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Team USA Endurance

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THE STORY:

Growing up, I played soccer and, later, began running marathons and competing in triathlons. At the same time, my cousin, Anthony, was giving his all to push through the challenges of spina bifida. Also, my aunt and uncle (Anthony's parents) have been involved in local and national spina bifida causes, plus my parents and grandparents have volunteered over the years.

Having watched an athlete with spina bifida, Tatayna McFadden, win the Boston, Chicago, London and New York Marathons in 2013, plus the Boston and London Marathons in 2014, I saw an opportunity to connect my lifelong involvement in sports, my family's involvement with spina bifida, and the opportunity to help disabled athletes compete. Thus, I am running the New York Marathon to help support Team USA Paralympics, which includes five athletes with spina bifida plus many others who face equally challenging disabilities but still manage to put together amazing performances while representing our country!

In addition to the opportunity to support Team USA Paralympics, the New York Marathon is also important to me as one of my best friends, Justin Silver, will be running his first marathon. Six years ago I promised him that when he was ready, we'd run his first marathon together. After losing forty pounds, we ran his first half marathon together; he's since run ten half marathons, and being able to "coach" him through these has been rewarding. Looking ahead, I am excited to be helping him train so that we can run the marathon.

Putting this all together, I am thrilled to be running the New York Marathon in recognition of my cousin and our family, with Justin, and for Team USA Paralympics!

Note: If you prefer to write a check, please make it out to "United States Paralympic Foundation" and mail it to me: 22 1/2 Fairmont Ave, Cambridge MA 02139. I will send the checks to the Team Organizer; please include your mailing address so that she can mail your receipt to you. Thank you!

 

$3,921

MONEY RAISED
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  • Connie & Eric Griffin

     

  • Bob & Elaine Puz

     

  • Tom Henderson

     

  • Abe, Jennifer, Noah, & Preston

     

  • Jen Baima

     

  • Disha Patel

     

  • Dave Godes

     

  • Linda & Marc Silver

     

  • Justin and Meredith Silver

     

  • Tom Robinson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Martin November

     

  • Robyn and Mark Weinger

     

  • Carly and Brendon Silver

     

  • Karen Kajmo

     

  • Francine and Richard Farber

     

  • Lee Steele

     

  • Pat and Bob DeNoble

     

  • Matt Masucci

     

  • Tom Guilfoile

     

  • Jim Hummer

     

  • HBS Healthcare Alumni Association

     

  • Jason Kreuziger & JoJo Bahnam

     

  • Healthcare Private Equity Association

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cara Sterling

     

  • Paul Davis

     

  • Tom and Andi Hawes

     

  • Dan Stevenson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Angela & Mike Killay

     

  • Colleen Harrison

     

  • John Hadcock

     

  • Mark and Carol Griffin

     

  • Brendan Kearney

     

  • Aerotek

     

  • Michael Sherman

     

  • Debbie Griffin Weissman

     

  • Lily Bloom Muldoon

     

  • David Green

     

  • Kat Weissman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pat & Marcia Gookin

     

  • Nancy Griffin

     

  • Jack Shields

     

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98% Raised of$4,000 Goal

The Team: $44,610 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Doug Szukics

Amount Raised

$13,340

 

89% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jon Puz

Amount Raised

$3,921

 

98% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jay Vollmar

Amount Raised

$3,725

 

106% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Corey Cohen

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

100% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sheryl Shade

Amount Raised

$3,163

 

90% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lance Demonteiro

Amount Raised

$2,645

 

76% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Francis

Amount Raised

$2,219

Fundraiser Title

Kyle McCoy

Amount Raised

$2,025

Donor Comments

Jack Shields

Jack Shields

5 years ago

Jack Shields

Jack Shields

5 years ago

Nancy Griffin

Nancy Griffin

5 years ago

Pat & Marcia Gookin

Pat & Marcia Gookin

Good luck Jon! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Kat Weissman

Kat Weissman

Awesome cause and very inspiring - keep it up! 5 years ago

David Green

David Green

Run like the wind guys! 5 years ago

Lily Bloom Muldoon

Lily Bloom Muldoon

Good luck Jon! 5 years ago

Debbie Griffin Weissman

Debbie Griffin Weissman

5 years ago

Michael Sherman

Michael Sherman

Go Jon! 5 years ago