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Carey Running'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

Mileage Tracker: 773

Carey Running

THE STORY:

Hello Family & Friends –

I feel truly blessed to be given the chance to run in the 2015 Boston Marathon. As some of you know, I ran my first marathon in September 2013. I ended up exceeding my expectations and finished with a time of 3:34:21.  It was shortly after I finished, lying in bed and barely able to walk, that I learned I needed a qualifying time of 3:40 or faster to apply to the next Boston Marathon. In September of last year, I applied and was accepted. I knew right away that I wanted to use this opportunity as a way to help others.

I am dedicating this race to my grandmother, Betty.  My grandmother has been someone who has always given me unconditional love and support. My warmest memories as a child come from being with her. She always supported me through the years with sports & school, knew all my friends, and always took the time to come visit me no matter how far away I lived.  I appreciated her even more after I had kids myself. It was a different generation, and I am amazed at how she raised six kids with none of the amenities and support we have today. I find strength on many days just thinking about her and how she did it. She is often on my mind during my long runs when I have nothing but time to think. I have been given great opportunities in my life, and I want to live life to the fullest for myself, my daughters, and for her. She has been slowly declining over the last few years with memory loss and dementia, and it can be tough at times. Even though she doesn’t always know what words to use or the names of everyone in my family, I still know that she loves me. That is really all I can ask for.  

I am starting Team Betty to raise money to help others who are facing some of the same problems my grandmother is fighting today. I hope the Boston Marathon is the first appearance of Team Betty and that others will join me down the road. I have been preparing for this race since October. This cause, and having the support of my family & friends, keeps me determined and motivated when having to run through pain, fatigue, and a cold Wisconsin winter. Thank you for all of your love & support. 

Love, Carey

$4,300

MONEY RAISED
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  • General Donation

    $50

  • The Dietrich Family

    $100

  • Claudia MeMaw Austin

    $25

  • Renz family

     

  • Joyce Running

    $100

  • The Fat Jew

    $500

  • Dan & Monika

    $250

  • John & Jamie Tulak

    $100

  • The Rindfleisch's

    $50

  • Kristen Byers

     

  • Bobbie Jo VandenHeuvel

    $100

  • Lee Peet

    $25

  • Deb Tulak

    $200

  • The Cook Family

    $100

  • Strangman Crew

     

  • Pat and Lisa Jermain

    $200

  • Hah Family

    $25

  • Amanda Kelly

    $50

  • The Broome's

     

  • roe family

    $100

  • Mattie Butera

    $100

  • Sarah-hulk hand

     

  • The Stern Family

     

  • The Walters

    $50

  • Matt and Karen Brogan

    $100

  • Tonya Martynowski

    $50

  • Pfizer Foundation Matching Gift

    $100

  • Lucy & Beckett

    $50

  • Haug Family

    $100

  • Tiffany Nelson

    $50

  • Hottmann Family

    $100

  • Schmitt Family

    $100

  • Axness Family

    $100

  • Jim & Becky Clark

    $50

  • Mary Callahan

    $20

  • The Fitzgerald Family

    $250

  • Gretta

    $50

  • The Dassows

    $50

  • 3 Loving Daughters

    $435

  • The Pascoes

    $50

  • Estelle Getty Kloser

    $50

  • Casey & Matt Hirsh

    $50

  • Kvernum Family

    $50

  • Pfizer Matching Gift

    $100

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172% Raised of $2,500 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

Pfizer Matching Gift

Pfizer Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Kvernum Family

Kvernum Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Casey & Matt Hirsh

Casey & Matt Hirsh

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Estelle Getty Kloser

Estelle Getty Kloser

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Pascoes

The Pascoes

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

3 Loving Daughters

3 Loving Daughters

DONATION: $435

2 years ago

The Dassows

The Dassows

DONATION: $50

Your going to do great! 2 years ago

Gretta

Gretta

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Fitzgerald Family

The Fitzgerald Family

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Mary Callahan

Mary Callahan

DONATION: $20

Thank you for running!! 2 years ago