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August 03, 2010

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BENEFITING: Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ct, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Nov 07, 2010

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THE STORY:

I am a new marathon runner that will be taking part in the New York Marathon on November 7th of this year. I have dedicated my run to all of my 9 team mates, friends and fellow Wilton Warriors who have since passed, to honor the hard work and dedication they had towards sports, family and creating long lasting friendships in our community. By no means was I any of their best buddies, but these tragedies affected our whole community regardless of whether or not they were your best friend, friend or simply your classmate. I ran my first marathon last year in Philadelphia, and my goal for my second attempt is to shave 15 minutes from my last year's time to make it to the finish line in 3 hours 10 minutes and qualify for the Boston Marathon. But I am going to need about $3,500 worth of inspiration!!!

Everything we raise will go directly to the Make a Wish foundation so we can positively affect the lives of other young people this holiday season as these 9 warriors did every day of their lives. The Make a Wish Foundation is a group that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. I am attempting to raise as much funds as possible to make these tragic situations bring some type of joy to other brave young warriors that are fighting for their lives everyday. My goal right now is to raise $3,500 which is the cost to grant one wish to a child. Anything above that just makes the experience even more special for him or her. Any profits raised in honor of our fallen athletes and friends, will go directly to the Make a Wish foundation. All of these players were local stars on the field and All-American young men off of the field. Help me bring joy to a child with a life threatening disease by DONATING TODAY.

Running In Memory of:
- Rainer Kobialka
- Tim Wood
- Matt Shaw
- John Schintzius
- T.J. Pramer
- Nick Madaras
- Andrew Carey
- Tim Carey
- Dan McLaughlin

And to all others warriors who have passed. Once a Warrior, Forever in our hearts.

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To This Fundraiser

$500

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Day's

    $100

  • Sea Beans Studio

    $100

  • The Gunts Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jim Murray

    $100

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14% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Jim Murray

Jim Murray

DONATION: $100

In memory of Matt Carragher, athlete and WHS Class of '78 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In memory of Matt Carragher, athlete and WHS Class of '78. 6 years ago

The Gunts Family

The Gunts Family

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Sea Beans Studio

Sea Beans Studio

DONATION: $100

In memory of Whitney Sherman, another Wilton Angel. 6 years ago

The Day's

The Day's

DONATION: $100

In memory of our two amazing buddies, Andrew and Tim, who made us laugh... we miss you and love you. Peter, Mare and Ance 6 years ago