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Carolyn Collins - Boston Marathon 2016 for Amanda DaSilva

Organized by: Carolyn Collins

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Event Name: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE Apr 18, 2016

THE STORY:

On April 18, 2016 I will put my “run because you can…for those who can’t” mantra to the test – the ultimate test. I will be running the Boston Marathon in loving memory of Amanda DaSilva and in support of the love of her life, her son, Michael. He is an amazing kid– a good student and in the JROTC program. He hopes to attend college and is currently interested in becoming a doctor.

For those of you who didn’t know Amanda, she was a fighter. She grew up with my husband Dale in Somerville, MA. In fact, her twin sister, Sandra, dated Dale back in high school. Amanda was a single mother. Her 15 year old son Michael was her pride and joy, the love of her life. She had the most beautiful smile and “laughed and laughed”. She loved Duran Duran. She was a daughter…a sister…a twin…a cousin…a niece...an aunt…an amazing friend to so many. In 2013 she was diagnosed with Sarcoma and underwent aggressive chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. She was cancer free for a year! Unfortunately, because of her intensive treatment, she developed Myelodysplasia Syndrome (MDS) which progressed to Acute Myloid Leukemia. She continued to fight, always with a smile on her face. She was responding very well to the experimental drug regimen that MGH had her on. Her only hope was a bone marrow transplant. By the grace of God, a match was found. She was in the hospital preparing for her transplant when she passed away unexpectedly on November 29, 2015.

Why run 26.2 miles, you ask? Why? I run because I can…for those who can’t. Because it is the right thing to do. May 2014 marked the beginning of a family illness for me. The outpouring of support, love, kindness and compassion was overwhelming and humbling. I vowed to “pay it forward” so here I am running the Boston Marathon in hopes of raising money for an exceptional young mans future. Together, we CAN make a difference.

Please consider making a donation and a difference. No donation is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated. Also, feel free to forward this link to anyone you think may be interested in donating.

Much love, peace and gratitude, Carolyn

*** Embrace life fully…delight in little things…have a grateful heart ***

$8,526

 

114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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  • Rose Nardone Coviello

    $25

  • Carol-Ann Collins

     

  • Cindy Nicholson

    $50

  • Ellises

     

  • Kim Graham

     

  • Bill & Jean Keegan

    $100

  • Kristen Tedeman

     

  • The DeShiros

    $25

  • Jennifer K

    $250

  • Shannon Kane

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • ashley aruda

    $25

  • The Callanans

     

  • Jim and Christine

    $50

  • Ed W

     

  • Maureen Collins

    $50

  • Courtney H.

    $25

  • Karen Fine

     

  • Sabrina Mercurio

    $25

  • Sally

    $100

  • Karen Pecararo

    $25

  • Sean G

     

  • Carol Geoffrion

    $25

  • Kelly & Mike Lessard

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Carito's

    $10

  • Janeen Bouchard

    $50

  • Brian & Cristin

     

  • Laurie Doran

     

  • Emma, Ben and Cole

    $50

  • Maryann & John Collins

    $100

  • Jan & Tom Ring

    $75

  • Calkins Family

     

  • Heather murphy & paul O'Connell

    $100

  • Bob McCarthy

    $100

  • Jay S

     

  • Patsy Gallant

    $25

  • Maryellen Riordan

    $50

  • Boston Bruins Raffle

    $1,595

  • Krysten M

    $25

  • Jill Moretto

    $100

  • Betty (Twomey) Lucier

    $50

  • Laura Bowser

    $50

  • Nelson Family

     

  • Melissa Chausse

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Heather & John Roderick

    $50

  • For my sister Sandy Bradley Palavanchi who is battling breast cancer

    $50

  • Chrissypoo

     

  • Kelly Byron

    $35

  • Lisa and the Roys

     

  • Debbie Saia

     

  • Liz Lauzon

     

  • The Allen Family

    $25

  • David Yang

    $50

  • Kelly Ryan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sharon Petitti Callanan

     

  • Hayward Family

    $50

  • Catherine Nolan

    $25

  • Lorraine Weiss

    $25

  • Kris Aldrovandi

    $25

  • President Titanium

    $100

  • Grady Family

    $100

  • Nancy robertson

     

  • Bronwyn & Andrew

    $100

  • Wellie Walsh Clan

    $100

  • Erin Greaney

    $25

  • Red Sox Raffle

    $905

  • Kerri McClellan

    $25

  • Kim indelicato

    $25

  • Maithili Rao

    $50

  • Jayne and Sean

     

  • KMA HEALTH AND FITNESS

    $50

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  • Debbie and Stephen Blute

    $50

  • The Cooper Family

     

  • Jimmy and Sherrie Riley

    $50

  • Jennifer Kelly-Blaauw

    $25

  • Jen and PJ Londergan

    $25

  • Annette Mitchell

     

  • Jessica, Kayla, and Lexi

    $50

  • Jennifer Bond

     

  • Joe and Michele Resendes

    $100

  • The Norris Family

    $20

  • The de Werk Family

    $50

  • Kirsten Condon

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nikki Irving

    $25

  • Vlad

    $50

  • Renee

    $25

  • Jennifer DiDomenico

    $50

  • Red Sox Raffle

    $395

  • Shirt sales

    $331

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Donor Comments

Shirt sales

Shirt sales

DONATION: $331

2 years ago

Red Sox Raffle

Red Sox Raffle

DONATION: $395

2 years ago

Jennifer DiDomenico

Jennifer DiDomenico

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Renee

Renee

DONATION: $25

For Amanda ... 2 years ago

Vlad

Vlad

DONATION: $50

Who's the Rockstar now?! So proud of you!!! 2 years ago

Nikki Irving

Nikki Irving

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Kirsten Condon

Kirsten Condon

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The de Werk Family

The de Werk Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Norris Family

The Norris Family

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

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