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Dreamfar High School Marathon 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON

ORGANIZER: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Lindsay Knapper

THE STORY:

Family and friends,

On April 21st, I am running the Boston Marathon! I am honored to be a part of the Dreamfar High School Marathon Team and would love your support as I train with them and raise money for their cause. This is my first marathon, and I am extremely excited and feel really lucky to be a part of it. I will be training with three colleagues from athenahealth and over 200 students and mentors as we all look to accomplish 1 goal- to complete a marathon!

Dreamfar is a Greater Boston-based program that teaches high school students that anything is possible, even completing a marathon. With hard work, perseverance and guidance from dedicated mentors, the runners realize their potential as they train for the Cox Providence Marathon. While I am training and running the Boston Marathon, I look forward to supporting the students and mentors as they run Providence 2 weeks later. Not only will I be accomplishing one of my own biggest personal goals, but I will do this in partnership with students who have just successfully run their first mile, and are seeking motivation to complete 25.2 more within the next 6 months. How awesome is that?!
I have been a runner since I can remember, and running a marathon is a lifelong goal of mine. This goal became a reality following the tragic events of last year’s Boston Marathon. I was a spectator, enjoying some lunch near the finish line with my sister, Lauren and friend Renee- waiting for my now husband, Josh to meet us. I went to cheer on friends, and also complete strangers as they accomplish an amazing feat. It was a beautiful day, and I had tears in my eyes on multiple occasions watching these proud runners in their last 100 yards of the marathon. I saw some that were smiling, others dressed in costume, doing cartwheels, and soldiers carry backpacks in full gear. The energy that these people had after 26.18 miles was so amazing; it was the ultimate feeling of Boston pride. I was feeling really optimistic that 2014 was my year to run it.

What happened next was unthinkable. It was the most terrifying moment of my life and I'm sure for most people surrounding me as we rushed from the scene of the second bomb to shelter in a restaurant. Amongst the chaos I saw many heroes -EMT's, people hugging complete strangers, the manager at the restaurant who put his own fear aside to calm everyone down. I am truly blessed, as is my sister, my husband, my friends who were with me, close to me, or running, that we were safe. I am thankful to be preparing to accomplish my dream of running 26.2 in Boston and to honor those who were victims of the event and our great city. My heart and prayers will go out to the victims and their families, as I embark on the route in April.
The 118th marathon is a special one. Once again our proud city of Boston will come together, runners and spectators alike, from all over the world to participate in this truly awesome event. This year we will remember those who lost their lives, pray for their families, and rally!

Thank you in advance for your support!

Lindsay
 

$12,623

MONEY RAISED
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  • Josh Knapper

    $200

  • Heather and Curt Langefoss

    $150

  • Alex and JD Parkin

    $50

  • Danielle & Brendan Loughlin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • athenahealth

    $10,000

  • Jim McGowan

    $25

  • Chris and Nancy Coughlan

    $50

  • Dorothy Mullen

    $20

  • Megan Dunn

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Andrew McDonnell

    $25

  • Eric S. Ritvo & Dalia Topelson

    $54

  • Dave and Jane Buteyn

     

  • Jim Fogarty

    $80

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Suren Padmalingam

    $50

  • Sara Cesarski

    $25

  • The Hughes Famil

     

  • Tara Griesbach

    $30

  • Sofia Teixeira

     

  • Rachel

    $100

  • Lanes and Games- Thurs. night mixed league

    $375

  • Missy and Eric Steiman

    $30

  • Mark Nittel and Kathryn Patch

    $25

  • Joe Rossetti

    $30

  • Lauren Gosnell

    $100

  • Jen and Chris Eustance

    $25

  • Alex

    $100

  • Team fundraiser at BG

    $188

  • Drew & Stacey

    $50

  • Cynthia and Jim

    $100

  • Heather McConnon

    $50

  • Ruth and Steve Haringa

    $25

  • Geri

    $25

  • Chip Ach

     

  • Stewart the Minion

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sandy Avila

    $50

  • Lisa

     

  • Jim Fogarty Sr.

    $50

  • Barbara Knapper

    $40

  • Ted and Marie Haringa

    $25

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105% Raised of$12,000 Goal

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The Team: $55,695 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mary Bergeron

Amount Raised

$13,530

 

108% Raised of$12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Duquette

Amount Raised

$12,750

 

102% Raised of$12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Knapper

Amount Raised

$12,623

 

105% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Carey

Amount Raised

$12,543

 

105% Raised of$12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Zimmer

Amount Raised

$1,314

Fundraiser Title

Steve Parker

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather Otero

Amount Raised

$930

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Seaines-Taylor

Amount Raised

$650

 

65% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ted and Marie Haringa

Ted and Marie Haringa

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Barbara Knapper

Barbara Knapper

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Jim Fogarty Sr.

Jim Fogarty Sr.

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Lisa

Lisa

5 years ago

Sandy Avila

Sandy Avila

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Linds! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Stewart the Minion

Stewart the Minion

DONATION: $50

So proud of you Linds!! You are a true survivor can't wait to cheer you on!! <3 A 5 years ago

Chip Ach

Chip Ach

5 years ago

Geri

Geri

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ruth and Steve Haringa

Ruth and Steve Haringa

DONATION: $25

5 years ago