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Spaulding Race for Rehab Boston Marathon 2014

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Karis Antokal

THE STORY:

On April 21, 2014, I will be participating in an event that I never thought I could: The Boston Marathon. The tragic events of last year’s race combined with witnessing first-hand the determination that the survivors displayed, has lead me to sign on as a member of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital’s Race for Rehab Boston Marathon Team.

Many of you know that I was volunteering at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel last year for Spaulding’s Marathon viewing reception, when the bombs went off.  Words cannot describe the scene nor the emotions I felt when I saw the second bomb explode. I wanted to run to the streets and help those who had been injured, but I was quickly evacuated and began the unknown journey through the streets of Boston. I was scared, but blessed to be in the company of wonderful friends.  The streets were chaotic, no one knew where to go or what to do. As I ran down Huntington Avenue, it began to sink in: Lives have been changed forever.

As a massage therapist at Spaulding, I have had the great privilege of working with individuals who despite their life altering illness and/or injury, are determined to get back to their everyday lives. Those who know me personally know I am not a runner!  I have never enjoyed running, but it is the strength and determination of my patients that has inspired me to run the Boston Marathon. The mental, physical, and emotional training that it will take to run this race is only a fraction of what those who I treat experience during rehab and for the rest of their lives. Each and every day I am strengthened by their strength.

Please consider making a donation to support my fundraising efforts as I work to raise $5,000 to benefit Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Every dollar counts and will directly benefit the facility that gave 33 bombing survivors, and many others, their lives back. I am running the Boston Marathon to honor those survivors and memorialize those who lost their lives last April.

$10,635

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom and Mary McManus

    $27

  • Kathy Thompson

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Down Under Yoga Kirtan

    $117

  • Jeremy

    $20

  • Tom and Mary McManus

    $40

  • Maureen Garvey

    $50

  • Breann Antokal

     

  • Alex Antokal

     

  • kevin

    $200

  • Doreen Hing

     

  • Jeanette Antokal

    $20

  • Jane Burgess

    $50

  • Swartz Family

    $260

  • Linda Garrity

    $25

  • Matt Watstein & Suzi Teres

    $50

  • Patti and Mark Abrams

    $100

  • Ruth Anne

    $20

  • David & Gail Brother

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Greg Gordon

    $25

  • Nicki and David Ramshaw

    $50

  • Christa Avampato

    $10

  • Leene and Bob Chavez

    $100

  • Marla & Michael Leafer

    $100

  • Larry & Marcia Nadell

    $36

  • mirson family

    $100

  • Jeff & Pam O'Neill

    $100

  • Peggy Dellea

    $20

  • Joanne Flaherty

    $25

  • Susan Sennet

    $100

  • craig shuffain & Cindy White

    $100

  • Michael Goldstein & Susan Chartier

    $250

  • Dianne & Burt Gesserman

    $50

  • Jon & Dede Rosenberg

    $100

  • Amy Wolbarst

    $25

  • Gitlitz family

    $260

  • Scott & Mamie Spelfogel

    $100

  • Kristin Lewandowski

    $20

  • Brookline Coach LLC

    $50

  • Michael and Marsha Noller

    $100

  • Karis' karaoke for a kause

    $748

  • Shelley& Mark Hatch

    $50

  • Sunny & Sam Gustin

    $50

  • Barry and Katie Couture

    $25

  • Nader & Hazel

    $30

  • Bob and Debbie Berks

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Amber

    $10

  • Cathy Minnerly

    $100

  • Greg Gordon

    $100

  • Gary & Jeffrey Saunders

    $100

  • Simon & Amanda Clark

    $20

  • Schuyler, GV and Halle

    $100

  • Larry Green

    $200

  • Roberta Nelson

    $25

  • JIM AND SUSAN LOVEMAN

    $100

  • emily d.

    $20

  • Lou & Rachel Karger

    $250

  • David and Andrea

    $50

  • Sharp and ray watstrin

     

  • Trisha Butler

    $50

  • Alyssa Jaynes

    $25

  • JM Boylan

    $250

  • Lorraine Bianchi

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Aimee & Ted Jackness

    $100

  • Andrew and Linda Fialko

    $500

  • Jean Murby

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Ed Midgley

    $50

  • Adam Dushman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Dr. Ann Marie Madigan

    $100

  • Sally Johnson

    $26

  • Steven Patrick

    $50

  • Tom & Ashley Burst

    $25

  • Ali & Brad Lackey

    $50

  • Sam Carver

    $25

  • Courtney & Mark Papaccioli

    $25

  • Alison Briggs

    $15

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213% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $720,629 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Amount Raised

$83,961

 

17% Raised of $500,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Adriene, Kari and Robin

Amount Raised

$50,006

 

250% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Storto

Amount Raised

$27,911

 

112% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Auffrey-Kace

Amount Raised

$15,300

 

122% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Oz Mondejar

Amount Raised

$15,300

 

153% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kit Maloney

Amount Raised

$14,907

 

88% Raised of $17,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Salerno Lamonica

Amount Raised

$13,485

 

180% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Schrager

Amount Raised

$13,433

 

134% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Alison Briggs

Alison Briggs

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Courtney & Mark Papaccioli

Courtney & Mark Papaccioli

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Sam Carver

Sam Carver

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Ali & Brad Lackey

Ali & Brad Lackey

DONATION: $50

Go Karis! Cheering you on from DC! Xo 3 years ago

Tom & Ashley Burst

Tom & Ashley Burst

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Steven Patrick

Steven Patrick

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sally Johnson

Sally Johnson

DONATION: $26

3 years ago

Dr. Ann Marie Madigan

Dr. Ann Marie Madigan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $3,000

3 years ago

Adam Dushman

Adam Dushman

DONATION: $25

3 years ago