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Lauren Sanford's Fundraiser:

TargetCancer Foundation Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: TargetCancer Foundation

ORGANIZER: TargetCancer Foundation

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Lauren Sanford

THE STORY:

  Without a doubt, 2016 has been one of the most amazing years of my life. I graduated college, got a job I love, and got engaged. With all of the amazing things to happen this year, one thing is missing.

  My fiancé DJ lost his dad, Dave, in December 2011 from cholangiocarcinoma, a rare cancer of the liver bile duct. It affects only 1-2 in 100,000 people in the United States per year and has no cure. Dave’s cancer, like most cases of cholangiocarcinoma, was discovered in an advanced, inoperable state. He was 47 years old and was given 12 months to live.

  I’m over the moon to have been chosen to run the Boston Marathon for TargetCancer Foundation. TCF raises awareness and funds research and clinical trials into rare and lesser known cancers, including cholangiocarcinoma.

  I was not lucky enough to have met Dave, but I have felt his presence through hikes that Dave and his family used to do together, through old stories, family pictures, and good times and bad. I could go on and on. But the one thing I always wonder is what my relationship with Dave would be. Would he roll his eyes at me when I obsess over the Webster family dog? Laugh when his daughters and I gang up on DJ? I just wish he could see the amount of love I have for his family.

  Thinking about how I won’t ever get to create life-long memories my future father-in-law, I felt like this marathon is the closest thing I will have. Every fundraiser we hold, every time I lace up my shoes to train, and running the 26.2 for TCF, I will be thinking of Dave.  I can’t think of a better way to honor the Dave and the Webster family than to run the marathon, and raise this money for TargetCancer, so hopefully another bride to be will have the opportunity to meet their father-in-law.

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To This Fundraiser

$15,346

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeannette Romeo

    $100

  • Hilary

    $25

  • Barrie & Pop

    $100

  • John and Kathleen Hannon

    $50

  • Good luck!!

    $100

  • Dorothy and Walter Webster

    $100

  • Norma Castine

    $25

  • Jaki and Anthony

    $200

  • Katie

    $50

  • kelsey kenrick

    $20

  • Veterans Memorial Holiday Stroll

    $62.20

  • Uncle John & Aunt Sandy

    $100

  • Go Lauren!

    $50

  • Julianne Stoughton

    $100

  • Sue Goldman

     

  • Shannon Harrison

     

  • Sophie Fabrizio

    $10

  • Christine Lichwala

    $25

  • $130

    $130

  • Nanna & Papa Iantosca

    $25

  • Nick freehling

    $50

  • The MacKenzies of Andover

    $1,000

  • Tayla

    $10

  • Meg Delory

    $25

  • The Sclafani Family

    $50

  • Amanda Webster

    $100

  • Katie O'Neill

    $50

  • Vicki & Tom McNeil

    $50

  • Ruth Internicola

    $50

  • Emily Beals

    $25

  • Kristin Verrette

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katie Campbell

    $25

  • Donna Kelly

     

  • Jackie Doherty

    $25

  • Amanda Luongo

    $25

  • Helen "Gram" Murphy

    $50

  • John & Kerri Bozarjian

    $100

  • The Conrad Family

    $500

  • Ada Jean Rogers

    $50

  • Kirsten Wladkowski

    $25

  • Tim and Linda

    $50

  • Uncle Russell and auntie suzanne

    $150

  • Rick Rossetti

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Veterans Memorial School Staff

    $313

  • Susan and Donald Bossi

    $50

  • Maria Prisco

    $100

  • Super Bowl Squares

    $1,300

  • Karen and Jason Freedman

    $1,000

  • Jim and nancy freehling

    $100

  • Anthony Andrews & Kayla O'Neil

    $50

  • Bill and Janice Bean

    $50

  • Cori and Dave

    $50

  • Gail Reardon

    $25

  • anonymous

    $500

  • Peggy and Mackenzie MacGibbon

    $25

  • Mila Moschella

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Thomas Smith

    $25

  • Joan & Tom Hogan

    $50

  • Skip & Beverly Doucette

    $50

  • Margo Clifford

     

  • Frank Su

    $50

  • Vital Cycle Spin Ride

    $780

  • Joann

    $200

  • Paul Mullaly

    $25

  • Bob Link

    $50

  • Tyler Bean

     

  • Mike Mastronardi

    $50

  • Kim Schilpp

    $100

  • Danielle Wood

     

  • Arone Family

    $75

  • Patti and Eddie Liberacki

    $100

  • Karin O

    $50

  • Molly Williamson

     

  • Veterans School PTO - March Madness

    $200

  • Betty & Joe McMahon

    $100

  • Jami Doherty

    $50

  • Debbie (Auger) Spurr

    $50

  • Kristy Baker

    $25

  • The Trainor Family

    $25

  • Dana & Sharon D'Aloisio

    $50

  • Katie Swales

    $25

  • Lorraine Devine

    $25

  • Saugus Cornhole Tournament

    $3,086

  • Trish Johnson

    $25

  • Kristen and Luca

    $50

  • Janet, Spencer and Thomas Wright

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Donna Reppucci

    $100

  • Nicole LaBruna

    $50

  • Maria Furey

    $25

  • Sandy Reid

     

  • Joe Carroll

    $30

  • Ozzy

    $25

  • Patty Andrews

    $75

  • Anthony and Diana DiPesa

    $20

  • Alex Pappagallo

    $25

  • Matching Gift

    $525

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153% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $34,341 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Lauren Sanford

Amount Raised

$15,346

 

153% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Daniel Rothenberg

Amount Raised

$11,445

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Martin Arts

Amount Raised

$7,550

 

76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Matching Gift

Matching Gift

DONATION: $525

2 months ago

Alex Pappagallo

Alex Pappagallo

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Anthony and Diana DiPesa

Anthony and Diana DiPesa

DONATION: $20

2 months ago

Patty Andrews

Patty Andrews

DONATION: $75

2 months ago

Ozzy

Ozzy

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Joe Carroll

Joe Carroll

DONATION: $30

2 months ago

Sandy Reid

Sandy Reid

In memory of Kevin. Good luck Lauren! 2 months ago

Maria Furey

Maria Furey

DONATION: $25

Thanks for running Lauren! I knew Dave since elementary school. Great cause!! My father died from a different type of Cancer, also at a very young age 48. Have a nice run and thank you! 2 months ago

Nicole LaBruna

Nicole LaBruna

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Donna Reppucci

Donna Reppucci

DONATION: $100

2 months ago