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Team Red Cross 2017

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Massachusetts Region

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Carl Gamberdella

THE STORY:

Who is Carl Gamberdella? I am a father, a husband, a firefighter, a runner, a fitness instructor and an all-around swell guy.

Looking back several years I couldn’t say all of those things. I was extremely overweight and honestly an embarrassment to myself and my family. I topped the scales at a mind boggling 450 pounds. It was time for a change. With the help of the uMass weight center, I underwent gastric bypass surgery, losing a significant amount of weight. I was determined never to go back so I focused on exercising… a lot. I followed several workout programs including P90X and Insanity (eventually becoming an Insanity Instructor). But I found my true passion in the run.

Now I am not build like a runner, I am more like a Mack Truck. Short, squat and muscular. Let’s say I am built for distance not for speed. There is just something about running that I find freeing and refreshing, I love it. I make it a point to run everywhere I travel, so far in almost 25% of all the US states.

I have completed several half marathons and the Newport Full marathon. I honestly had no intention to run another marathon, but something about Boston kept taunting me. I knew I could never qualify on time, remember that not being built for speed thing? So I wanted to find a charity which I connected with and I could raise funds for as a runner, that charity was the Red Cross.

I have several connections to the Red Cross and have a great appreciation for everything that they do (here’s a hint it is far more that collecting blood). During my years at Franklin Pierce College I was fortunate enough to be part of a medical team that traveled to Boston and fielded a medical tent at the marathon for the Red Cross for several years. The atmosphere is electric and the people are awesome. In addition as a per diem /call firefighter in my hometown of Lunenburg, MA I see the support the Red Cross provides to those displaced by tragedy. Finding them shelter, clothing and essential supplies and support to begin picking up the pieces to rebuild.

More recently the American Red Cross has been instrumental in the relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Helping hundreds of thousands of people who were ravaged by the storm and forever had their lives changed.

I am proud to have been selected to run the 2017 Boston Marathon on behalf of the American Red Cross, but I need your help to make it happen. Please take a moment and make a donation on my behalf, no dollar amount is too small (or too big). Every dollar can make a difference.

Funds raised by Team Red Cross benefit the American Red Cross of Massachusetts

$8,098

MONEY RAISED
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  • Becky Jorn Decker FPC '81

     

  • The Fellows Family

     

  • Leslie Storrs

     

  • Dylewicz Family

     

  • BM

     

  • Keri Kingman

     

  • terri a ely

     

  • Christian M Miller

     

  • Colin and Lisa Murphy

     

  • E-Rock

     

  • Andy Richter

     

  • Christine Hudson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bonnie Brown

     

  • Lakeview Landscaping

     

  • Jim Ricci

     

  • Nicholas Gamberdella

     

  • Team Prevost

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scotty Neale

     

  • Christos Lekaditis

     

  • Brian Perreault

     

  • Edmund Mullin

     

  • Dan Macaruso

     

  • Alana Card

     

  • Derek Maskalenko

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jim, Irene and Joe

     

  • Jennie Cornell

     

  • Jennifer & Sarah

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alicia Orlow

     

  • Carl Gamberdella

     

  • Kevin Glynn

     

  • Travis Pacific

     

  • Kim Parker

     

  • Beth Montuori

     

  • Kori Emmons

     

  • Sharon

     

  • Carla Woundy

     

  • Donna MacNaughton

     

  • The Vasmatics Family

     

  • Annette Denaris

     

  • Olivia

     

  • Serena Ordile

     

  • Anita Bugan

     

  • Tina O'Learly

     

  • Julie Horton

     

  • Tony Newell

     

  • AGM Properties

     

  • Franci Martel

     

  • Kristal Greenaway

     

  • Tracy Hollowell

     

  • Elsa Ferreira

     

  • Lesley Giles

     

  • Amy Collier

     

  • Matt Cormier

     

  • Lisa Gamberdella

     

  • Melissa Roane

     

  • Lisa Young

     

  • Sarah tipton

     

  • carl GAMBERDElla

     

  • Jenna Smith

     

  • Nicole Jones

     

  • David Surette

     

  • Jennifer Peterson

     

  • Kyla and Caiden Donovan

     

  • G. Richard François

     

  • Heather H

     

  • Stephanie Dupuis

     

  • Richard Traina

     

  • Steve Morse

     

  • Kristen Hirsch

     

  • Kristen Jones

     

  • Ronald Nardini

     

  • Laura Cotreau

     

  • Jennifer Swan

     

  • Herget Safety

     

  • Denise Celuch

     

  • Kori Emmons

     

  • Jon M

     

  • Greg Massak

     

  • Matt Poirier

     

  • Stef Natale

     

  • Tammy Priest

     

  • Danielle Milde

     

  • Jillian Jagling

     

  • David and Annette Queen

     

  • Tanya Crowley

     

  • Dawn Kociubes

     

  • S,T&L

     

  • Deborah Sullivan

     

  • Adolfo Richtter

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barbara Ackerson

     

  • Todd Kelley & Family

     

  • Kathy and Guy Ackerson

     

  • Ric Bishop

     

  • Drew Wortman

     

  • Greendale PT

     

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101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $542,909 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rod Sandmeyer

Amount Raised

$25,100

 

251% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Somers

Amount Raised

$15,620

 

156% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John and Cori Makar

Amount Raised

$14,615

 

91% Raised of $16,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ronald Vigue

Amount Raised

$14,001

 

140% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ralph Boyd

Amount Raised

$13,020

 

87% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Lee

Amount Raised

$13,009

 

200% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greta Plante and Karen Carlin-Wooda...

Amount Raised

$13,000

 

65% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Francine Askew

Amount Raised

$12,000

Donor Comments

Greendale PT

Greendale PT

2 years ago

Drew Wortman

Drew Wortman

911 and Ri Station Club Fire. 2 years ago

Ric Bishop

Ric Bishop

2 years ago

Kathy and Guy Ackerson

Kathy and Guy Ackerson

Helen Ackerson 2 years ago

Todd Kelley & Family

Todd Kelley & Family

2 years ago

Barbara Ackerson

Barbara Ackerson

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Adolfo Richtter

Adolfo Richtter

2 years ago

Deborah Sullivan

Deborah Sullivan

You can do it 2 years ago

S,T&L

S,T&L

Thank you Carl for your dedication to helping others, and best of luck in the marathon! 2 years ago