Skip to content
laurawilliams1's profile image - click for profile

Laura Williams' Fundraiser:

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2014 Boston Marathon

Laura's Photo
Laura's Photo
Laura's Photo
Laura's Photo
Laura Williams

THE STORY:

          I am excited and honored to announce that I will be running the 2014 Boston Marathon for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Team!  I will be running and raising funds for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in memory of my brother, Chris Williams.  I will run to keep his memory present in the mind of everyone that was privileged enough to have had the opportunity to know him and to make sure that even those who did not know him realize what an amazing person he was.

          I make no exaggeration when I say that Chris was the strongest, bravest person I have ever known.   If you didn’t known that he had Cystic Fibrosis, Chris did a remarkable job in fooling you to think that he didn’t have any more burdens to bear than you or I.  I can assure you that although not every day was easy for Chris, he made sure every day was worthwhile.  Despite time spent in and out of the hospital, and on his daily medical treatments at home, Chris barely stumbled.  In Chris’ 23 years, he didn’t fall short of living an accomplished life full of amazing memories.  When Chris passed away in April of 2011, he was about a month shy of graduating from Northeastern University with a degree in Biomedical Physics…as you can probably gather, a major such as this is no cakewalk.  That being said, Chris’ friends can attest to the fact that all of his time spent at Northeastern was NOT spent studying.  Chris gave Northeastern the “old college try” literally and figuratively and succeeded with flying colors.  In terms of brothers, I hit the lottery with Chris.  Chris’ quietly assumed role as a proud big brother became more and more evident as we grew up; he was someone that I could count on for anything.  His laid-back approach to life, while gracefully accepting the daily challenges that living with CF presented, had a way of putting things in check for me and for anyone graced with the opportunity of knowing him.  I am so incredibly thankful for the amazing life that Chris lived, but 23 years is too short.  For those that continue to live with Cystic Fibrosis and for the family and friends that feel the effects of this disease every day, I will run in hopes of helping to push closer towards a cure.

          The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis and is dedicated to attacking Cystic Fibrosis from every angle. The focus of The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is to support the development of new drugs to fight the disease, improve the quality of life for those with CF, and ultimately to find a cure. 

          I would greatly appreciate your help in honoring Chris and helping me to support The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in its pursuit to better the lives of those affected by Cystic Fibrosis and to eventually find a cure.

 

Thank you!!

Laura

$10,476

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Megan and Dean

    $100

  • Jennifer Tidd

    $30

  • Patrick Condon

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kara Nelson

    $25

  • Brian Bebyn

    $20

  • Rebecca Almeida

    $10

  • Roger Boisse

     

  • Mike & Kristen

    $50

  • David Pamp

    $100

  • Greg Griffin

    $50

  • Patrick & Chelsea

    $50

  • Julia Grimm

    $100

  • Nanci and Joe

    $50

  • Alex Hintlian

    $50

  • Brian Granetz

    $50

  • Chris Guenard

    $25

  • Danielle Newell

    $20

  • Veronica Serra

    $100

  • JB

    $50

  • Catherine Gregorowicz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Chris Condike

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • David Hanson

    $20

  • Vee Rogers

    $25

  • Joe Rose

    $50

  • Bill

    $100

  • Kara Deyermenjian

    $20

  • Eileen Gardner

    $50

  • Christopher Angelini

    $100

  • Joanne

     

  • John's Team

    $100

  • Diane and Joseph Marotta

    $250

  • Alexis Campelia

    $20

  • Bruce & Diane Manning

    $100

  • al williams

    $800

  • Carol and Peter Grimm

     

  • The Ziegler Family

    $100

  • Christina Salvucci

    $50

  • Melissa York

    $30

  • Trish

    $25

  • Sue and Tom Lynch

     

  • John Prendergast Jr

    $26

  • Amy Hollis

    $25

  • Sacha Field

    $25

  • Chip & Cindy Pfeiffer

    $50

  • The Hines Family

    $50

  • Jarrod Cohen

    $36

  • Maryann Luccitelli

    $25

  • Janelle Marulli

    $75

  • Ilir Dinovic

    $100

  • Jenny McCoy

    $25

  • Kayla Wheaton

    $50

  • Kerry Hildebrand

    $30

  • Becca

     

  • The Wilmot Family

     

  • Holly Nahabedian

    $50

  • Geraldine Gardner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Peter J. Marrinan

    $20

  • Talia Ronga

    $100

  • Carol and Steve Chapman

    $100

  • Marcotte Family

    $100

  • The Riccardi Family

    $40

  • Neil Cronin

    $25

  • from Booster

    $504

  • Colleen Tully

    $25

  • Elaina Dominesey

    $25

  • Patrick Mulcahy

    $220

  • Daniel Marotta

    $300

  • Manuel Bettencourt

    $25

  • Karen McDonough

    $25

  • Mary Barnes

    $100

  • Theresa Amato

    $50

  • Kathleen Giordano

    $50

  • Sandra Pugsley

    $50

  • Julie Surette

    $100

  • Carol Bernazzani

    $100

  • Patricia Brown

    $50

  • Rose Ann McLory

    $50

  • Alden C. Goodnow Insurance

    $100

  • Robert Costigan

    $100

  • Sandra Nardone

    $100

  • Laura Williams

    $1,475

  • Jo-Ann and Bob

    $50

  • The Harrington Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lyn Voytershark

    $50

  • Kathleen Stakes

    $25

  • Meaghan Wall

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Dave Waldrep

    $25

  • Alyssa Marchant

    $20

  • John Young

    $1,000

  • The Bostons

    $50

  • Juliette Hardiman

    $50

  • Lisa Savitscus

    $50

  • Lindsey Williams

    $15

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Boston Marathon on Crowdrise John Hancock on Facebook John Hancock on Twitter

The Team: $33,810 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Laura Williams

Amount Raised

$10,476

 

105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christina Ciccone

Amount Raised

$8,360

 

84% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Favaloro

Amount Raised

$7,974

 

80% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Gaccione

Amount Raised

$6,850

 

91% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

McKinley Curro

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Hughes

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lindsey Williams

Lindsey Williams

DONATION: $15

Chris Williams 3 years ago

Lisa Savitscus

Lisa Savitscus

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Juliette Hardiman

Juliette Hardiman

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Bostons

The Bostons

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

John Young

John Young

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Alyssa Marchant

Alyssa Marchant

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Dave Waldrep

Dave Waldrep

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Good luck, Laura!! I ran last year and know this year will be amazing. Have so much fun out there. 3 years ago

Meaghan Wall

Meaghan Wall

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Kathleen Stakes

Kathleen Stakes

DONATION: $25

Good Luck tomorrow 3 years ago