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Dawn Damiano's Fundraiser:

Last Call Foundation's 2015 Boston Marathon Team

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Dawn Damiano

THE STORY:

I've been involved in athletics all my life, and I am so lucky that for work I get to help people every day bring out the athlete in themselves. It makes me feel so good to help them feel good. I've helped people lose weight, train for sports or just helped keep in shape. I've even helped people train for the Boston Marathon, but I've never done it myself...UNTIL NOW! I am so excited to be running my first marathon and am even more excited to be running for an amazing foundation, the Last Call Foundation.

If you live in Boston, or New England for that matter, you will remember the tragedy that happended in Back Bay last spring. The Last Call Foundation was founded by Kathy Crosby-Bell in honor of her son, fallen Firefighter Michael Ryan Kennedy, who along with Lieutenant Edward Walsh died battling the nine-alarm fire on March 26, 2014 in Boston’s Back Bay. This tragedy highlighted the unique challenges facing Boston’s firefighters. The Last Call Foundation is committed to identifying and addressing these challenges to enhance Boston firefighters’ ability to safely and effectively fight fires and protect each of us. With your help, we can avoid future tragedy and, hopefully, save lives.

Last Call Foundation was born of the determination to ensure that tragedies such as the one on March 26, 2014 never happen again.

The mission of the Last Call Foundation is to provide funding, education and research to advance the safety needs of the Boston firefighting community. They are committed to enhancing the ability of our dedicated firefighting professionals to effectively and safely fight fires and protect the public.

Firefighters are very special people. They risk their lives every day, without hesitation, to ensure our safely.  By running the marathon I am not only showing respect and honoring our fallen firefighters and their family and friends, I am challenging myself physically. I never, ever, thought I would run a marathon. Sure, it was always there in the back of my mind!  Sure, it would poke forward a bit on Patriot's Day as I cheered runners along!  Sure, I still have my marathon t-shirt from 1985 (yes it still fits! Don't worry you will see a picture of it!) But come on! I used to skip the long runs at track practice (sorry Coach Folan)! How could I ever run a marathon!!? Well here I go, I am going to do it!! But I need your help. I am challenging myself physically, but more importantly I am challenging myself to raise money for this very important foundation.  I am challenging my family and friends to donate and help me go beyond my fundraising goal of $5000. Come on!! I'm running 26 miles! Help me make it worthwhile and help save some lives. 

I am not only Boston Strong, I am Dork Strong and Last Call Strong.

 Go Team Last Call!

 

$8,178

MONEY RAISED
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  • Paula Carlin Pock

    $20

  • Bill and Sinesia Karol

    $200

  • Gail Radley

    $500

  • Chrissy Gould

    $50

  • Roberta Russo

    $20

  • Looch & Bear Damiano

    $100

  • Tim & Judi King

    $500

  • The Colorado Kellehers

    $50

  • The Hardy's

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Erin Messier

    $50

  • Dad and Betty

    $40

  • The Kames/Gaffney Family

    $250

  • Carol & Tony

    $100

  • Phyllis and David Farber

    $50

  • Eadie Kames

    $100

  • Meghan & Michael Moretti

    $50

  • Danielle Webber

    $25

  • David Koundakjian

    $26

  • Devon Bonney

    $50

  • Mike and Alison Bonney

    $500

  • 1 Strathmore

    $100

  • Paul Santosuosso

    $100

  • Greg Bell

    $50

  • Ryann, Sonya and Nick

    $200

  • Kyle and Lisa Hintlian

    $50

  • Linda DePoto

    $50

  • Roger Minton

    $50

  • Erin Casey

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Domenic and Monica Esposito

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jim, Bobbi, Sean, Bryan and Gibbs Sweeney

    $50

  • Jan, Billy and Quinn too!

    $50

  • Pats Rule! The Mullanes

    $100

  • Evelyn O'Neill

    $100

  • Paula & Claire

    $25

  • Kristen Hemphill

    $25

  • JP + Theresa Sacco

    $100

  • Kat Giller and Mom

    $75

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laura leacu

    $25

  • Deb Lemmerman

     

  • Left onto Boylston

    $25

  • Kristen Keating

    $25

  • Lou & Sarah Woolf

     

  • Terri Febo

    $25

  • Mary Moscato

    $50

  • Because Terri did 2 more pushups then me!!

    $25

  • Amy Graves

    $100

  • Tammy Retalic

    $50

  • The Barts

    $150

  • Lloyd and Diane Gordon

    $500

  • Amy and Everette Shorey

    $150

  • Ava, Ella, Sean and Jessica Dacey

    $50

  • Suzanne + Tim Connors

    $200

  • Anna Riera

    $50

  • Kaitlyn Teser

    $25

  • Barbara Dormady

    $25

  • Elaine L. Matisoff

    $25

  • Frank Maher

    $25

  • pants

    $40

  • Dan and Jocelyn Maniatakos

    $20

  • Wendy Gutterson

    $100

  • The Dennehy's

    $50

  • Karen Fleming

    $25

  • Amanda Aprea

    $25

  • Todd Wilson

    $100

  • Ann Rogers

    $50

  • The Sheehans

    $26

  • Rhonda Glyman

    $100

  • Lisa & David Antonelli

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Carrie Gonzalez

    $50

  • Brenda Welch

    $50

  • Peggy Glynn

    $25

  • Maureen Taylor

    $100

  • Beth Ristaino

    $25

  • Marjorie Glincher

    $50

  • Lisa Lee

    $25

  • Nancy Winsor

    $20

  • Kerry DiPietro

     

  • Dennis Coyle

    $50

  • Laura Lucero

    $25

  • Joyce Lydon

    $50

  • Kathy Carroll

    $20

  • Charlotte, Brayden, Madelyn, Brian, Cathryn, Chris, Van and Laurne!

    $25

  • Taylor Nurse

    $180

  • Mors & Tucker

    $26.20

  • Sharon and Mike Toscano

    $25

  • Graves Family

    $50

  • Aline Russotto

    $50

  • Alongi Family

    $25

  • Therese Walsh

    $50

  • Randy Stewart

    $100

  • Latendresse Family

    $20

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102% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $317,848 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Wessmann

Amount Raised

$28,113

 

107% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Caruso

Amount Raised

$20,680

 

230% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Tuttle

Amount Raised

$12,973

 

86% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz and Emily dorrance

Amount Raised

$10,804

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy DeLibero

Amount Raised

$10,200

 

204% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margie Lamir-Heger

Amount Raised

$8,715

 

174% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dawn Damiano

Amount Raised

$8,178

 

102% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Penn Clarke

Amount Raised

$7,472

 

107% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Latendresse Family

Latendresse Family

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Randy Stewart

Randy Stewart

DONATION: $100

Portland Fire Boat 4 years ago

Therese Walsh

Therese Walsh

DONATION: $50

In memory of fallen men/women of BFD 4 years ago

Alongi Family

Alongi Family

DONATION: $25

Go Girl!!!! 4 years ago

Aline Russotto

Aline Russotto

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Graves Family

Graves Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Sharon and Mike Toscano

Sharon and Mike Toscano

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Mors & Tucker

Mors & Tucker

DONATION: $26.20

4 years ago

Taylor Nurse

Taylor Nurse

DONATION: $180

You rock!! 4 years ago

Charlotte, Brayden, Madelyn, Brian, Cathryn, Chris, Van and Laurne!

Charlotte, Brayden, Madelyn, Brian, Cathryn, Chris, Van and Laurne!

DONATION: $25

All the best for a safe successful race! 4 years ago