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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

Mike Oppel

THE STORY:

Three years ago I was lucky enough to run the Boston Marathon.  I decided to run  for a personal challenge. My college friend decided to run with me, so to make a bit more interesting we decided to make a little competition out of it ... I lost that bet by 6 minutes!

Now, three years later, I have the opportunity run and raise money for the great organization Golf FIghts Cancer to support cancer research and summer camps for children struggling with cancer. Things are a little different this time around. Rather than being motivated by a friendly competition, I am running for a more personal reason.  Cancer is a disease that has affected multiple members of my family. Last year my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer and my cousin was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. This really struck home with me as both family memebrs are very close to me. My aunt is a very active person and has run both road races and half marathons herself. Running this race for her will be special for both of us, as she can relate to the mental challange of running and the fight against cancer.

My cousin, who is like a brother to me, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer two years ago. It was a scary time for our entire family, but especially for me. It is frightening that someone so young and close in age to me could have to endure treatment for cancer.  He is also a very active person and an avid runner.

Thankfully, I can report that both my aunt and cousin are recovering and making progresss everyday against this disease.

We all know someone close to us who has been affected by cancer. Please help me in battle against cancer by making a donation to my cause. Any amount would be helpful in reaching my goal. ($6,500)

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,

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

 

Thanks,

 

Mike Oppel

 

$6,260

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Chase Irons

    $20

  • Thy Lynch Family

    $25

  • Oie and Randy Smith

    $25

  • Kevin Caragher & Jess Maki

     

  • JPH

    $20

  • Jenny Sharpe

    $30

  • Sue and Lorn Clancey

    $50

  • Lindy and Dave Recht

    $25

  • Ed & Esther Salmon

     

  • Peter Ciancarelli

    $25

  • Debbi and Dan

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob and Lisa Morrissey

    $100

  • Rhett Oppel

    $50

  • Jim and Rachel Simas

     

  • George & Pat Murphy

    $35

  • Josh Williams

    $20

  • Carl and Meryl Monaco

    $100

  • Julie Keaveney

    $50

  • John MacBlane

    $20

  • Chris Warren

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Paul & Koby

    $100

  • Tom Protasewich

    $25

  • Bob, Karen, K,M&M

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Will Hanson

    $30

  • Steve Georgiades

    $25

  • Paul Reardon

    $100

  • Jenna Oppel

    $30

  • Jeff Denehy

    $50

  • meghan foley

    $30

  • Bob and Louise Steinkrauss

    $100

  • Bob Quitadamo

    $50

  • Mike Loring

    $50

  • K. Coletta

    $50

  • Mr Barry

    $150

  • Penny & Jerry Cataldo

    $75

  • Spanky

    $500

  • The Poes

    $50

  • Diane & Carey Moores

    $25

  • Kyle (aka Warren)

    $20

  • Mike Mccarthy

    $50

  • Fundraiser Event

    $1,150

  • Adele & Dean Lewis

    $100

  • Erik Kistler

    $50

  • Johnny Electric

    $20

  • Billy and Julie Steinkrauss

    $50

  • George Simas

     

  • Lindy and Dave Recht

    $25

  • Bobby DesRoche

     

  • Brendan and Carly

    $50

  • Carol, Bill and Mandy Geary

    $50

  • Joe & Denise

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Silvernail Family

    $50

  • Paulal Hanlon

     

  • Mike & Trish Tobin

    $50

  • Nick & Maud Campo

    $65

  • George and Joanne Simas

    $100

  • Mary Holland

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ellyse Q

    $25

  • Michael Lamoureux

    $50

  • William Garnett

    $100

  • Philip & Patricia Maloney

    $50

  • Bobby Steinkrauss

    $200

  • Johnny B.

    $50

  • Heidi and Bob O

     

  • The Kelley Family

    $25

  • Paul & Cheryl Murphy

     

  • Cubist Matching Gift - Wm Steinkrauss

     

  • John Hancock MG - M. Haskell

     

  • Kevin Byrne

    $25

  • Jack Pittenger

    $20

  • Al Haun

    $50

  • Michael Good

    $100

  • #9

    $150

  • Melinda Schmalz

    $100

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96% Raised of$6,500 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

Melinda Schmalz

Melinda Schmalz

DONATION: $100

Great job Mike! 5 years ago

#9

#9

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Michael Good

Michael Good

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Al Haun

Al Haun

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jack Pittenger

Jack Pittenger

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Kevin Byrne

Kevin Byrne

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

John Hancock MG - M. Haskell

John Hancock MG - M. Haskell

5 years ago

Cubist Matching Gift - Wm Steinkrauss

Cubist Matching Gift - Wm Steinkrauss

5 years ago

Paul & Cheryl Murphy

Paul & Cheryl Murphy

5 years ago

The Kelley Family

The Kelley Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago