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Race4Chase Boston Marathon T…
Race4Chase Boston Marathon Team Heads Down the Home Stretch

With the Boston Marathon less than three weeks away, the CMAK Sandy Hook Foundation wanted to thank all donors for supporting the campaigns of our fine athletes. These athletes have not only dedicated themselves to long hours of training so that they can perform at their best on race day, but they have also decided to dedicate their efforts for a cause that is close to their hearts. It is a testament to the type of individuals that they are. CMAK and the Kowalski family applaud them for the example that they set for the rest of us.

CMAK is happy to report that the 2016 Race4Chase team, as of the end of March, is 20 percent ahead of its fundraising pace from last year with Kristen Havey and Stephen Pelletier leading the way, having already surpassed their fundraising goals. The team’s efforts will allow CMAK to sponsor at least two additional Race4Chase Kids Triathlon sites in 2017.

Although the heaviest of their training is behind them, the next two weeks may be the most difficult of all, having to wait for the day that they have long anticipated. Please make sure that you send them a note of encouragement, give them a call, let them know you are thinking about them and are behind them so they can make it to race day knowing that they will succeed. And we know that our eighth runner, Chase, will be with them each step of the way.

On race day, CMAK will have a cheering section in Boston at the corner of Hereford and Boylston at the Engine 33 fire station. Please join us if you can. If you are not able to make it, you can follow along on each runner’s progress through AT&T Alerts at

Once again we thank you for supporting these runners and their fundraising campaign. Your efforts are much appreciated.


Kevin Grimes
Executive Director
CMAK Sandy Hook Memorial Foundation
203 722 5325
2 years ago
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Jonathan SAYS:
10 days!!! That's all that's…
10 days!!! That's all that's left until I hit the road in Hopkinton and make the 26 mile journey to Boston. I am so pleased and excited to let all of you know that each of your contributions made a difference and have helped me exceed the $5000 fundraising requirement! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

In fact I'm now only $65 away from raising $6000. I have set a personal goal of trying to get to $6500 before the marathon. If you could help me out one more time that would be awesome. How?? Please share my fundraising page link a few of your friends and family. Share my story and the great things this amazing charity does.

Again, thank you so much for your generous support. I'll be thinking of all of you as I run the Boston Marathon in just 10 days. Please share my link and invite your friends and family to help out. Https://

3 years ago
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Jonathan Pleva
Chelmsford, MA United States
Stuff About Me:

On December 14, 2012 my life was changed forever. It started out a quiet Friday morning. I was leading a staff meeting. Halfway through the morning one of my coworkers shared that there was a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and that someone was shot in the foot. As everyone knows, that very early report drastically changed to our horror.

As an employee of the Boy Scouts of America, I waited in agony to learn about the identities of the victims.  Much to my dismay five children had direct ties to our Cub Scout Pack 170 from Sandy Hook, including Our Tiger Cub Scout Chase.

Over the past two years I have had the privledge to get to know the Kowalski family and try to find a way to comfort and support them.  Their strength and courage to find a way to turn a tragic event into something so positive for the community in Chases honor is truly inspiring!

This will be my third marathon, but first since 1991! It's my first Boston Marathon. This family and this charity is near and dear to me.

Please help me reach my goal of $5000 for this amazing charity.  All I need is 100 $50 gifts. More would be awesome, of course less would be great too. In fact, if you could not only make a donation towards my effort, but ask 3 others to do the same, then the fundraising finish line will be reached that much quicker.

Thank you so much for your support on my Race4Chase!



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Jonathan Pleva's Fundraisers

The Misfits - Part Deux

The Misfits - Part Deux

Amount Raised:



115% Raised of $500 Goal

The Misfits Ragnar Relay

The Misfits Ragnar Relay

Amount Raised:



69% Raised of $500 Goal

Race4Chase Boston Marathon Team

Race4Chase Boston Marathon T…

Amount Raised:



133% Raised of $5,000 Goal