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Rosemary Murphy's Fundraiser:

Alzheimer's Association Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION

ORGANIZER: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Rosemary Murphy

THE STORY:

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain."

On March 9, 2010, my mother Rosemary, lost her life to the horrible disease we call Alzheimer’s.  In memory of my mother, and in honor of my father Bob, her round the clock caregiver, I have committed to run the 2015 Boston Marathon with Alzheimer’s Association Team. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

I have pledged to raise $10,000 for Alzheimer’s research and care, and I write to ask you to please help me reach that goal.

Our mother was uniquely her own - feisty, fiery and funny. Above all our mother was without question the strongest person we have ever met in our lives.  She was real through and through and didn’t have much time for what she would call "phony baloneys".

Later in life, our mother's dementia gave us all the opportunity to experience her in yet another way.  In these years, she lived the definition of the word courage.  Our mother may have forgotten names, dates and meals, yet our mother never forgot how to express compassion for another human being, how to laugh, to love, to forgive, and most importantly how to willfully live each day of her life in the face of constant struggle.  In living her life this way, my mother taught us that the essence of being human has less to do with remembering names and dates and so much more to do with living as graceful and joyful a life as possible no matter what obstacles are placed before us. For that we are eternally grateful.  Thank you, Mommy - for teaching us to dance in the rain.

Please help me wipe out the stats below by contributing to The Alzheimer’s Association through my Boston Marathon fundraising link.  I am forever grateful for your support.

6 - Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA; it kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined.

67 - Every 67 second someone in the USA develops the disease.

1-3 – 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia

2/3 – Women are at the epicenter: almost 2/3s of Americans with the disease are women.

Love and gratitude,

Ro

Please take advantage of your company’s matching gift program.

 

$11,872

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rosemary Murphy

     

  • Justine Seraganian

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pendleton Family

    $250

  • Barbara Dewes

    $300

  • Ami & John

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • John & Terese Furry

    $100

  • Amy dove

     

  • Max and Harry Murphy

    $200

  • Corporate Visions match on behalf of Barbara Dewes for Rosemary Murphy

    $300

  • Chuck Pratt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Oonagh McCaffrey

    $100

  • Jill Robbins

    $50

  • Kevin Beatty

     

  • Wakelin Family

    $250

  • Greg and Tracey Murphy

    $100

  • Joe and Liz Corcoran

    $200

  • Bob Persons

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katelyn Sullivan

    $100

  • Sam Steele

    $50

  • Jonathan Hill

    $100

  • Will Kussin

     

  • Grace Waters

    $50

  • Christine Klemme

    $100

  • Maura Shaughnessy

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kimberly Campbell

    $100

  • Kristin Greeley

    $100

  • Kevin & Stephanie Wilson

    $100

  • Go Rosemary!

    $50

  • Jeannie & Mark Nugent & Family

    $500

  • Scott Stanton

    $100

  • Keith Neal

    $50

  • Tachera Martin

    $20

  • Chris Fossella

     

  • Brian Melvin

    $100

  • Rosanne Thomas

    $100

  • John Hancock

    $1,000

  • Ellen O'Connell

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carolyn Lucey

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kevin Wilson, Ameriprise

    $284

  • Ameriprise Match

    $523

  • MFS Investment Management Matching Gift

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jen Hall

    $100

  • Tracey Antaya

    $50

  • Lisa Stamegna

    $50

  • Elysa Aswad

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • You go girl!!

    $50

  • Sharon Moulton

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • MFS Investment Management Matching Gift

    $250

  • Auntie Car & Uncle John

    $250

  • Priscilla Ogren

    $50

  • State Street/John Chase

    $100

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119% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $364,796 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Des Mac Intyre

Amount Raised

$34,477

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Peller

Amount Raised

$24,113

Fundraiser Title

Antonia Perry

Amount Raised

$19,317

 

129% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jane Lizotte

Amount Raised

$18,558

Fundraiser Title

Chrissy Horan

Amount Raised

$18,007

 

180% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Emond

Amount Raised

$17,348

Fundraiser Title

Donna Lajoie

Amount Raised

$17,120

 

114% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Capodicci

Amount Raised

$15,206

 

127% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Donor Comments

State Street/John Chase

State Street/John Chase

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Priscilla Ogren

Priscilla Ogren

DONATION: $50

HI Ro- Sorry this took so long... awesome job!!! I was tracking you during the run and you did amazing... I didn't think it was possible to go faster as you ran 26.2 miles!!! 2 years ago

Auntie Car & Uncle John

Auntie Car & Uncle John

DONATION: $250

What a wonderful tribute to your Mother RO Your the Best ! 2 years ago

MFS Investment Management Matching Gift

MFS Investment Management Matching Gift

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Congratulation, Ro!!! Mommy would be very proud of what you've accomplished today. We knew you could do it! Love K & T 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Sharon Moulton

Sharon Moulton

DONATION: $100

In memory of Ruth Frank 2 years ago

You go girl!!

You go girl!!

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Elysa Aswad

Elysa Aswad

Have a great run, Ro! You rock! 2 years ago