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Chris Samaras' Fundraiser:

Team Hoyt 2012 Boston Marathon

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October 25, 2011

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BENEFITING: HOYT FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: HOYT FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Chris Samaras

THE STORY:

 

I am running the Boston Marathon for the 3rd time and this time I also have the distiguished honor to raise money for the Hoyt Foundation.  Dick and Rick Hoyt have been an inspiration to me since I saw them complete in the 2006 Ironman.  They have inspired me with their strenght and passion, and I know they have inspired countless others.

 

Rick Hoyt was diagnosed with cerbral palsey at birth.  Unable to control the use of his muscles he is bound to a chair.  In 1977 Team Hoyt was born when Rick was inspired to run a race through an article he read in a magazine.  Dick (his father) was no runner, but at 37 years young he pushed is son through their first race.  Upon completion Rick said to his father "Dad, when I'm running, it feels like I'm not handicapped".  There the seed was sown and Dick and Rick have since competed in over 1000 endurance races including marathons, duathlons, and triathlons.   This year they will be running their 30th Boston Marathon and I am honored to be running with them!

 

The Hoyt Foundation was established in 1989 to help build character, confidence, and self awareness for America's disabled youth.   The money raised by the Hoyt Foundation helps support organization such as Easter Seals, Challenged Athletes Foundation, and Pioneer Valley Theraputic Riding Association.  

 

So what can you do? You contribution will help American's disabled young people through  education and services that improve all facets of daily life including school, family, community, sports and recreation.  You can help change a life today.  Donate now:-)

Want to be inspired?  Check out this video

Thank you in advance for your donation!

$1,738

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Roman Pyasta

    $50

  • Rebecca LaPiana

    $50

  • Richard

    $100

  • Jenny and Ryan Hoberg

    $50

  • Nancy and Tom Fahey

    $100

  • Laura Campos

    $10

  • Debi Dennis

    $25

  • Erin

    $20

  • Susan Sjoberg

    $100

  • Paige Doane

    $24

  • Courtney Haedrich

    $30

  • Mike and Pam Leonard

    $25

  • brian

     

  • Alisha pilkington

    $15

  • God knows :-)

    $50

  • Kelley Dolling

    $20

  • Bren

    $40

  • The Sawyer Family

    $50

  • Other

    $27

  • Abbie Ehorn

    $40

  • Murphy Family

    $50

  • Team Boheme!

    $50

  • Dave Longenecker

    $20

  • Leah miller

    $47

  • Natalie Lalaguna

    $50

  • Megan and Chris Belcastro

    $30

  • Erin Salazar

    $13

  • Izzy

    $10

  • The Smith Family

    $30

  • Erick and Jaylynn Goss

    $30

  • James LaPiana

    $25

  • Kerri and Collins

    $20

  • Doreen Wilkes

    $20

  • Risa

    $20

  • The Clifton Family

    $50

  • Wayne C.

    $144

  • Holly Jones

    $28

  • Belcastros

    $10

  • Karen and Sean Bird

    $25

  • Leila Dumore

    $25

  • Rebecca Wilcox

    $40

  • The Anderson family

    $20

  • Carruth Family

    $25

  • Joanne Crosetti

    $25

  • susan sjoberg

    $20

  • Anne and Paul Samaras

    $10

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116% Raised of$1,500 Goal

The Team: $222,904 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ian Duffy

Amount Raised

$12,729

 

127% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kellyn Gowen

Amount Raised

$10,527

 

175% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tammy Stapleton

Amount Raised

$9,567

Fundraiser Title

Jim Pathman

Amount Raised

$9,030

Fundraiser Title

Trish Newsom

Amount Raised

$8,398

 

168% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Hayes

Amount Raised

$8,265

 

165% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Famiglietti

Amount Raised

$8,216

 

164% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chuck Wagner

Amount Raised

$8,007

 

160% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anne and Paul Samaras

Anne and Paul Samaras

DONATION: $10

7 years ago

susan sjoberg

susan sjoberg

DONATION: $20

8 years ago

Joanne Crosetti

Joanne Crosetti

DONATION: $25

8 years ago

Carruth Family

Carruth Family

DONATION: $25

8 years ago

The Anderson family

The Anderson family

DONATION: $20

8 years ago

Rebecca Wilcox

Rebecca Wilcox

DONATION: $40

8 years ago

Leila Dumore

Leila Dumore

DONATION: $25

8 years ago

Karen and Sean Bird

Karen and Sean Bird

DONATION: $25

8 years ago

Belcastros

Belcastros

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

Holly Jones

Holly Jones

DONATION: $28

8 years ago