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Brian Andersen's Fundraiser:

Alzheimers Association Boston 2017

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Brian Andersen

THE STORY:

Shortly after losing our mother in 2010, we began to notice a change with her mother, my grandmother. She became more distant, less communicative, and as the situation progressed, doctors began telling my grandfather that she was showing signs of dimentia/alzheimer's. Quickly her symptoms progressed, and now, for almost two years, she has been in a facility under 24 hour care in the dimentia/alzheimer's wing of an assisted living facility. It has been difficult on our family, and espcially so for my grandfather. About eight months ago, he said to me, 'I wish more was being done to raise awareness and money for research for her condition.' He went on to say, 'I know that there may not be much that can be done for her, but I don't want to see more people go through this.'

This is when I began my quest to earn a bib for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Through the help of a client, who lost his spouse a few years back to alzheimer's disease, I was able to partner with the Alzheimer's Association and was one of 20 people selected out of over 80 applicants to answer the call to fundraise as I train for what will be my fourth marathon and first ever Boston.

Those who know me know that I began running 2.5 years ago and since have complete three full and three half marathons. I have wanted to run Boston since I moved here and learned more about the history and significance of this race. That dream has become a reality and now, with your help, I will be able to raise money for a great and personally meaningful cause while training to accomplish my biggest personal goal. 

I know many people who have been affected by this disease and the organization I have partnered with is doing amazing things to help raise awareness and further research that will hopefully one day find a cure.

Last year, this team raised over $500,000 and they plan to do even better this year. I have set a personal fundraising goal of $15,000 and hope that the work we do will make a difference not only for my family but for all those currently affected and those who may deal with this in the future. 

 

Thank you for your time and consideration.

 

-Brian

$10,975

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Alex and Jamie

    $100

  • Daniel Shlatz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tim Flood

    $50

  • John Ballard

    $25

  • Biss Lumber Co., Inc.

    $100

  • Braxton, Katie and Camden Weaver

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nick Savino

    $100

  • Jacob Youso

    $25

  • EMI Electrical

    $25

  • The Butkus Family

    $50

  • Brian & Jennifer Walker

    $250

  • Ali and Dan

    $25

  • Matt Gunn

     

  • Kate Iannarone

    $25

  • Olivia and Bryce Caplan

    $25

  • Bobby and Suzanne

    $50

  • Cruz Family

    $250

  • Circle of Friends

    $500

  • Joe Andersen

    $957

  • Your Friends at Volta Oil

    $500

  • Stephen and Cecelia Cicero

    $200

  • Stephanie

    $333

  • Michael Gregoire

    $50

  • Laura & Sean McKain

    $100

  • The Bookmyers

    $50

  • Jaron Phillips

    $50

  • Kyle & Stephanie Julseth

    $50

  • Edward Moran

    $50

  • Michelle Cicero

    $25

  • nancy atchue

    $50

  • Nick L

    $100

  • Jerry Harness

    $50

  • Si and Jerry Lilie

    $100

  • Rosann and Rob

    $100

  • Shaina Mahdavy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Meg Mccarthy

     

  • Rick Burbidge

     

  • Manuel Rogers & Sons Funeral Home

    $200

  • Ralph Smith

    $25

  • Former Cleve Lumberjack

    $50

  • Brian Andersen

    $25

  • Zach Rochon

    $100

  • LRB, Inc.

    $100

  • Ryan and Samantha Hoerner

    $200

  • Kevin R. Curt Electric LLC

    $1,000

  • American Electrical Construction, Inc

    $500

  • Federated Insurance

    $1,025

  • Turtlehead

    $100

  • Patty MacDonald

    $25

  • Lorice Ratas

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mary and Austin Rice

    $100

  • Lisa Pearlman

    $137

  • Bourne's Auto Center

    $250

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $25

  • John and Ruth Seitz

    $50

  • Brian Andersen

    $50

  • Dave Cecchi

    $100

  • DeIeso-Frechette Family

    $50

  • William Kern

    $200

  • Brian Andersen

    $300

  • Stephen and Cecelia Cicero

    $100

  • Danylle Freeman

    $25

  • RJ

    $50

  • Missy Kemp

     

  • R G Belak

    $50

  • Jay and Tamera Nevens

    $10

  • Patrick and Lisa Powers

    $75

  • Merchant Machine INC.

    $250

  • Federated Insurance

    $250

  • Danny Shea

    $50

  • Brian and Amanda

    $60

  • Aaron Kleekamp

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $33

  • Dorothy Levdansky

    $25

  • Richard Cecchi

    $50

  • Suzanne Santus

    $100

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73% Raised of $15,000 Goal

The Team: $418,370 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Oliver Carr

Amount Raised

$62,791

 

209% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Sergi

Amount Raised

$51,218

 

93% Raised of $55,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brady Flanagan

Amount Raised

$31,015

 

103% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Canzano

Amount Raised

$26,201

 

308% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Peller

Amount Raised

$21,991

 

110% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Donna Lajoie

Amount Raised

$21,038

 

105% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Chin

Amount Raised

$17,247

 

115% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Abigail Alegi

Amount Raised

$13,220

 

132% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Dorothy Levdansky

Dorothy Levdansky

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Richard Cecchi

Richard Cecchi

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Suzanne Santus

Suzanne Santus

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $33

2 years ago

Aaron Kleekamp

Aaron Kleekamp

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Brian and Amanda

Brian and Amanda

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Danny Shea

Danny Shea

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Federated Insurance

Federated Insurance

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Merchant Machine INC.

Merchant Machine INC.

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Patrick and Lisa Powers

Patrick and Lisa Powers

DONATION: $75

2 years ago