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Paul Gourley's Fundraiser:

Boston Marathon 2017 Team Running for Cover

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BENEFITING: IMPACT Melanoma

ORGANIZER: IMPACT Melanoma

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Paul Gourley

THE STORY:

On April 17, 2017 I will be running my fifth marathon and my third Boston Marathon to benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE).  This is my third year being selected to join the Running for Cover team and I couldn't be prouder to support such a great foundation and cause and to run in honor of my wife.  As many of you are aware, Lynn was first diagnosed and treated for Melanoma in 2011.  After having a large portion of her calf taken away she has remained cancer free since that time (thank god).  We will always have the fear that it may return or spread but thankfully she is doing great today!  In fact, she's a CrossFit beast!

Being a part of the Running for Cover team I've also met many others who have been affected by Melanoma.  Their stories are worth reading on this team site when you get a chance.  All have inspired me to try and do more for this cause. I will continue to try and help the MFNE find ways to spread the message that Melanoma is a piece of you know what.  "It's a sneaky *astard" is the way it is described by my friend who lost her son to melanoma.  How right she is!

I'm inspired to run again both to support what the MFNE is doing and to continue to remember the Boston Marathon 2013 tragedy and also honor all of the victims, survivors and first responders who were impacted.   I read the book "Stronger" by Jeff Bauman and to quote Jeff "...we are better than cowards with bombs.  We're not broken.  And we're not afraid.  We are stronger."  Boston Strong!

I appreciate anything you can do again to donate towards my fundraising efforts.  I hope you'll join me in Part 3 of this big adventure.

Suggested Donation Levels:

Platinum Level

$500 (and Above) - aka "I Really Love Paul Gourley Level" (I love you too, man!)

Gold Level     

$100                      - aka Boston Strong! Level

Silver Level    

$50                        - aka Melanoma and Terrorists Suck Level

Bronze Level  

$25                        - aka Selfies with Doug Flutie Level

Thank you!

Paul Gourley

pgourley@bellsouth.net (in case you have questions or comments)

One of our cats is named after one of our favorite Packers of all time Charles Woodson!  "Charles"

About the Melanoma Foundation of New England

The Melanoma Foundation of New England's mission is to reduce the incidents of melanoma in the New England region 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 dangers of tanning, The Skinny on Skin, which teaches beauty professionals to recognize potential melanomas on the head, neck and scalp of their clients, and Practice Safe Skin which provides free sunscreen to the public.

Team Running for Cover is running the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise funds to support MFNE's mission. All funds raised will be used to fund and expand these educational programs throughout the nation.

$21,060

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • C Husen

    $50

  • Bryan & Barb

    $100

  • Angela Calvin

    $100

  • The Smiths!

    $50

  • THe Jacks'

    $100

  • The Rudnicks

    $50

  • Paul Gourley

    $50

  • Roger and Dorothy Gourley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Luann & Tony Rushin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mahoney Family

     

  • Mo & Bibi Majeed

    $50

  • THe Jacks'

    $100

  • The Smiths!

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $400

  • Bryan & Barb

    $100

  • C Husen

    $50

  • The Rudnicks

    $50

  • Paul Gourley

    $50

  • Roger and Dorothy Gourley

    $50

  • Luann & Tony Rushin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mahoney Family

    $50

  • Mo & Bibi Majeed

    $50

  • Angela Calvin

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • equimedia limited

    $10,000

  • YKD

    $50

  • Sean Dunlop

    $25

  • Wendi Brasfield

    $50

  • Pranav Kariwala

     

  • Eric & Kara Johnson

     

  • JIM KRAUS

    $10

  • Lisa Frank

    $25

  • Ann Wahlgren

    $100

  • Melody Morash

    $25

  • Kathleen and Roger Ray

     

  • Geonamic Partners

     

  • Mark Gregory

     

  • Paul Gourley

    $150

  • IMPACT

    $1,000

  • Chris and Ashley Corwin

    $50

  • Scott and Karen Reynolds

    $100

  • New Years Contest Winner (Donated Winnings)

    $100

  • Shawn & Debbie Morgan

    $100

  • The Dilworths

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • lynette krause

    $100

  • Angela Calvin

    $100

  • Superbowl 2017 Pool

    $750

  • Megan Smith

    $100

  • John Vautour

    $100

  • Trace

     

  • Remainder for March Madness for Melanoma Pool

    $500

  • Jim Shevlin

    $100

  • Jerry & Donna

    $100

  • The Rysdon Family

     

  • Barry McCarthy

    $100

  • Kristin Miller

    $50

  • Sharon and Rudy

    $25

  • Dave Rodgers

    $25

  • The Belsole Family - Winnings from the March Madness for Melanoma Pool

    $150

  • Tracy S. - Winnings from the March Madness for Melanoma Pool

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Diane Sierzega

     

  • Matt & Nathyn

     

  • Sandy Mollett

    $100

  • Merissa Donnelly

    $50

  • Kathy and Scott white

    $50

  • Michael Goodwin

    $50

  • Cathy Johnson

    $50

  • Michelle and Dave Skalka

    $250

  • Brenda Hall

    $25

  • Kaz Family

    $200

  • Michelle Reynaud

    $100

  • Steve Dascall

    $85

  • Synergy CrossFit

    $85

  • Jim Cress

    $100

  • Michiko Wolcott

    $100

  • Live Out Loud

    $500

  • Scott, Jenn, Kate and Molly Burkart

    $50

  • Nancy Christofferson

    $25

  • Michael Gray

    $100

  • Chubb Corporate Giving - Matching Gift

    $100

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105% Raised of$20,000 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

Chubb Corporate Giving - Matching Gift

Chubb Corporate Giving - Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Michael Gray

Michael Gray

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nancy Christofferson

Nancy Christofferson

DONATION: $25

Way to run Paul! 2 years ago

Scott, Jenn, Kate and Molly Burkart

Scott, Jenn, Kate and Molly Burkart

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Live Out Loud

Live Out Loud

DONATION: $500

In honor of your better half. 2 years ago

Michiko Wolcott

Michiko Wolcott

DONATION: $100

In memory of Kara Morgan 2 years ago

Jim Cress

Jim Cress

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Synergy CrossFit

Synergy CrossFit

DONATION: $85

2 years ago

Steve Dascall

Steve Dascall

DONATION: $85

In memory of Mary Jane Dascall 2 years ago

Michelle Reynaud

Michelle Reynaud

DONATION: $100

Can't say no to Lynn's beautiful smile! 2 years ago