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AMAA YOUTH FUND TEAM 2015

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THE STORY:

In 1988, I ran my first Boston Marathon with the American Medical Athletic Association (AMAA, at the time it was actually called the American Medical Joggers Association).

This year, in 2015, I will again be running the Boston Marathon with the AMAA in what will be my overall 27th, and my 21st consecutive Boston.

While I am proud of this accomplishment, I am very aware of how lucky I am.  I suspect many of you also feel fortunate to not only be healthy enough to participate in similar events, but also to have adopted a lifestyle of activity and healthful living.

Not everyone is so fortunate, and the time to start down a path of lifelong health is as a child. The AMAA Youth Fitness Fund is a charity committed to providing these opportunities for children, and I am proud to be running Boston this year to raise money towards their efforts.  

The Problem: 

             *  > 30 % children ages 6 to 11 are overweight

             *  15 percent are obese

             *  60% ages 9 to 13 don't participate in sports or other coached physical activities outside of school.

             *  These overweight and unfit children are more likely to remain unhealthy in adulthood with an increased risk for developing diabetes and heart disease

The Solution:

               *  AMAA works to deter youth obesity in the U.S. and promote higher levels of physical activity for school-age youth.

               *  Sponsors national RUN A MILE DAYS,  www.runamile.org  held annually in May. Supports distribution of free materials such as the 8-week walk/run training schedule and posters, and help with onsite activities during the week-long event.

               *  Hosts an annual cross-country championship for middle school through high school students, now in its 8th year with over 500 participants

               *  Efforts to increase the number of grass-roots youth running events nationwide.

If you are reading this, I know that you understand how important this race is to me for many reasons. It has become an annual return to Boston where I spent 10 years going to medical school, residency, and started my dermatology career, and a chance to reunite with old friends. It has become a celebration for my family. My mom and dad have watched the race.  I have seen Hailey grow up cheering at the race. Over the years I have seen countless friends running on the course or as spectators who I can still see and remember as I tick off  the miles. In 2013, Lynn, Rayne, Finley, Hailey and our dear friend David were at the finish line directly across the street from the second bomb. Hailey very eloquently expressed her experience in a short essay that was published online: (paste link into browser)http://www.myfoxla.com/story/22027234/a-story-from-the-finish-line-of-the-boston-marathon . While the innocence of the marathon was shaken that day, the resolve of runners, spectators, and indeed all of us, has been confirmed since.

This year I am excited as ever to be running and look forward to a great race experience.

While $5000.00 is the minimum that the AMAA Youth Fitness Fund expects, my personal fundraising goal is to be one of the top fundraisers.

Please help me achieve these goals and help the AMAA Youth Fitness Fund promote a healthy start for kids.

Thank you and keep moving!!

Scott

 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,776

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeff Weiss & Jill Gilbert

    $100

  • Richard and Sherry Frenzel

    $100

  • Leib

    $100

  • Nic

    $100

  • Benjamin Olson

     

  • Jc

    $200

  • Carlins Family

     

  • Verb Family

     

  • mbk

     

  • Andrea

    $150

  • Beth and Dana

    $100

  • Michael Trenk

    $100

  • Levin Family

     

  • Ross Goralnick

     

  • Team Oliver

    $100

  • Terry Nicola

    $100

  • Sacha

    $100

  • Ron Cohen and Michele Buchman

    $200

  • Favorite Cousin & Cathy

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • David Matarasso

    $100

  • Liza & Pete

     

  • YOUR ACTUAL FAVORITE COUSIN & LOVER BOY

     

  • Aunt Margie

    $25

  • Mark & Rosemary Anders

    $200

  • Kara

     

  • Gary Lieberman

    $75

  • Joe O'Leary

     

  • Juliet Diiorio

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Buddy & Joni Iannaco

    $100

  • Borzenski Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Conforti Family

    $149

  • Mallin Family

     

  • Kondic Family

     

  • bill nuzzo

    $25

  • Swidler Family

    $50

  • Lois & Gene Pavalon

    $1,000

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116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $379,449 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Quint

Amount Raised

$7,004

 

140% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Durrett

Amount Raised

$6,300

Fundraiser Title

Anna Dolan

Amount Raised

$6,050

 

121% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Yue

Amount Raised

$5,865

 

117% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Gilday

Amount Raised

$5,790

Fundraiser Title

Scott Phillips

Amount Raised

$5,776

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Macropoulos

Amount Raised

$5,728

 

115% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Cannell

Amount Raised

$5,620

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lois & Gene Pavalon

Lois & Gene Pavalon

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Swidler Family

Swidler Family

DONATION: $50

Have a great run! 2 years ago

bill nuzzo

bill nuzzo

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kondic Family

Kondic Family

2 years ago

Mallin Family

Mallin Family

2 years ago

Conforti Family

Conforti Family

DONATION: $149

My the force continue to be with you....... 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Borzenski Family

Borzenski Family

2 years ago

Buddy & Joni Iannaco

Buddy & Joni Iannaco

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago