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Bruins Foundation Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Tanya Neff

THE STORY:

I'm running the Boston Marathon on April 20th, 2015!! I've decided to take on this challenge for many reasons. It has always been a goal of mine to cross the finish line of the Boston Marathon and something I needed to prove to myself that I could do. Running with the right foundation has been equally as important to me, and is why I am running with the Bruins Foundation.  The Bruins Foundation does so much with charitable organizations to help all children throughout New England. They have have also done so much to raise awareness and support for Autism through foundations like Autism Speaks, which is why I wanted to run and raise money for them. All of the funds that I personally raise, will be earmarked directly towards these programs for Autism.  As many know, my son was diagnosed with Autism 3.5 years ago. That day is one I'll never forget. I remember asking the Doctor who diagnosed him if he'd ever be able to speak. I was so desperate for something to hold onto for hope, but they were so careful to not give me any since no one could be sure.  For a former control freak and minute-by-minute life planner, like myself, Autism forced me to change for the better and learn that sometimes, life is going to throw you curveballs...and sometimes, big ones.  In those struggles, you will find out who you really are. You'll learn to not sweat the small stuff.  You find out what you're made of. You learn that you are stronger than you've ever imagined and that staying positive will get you further than believing in nothing at all. I believe that anything is possible. I want to show my children that anything can be achieved with hard work and determination no matter what you are up against. I want them to know that we may not have control over what comes our way, but we have control over how we react to it. Running became my therapy in some of the toughest times these past few years.  Autism and watching my son struggle daily has definitely put me on an emotional rollercoaster.  Some days when I feel like I have no control over Autism, running, raising money and awareness for Autism, makes me feel like I have some control again.  It makes me feel like I'm able to make life better for my beautiful son and those just like him.  I've run multiple races and 2 half marathons before and always hoped I'd get the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon. Now I know I have a cold winter of training ahead of me, and will have to tough it out with some old injuries, but my pain and struggle of 26.2 miles is nothing in comparison to what my son and those like him fight to overcome daily.  Reminding myself of that will get me to that Finish line! I'm not only running the Boston Marathon in 2015, but I will finish! I'm running for my beautiful boy, Sheamus.  I'm running for Autism.  I'm running to raise Autism awareness.  I'm running with a foundation that supports all of this.  Thank you to each one of you for your support and for cheering me on!  I love you guys!

Here's a little more on  the BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION-

The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrating on academics, athletics, community outreach and health. We believe that focusing and developing these four areas in children's lives creates a solid foundation, strong support system and ultimately leads them to be an impactful member of their community.

Nothing is more important to a child's future than education and the Boston Bruins Foundation is committed to helping children achieve academic success. To do this, the Foundation endorses programs that employ unique methodologies for children who not only learn well conventionally but also unconventionally. The Foundation seeks to support programs that provide homework assistance, a safe learning environment to develop social and learning skills and a challenging environment for children to discover their own special talents.

Athletic participation benefits children by fostering physical fitness, learning the importance of working together, and what can be accomplished with hard work. The Boston Bruins Foundation believes athletics can enrich the lives of children by removing boundaries and bringing together people of diverse backgrounds with similar interests. Athletics teach children how understand times of adversity and how to tackle problems head on with fairness and strength.

Another primary focus of the Boston Bruins is reaching out to the community. The Boston Bruins Foundation takes to heart its mission of 'enhancing the quality of life for children in our community.' Our outreach extends to organizations that are dedicated to working with at-risk or troubled youth, improving the self-esteem of children and developing our leaders of tomorrow. This area assists organizations that provide after-school activities to keep youth active, while exposing them to programs outside of a classroom curriculum.

The final focus of the Boston Bruins Foundation is the health of the children in our community. The City of Boston and the entire New England region boast some of the world's preeminent hospitals and medical centers. The Foundation's proximity to these centers enable us to support a variety of organizations involved in research, care and prevention of health concerns of our children.

It is through the support and generosity of the Boston Bruins fans, season ticket holders, and corporate partners that the Boston Bruins Foundation is able to continue our ongoing mission of helping children throughout New England.

$7,751

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alison Socha

    $100

  • Tiffani

    $25

  • Melissa SousaMelo

    $35

  • Veronica & Nicholas

    $50

  • Audrey Fanara

    $40

  • Lisa Scopa

    $50

  • The Herreras

     

  • Juliet Leydon

    $100

  • The Blessos

    $50

  • The Hathaway family

    $50

  • Orlandella Family

    $100

  • Patrick and Catcher Devlin

    $50

  • Heather Noyes-Fredette

    $50

  • Trista Mosman

    $50

  • The Taylors

    $50

  • Mercurio Family

    $50

  • Lynne Scouten

    $100

  • Debbie Miller

    $150

  • Isabel Park

    $50

  • Melinda Curran

    $25

  • Christine Allen

    $25

  • Shawn Walles

    $50

  • Nicole Falsetti

    $50

  • Michaela Dunne

     

  • Dance Track Studio

    $25

  • Lara Ryan

    $30

  • Michele

    $100

  • Jenv

    $50

  • Mark Sousa

     

  • Mrs V

    $50

  • Christopher and Jannel

    $60

  • Ana Riffel

    $30

  • Lauren D

    $25

  • The Pouliot Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Phil & Denise Carty

    $200

  • Joyce

    $50

  • KBA and family

    $100

  • Tony and Michelle

    $50

  • Annie Duvall

    $50

  • vern Gilchrist

    $30

  • Jessica O'Hare

     

  • Mario Correia

    $200

  • Orlandella Family

    $50

  • Tommy Hardy

    $30

  • Aimee

    $100

  • Barbara Cimmino

    $100

  • HD Physical Therapy

    $50

  • Kim Perrotti

    $100

  • Aline & Jenkin

    $30

  • Jessie Waisnor

     

  • Jane DiGiacomo

    $50

  • Lauren Byrne

    $50

  • Kim Bizjak

    $25

  • Sheila Richardson

    $50

  • Joh, Kate & Grace O'Malley

    $25

  • Jimmy & Steph McIsaac

    $50

  • Anastassiia and Derek Sullivan

    $25

  • Lisa Thatcher

    $50

  • Heather + John Fitz

    $60

  • Kristin Bremberg

    $100

  • The DG's

     

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Karyn and Joe Machado

    $35

  • Caroline Colozzi

    $100

  • Molly Jo Rivelli

    $30

  • Kim, Pete, and Owen

    $25

  • Sue Dillon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Declan and Sean McClellan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Lara Shields

    $50

  • Emily's mom

    $10

  • Cory & the boys

    $50

  • Tricia White

    $50

  • Lucas Carr

    $25

  • Cindy Sas

    $50

  • the Cloney family

    $15

  • amy Lee-Vieira

    $50

  • Melissa Holmes

    $50

  • The Weed Family

    $50

  • Lisa Gallagher

    $50

  • Raisa Stockbridge

    $40

  • The Suntken Family

    $26.20

  • Debbie Stockbridge

    $25

  • Sally

    $25

  • Mic & the rest of the Davidsons

     

  • Mrs. Patti's Class

    $50

  • Bonnie Fitzpatrick & Family

    $25

  • Michelle Ternullo

    $50

  • MaryAnne McCarthy

    $25

  • Dawn & ZuZu's Cafe

    $100

  • Linda and David Brooks

    $25

  • Shauneen Milton

    $40

  • Greyson Leno

    $20

  • Brian Silveira

    $50

  • bob bell

    $50

  • Jen and Ron Belanger

    $200

  • Amy Darling

    $25

  • The Currys

    $100

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78% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $170,205 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lou Rascia

Amount Raised

$10,681

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tamara Tierney

Amount Raised

$7,955

 

159% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tanya Neff

Amount Raised

$7,751

 

78% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan Sherck

Amount Raised

$7,191

Fundraiser Title

Nichole Pike

Amount Raised

$7,186

 

103% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jean Della Piana

Amount Raised

$6,705

 

134% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Stevens

Amount Raised

$6,653

 

133% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brittany Young

Amount Raised

$6,330

 

106% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Currys

The Currys

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Amy Darling

Amy Darling

DONATION: $25

Congrats on finishing the marathon for a great cause! 3 years ago

Jen and Ron Belanger

Jen and Ron Belanger

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

bob bell

bob bell

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Brian Silveira

Brian Silveira

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Greyson Leno

Greyson Leno

DONATION: $20

Go Tanya, GO! 3 years ago

Shauneen Milton

Shauneen Milton

DONATION: $40

You're amazing!! Best of luck on your run tomorrow, Tanya! Wonderful thoughts of your amazing little boy will keep you going xoxo 3 years ago

Linda and David Brooks

Linda and David Brooks

DONATION: $25

God speed Tanya ... we will be thinking of you tomorrow ... don't worry about the weather just on the end result. You are one amazing woman :-) 3 years ago

Dawn & ZuZu's Cafe

Dawn & ZuZu's Cafe

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

MaryAnne McCarthy

MaryAnne McCarthy

DONATION: $25

3 years ago