Robin Gohsman

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Scott
Scott SAYS:
Hello everyone, I have been…
Hello everyone,

I have been shuffling around Boston for a couple of days reflecting on Monday’s Boston Marathon. It is difficult to find the words to describe what it was like.

Boston was all in for the marathon: Everywhere there were signs supporting the race and the runners. You could not go anywhere without seeing the blue and gold colors of the Boston Athletic Association. Maybe the most special tribute came from the members of the Old South Church that stands at the finish line. After the bombing last year someone had the idea to knit a Boston Marathon scarf and posted it to Facebook. Over the course of the year, over 7,300 scarves arrived from all over the world.

Security was overwhelming. On race day, there were over 4000 police, army reservists and special forces patrolling the course. There were 80 bomb dogs and the sky was full of helicopters. Despite this show of overwhelming force, it did not feel obtrusive. Bostonians seemed to roll with the inconveniences it created.

On Monday, over 36,000 runners ran from Hopkinton to Boston. It was a beautiful sunny day that reached 70 degrees. This felt quite warm given that all of our long training runs were done in sub-10 degree weather. This and some blisters led to a sauntering 4 hour and 12 minute official time. It would not have mattered if it was 7 hours. We just wanted to be a part of the celebration that is the Boston Marathon.

An estimated 1 million people lined the course and stayed all day even to watch turtles like us. It’s the Superbowl of running. Except in this Superbowl, you get to play on the same field with the elite athletes.

To complete the storybook ending, Meb Keflezighi became the first American to win in 31 years.

There were survivors of the bombing in the race and at the finish line. There were also many veterans who were running with prosthetic limbs. These are the remarkable people you supported with your generosity. Our total has now approached $9,000.

Overall, there was a general sense of joy in the city and throughout the running community. I have attached just a few photos and some links to articles about the day.

Thank you again for your support of the Wounded Warriors.

Run Happy,

Scott

5 years ago
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Rob
Rob SAYS:
Thank you, everyone, who has…
Thank you, everyone, who has participated in the Million Mile March, Striding for LifeStriders, and this Crowdrise fundraising drive. LifeStriders can only work with the generous support of excellent individuals like yourselves. LifeStriders charges families half of what it costs to to give a therapeutic riding lesson and we are planning to give close to 3000 lessons this year alone. Families of special needs children and adults often have many additional health and support expenses than a typical family, and your contribution here is making it possible for many families to receive the incredible benefits of therapeutic riding. Our model is to continue to offer our therapeutic riding services at these rates, or less if we are able to drive the costs down with individual contributions. Every dollar helps, and we truly appreciate your support.
7 years ago
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MSRUNTHEUS
MSRUNTHEUS SAYS:
Hi All, I just wanted to pe…
Hi All,

I just wanted to personally thank each of you for all your contributions towards our Million Mile March MS Run the US Team!

As a charity & group of individuals wanting to raise funds and community awareness to help end multiple sclerosis, we were excited to offer this running & fundraising platform to those who support our efforts!

Thank you for your generous donation to MS Run the US, Inc. As always, 100% of our donations go to the National MS Society designated towards their research programs to fund the cure to MS!

Your generosity, along with countless others, helped raise $4,700 for MS!

Thank you so much and please check in on our website at www.msruntheus.com often for the new & up-coming national fundraising event that we are planning!!!

Kindly,

Ashley Kumlien
Founder
7 years ago
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Linda
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HI...A December Vote sent yo…
HI...A December Vote sent your way, along with best wishes for a successful fundraising project. Also, wishing you a Holiday filled with the warmth of caring, the joy of giving , and the love of friends and family... ( My Project...CURE EPILEPSY)
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Robin Gohsman
Robin Gohsman
Pewaukee, WI United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Nov 07, 2011
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Robin Gohsman's Fundraisers

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Team LifeStriders

Amount Raised:

$9,820

 

98% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Million Mile March

Amount Raised:

$30,106

 

3% Raised of$1,000,000 Goal