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Hugh Shaffer's Fundraiser:

Journey Forward 2014 Boston Marathon

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Hugh Shaffer

THE STORY:

Please help me help support others who have been stricken with SCI (Spinal Cord Injury).  Here is my personal story and how I became involved.

This past Labor Day Weekend my stepdaughter Sarah’s boyfriend Sam injured his spinal cord while swimming at Lake Winnisquam, NH.  That accident left Sam wheelchair bound, for now.  Sam has been through quite an ordeal since that day in September, having most recently spent time at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Charlestown where he has been undertaking an intense regimen of physical and occupational therapy.  He is now attending outpatient therapy and is getting ready for the next phase of his recovery.

During these past few months, I have spent a lot of time researching, reading and learning about SCI and during my research discovered an incredible non-profit organization in Canton, MA called Journey Forward that specializes in recovery through an intense exercise program.  Please visit their website http://www.journey-forward.org and “like” their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/pages/Journey-Forward/61829284081 and read about this extraordinary organization.

Journey Forward is approved as a charity organization for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon being held on Monday, April 21, 2014.  As you may or may not know, I have run in 8 previous marathons, including 3 Boston Marathons. The last marathon I ran was back in the fall of 2005 and, at the time, I thought it would be my last one ever, but the set of circumstances that occurred on Labor Day Weekend re-ignited a passion in me that I thought was long since extinguished.

I reached out to Journey Forward to inquire as to whether or not there were any spaces left in their allotment of charity openings.  I was informed they were given 3 bibs and only 1 remained.  I applied and am extremely excited to have been chosen for their final slot.

Now begins the long and arduous task of training for a marathon, not as easy as it was 8 years ago!  The training is only one part of the process.  The other part requires your help.  In order to be selected as a charity runner you need to raise $7,500 to support the charity you are running for.  I am therefore asking for charity donations to help support this very worthy cause and one that means so much to me on a personal level.

If you are able to, no matter how much you can afford, please click on this link http://www.crowdrise.com/JourneyFwrd2014BostonMarathon/fundraiser/hughshaffer http://www.crowdrise.com/JourneyFwrd2014BostonMarathon/fundraiser/hughshaffer and show your support. Thank you so much.

Hugh

 

$9,191

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julie and Michael Gross

    $50

  • Rob Kanzer

    $100

  • Colleen Sgroi

    $50

  • Samantha Gavigan

    $100

  • Vittoria ONeil

    $50

  • Fred & Eileen DeParolesa

    $50

  • Jon Arpino and Nicole Pavone

    $100

  • Joan O'Neill

    $20

  • Bill Wagner

    $10

  • Maura Eaton

    $50

  • Wes Blair

    $100

  • Ann Cantalupo

    $50

  • Dianne Radcliff

    $100

  • Marianne Hickey

    $100

  • Bill DiSchino

    $250

  • Bob & kim Murphy

    $150

  • Andrea & Stewart

    $30

  • Ken Bloom

    $200

  • Andrew Brennan

     

  • Donna and Linda

    $25

  • Richard and Laurie Brooks

    $1,000

  • Stephen Marcus & Carol Augustyniak

    $1,000

  • Marcus, Errico, Emmer & Brooks, P.C.

    $1,000

  • Limbach Company

    $250

  • Ryan and Sarah DeChristoforo

    $100

  • Rita Patterson

    $100

  • Rich & Maria Bevilacqua

    $100

  • Joseph and Mary Cecchini

    $100

  • Chuck & Patty White

    $100

  • Ryan E. Hutchins

    $50

  • Janice Benda Koenig

    $50

  • Ron. and Jean Bevilacqua

    $50

  • Allison and John Byrne

    $100

  • John & Maureen DeChristoforo

     

  • Howard and Katy Haywood

    $100

  • Larry Hansford

    $100

  • Leigh Buonagurio

    $100

  • Debra Jenkins

    $50

  • Steve Gilmore

    $300

  • Carley family

    $50

  • Rob Shain

     

  • James & Amy Conley

    $50

  • Michael Valente

    $20

  • Jennah Ackerman

    $20

  • Dan Meehan

    $50

  • Sarah Conduragis

    $25

  • Laura Bartlett

    $20

  • Paul and Dianne Bevilacqua

    $100

  • Rich and Laura Fay

    $100

  • Jay and Kim Sousa

    $100

  • Lisa Fay

    $50

  • Lisa and Kyle ReggBJ

     

  • Fran Higgins

    $100

  • Susan, Danielle and Sydney Kaplan

    $100

  • Dianne Oshry

    $25

  • Erin and Scott Rogers

    $100

  • The Keefe Family

    $50

  • Kyle Hall

    $126

  • Dave Silvey

    $150

  • David and Nicole George

    $100

  • Lauren Bevilacqua

     

  • Joey & Chey

    $100

  • John J. O'Leary

    $105

  • Chris & Erin Griffith

    $100

  • Steve & Joy Moore

    $500

  • christer bohman

    $50

  • John & Janice Hinkel

    $100

  • Karen shaffer

    $50

  • Paul Mulroney

    $50

  • Roger Borggaard

    $50

  • Barkan Management Company

    $100

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123% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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The Team: $30,824 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hugh Shaffer

Amount Raised

$9,191

 

123% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicholas Sousa

Amount Raised

$9,122

 

122% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Wendy Fox

Amount Raised

$6,336

 

127% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryan St Germain

Amount Raised

$6,175

 

82% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JOURNEY FORWARD INC

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Mar

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Barkan Management Company

Barkan Management Company

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Roger Borggaard

Roger Borggaard

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Paul Mulroney

Paul Mulroney

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Karen shaffer

Karen shaffer

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

John & Janice Hinkel

John & Janice Hinkel

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

christer bohman

christer bohman

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Steve & Joy Moore

Steve & Joy Moore

DONATION: $500

5 years ago

Chris & Erin Griffith

Chris & Erin Griffith

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

John J. O'Leary

John J. O'Leary

DONATION: $105

5 years ago

Joey & Chey

Joey & Chey

DONATION: $100

5 years ago