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Team Red Cross 2017

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

ORGANIZER: American Red Cross

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Ken Farbstein

THE STORY:

I’ve donated blood 90 times to the American Red Cross, most recently as a platelet donor. For that, they put you in a comfortable recliner, and you lie still for two hours with needles in both arms, asking a nurse whenever you need them to scratch your nose. This felt like doing something that was good every three months, but it was abstract. It hit home when one of my oldest and closest friends was diagnosed recently with leukemia. So I’ve decided to donate more often in Rick’s behalf, and I’m collecting money for the American Red Cross, as I’ll be on their team for the April 2017 Boston Marathon.

This will be my third Marathon, after running in 1997 to prove 40 wasn’t fatal, and in 2014 to reclaim the Marathon as ours from those who’d have us live in fear after the bombing in 2013. So now I’m doubling down on my commitment to the Red Cross, with a goal of $10,000. Can you help me along the way now? Money back GUARANTEE: If I don’t finish, I’ll pay you back. This will be the best imaginable 60th birthday present!

American Red Cross Massachusetts wrote -

On April 17, 2017, more than 60 Team Red Cross members will run the historic 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in support of the American Red Cross mission.

With every mile run and every dollar raised, Team Red Cross runners help to save and transform the lives of people in their greatest time of need. Together, we are the American Red Cross and together, we will finish the race Boston Strong!

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers, and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering here at home and around the world through five key service areas: Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, Biomedical Services, Health and Safety Services, and International Services.

The American Red Cross of Massachusetts serves 351 cities and towns across the Commonwealth with a population of over 6.6 million people. Since 2012, Team Red Cross runners have raised more than one million dollars in support of Red Cross programs and services in Massachusetts and beyond. 

For more information about the American Red Cross of Massachusetts, please visit www.redcross.org/ma.

To learn more about Team Red Cross, please contact teamredcrossboston@redcross.org.

Thank you for your support!

$6,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tester

    $25

  • Ed Levy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kim Slack

    $50

  • Sidney C. Gelb

    $50

  • Ron London

    $30

  • Rick

    $100

  • Janet and Rob Kahane

    $50

  • Betsy and David Harris

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Harmony & Jason

     

  • Bill & Donna

    $100

  • Daryl Juran

    $100

  • Elana Wolkoff

    $30

  • Frank Flynn

    $25

  • Ken Farbstein

    $100

  • Irwin Weiss

    $100

  • Clark Taylor

    $50

  • Kevin O'Flaherty

    $100

  • Ashley Evans

     

  • Dianne Lior

    $18

  • Sandi Schein

     

  • David Hwang

     

  • Rabbi Toba Spitzer

     

  • Tom Donovan

    $100

  • Laurie & Joe Hutcheson

     

  • Nancy Stanton

    $25

  • Sigrid Bergenstein

    $100

  • Alexis Brooks

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brendon Kellner

    $100

  • Joel Farbstein

    $100

  • Peter Sullivan

    $50

  • Hinda Farbstein

    $100

  • Susan McGarvey

    $50

  • Steve Schiller

    $100

  • Paul Hattis

    $36

  • Andrew H Stone

     

  • Fred Harrison

    $50

  • Clark Kent

     

  • Bernice Behar

     

  • David Matteodo

    $50

  • Alan & Stacie Shapiro

     

  • Richard Ow

    $25

  • Joanne Marqusee

     

  • Richard Moche

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Faye Cokinos, Vienna and Geoffrey Koech

    $100

  • annette jacobs

    $36

  • Michael Tow

    $100

  • Toby Sandler

     

  • Mark Bleier

    $75

  • Susan McGarvey

    $50

  • Hannah Humpal

    $15

  • Jim Samples

    $100

  • Mal

    $25

  • James Schlosser

    $50

  • Steve Brautigam

    $50

  • Elana Wolkoff

    $50

  • Ray Voelz

     

  • Jay and Eleanor Rosellini

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chip Wilder

    $25

  • Amy Billett and Mark Wenneker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John R. Ford

    $50

  • Sherry Flashman and Lee Cranberg

    $36

  • Maria Hanratty

     

  • Todd Molfenter

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ron and Nita Aines

    $52

  • Robert Sheridan

    $50

  • Calvin & Janyce Lee

    $10

  • Alice Levine

    $18

  • John Bulian

    $20

  • Philip & Mary Lou Bonasia

    $25

  • Ken Farbstein

    $2,174

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65% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $542,909 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Rod Sandmeyer

Amount Raised

$25,100

 

251% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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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

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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

Ken Farbstein

Ken Farbstein

DONATION: $2,174

2 months ago

Calvin & Janyce Lee

Calvin & Janyce Lee

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

Alice Levine

Alice Levine

DONATION: $18

3 months ago

John Bulian

John Bulian

DONATION: $20

3 months ago

Philip & Mary Lou Bonasia

Philip & Mary Lou Bonasia

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Robert Sheridan

Robert Sheridan

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Ron and Nita Aines

Ron and Nita Aines

DONATION: $52

In honor of Ken Farbstein 3 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Todd Molfenter

Todd Molfenter

DONATION: $50

In memory of Carol Sherbeck 3 months ago

Maria Hanratty

Maria Hanratty

3 months ago