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2014 GFC Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

ORGANIZER: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Jamie Tedford

THE STORY:

Hi Family and Friends,

Running the Boston Marathon has always been on my "bucket list" but truthfully I've doubted that I could handle the winter training and 26.2 miles of hills and heartbreak.   A number of things conspired to give me the nudge I needed to make this the year.  I'm going to give this my best shot and I hope you'll support me along the way.  Here's why I'm raising money and running the 2014 Boston Marathon.

To Fight Cancer- Cancer is relentless.  Like so many of you, I'm surrounded by it. I've lost friends and too many family members to the disease.  There is no more helpless feeling than witnessing my kids lose their Grandma and Meredith her mom.  There is no greater fear than wondering where Cancer will strike next.  I'm running because running makes me feel braver by the mile and raising money eases the helplessness.    Golf Fights Cancer is doing amazing work and I'd like to help them help more people and fight for a cure. Every dollar you donate, I will match until I reach my goal so we can do twice the good together.  

To begin living a healthier life- In October of 2013, I topped 220 lbs for the first time in my life.  Pants didn't fit, my chin grew a second chin and I've never felt worse about myself. There's plenty of excuses for this. Too much sitting in airplane seats.  Too many investor dinners. Too many cocktails. Too little exercise.  It appears there was an inverse relationship between my success in business and my failure to live a healthy life.  Stepping off that scale, I decided then that I needed to do something drastic to reverse this slide and commit to living a healthier and ultimately longer life.  26.2 miles in April is a start, not the end. 

To reclaim Boston Marathon Monday- Marathon Monday is uniquely Boston and one of the many reasons I love this city.  I have great memories of going to the Sox game in the morning and rolling onto Boylston Street to admire runners from around the world live their dream. Last year, the meaning of Marathon Monday was changed forever.  I want to be part of rebuilding and reclaiming these memories, this day. 

To inspire my kids to dream big  - In October, the idea of completing a marathon seemed utterly impossible.  Now that I'm more than half way through my training, it only seems highly improbable.  It's an audacious goal.  It will require discomfort, blind faith and lots of slushy sneakers to acheive.  Like every parent, I want my kids to have success.  But I also want them to sometimes reach too far, set goals that seem crazy to others and even fail.  If they take anything away from this I hope they believe in themselves enough to set lofty goals, enjoy the climb and learn from the falls.  Because in the inspirational words of Miley Cyrus which may or may not be on my running mix; "It's the climb."

Thank you for your support.  Not just the financial kind.  It means a great deal to me.

 

Jamie

GOLF FIGHTS CANCER wrote -

Golf Fights Cancer was founded because we had a personal connection to cancer. Just like you do.

A record number of GFC runners will show that we are #BostonStrong in 2014, running Boston, being part of an amazing community of runners, spectators, and million of fans of the Boston Marathon across the world!

Thanks for choosing to get involved and for helping us to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

 

$10,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • William Maloney Jr. (Grandpa)

    $1,000

  • Mike Garsin

    $100

  • Mark Kretschmann

    $100

  • Don Kubisa

    $50

  • Auntie Carrie

    $100

  • Matt Handy

    $50

  • Brian Levitan

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

    $500

  • Amanda Zucker

    $100

  • Rob Leathern

    $100

  • Jennifer Garsin

    $100

  • Mike Lewis

    $25

  • Kathy & Jim Doody

    $50

  • Davis Family

    $200

  • Kennedy Family

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Matthew Como

    $25

  • Meryl and Chris Thompson

    $100

  • Kate Van Dam

    $25

  • Crowd Pleasin' Phil Fresen

    $100

  • Jeff & Kiki Walker

     

  • Holly & Jerry O'Neill

    $250

  • Amy and Bill Cunningham

    $50

  • The Burtons

    $100

  • Scott and Jen Bauman

    $50

  • Sheila & Bob Bodwell

    $100

  • Liz Ferrin

    $50

  • Kristen Foote

    $26

  • meredith frechette

     

  • VV & Jesse

    $100

  • Kristen and Gunner Lamb

    $100

  • Christopher Merrill

    $26

  • Stephanie B

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Dana and Chris D'Orio

    $100

  • The O'Hara Family

    $100

  • Sarah & Matt Herring

     

  • Amy Entwistle Hunter

    $50

  • Brian and Hether

    $200

  • The Forbes Family

    $50

  • Stoddard Whitridge

    $100

  • Guy, Katie & Jack Peluso

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • The Fitzgerald Family

    $100

  • Chris Smith

    $100

  • Paul Suh

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Fruggiero

    $50

  • Amy and Matt Baione

    $100

  • Auntie Laurie

    $100

  • Cathy Powell

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $37

  • Vicki Rellas

    $100

  • Erik & Heather Dorr

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $3,750

  • Anonymous

    $200

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136% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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The Team: $270,891 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Arthur Duffy

Amount Raised

$60,488

Fundraiser Title

Brian Oates

Amount Raised

$38,702

 

111% Raised of$35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ted Fischer

Amount Raised

$26,310

 

105% Raised of$25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Fitzgerald

Amount Raised

$19,069

 

106% Raised of$18,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Hilcoff

Amount Raised

$18,036

 

240% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Fitzgerald

Amount Raised

$15,008

 

100% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim McCloud

Amount Raised

$14,866

 

74% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan McGovern

Amount Raised

$13,395

 

89% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

Great job Jamie! We are super proud of you! All our love, Chris, Maureen & Sydney 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $3,750

I'm so proud and honored to match the donations of so many friends and family as I reached for my goal. Thank you all. 5 years ago

Erik & Heather Dorr

Erik & Heather Dorr

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Vicki Rellas

Vicki Rellas

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $37

Congratulations on your run today Jamie! 5 years ago

Cathy Powell

Cathy Powell

DONATION: $30

Well Done!!!! 5 years ago

Auntie Laurie

Auntie Laurie

DONATION: $100

Uncle Ron would be so proud of you. So much love and thanks to you for doing this. You give us all strength and hope. 5 years ago

Amy and Matt Baione

Amy and Matt Baione

DONATION: $100

For Ronald Brogna 5 years ago

Lisa Fruggiero

Lisa Fruggiero

DONATION: $50

bn.strong! have fun tomorrow 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago