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Melissa Ciccketti's Fundraiser:

Journey Forward Boston 2015

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Melissa Ciccketti

THE STORY:

Hi Everyone!

I am excited to have been selected to join the Journey Forward 2015 Boston Marathon Team! Journey Forward is an unbelieveable organization dedicated to bettering the lives of people who have experienced a spinal cord injury through an intense exercise program.  My good friend, Nick Malafronte, has been part of the Journey Forward family since 2011 when he suffered his own spinal cord injury.  His results have been amazing thanks his own hard work and the work of everyone at Journey Forward! I am hoping to raise both funds and awareness so that they can keep helping others like Nick continue to improve and make a positive impact on their lives.  I will be tremendously  grateful for every donation and as I train and run the 2015 Boston Marathon I will think of everyone who helped contribute to this worthy organization.  Every penny will be greatly appreciated by myself and all of the staff and families at Journey Forward.

Thank you!!

Melissa

A spinal cord injury is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a person; taking not only their ability to walk, but also their independence and ability to accomplish some of life's most fundamental tasks. Imagine in an instant losing the ability to feed yourself, or not being able to get dressed on your own, or even simply not being able to itch your nose. The effects of this injury are indeed catastrophic, not only to the person injured but to the families and loved ones in their lives as well. Also, this injury does not discriminate and can tragically take anyone of any age, race, or gender. In an instance lives and futures are shattered and thrown upside down in ways that one cannot begin to imagine. Once the initial shock of this injury wears off, the reality begins to set in. The lifetime cost of this injury easily reaches millions of dollars and additionally predisposes one too many other problems and illness. 

Journey Forward is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to bettering the lives of those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury through an intense exercise program. Exercise is important to everyone and even more so to those who have suffered a Spinal Cord Injury. An average able bodied person can walk around throughout the day; and that simple task of walking puts needed stress on the body to insure proper bone density, muscle growth, and many other bodily functions. When an individual suffers a spinal cord injury and are required to sit in a wheelchair all day, they are no longer able to obtain the benefits that come from the average activities of daily living. Journey Forward is an exercise based program designed to assist those with Spinal Cord Injuries so they too can achieve some of these most basic lifelong functions and benefits.

$7,260

MONEY RAISED
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  • Melissa Ciccketti

    $50

  • Lou Ciccketti

    $100

  • Gerry Haas

    $100

  • President of Melissa Fan Club

    $500

  • Mary

     

  • Rich G

    $100

  • Arlene Giblin

    $100

  • Sarah, Rob, Hannah & Amelia

    $50

  • The Moffitt Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Melissa ciccketti

    $50

  • Linda and Gerry Malafronte

    $100

  • Donna G

     

  • Anonymous

    $3,495

  • Mark Laramee

    $500

  • Jillian Madison

    $50

  • Midway Automotive Corporation

    $100

  • Jeremy Russell Memorial Fund

    $250

  • Hug Foundation of MA

    $50

  • Donna Flaherty

    $1,000

  • Slattery Insurance

    $250

  • $50.00

    $50

  • Bob Falconi

    $150

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The Team: $36,282 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rick Hankey

Amount Raised

$12,231

 

122% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Killelea

Amount Raised

$10,829

 

90% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Ciccketti

Amount Raised

$7,260

Fundraiser Title

Nicholas Berluti

Amount Raised

$2,060

Fundraiser Title

Maria Checket

Amount Raised

$2,050

Fundraiser Title

neil mcgonagle

Amount Raised

$1,700

Fundraiser Title

JOURNEY FORWARD INC

Amount Raised

$152

Donor Comments

Bob Falconi

Bob Falconi

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

$50.00

$50.00

DONATION: $50

In memory of all the victims of the Marathin bombings 3 years ago

Slattery Insurance

Slattery Insurance

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Donna Flaherty

Donna Flaherty

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Hug Foundation of MA

Hug Foundation of MA

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jeremy Russell Memorial Fund

Jeremy Russell Memorial Fund

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Midway Automotive Corporation

Midway Automotive Corporation

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jillian Madison

Jillian Madison

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mark Laramee

Mark Laramee

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $3,495

3 years ago