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Dougie's Team 2017

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In the Books!
April 18, 2017

My 2017 Boston Marathon journey has come to an end. It was another amazing year with CharityTeams & a new charity to fundraise for. The Flutie  See more
Kim Chandler

THE STORY:

As a New England native & a Boston College graduate, I grew up (as most of us are) a Doug Flutie super fan, so I am both honored & thrilled to be running the 2017 Boston Marathon for the Flutie Foundation! This will be my 2nd Boston Marathon & my 1st time fundraising for the Flutie Foundation. Last year, I learned that the training & running were both the easy & the hard part, but it was the fundraising & charitable giving that were the most rewarding part of the journey. I learned that there was so many wonderful charities out there & even more wonderful people who were willing to support them. I know full well what’s ahead of me & as I did last year, I will tackle the training with determination, I will fundraise with my heart & I will run the 2017 Boston Marathon with happiness & pride. The Flutie Foundation is particularly special to & the cause is personal. Statistics today show that 1 in 68 kids in the U.S. are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

When I was completing the application to join Dougie’s Boston Marathon Team, I clearly remember one question in particular, “Are you personally affected by autism?” I pondered that question for some time before answering it. Yes, I am personally affected by autism; I am affected in the most amazing way. Like any parent, when you get a diagnosis of ASD, so many emotions went through my mind. I was shocked, sad & devastated at first. I quickly realized that the diagnosis doesn’t change who Declan is whatsoever, he was still the funny, smart, affectionate adorable boy he was before, so I shifted gears to, what can I do as his parent to help him succeed? Throughout pre-school & this year into first grade, he has received excellent services & has been blessed with supportive & loving teachers. He continues to make wonderful progress, his older sisters have been invaluable peer models & we have learned so much about autism as a family. Declan is one very special boy, he may not have taken the same path so far that my girls have, but his path is no different in terms of the love & joy that he brings to our family & to my heart each day. I wouldn’t change one thing about him, it is an honor to be his mom!

“The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to help families affected by autism live life to the fullest. Through our programs and partnerships, we help people with autism get access to care; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward adult independence.”

Please consider supporting me in making a donation to this incredible charity & support all of the Flutie Foundation families. And watch for my many MANY posts from now until April 17, 2017 about my marathon journey!

As always, my heartfelt thanks!

Kim xo

 

$12,097

MONEY RAISED
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  • Richard Gorham

    $50

  • The Pratts

     

  • The Sugar Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan Bianco

    $100

  • Torrey Smith

    $50

  • The Reyes Family

    $50

  • david and Laurie Leary

    $100

  • The Donovan Family

    $25

  • The O'Deas

    $50

  • Bud

    $40

  • Julia Sullivan

    $150

  • Uno Restaurant LLC

    $58

  • Patrick & Gayle Meehan

    $150

  • The Reagan Family

    $50

  • Jen Ryan

    $26.20

  • Alley Kay

    $14

  • Max "The Great" Jaffe

    $50

  • Kim Cooper

    $20

  • The Neff Family

    $25

  • Nico

    $50

  • Raffle tix

    $25

  • The Leveris Family

     

  • Michele Kane

    $50

  • Brian K

    $100

  • Kara Gobbi

    $25

  • The Naumes Family

    $50

  • Kristin and Jerry Bruno

     

  • The Chandler Family

     

  • Perry and Paula Davis

    $100

  • Capobianco Family

    $100

  • Colleen & Chris Landers

     

  • Debbie Mulvey

    $50

  • Hoey

    $25

  • Barron Benefit Advisors Inc.

    $50

  • Carboni family

    $100

  • Andy & Janice Crowley

     

  • The Blongastainer Family

    $50

  • Jan and Matt Coyle

    $50

  • The Bacchiochi Family

     

  • Kerry Saunders

     

  • Lisa & Sean Hennessy

    $100

  • Daniel Meehan

    $250

  • The Fiores

     

  • Joanne Gobbi

    $50

  • Rick & Linda Parker

    $50

  • Julie S

    $25

  • The Wasiks

    $25

  • Jeff and Patty Hallback

    $100

  • Cathie & Kurt

     

  • Ashley Ferguson

    $50

  • Alexandra Hill

    $250

  • Sharon & Wally Thornton

    $50

  • Go Kim!!!

    $26.20

  • The Patel Family

    $50

  • Sara Giargiari

    $25

  • Margs and Chuck

    $113

  • Anonymous

     

  • Camden & Wesley Boyce

     

  • Gail & Bob Fitzgerald

     

  • Chris Miller

    $100

  • The Gaspar's

     

  • GO KIM!

    $50

  • Jeanine, Carlie and Emma

     

  • The DePhillips

    $30

  • Julie Chandler

    $100

  • Sarah Sceery

    $25

  • Jill Reidy

    $20

  • Amy Conner

    $50

  • Lisa Blazejewski

    $25

  • Lauren

    $26.20

  • The Paradis Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Maryellen Barry

    $100

  • Craig and Kristin Scotland

    $25

  • Randall Loker

    $50

  • KFCL Trust

    $250

  • Kristine Scoon

    $25

  • Colleen O'Neil

     

  • Claire Bishop

    $50

  • Your Boyfriend, Harry Styles

    $50

  • Alison Beard

    $50

  • Meg McCarthy

    $25

  • The Corrado Family

    $50

  • The O'Brien Family

    $50

  • Janet Pan Schaefer

    $25

  • Mary lynn freedman

    $50

  • Amy Danahy

    $50

  • Joe and Darlene Conti

    $50

  • Drinkwater Family

    $100

  • Michelle Magliozzi

     

  • Andrew Bonica

    $100

  • Erin Botelho

     

  • Donald Jones

    $50

  • The McQuade Family

    $50

  • Kate Szapiro

    $26.20

  • The Petrush Family

     

  • jim and Kathie

    $50

  • Jen Andruzzi

     

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110% Raised of $11,000 Goal

The Team: $173,900 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Goloboy

Amount Raised

$24,272

 

101% Raised of $24,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tim- Janelle- Christy -Run With Ell...

Amount Raised

$24,167

 

104% Raised of $23,333 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Burke

Amount Raised

$13,414

 

107% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alan Seymour

Amount Raised

$13,028

 

42% Raised of $31,297 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kendall Boone

Amount Raised

$12,270

Fundraiser Title

Kim Chandler

Amount Raised

$12,097

 

110% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Doug Flutie

Amount Raised

$12,025

 

160% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ronnie Neff

Amount Raised

$11,699

 

106% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jen Andruzzi

Jen Andruzzi

Proud to call you my friend! Love, Jen 1 year ago

jim and Kathie

jim and Kathie

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Petrush Family

The Petrush Family

1 year ago

Kate Szapiro

Kate Szapiro

DONATION: $26.20

Go get 'em, girl! 1 year ago

The McQuade Family

The McQuade Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Donald Jones

Donald Jones

DONATION: $50

You go Kim! 1 year ago

Erin Botelho

Erin Botelho

Kick butt Kim!!! ð 1 year ago

Andrew Bonica

Andrew Bonica

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Michelle Magliozzi

Michelle Magliozzi

Go Kim!!!!!! 1 year ago

Drinkwater Family

Drinkwater Family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago