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Team Cradles to Crayons Boston Marathon 2012

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THE STORY:

Thanks so much for visiting The Cradles to Crayons Team page!

Since I moved to New England in 1998, I've always wanted to "officially" run the Boston Marathon. Knowing the work I would need to put in not only for the training, but also, the fundraising, was daunting. After watching my good friend Conor finish multiple Boston Marathons as well as someone telling me I could never finish one, I decided to run the race in 2010 just to prove to myself I could accomplish the feat. While I didn't "officially" run, I did finish...in a cool 6 hours and 15 minutes, which had me finishing 30 seconds before Rudy from The Biggest Loser: Season 8. In 2011, I decided to give it a go again, but this time, I would seriously train and attempt to finish in a more respectable time, which I did, a shade over 5 hours.

Now that I've proven to myself I can actually train and complete a Marathon, I'm ready to run for an organization...an organization that means something to me. Having spoken with my good friends Mike Morris and Liz Farley I was lucky enough to hear about Cradles to Crayons and the important work they're doing to help provide children with the tools they need to be successful and thrive.

Having said all of this, I'm asking you to support my effort in running my first "official" Boston Marathon. I can't promise that I'll set any records or qualify for next year's marathon, what I can promise is that your donation will go towards a great cause and will improve the lives of thousands of children who are not as fortunate as we are.

I thank you in advance for your support!

Cheers,

Bill

Here's some more info on Cradles to Crayons:

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit committed to providing every child in need with the essentials to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. C2C’s unique commitment to the “whole child” nurtures self-esteem and creativity by giving new or like-new clothing, books, school supplies, and other basic items to children throughout Massachusetts.

C2C is powered by thousands of volunteers who collect and donate goods, assemble “KidPacks,” and provide essential funding. Cradles to Crayons builds bridges between communities of plenty and communities of need. The packages prepared at the Cradles to Crayons warehouse, The Giving Factory, bring dignity and a better chance of success to children living in poverty while building a foundation for lasting change.

Learn more about Cradles to Crayons by watching our "Everyday Essentials" video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$5,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Blue Jacket

    $50

  • Zom

    $50

  • Len & Shelley

    $50

  • Focal Solutions

    $100

  • Hetzel

    $100

  • Trish&Conor;

    $50

  • A Bellevelle

    $100

  • Layla & Kayleigh

    $50

  • Spuds and KEEEEEMMM

    $100

  • Bowen

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mutzel

    $20

  • Cookie Monsters

     

  • OConnell's

    $75

  • shg

    $100

  • Rush

    $100

  • NAPPFL

    $200

  • K Fizzle and T Money

    $250

  • Chris Carosi

    $50

  • Z-Man

    $50

  • Stenny

    $20

  • Scot & Jacqueline Tatelman

     

  • tarrah and nonce

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mike and Lauren Dowley

    $50

  • Hong and Dane

    $50

  • Callahan Greig

    $50

  • McQueen

     

  • Mike & Amy Carosi

    $75

  • Regina Winslow

    $50

  • Katie & Jared

    $50

  • ROD

    $100

  • Jezioro cousins

    $100

  • The Forans

    $25

  • Mum and Dad

     

  • Katy and Nick Moss

    $100

  • t + d

    $100

  • Chrissy

    $25

  • Mom and Dad Dowley

    $50

  • Holly

    $10

  • Derek Lyons

    $50

  • Janet Ryan

    $50

  • Shumans

     

  • John + Liz

    $50

  • mr mime 39

     

  • bjstealsthedoritos

    $50

  • State Street Corp. Match

     

  • Taylor & Tori P.

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nick & Jill Mavro

    $150

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The Team: $44,427 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Stephen DiPrete

Amount Raised

$6,450

 

129% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meredith Kent

Amount Raised

$5,595

 

112% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristan Strout

Amount Raised

$5,325

 

107% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Busch

Amount Raised

$5,250

Fundraiser Title

Brendan Byrne

Amount Raised

$5,100

 

102% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sheri Gilmartin

Amount Raised

$5,037

Fundraiser Title

John Glynn

Amount Raised

$4,875

Fundraiser Title

Brian Charon

Amount Raised

$4,245

 

85% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Nick & Jill Mavro

Nick & Jill Mavro

DONATION: $150

Good luck! 7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Taylor & Tori P.

Taylor & Tori P.

DONATION: $50

Run Buschy, Run!!! 7 years ago

State Street Corp. Match

State Street Corp. Match

7 years ago

bjstealsthedoritos

bjstealsthedoritos

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

mr mime 39

mr mime 39

7 years ago

John + Liz

John + Liz

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Shumans

Shumans

7 years ago

Janet Ryan

Janet Ryan

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Derek Lyons

Derek Lyons

DONATION: $50

7 years ago