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2015 GFC Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

ORGANIZER: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

David Hill

THE STORY:

In 2009, after 7 years in the Marine Corps, I picked up running to improve my annual 3 mile physical fitness test scores.  The next year, my first kid was born, and running became about promoting a healthy lifestyle for my growing family.  I was further driven to complete a marathon just as my siblings have.  After running my first race 3 minutes shy of qualifying for Boston, I set my sights on this new goal.  After qualifying, I was training to break the 3 hour finish time and am now 16 seconds shy.

 

So here I am, still running to my next goal.  I will break 3 hours if I keep working at it.  But what will be next?  Running (for me) needs to be for something greater than my own personal goals.  It needs to be for something bigger than myself.  What?  How?  I now needed some direction.

 

ENTER KILEY SULLIVAN.

 

I am a husband to my loving (and exceptionally supportive) wife, Becca.  We’ve been married since 2002 and now have three children; Mea (5), Emilia (2), and Turner (6 mo).  Kiley’s story and her fight touched my heart.

 

This young fighter is a playmate of my older brother’s kids while they lived in West Hartford, CT.  About one year ago Kiley was diagnosed with stage 4 Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) which is an extremely aggressive cancer and she is now in a fight for her life.

 

My brother, Ted, introduced me to The Golf Fights Cancer charity team.  This team is dedicated to this very special little girl with a very rare form of cancer.  They have given me a purpose and a way to apply my blessing to help someone in need.

 

But, I need your help.

 

Currently, Kiley has made it through her first round of Chemo and is responding very well!  We are super pumped for her and her family.  This an amazing little girl has more fight in her little body than most of us could imagine.  You can read more about Kiley on her Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Princess-Kiley/501933323245882

The team consists of 12 runners with an overall goal of $125,000.  100% of the proceeds will be given as a gift in Kiley's name to Boston Children's Hospital to support Dr. Galindo's research.  Dr. Galindo consulted Kiley and is considered one of the leading experts in Rhabdomyosarcoma.

 

Please consider donating to this great cause and help Kiley fight for her life and pursue her goals while I fight to finish 26.2 miles under 3 hours.

 

To donate: Please click here to go directly to the Golf Fights Cancer crowdwise page

https://www.crowdrise.com/GolfFightsCancerBoston2015/fundraiser/davidhill5 and click donate.

 

Check out GFC's grant history:

http://golffightscancer.org/our-grant-history/

 

Thank you for being part of my Boston Marathon experience and making this something bigger than ourselves.

- Dave

$725

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian Oates

    $50

  • Jeanne Anderson

    $50

  • Kyle "Sock" Matthew

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Timothy and Leilani Writer

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Dustin Crawley

    $40

  • Beth and Phil Ricks

    $50

  • ReRun

    $50

  • Anthony & Maria S.

     

  • Earl

     

  • Diane McOmie

     

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10% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $150,149 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Oates

Amount Raised

$62,094

 

124% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Hilcoff

Amount Raised

$15,442

 

103% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Purtell

Amount Raised

$14,081

 

94% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim McCloud

Amount Raised

$13,480

 

67% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Conley

Amount Raised

$12,719

 

127% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Guild

Amount Raised

$10,311

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Carroll

Amount Raised

$8,682

 

116% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Wiley Wilson

Amount Raised

$7,978

 

106% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Diane McOmie

Diane McOmie

3 years ago

Earl

Earl

3 years ago

Anthony & Maria S.

Anthony & Maria S.

3 years ago

ReRun

ReRun

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Beth and Phil Ricks

Beth and Phil Ricks

DONATION: $50

In memory Clark Anderson 3 years ago

Dustin Crawley

Dustin Crawley

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Timothy and Leilani Writer

Timothy and Leilani Writer

DONATION: $75

Good luck, Dave, you are amazing and we'll be cheering you on! Wonderful cause, we will pray for her return to good health. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Kyle

Kyle "Sock" Matthew

DONATION: $50

Good luck in the race and we are praying for Kiley. 3 years ago