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Journey Forward Boston 2017

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April 10, 2017

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BENEFITING: JOURNEY FORWARD INC

ORGANIZER: JOURNEY FORWARD INC

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Michelle Cuddy

THE STORY:

On April 17,2017 I will be running the Boston Marathon with Journey Forward in honor of my Uncle Pete and those with spinal cord injuries (SCI).

For those of you that don't know, Journey Forward is 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 giving those with SCI's a chance. A chance that, sadly, a lot of other people don't seem to think is needed. We tend to look at those with SCI's and see them as they are and think that's it for them. The staff at Journey Forward choose to see a healthier life in the chair, or life beyond it. 

These people didn't ask for this injury. Yet in order for them to have a chance at their old life, with the best equipment, they have to pay at least $100.00/hr. Insurance companies won't cover any of these costs for the member's time at JF. For some reason a "freak accident" doesn't make the cut. JF is trying everything they can to keep costs as low as possible, but it's still a lot. 

This is where we come in. When deciding whether or not to donate to this cause, I'd like you to think of the amount of times you slipped and fell but got back up. Maybe you play hockey and you've fallen and hit your head. You skated back to your bench, right? Or when you go to the beach on a hot day and you jump in the ocean and ride the waves back into shore.  You cooled off, and went back up to your towel and continued your day with friends, right?

These are just some examples of every day things we do, but for some members of Journey Forward, they weren't as lucky to walk, swim, or skate off. They had freak accidents that have now altered their lives.  

        It could have been any of us. 

So what would you want if you were in their situation? I know that I would want a chance. A chance to keep my health while in a chair, or maybe one day walk out of Journey Forward knowing I’ve beat the odds.

Whether you donate $25 or $100, you’re giving them a chance and the support to know that we believe they can beat those odds. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?

Thank you for your support and I am excited to represent all of these strong men and women as I cross the finish like on April 17th! 

$11,270

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alex Marcinkowski

    $100

  • Kathy Mullen

    $25

  • Ginny Tibbetts (Kristin Kelly's mom)

    $25

  • Hky Guys

    $50

  • Vinny Criss

    $250

  • Lindsy Connoly

    $25

  • Carol Hay

    $25

  • Donna Deveney

    $25

  • Dave & Elaine Fiegl

    $100

  • SQUARES

    $700

  • Pats vs. Jets Squares

    $100

  • Sandy Crandall

    $100

  • In memory of Thomas J Roche

    $500

  • Mandy Taupier

    $15

  • Julie Cashman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Beth Knaus

    $25

  • Libby Donahue

     

  • Jen Gasbarro

    $10

  • Steph Lavallee

    $25

  • Chris McCauley

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pattie Tripi

    $25

  • Rose Roche

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Regina Falange

    $25

  • Laura Gustafson

    $25

  • White Haired Guy

    $25

  • kendra campbell

     

  • Emma Roche

    $10

  • Laura Dunn

    $10

  • Stacy K

    $20

  • Rose Roche

    $10

  • Matt Porro

    $50

  • Charles and Eleanor Fiegl

     

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Amelia Moore

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Mike Dolan Memorial Foundation

    $1,000

  • Aprill lane

    $125

  • Amanda-aka "SCHNOOGA"

    $50

  • JFS

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $600

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Carolyn Praught

    $50

  • Megan crawford

     

  • Dennis Donovan

    $25

  • Lori Mitchell

    $25

  • Nancy Shea

    $25

  • The Costume King (again!)

    $262

  • Richie Medina

    $100

  • Scott Malone

    $100

  • Kathleen Cummings

    $80

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $600

  • Kim Chandler

    $25

  • Lisa Lincoln

    $53

  • Joseph Ajemian

    $25

  • Bob Pasterczyk and Lori Dreher

    $200

  • Cathy McManama

     

  • Angela Fleming

    $100

  • Mary Cuddy

     

  • Anh Trinh

    $25

  • Kristin Kelly

    $25

  • :)

    $18.80

  • Donna O'Connell

    $100

  • ron duguay

    $50

  • Tom Tretter and Family

     

  • Claire Cuddy Grueter

    $50

  • Nancy Shea

    $50

  • Liz Calhoun

    $25

  • Kathy Tully

    $50

  • The Mahoney Family

     

  • Judy P

    $50

  • Mary Ellen McDonough

    $25

  • Joanne Cuddy

    $50

  • Maria Nickerson

    $10

  • Andrew and Allison Pelosi

     

  • Larry & Moe MacDonald

    $25

  • Kathy McKinney

    $50

  • Michelle Corrigan

    $25

  • Joe and Stacey Fiegl

    $200

  • Patrick & Brenda Sprague

    $100

  • Janice & Daniel Welch

    $100

  • Scott & Robin Malone

    $100

  • William & Kathleen O'Brien

    $50

  • Kathleen Cummings

    $20

  • Tom Cuddy

    $150

  • Patricia Cuddy

    $150

  • Kevin Murray

    $20

  • Cuddy Brothers INC

    $500

  • Pete & Claudia

    $650

  • Danielle Rogers

     

  • Devry Bohmiller

    $25

  • Maureen Rotchford

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

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113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $126,350 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Team Denna

Amount Raised

$83,136

 

157% Raised of $53,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Murphy Paderick

Amount Raised

$19,215

 

77% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Parent

Amount Raised

$12,029

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Cuddy

Amount Raised

$11,270

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JOURNEY FORWARD INC

Amount Raised

$700

 

1% Raised of $100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Merlin Fitzjones

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Maureen Rotchford

Maureen Rotchford

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Devry Bohmiller

Devry Bohmiller

DONATION: $25

Good luck Michelle!!!! 2 years ago

Danielle Rogers

Danielle Rogers

Get that bib, and get that finish!! You got this!! 2 years ago

Pete & Claudia

Pete & Claudia

DONATION: $650

2 years ago

Cuddy Brothers INC

Cuddy Brothers INC

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Kevin Murray

Kevin Murray

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Patricia Cuddy

Patricia Cuddy

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Tom Cuddy

Tom Cuddy

DONATION: $150

2 years ago

Kathleen Cummings

Kathleen Cummings

DONATION: $20

2 years ago