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City Year Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: City Year

ORGANIZER: City Year

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Chris Osgood

THE STORY:

Friends -- In 1994, I joined the City Year corps in Boston. That year changed my life.

I served as a teacher's assistant in a kindergarten class, helping students learn to read & write.  I spent weekends shaping and leading a service program for 8th graders.  And, by working with my fellow corps members, I learned as much about Boston that year as I had in my previous 18.

Today, City Year corps members work with nearly 11,000 youth in Boston in grades three through nine, serving as tutors, mentors and role models for 
​the ​students who need it most.

I am proud to represent City Year Boston again - this time as a member of their first Boston Marathon team.

This Boston Marathon run also means a little more to me because of something that happened during my City Year.

I was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a peripheral nervous system disorder that causes severe muscle weakness and can have a long term impact on people's ability to even walk.

That year, I woke one morning feeling a little weak in my knees and ended that night in the intensive care unit at the Brigham & Women's Hospital. Over the next three weeks, I couldn't eat and barely moved. 

But, thanks to the incredible doctors and nurses, my family and friends, and a very supportive City Year team, I fully recovered.  (You can see some photos on the fundraising page.)

The experience of those weeks and my entire City Year has shaped so much of the 20 years that followed.  I am fortunate, this year, to both fundraise for City Year and simply run through Boston.

Please contribute what you can to this organization; I know that it will make a difference.

Thanks so much,

Chris

$8,840

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris Osgood

     

  • Kris + Kat

     

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  • David and Amanda Osgood

     

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111% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $35,235 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Martin

Amount Raised

$10,805

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Osgood

Amount Raised

$8,840

 

111% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Forsyth

Amount Raised

$7,940

 

106% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Fish

Amount Raised

$7,499

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

City Year

Amount Raised

$150

Fundraiser Title

Jesper Henrici

Amount Raised

$0

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Chelsea Granville

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Peter and Annie

Peter and Annie

2 years ago

Barbara Berke

Barbara Berke

For an organization that seeks to change the world on behalf of one of the smartest, kindest and most altruistic people I know... 2 years ago

Mitchell Weiss

Mitchell Weiss

2 years ago

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker

To the person I know who will go the extra .1 mile for others. Good luck, Chris! It has been a pleasure training with you. 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Tucker and Analise Perry

Tucker and Analise Perry

2 years ago

Heather, Todd and Charlotte Ferillo

Heather, Todd and Charlotte Ferillo

2 years ago

Reed and Kaitlin

Reed and Kaitlin

2 years ago

Match

Match

2 years ago