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2015 Boston Marathon

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Robyn Sullivan

THE STORY:

Dear Friends -

I am honored to be part of the 2015 Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation Marathon team.  Not only is this my first marathon on Monday, April 20th but it is the 3 year anniversary of my father's passing.

I remember vividly my father standing in my kitchen and saying – “I just got the opportunity to go skiing in Chile, should I go?”

We all responded a resounding "yes”, when else would this opportunity come along in his lifetime – to ski in a part of the world that he had always wanted to ski.  I wasn’t even sure why he was asking, of course I knew he was going to go, whether it was skiing, sailing on his beloved Gracie, fly-fishing, hiking or getting to ride his motorcycle across Utah, if the opportunity was there to be outside, enjoy an adventure, enjoy life, he was going to do it because in the blink of an eye everything can change.

When his skiing accident happened, I mourned then, I knew that life for my father as he knew it and lived it was over.  It was extremely difficult to handle at the time but his will to live as a quadriplegic for that short period of time gave us the opportunity to say goodbye to him and that is not something every family has and for that I am grateful. 

Do I wish now that I had responded differently to his question about going skiing in Chile?  No.  Nothing is guaranteed, nothing is given.  It’s ok to look forward to tomorrow but you must cherish and live in the present.  One thing that I learned from my father was to make the most of opportunities that present themselves and this is one of those opportunities.  When I feel as if I want to give up with the training and that I can not run another mile, I think of the strength and love for our family that my father had to hang on.  This is an example of the true testament to the will we all have inside of us to persevere.

It is an understatement to say that the time he lived was trying – a roller coaster of emotions that I would never wish upon anyone.  But like my father would have wanted, I learned.  It may sound cliché but the true value of your life is those that you have in it.  The support that I received when I told people that I would be running the marathon has been humbling.  I am so lucky to have so many tremendous people in my life especially my running partner Lori.

With that said, please support me in this journey with the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation specifically their partner Boston Children's Hospital (and their Orthopedic Center's Spinal Program).

Thank You and God Bless.

Robyn
 

BOSTON CELTICS SHAMROCK FOUNDATION INC wrote -

The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation

The mission of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is to extend the reach of the Boston Celtics championship legacy into our community through programs that directly benefit children in need. To do this, the Foundation applies a team mentality much like that of the 17-time world champion Celtics - and relies on key partnerships with New England-based non-profit organizations who provide vital services to youth and to whom we offer funding and resources to help increase our collective impact in the community. This year our partners are: 

  • Berklee City Music Network
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Horizons for Homeless Children
  • MSPCC
  • Perkins School for the Blind
  • Citi Performing Arts Center
  • Positive Coaching Alliance
  • The3PointFoundation

GREEN RUNS DEEP

$19,106

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mike and Suzanne Brennan

    $100

  • John & Shelli Cook

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kimball Family

    $50

  • Greg Boyle

    $250

  • The Adams Family

    $50

  • ninny and pickles

    $50

  • Jill & Michael Porter

    $100

  • The Fitz's

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tim and Kristen Leary

    $100

  • Luke & Nick Tramontozzi

    $250

  • Richard Losordo

    $50

  • Shaker Family

     

  • The Hartwell Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • The Pyne family

    $50

  • Peter & Cara Gizzi

    $100

  • The Varnum Family

     

  • The Grant Family

    $100

  • The True Family

     

  • Paul & Danielle Carter

    $250

  • Tracy and Bill Johnston

    $100

  • Matt & Tiffany Sullivan

    $100

  • Gianna & Dominic Maffei

    $100

  • Liz Murphy

    $50

  • Rich and Kara Gotham

    $250

  • The Woodland Family

    $100

  • The Woods Fam

    $50

  • Dalicandro Family

    $100

  • McGuiggin

    $50

  • Sliney Family

    $50

  • The Boschen Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lesley Smith

     

  • The Kinsley Family

    $100

  • Colleen and Tim Horan

    $100

  • Jamey Breen

    $100

  • The McNeil Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dave & Eileen Carney

    $100

  • peter golden

    $50

  • Nick and Sam Brown

    $75

  • The Nally Family

     

  • Kroegers

     

  • The Hamel Family

    $100

  • Mark Lev

    $200

  • The King Family

    $50

  • The Vogel Family

    $350

  • Carnes Family

    $100

  • Christy and Rick Johannes

    $150

  • The Tripp Family

    $50

  • The DiLorenzo Family

    $100

  • Kevin, Julie, Colin & Chase Willard

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Mullen Family

    $25

  • The Harris Family

    $100

  • The Proutys

    $100

  • The Mahery Family

    $100

  • Sam Doughty

    $20

  • The Blanchard Family

    $100

  • The Olivieri Family

     

  • The Gates Family

    $100

  • Karen Kelly

     

  • Joe

    $200

  • Paul and Sandy Edgerley

    $2,000

  • Stephen Erwin

    $200

  • The Smith Family

    $50

  • Rich Pond

    $200

  • Kate McCormick

     

  • Nicole Federico

     

  • Cindy Brennan

    $25

  • The Miller Family

     

  • The Malone Family

    $100

  • The Damon Family

    $100

  • Danehey & Osterberg

    $100

  • Kevin Callahan

    $200

  • Laurie Miller-Voke

    $100

  • The Bernier Family

    $50

  • The Walsh Family

    $50

  • the Huggins Family

    $200

  • Albanese Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Senior

    $260

  • Jen Desmond

    $150

  • Tommy Schwartz

    $100

  • Becky DeSantis

     

  • M.L. Carr

    $100

  • Mary and Scott Henry

    $50

  • Mark Dowling

    $100

  • The Rojik Family

     

  • The Scott Family

    $100

  • Michael and Teri Gorman

    $250

  • Dennis O'Heron

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Jordan Family

    $50

  • Amy Guiel

     

  • The Moffats

    $100

  • Sarah & Glenn Ordway

    $100

  • Rich Losordo

    $50

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The Team: $115,317 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kristina Lyons

Amount Raised

$22,161

Fundraiser Title

Robyn Sullivan

Amount Raised

$19,106

Fundraiser Title

Michael Gordon

Amount Raised

$8,000

Fundraiser Title

Lori Russo

Amount Raised

$6,979

 

140% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Demers

Amount Raised

$6,920

 

138% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Siobhan Sherbovich

Amount Raised

$6,470

 

129% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathleen Lynch

Amount Raised

$5,883

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jaclyn Demianiuk

Amount Raised

$5,854

Donor Comments

Rich Losordo

Rich Losordo

DONATION: $50

Way to go !!!! 3 years ago

Sarah & Glenn Ordway

Sarah & Glenn Ordway

DONATION: $100

Congratulations, Robyn!!! Lots of love to you! 3 years ago

The Moffats

The Moffats

DONATION: $100

Congratulations Robyn! What a great tribute to your Dad and you. He is smiling down on you tonight! 3 years ago

Amy Guiel

Amy Guiel

All my love, wish I could give more this year. 3 years ago

The Jordan Family

The Jordan Family

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Robin!! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Great day for a run. Congratulations on taking up the challenge 3 years ago

Dennis O'Heron

Dennis O'Heron

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Michael and Teri Gorman

Michael and Teri Gorman

DONATION: $250

Good luck !!!! 3 years ago

The Scott Family

The Scott Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Rojik Family

The Rojik Family

3 years ago