    $25

  • Paul and Madeline Fickinger

    $100

  • Aileen Condon

    $100

  • The Kelly Family

    $50

  • The Shea Family

     

  • The Fennells

     

  • Jack and Julie Donehue

     

  • Hannah Conn

    $25

  • karen january

    $100

  • Toomey family

    $25

  • The

    $100

  • UBS Matching Donation

    $150

  • Brian Hurley

    $100

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130% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $355,327 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Gordon Chu

Amount Raised

$35,844

 

239% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Gourley

Amount Raised

$21,060

 

105% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Lacy

Amount Raised

$19,745

 

132% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Duryea

Amount Raised

$17,539

 

125% Raised of$14,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robin Travers

Amount Raised

$15,274

 

58% Raised of$26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

IMPACT Melanoma

Amount Raised

$13,657

 

4% Raised of$350,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

eileen murphy

Amount Raised

$13,001

 

130% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Annie Rolincik

Amount Raised

$12,192

 

122% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brian Hurley

Brian Hurley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

UBS Matching Donation

UBS Matching Donation

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

The

The

DONATION: $100

In memory of the mother of Eileen Ridge Murphy and in awe of Eileen. 2 years ago

Toomey family

Toomey family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

karen january

karen january

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Hannah Conn

Hannah Conn

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jack and Julie Donehue

Jack and Julie Donehue

2 years ago

The Fennells

The Fennells

2 years ago

The Shea Family

The Shea Family

2 years ago

The Kelly Family

The Kelly Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago