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Embrace A Family

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Miriam Morrison

THE STORY:

You are such a nice person to click over to my page.  Thank you!

I am honored to be running on behalf of Embrace a Family, an amazing organization that helps Natick families who are dealing with cancer. I have long dreamed of being an official runner of the Boston Marathon, and I am thrilled to have this opportunity because of the great work of Embrace a Family.  

The emotional and financial strain of a cancer diagnosis can be devastating, and providing support to those coping with this disease is Embrace a Family’s mission. Embrace a Family helps people in important ways, taking care of details for cancer patients so that they may focus on their healing. They provide rides to hospitals, meals for families, financial assistance, and access and aid in seeking out other services.

All of us are close to someone who has been afflicted by cancer, and we all are aware of the physical pain, emotional toll, and financial blow that can occur as a result. I cannot pretend to know how it feels to receive a devastating diagnosis.  I think often of the late Pamela Washek and Jean Seiden, the Room Parents in my class when I was teaching fifth grade at Loker in 2002.  Their daughters Kathryn and Stephanie were bubbly and smart and earnest eleven year olds.  Jean and Pamela, good friends, were both in remission from cancer and both energetic and involved, Jean playing the piano for the fifth grade play, Pam always showing up at our classroom door, asking what did we need.  Strong and fit, they rode the Pan Mass Challenge multiple times and raised a ton of money for cancer research.

To give back to those who had helped them while they were sick, they started the Wayland Angel Network, an organization that gave meals and provided rides to people in cancer treatment in Wayland.  The Angel Network eventually grew into the Neighbor Brigade, which is a huge organization in our area which serves hundreds of families who need this care.

Tragically, their cancers returned, and Jean died in 2006, and Pam in 2012.  

But it is amazing what they started, and all of those people they helped and continue to help through their amazing work.  I am glad I can make this contribution, and if you are still reading this, I really appreciate your time.  You must be a very nice person, and I hope you will be able to help me reach my goal.  Thank you so much for considering a contribution.

$5,443

MONEY RAISED
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  • M Davis

    $25

  • Brett Conaway

    $150

  • chris & Karin Rohn

    $50

  • The Devlin Family

    $100

  • Galvani-Gonski Family

     

  • Deborah Niles

    $50

  • The Mardens

    $100

  • Gretchen Knox

    $50

  • Rebecca Poulo

    $50

  • Iris Kaddis

     

  • Annie Long and her family

    $50

  • Dan and Margee Conaway

    $50

  • Babson Family

    $50

  • The Tilletts

    $262

  • Lauren Green

    $50

  • Nina and Derek Navisky

    $50

  • The Komjathy family

    $50

  • Mark Peterson & Colleen Conaway

    $111

  • Karen Sylva

    $25

  • The Austin Family

     

  • Howard-Delman Family

    $25

  • Anna Martin

    $25

  • The Evers Family

    $50

  • Erica and Christina Lopas

    $50

  • Rhiannon Agosti

     

  • Ruth and Tom Brenneman

    $200

  • Jill Murphy

    $40

  • The Hughes Family

     

  • Siobhan Graham

    $50

  • The Nguyen Family

    $50

  • Sally Hopkins

    $60

  • Ava Renneker and family

    $25

  • The Mortarellis

    $26

  • Carlton Conaway

    $75

  • 4388540041261743

    $50

  • Alyssa Candini

     

  • Wyner family

    $36

  • Judy Shim

    $26

  • Julie

    $50

  • Amy Richards

    $30

  • The Squire Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Moynihans

    $50

  • The Richards Family

    $50

  • anonymous

    $318

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Rev. Jon and Beth Strand

    $50

  • Fagans

    $75

  • James, Erica and Maeve Carney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Janet & Frank Salvoni

    $25

  • Reece Davies & Family

    $25

  • Dremov's Family

    $50

  • The Morneweck Family

    $50

  • Horgan/Kelemanik Family

    $25

  • Carlton Dan Conaway

    $100

  • Trent / Cushing Family

    $101

  • Jennifer Norton

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Young Family

    $100

  • The Eggers-Weig Family

    $50

  • Beth Santomenna

    $25

  • Chris Tecce

    $26

  • Liz and Billy O'Neill

    $50

  • Elizabeth Daitch

    $50

  • Mischa H Lee

    $20

  • Lyn

    $50

  • The Oatman Family

    $50

  • Rachel Fier

     

  • Michele & Bill Loconzolo

    $100

  • Allison Cohen

     

  • Kathleen Dalton

     

  • Melinda K. Stoops

     

  • Gerard and Keiko Batt

     

  • Ursula and John Langfeldt

     

  • Robert Fabino

    $100

  • Celeste Larson

    $25

  • Robert Fabino

    $100

  • Celeste Larson

    $25

  • Dave DeSimone

    $100

  • Elizabeth Bryant

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $126.20

  • Reed and Deb Newton.

     

  • Emeliza Ciavarro

    $20

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The Team: $14,643 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Miriam Morrison

Amount Raised

$5,443

Fundraiser Title

Blair Whitney

Amount Raised

$3,300

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Todd

Amount Raised

$3,245

Fundraiser Title

whitney pyle

Amount Raised

$2,605

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Maiorana

Amount Raised

$50

Fundraiser Title

NATICK ROTARY CHARITABLE CORPORATIO...

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $16,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan Mahoney

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Emeliza Ciavarro

Emeliza Ciavarro

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Reed and Deb Newton.

Reed and Deb Newton.

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $126.20

You were awesome today! I'm so proud of you!! 2 years ago

Elizabeth Bryant

Elizabeth Bryant

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dave DeSimone

Dave DeSimone

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Robert Fabino

Robert Fabino

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Celeste Larson

Celeste Larson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Celeste Larson

Celeste Larson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Robert Fabino

Robert Fabino

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ursula and John Langfeldt

Ursula and John Langfeldt

2 years ago