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2016 GFC Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

ORGANIZER: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Andrea Dolan

THE STORY:

On May 11th 2010, our dear friends learned that their 10 year old daughter had an inoperable, pediatric brain tumor called, DIPG, that had no cure and no real treatment options.  This catastrophic illness took the life of Ellie Kavalieros at the age of 11 on Christmas Day and forever changed the lives of all that knew her.  During her 19 month illness Ellie fought with more bravery and courage than someone twice her age would have been capable of.  When she lost the ability to ride a bike, she completed a triathlon with a specialized cycle.  When she lost her ability to run and play she turned to art.  Through all the suffering and the pain Ellie continued to smile and in turn, made us all smile.

Despite the circumstances and adversity, Ellie’s parents, sisters and family, selflessly shared her remaining time with friends, school and our community as a whole.  They opened their arms and hearts and gave us memories that we will all cherish forever.  The Kavalieros family had all of the love, support, prayers and well wishes they could ask for during the battle of their lives, but what they did not have was hope.  I have watched this amazing family take their anguish, pain and grief and funnel these emotions towards increasing research, awareness and hope so that future children diagnosed with DIPG and other cancers will have better treatment options.

Thanks to Golf Fights Cancer and the tireless work of Dr. Marc Kieran of Boston's Dana Farber Cancer Institute we are making large strides in beating this illness.  On April 18th I will try and keep Ellie’s Legacy strong by running in her name.  “Running” may be a bit of an exaggeration but I will do my best to make her proud and cross the finish line!  Please help support me by helping me hit my goal of $7,500.  All contributions will go directly to the Ellie Kavalieros DIPG Research Fund.  And if my kids ask after the race…. please tell them I came in 1st place.  

$9,750

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Bingman's

    $100

  • John and Toni Abbate

    $250

  • DJ &KFJ;

    $100

  • Walsh

    $100

  • Taryn Boiteau

    $1,000

  • Mike, Denise, Michael and Jenny Perrone

    $100

  • Graham Wagner

    $250

  • Julie Stickelmaier

    $75

  • Denise McElhinney

    $100

  • Mike and Tracy Goodwin

    $100

  • The Felicetta's

    $100

  • Louis Felicetta

    $100

  • Uncle Lou

    $100

  • Larry & Sylvia McElhinney

    $100

  • In Memory of Ellisaveth Rose Kavalieros

    $4,700

  • James and Cary Young

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Biogen Match/T.Boiteau

     

  • The Abbate family

    $50

  • BOA Match/Kelly Frank

     

  • BOA Match/Julie Stickelmaier

     

  • Party Dad

    $25

  • Jenna

    $50

  • The Helquist Family

    $50

  • BOA Match/S.Walsh

     

  • Kevin Barrett

    $100

  • Epps and Laurie Perkins

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen and Steven Sisselman

     

  • The Stazaks

     

  • BOA Match/R.Proffitt

     

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130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $234,904 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brian Oates

Amount Raised

$58,219

 

97% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Kavalieros

Amount Raised

$23,435

 

117% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Ted Fischer

Amount Raised

$23,060

 

92% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Dave Luttinger

Amount Raised

$17,597

 

117% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim McCloud

Amount Raised

$16,575

 

66% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Clark

Amount Raised

$15,225

Fundraiser Title

Jill McGriff

Amount Raised

$11,225

 

94% Raised of $12,000 Goal

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Amy Mugherini

Amount Raised

$10,183

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

BOA Match/R.Proffitt

BOA Match/R.Proffitt

10 months ago

The Stazaks

The Stazaks

God Bless you all 1 year ago

Karen and Steven Sisselman

Karen and Steven Sisselman

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In memory of LYNN FISCHER 1 year ago

Epps and Laurie Perkins

Epps and Laurie Perkins

DONATION: $100

Run Andrea Run!!!! 1 year ago

Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

BOA Match/S.Walsh

BOA Match/S.Walsh

1 year ago

The Helquist Family

The Helquist Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jenna

Jenna

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Party Dad

Party Dad

DONATION: $25

1 year ago