Skip to content

Julie Erickson

Julie Erickson
boston, MA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Mar 10, 2018
Stuff About Me:

I am so proud to be running my 25th marathon, and 4th for Boston! For several years, I, have been dedicated to helping amputees and others with special physical needs to achieve their happiest, healthiest, most active lifestyles ever. This is a mission inspired by my own experience with my mother, and growing up wanting to help others like her.

In 2013, the Boston Marathon Bombing affected us all, leaving several with life-altering injuries. While many would have given up, we were blessed as Bostonians to have access to some of the best medical care, as well as some of the best rehabilitation resources. However, for some, the proper prosthetics they would need to regain their lives are nearly impossible to afford. 

50 Legs was one of the first charities to respond to this tragedy, offering free prosthetics to those who otherwise would not be able to afford them. With prosthetics costing anywhere from $15,000 to upward of $50,000, and lasting only a couple of years, this assistance is the only way some would every hope to live the full lives they are able to today. Two of my dearest friends were some of the people who were able to rebuild their lives with the assistance of 50 Legs. 

In addition to helping the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing, 50 Legs has also provided prosthetics for others around the country, including 2-year-old Ireland Nugent, who lost her legs in a tragic lawn mowing accident. 50 Legs will be providing Ireland with prosthetics for life, allowing her to concentrate on being a little girl.

Julie
Erickson

VOTE

CR Impact Points

Click the VOTE button to give Julie 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). Vote for the Volunteers and Fundraisers that are answering the call to service, raising money for charity, and making an impact for their causes. Come back and Vote every months. CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.

CR Impact Points

If you're seeing the grey VOTE button, you should feel great about yourself. It means you already voted for Julie this month. Come back next month and vote again if you still love Julie. Thanks to your vote, Julie earned 100 CrowdRise Impact Points (CIPs). CIPs can earn you the highly coveted, highly respected CrowdRise Royalty Status.

63,660

Total Impact Points

Julie Erickson's Fundraisers

50 Legs Boston 2018

50 Legs Boston 2018

Amount Raised:

$8,441

 

113% Raised of $7,500 Goal