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Kaitlyn Mcdonough's Fundraiser:

Help me help the Youth of Boston

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BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Kaitlyn Mcdonough

THE STORY:

This year as I run my 7th Boston Marathon I am raising funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Boston. The mission of the Boys and Girls club is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.

The BGCB provides service and opportunities to over 14,000 youth a year, ranging in from 6-18. The average household income of these children is $27,000 per year. The Boys and Girls Club programs help youth develop into responsible citizens by providing real skills, igniting passions, and inspiring confidence about their future. They focus on six core initiatives: Arts; Education; Leadership; Life Skills; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Technology.

I myself have been very fortunate with many opportunities that have been provided to me. My parents were able to provide myself and two sister's the chance to compete in atheltics (swimming) and through this I learned discipline, focus, values, teamwork, confidence and dedication. What I learned as a youth in the pool has carried into my adult life and has helped me be as succesful as I am. In addition to working for John Hancock, I am also the Head Swim coach for Hingham High school. While I love to watch my swimmers succeed in the pool I also enjoy teaching them what I learned through swimming. I am also part of the Big Sister program. I feel this program helped me to open my eyes to those who are less fortunate in our area. In working with my "little sister" I have been able to see first hand the importance of having positive role models and success children have when given opportunity. Many city children do not have the funds available to be able to participate in extra curricular activities while others feel the BGCB is their family. This is where I am asking for your assitance. If you could please help donate to a great cause that will provide opportunities to a child less forunate it would be greatly appreciated. Any amount would be greatly appreciated and help me help "pay it forward" Thanks again and look forward to seeing you all along the route :)

$1,230

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matt Hanley - J.P. Ryan's Tavern - Rte.123 Abington

    $50

  • Meredith Babine

    $50

  • Mom and Dad

    $200

  • Kara and Drew

    $100

  • Brady Family

    $100

  • Gabriella Pecoraro

    $25

  • Nick

    $50

  • The Oser Family

    $50

  • Paul & Cheryl Flynn

    $100

  • The Loughlins

     

  • Kelleher Family

    $100

  • Barrett Family

    $50

  • Kathleen O'Hara-Kelly

    $30

  • Jamie Craig

    $25

  • Debbie Ward

     

  • Greene family

    $50

  • McCarthy Family

    $75

  • David Slagle

    $25

  • Brian Newbold

    $25

  • Carolyn & Colin Mulcahy

    $50

  • Kourtney

    $25

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82% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,230 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Kourtney

Kourtney

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Carolyn & Colin Mulcahy

Carolyn & Colin Mulcahy

DONATION: $50

I'm not suprised that you are running for the Boys and Girls Clubs. You make (and have made) such a difference in the lives of so many. My son is among that number. I feel lucky to know you! 4 years ago

Brian Newbold

Brian Newbold

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

David Slagle

David Slagle

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

McCarthy Family

McCarthy Family

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Greene family

Greene family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Debbie Ward

Debbie Ward

You are truly an exceptional girl...I loved hearing your mom talk about you when we worked together....love those McDonough girls!!! 5 years ago

Jamie Craig

Jamie Craig

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kathleen O'Hara-Kelly

Kathleen O'Hara-Kelly

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Barrett Family

Barrett Family

DONATION: $50

Good Luck! 5 years ago