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Jill Eid's Fundraiser:

Cradles to Crayons Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: CRADLES TO CRAYONS INC

ORGANIZER: CRADLES TO CRAYONS INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Jill Eid

THE STORY:

Let’s get something out there. I have never been a runner. Running has always terrified me. I’m not an athlete by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, my mom can recount the many times she watched my CYO basketball games, where instead of dribbling a ball or playing defense, I danced. Danced up and down the court, providing quality entertainment for everyone.

And now, 20+ years later, I’m still dancing, but I’ve also been able to find strength in running. In 2013, I was afforded an opportunity to donate my kidney to my Uncle John (he’s doing great!). At first it really terrified me, but because of it, I started to run. Running gave me the courage I needed to get through surgery and give someone so important to me a second lease on life.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve gained some courage and running experience along the way, but running the marathon…not just any marathon but the Boston Marathon, terrifies me. Really terrifies me...like more than donating a kidney terrified me. But, I am going to do it any way. Because there are tens of thousands of children who go without the basic things they need to thrive. Things like sneakers to run in, or coats to stay warm in, or books to read, or backpacks to go to school with. So I am running for them. I am running and fundraising on behalf of Cradles to Crayons, an organization that is so near and dear to me, not just because I am lucky enough to work for them, but because what we do impacts the lives of children everyday.  

Now here comes that part everyone loves - time to shell out the dough. I ask from the very bottom of my heart that you please consider making a donation towards my efforts. Your dollars will help transform the lives of kids. Kids like Jimmy, a 6 year old who got his very first pair of brand new sneakers from Cradles to Crayons...now he gets to play with everyone else during recess, feels like he finally fits in with the kids in his class, and has dreams of being a professional athlete someday.

All of that, from a pair of sneakers. 

I know so many people are at different financial capacities but I ask that you consider making a gift at the top of yours. If you don’t want to do it for me, do it for Jimmy...because that’s who I’m doing it for.

With love, Jill

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham

 

P.S. Does your company have a matching gifts program? If so, make your donation go twice as far by also submitting a request through them!

$9,213

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shannon Roark

    $15

  • Christine Lundblad

    $100

  • Mary

     

  • Rosemary Blank

    $20

  • Laura & Arra Derderian

    $100

  • Margie tannenbaum

    $50

  • Julie Lima

    $100

  • Lisa Infuso Guerrero

     

  • Georgette Rinaldi

    $50

  • Teddy & Jeraldine Eid

    $500

  • sarah brown

    $50

  • Fazi Foufa

    $50

  • Jimmy Riegel

     

  • Kelly Morris

    $50

  • Cam, Cait and Riley!

    $100

  • Kellie

    $100

  • Karen & Michael Garay

    $100

  • Jillian McGrath

     

  • Dana McNamara

    $150

  • Kathleen Scahill

     

  • Estelle Shafran

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Aunt Donna & Uncle Jerome

    $200

  • Mary Anne Hammer

     

  • Emily Gabree

    $100

  • UNCLE RALPH & SUZY

    $100

  • Jeffrey Koch Jr.

    $25

  • Ry Bread

     

  • Will Kennedy

    $200

  • Caitlin Madelmayer

     

  • Jim McP & Grant Edwards

    $100

  • Meg McMurdo

    $100

  • Caitlin Dailey

     

  • Matt Green

    $60

  • Northstar Signs & Neon, Inc.

    $100

  • Marvin Goldfarb

    $100

  • OnePrice Cleaners

    $50

  • Pat & Jerry Johnson

    $25

  • Tony Eid

    $100

  • Tom Julius

    $180

  • Steve and Donna Koenig

    $50

  • Sign Star NY

    $100

  • David & Alan Jablon_Dunkin Donuts

    $50

  • Paul Lizio

    $50

  • Rob Kerning

    $25

  • American Cleaners

    $50

  • Brendan Higgins and Family

    $150

  • Jeff Koch, Sr.

    $50

  • Ellen Waller

    $30

  • David Laurentz - Eastern Steel Corp.

     

  • Eileen & Tom Alexanderson

     

  • Hirshleifer's

    $250

  • Michael Guiffre/Dunkin Donuts

    $100

  • Bill Tucker

    $100

  • Bob Cohen

    $50

  • INTERSTATE MANAGEMENT CORP.

    $180

  • David Kessler

    $50

  • Scott J Salons

    $300

  • Barry resnick

    $100

  • Bill & Big Leese

    $50

  • Lizzy Whittemore

    $65

  • Julia Boyaval

    $50

  • Christine Keene

    $100

  • Ellen Manning

     

  • Caitlin Nunan

     

  • Morganna and Jameson

    $200

  • Debbi, Mike, & Matt

    $100

  • Becky and John Whitt

    $300

  • Planet Fitness

    $100

  • Kayla Caron

     

  • Joe and Diana Hammer

    $50

  • The Peck and Wasserman Families of Lake Success Shopping Center

    $200

  • KEVIN & ANNA KENNEDY

    $50

  • Mike & Joanne Nunan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Uncle John and Aunt Vivian

    $200

  • Angela Martano

    $25

  • DeMao

    $100

  • Danny Rogate

    $100

  • Marissa Zimmel

     

  • Shannon Igo

    $100

  • Franchise Realty

    $50

  • JBS Project Management, LLC

    $100

  • Anna Palazzolo

    $25

  • Dr David G

    $25

  • Diana C. Prevete

    $25

  • Aunt Colette and uncle Riyad, Canada

    $50

  • PAUL RAUDINO

    $50

  • Marc Hawxhurst

     

  • Katie Ward

    $50

  • Joe & Jeanine Fisher

    $20

  • Michael & Christine McDermott

    $20

  • Tom & Andrea DiGiovani

    $20

  • Baker

     

  • Jill Eid

    $50

  • Connor Grealy

     

  • Susan Adler

    $25

  • Paul & Jina

    $100

  • Sandy Gabree

    $50

  • SIGNS ARTISTRY AWNING CORP.

    $200

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142% Raised of $6,500 Goal

The Team: $62,679 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Micciantuono

Amount Raised

$10,580

 

163% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Eid

Amount Raised

$9,213

 

142% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Johnstone

Amount Raised

$8,256

Fundraiser Title

Julie Lima

Amount Raised

$7,582

Fundraiser Title

Chiara Wegener

Amount Raised

$6,748

 

90% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Daly

Amount Raised

$5,313

Fundraiser Title

cara patten

Amount Raised

$5,230

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katherine Cox

Amount Raised

$5,000

Donor Comments

SIGNS ARTISTRY AWNING CORP.

SIGNS ARTISTRY AWNING CORP.

DONATION: $200

3 years ago

Sandy Gabree

Sandy Gabree

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Paul & Jina

Paul & Jina

DONATION: $100

Go bean!!!! 3 years ago

Susan Adler

Susan Adler

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Connor Grealy

Connor Grealy

3 years ago

Jill  Eid

Jill Eid

DONATION: $50

Good to Jill and family 3 years ago

Baker

Baker

Good luck Jill!! 3 years ago

Tom & Andrea DiGiovani

Tom & Andrea DiGiovani

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Michael & Christine McDermott

Michael & Christine McDermott

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Joe & Jeanine Fisher

Joe & Jeanine Fisher

DONATION: $20

3 years ago