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Dan Burke's Fundraiser:

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation

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BENEFITING: A Leg Forever, Inc.

ORGANIZER: A Leg

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Dan Burke

THE STORY:

Cheryl Hollander wrote -

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation is a 501c3 Non-profit public charity established by Elizabeth Norden of Stoneham, Massachusetts 02180.

This foundation was created to honor her two sons JP and Paul Norden, Boston Marathon Survivors, who each lost a leg in the bombings of April 15, 2013.

Our Mission for this foundation is to pay it forward and assist other amputees in their time of need just as JP and Paul were helped in their darkest hours.

The Boston Marathon changed the lives of many families that tragic day. Two hundred and sixty nine people were injured, 16 lost limbs and 3 lost their lives.  JP and Paul Norden each lost their right legs in the 2nd explosion. JP below the knee, Paul above the knee - both brothers came close to losing their lives. JP arrived at the hospital with 1 pint of blood remaining in his body, Paul was placed in a medically induced coma for over a week until his injuries were stabilized.

The outpouring of support from around the world helped JP, Paul and their family battle through each day. The outpouring of love, prayers and support came from all over the world to help this family battle through day after day, week after week, month after month.

Donations from the public and the ONEFUND enabled JP and Paul to afford the best prosthetic limbs available today - and they are forever grateful to each and every donation that made this possible. Without the generosity of others the Norden brothers could have never afforded the limbs they have today.

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation's Mission is to pay it forward and assist other amputees who have experienced limb loss from a horrific accident. They hope to spread awareness of the many challenges amputees face during their everyday lives; to educate the public on the many expenses involved with prosthetic limbs; and to assist other amputees through fundraising efforts.

Did you know prosthetic limbs range from $25,000 to $140,000 plus?

Did you know a new limb is needed every 3 to 5 years for the remainder of life?

Did you know that health insurance only covers a portion of the prosthetic and the amputee has to worry about covering the rest of the bill?

These are just a few of the issues amputees deal with day after day...and there are many, many more!

Help us make a difference and join us!

A Leg Forever Charitable Foundation will have a team of runners in the 2015 Boston Marathon. Our runners are committed to our cause, and dedicated to making a difference along with us. We hope you will support them as they run the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston on April 20th.

We are honored to announce A LEG FOREVER'S TEAM:


Dan Burke, Melrose, MA
Tim Feeney, Boxford, MA
Deborah Gilligan
Cindy Kelly, Stoneham, MA
Suzie Oliveira, Reading, MA
Justin O'Connell, Boston, MA

Please join us in cheering our runners on, help spread the word and help us reach our goal!

$1,440

MONEY RAISED
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  • Wireless Store, Inc

    $200

  • Meghan

    $100

  • The Pfeiffer Family

    $100

  • Denise Burke and Family

    $20

  • John's Pizza Chelsea

    $100

  • Chad Sylvester

    $100

  • Cindy and Don Hickey

    $60

  • Mimi Lemay

    $30

  • Deb Crafts

    $30

  • Dan Rabazzi

    $100

  • Cloie, Kevin & Tony

    $100

  • MaryKate Herron

    $100

  • Michele Heffern

    $100

  • Cathleen Burke Zuabi

    $50

  • Salem Five Bank

    $250

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The Team: $8,713 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Tim Feeney

Amount Raised

$2,803

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Cindy Kelly

Amount Raised

$2,710

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Dan Burke

Amount Raised

$1,440

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justin oconnell

Amount Raised

$1,135

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Debbie Gilligan

Amount Raised

$175

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Suzie Oliveira

Amount Raised

$150

Donor Comments

Salem Five Bank

Salem Five Bank

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Cathleen Burke Zuabi

Cathleen Burke Zuabi

DONATION: $50

Good luck today, Danny!! You have trained long and hard for this and I couldn't be more proud of my big brother. Go get em'!!! 3 years ago

Michele Heffern

Michele Heffern

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

MaryKate Herron

MaryKate Herron

DONATION: $100

in support of Dan Burke -gooooo Dan ! 3 years ago

Cloie, Kevin & Tony

Cloie, Kevin & Tony

DONATION: $100

Wonderful Cause! Good Luck Dan! 3 years ago

Dan Rabazzi

Dan Rabazzi

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Deb Crafts

Deb Crafts

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Mimi Lemay

Mimi Lemay

DONATION: $30

Proud of my peeps! 3 years ago

Cindy and Don Hickey

Cindy and Don Hickey

DONATION: $60

3 years ago

Chad Sylvester

Chad Sylvester

DONATION: $100

Good event! Go Dan! 3 years ago