Jack Savage

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Thanks again for donating th…
Thanks again for donating this year to help fight ocular melanoma and support the incredible medical professionals at Mass Eye and Ear. I finished the Marathon on Monday and lived to tell the tale. It was an incredible day in Boston, and for me a privilege to join my Eye and Ear teammates (as well as more than 35,000 of my fellow runners) on the course. And it was an honor to run for Scott Gaulin, with Mike Kimball and George McDonald and others in my thoughts as well. The crowds were amazing (I've never run a race in front of a million people before!) At one point in the race a spectator looked me and yelled out "keep running for all those who can't!" I was struggling a bit at that point (it was a warm day) and I took her encouragement to heart. I can't say I ran fast, but I ran.
Today I stopped to pick up a check from another donor, and there was a young boy there who asked why people runthe marathon. The adult answered: "He does it to stop cancer."
Yes, I do.
Thanks for your encouragement and support.
5 years ago
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Jack Savage
Jack Savage
Middleton, NH United States
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Two years ago I ran the Boston Marathon in honor of Mike Kimball, a family member, and others who have been struck by ocular melanoma. Last year I stood at the Boston finish line with Mike's youngest son, cheering on my own brother's fast finish. We were only blocks away, near the family meeting area, when the unthinkable happened. We are fortunate.

The first responders were heroic in the aftermath of last year's tragedy. The second responders, hospitals like Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary, were no less heroic as they dealt with a sudden influx of injuries (Mass Eye and Ear treated 75 bombing patients, using the staff expertise on eye and ear injuries in particular).

Now is our turn to be "third responders", raising money for research that will foster even better care at Mass Eye and Ear. This year I'm back on Team Eye and Ear to do just that, and I hope become a third responder yourself by making a donation.

In 2012 I was proud that supporters of my Boston Marathon run on Team Eye and Ear raised more than $9,000 (check out my blog from that year at http://jacksrunforcancer.wordpress.com/ ). This year I'm aiming to raise $10,000, or $380 a mile.




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83% Raised of$10,000 Goal