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Sarah Wessmann's Fundraiser:

Last Call Foundation's 2015 Boston Marathon Team

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Sarah Wessmann

THE STORY:

After the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings I vowed that 2014 would be my year to run my first and last marathon ever.  I only wanted to do it once, and I wanted to do it that year to support all the people who were killed or injured at the bombing.  On March 26th, 2014, less then a month before the marathon, Boston lost two brave heroes in the Beacon Street fire.  One was Lieutenant Ed Walsh, and the other was Firefighter Michael Kennedy, known to some as Mike, many as Dork, and to me, as the guy I had spent most of my adult life being in love with.
In 2009 I cheered Mike on as he ran the Boston Marathon, his first of 3 marathons.  Mike was also planning on running the 2014 Boston Marathon.  One of the last things that he said to me on March 26th was that he wanted to run the marathon faster then me so that he would be there to cheer me on like I cheered him on as he crossed his first marathon finish line.  The marathon was a bittersweet day, but Mike's spirit was there in the form of hundreds of people wearing "Dork Strong" tee shirts throughout the course. I was able to run wearing both of our bibs in his honor last year, something that meant so much to me.  While I don't particularly like running, I vowed that I would continue to run every year that my body will allow me to in Mike’s memory.

Spending time with Mike’s mother, Kathy Crosby-Bell, and helping her get Last Call Foundation off the ground has been the best therapy for me over the past 10 months.  It makes it feel like some positive can come out of one of the most horrific things imaginable.  The Last Call Foundation strives to help avoid future tragedies for the firefighting community, and I couldn’t think of a more perfect cause to be running in Mike’s honor and fundraising for.

Thank you so so much to all my family, friends, and strangers who became friends, who have been there for me throughout the past year, I love you all and would be lost without you.

And to Mike-I miss you every day. 1437

$28,113

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bill Flannery

     

  • Alison and Mike Power

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nicholas & Deborah Sullivan

    $100

  • Compass Capital Corporation

    $100

  • Julia Horowitz

    $50

  • Meghan and Dan Kelley

    $2,000

  • christine, matt and jen

    $200

  • Rachel Glazer

    $18

  • Alley Fall

    $50

  • Christine Sherman

    $30

  • Frisoli Family

    $1,000

  • RJ Awesomeness

    $100

  • Mark and Becky McLean

    $100

  • Sarah Donnelly Patel

     

  • The Bart Fam

    $500

  • January & Traci Stewart

    $50

  • John Bennett

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Vanessa & Johnny

    $50

  • Colleen & Michael Power

    $100

  • Shannon and Alethea Pettiford

    $75

  • GENIE

    $500

  • DW

    $50

  • Gretchen's MomI will be thinking about you

    $50

  • Falmouth Road Race, Inc

    $4,000

  • Bonnie Lesser

    $100

  • Kathie George O'Neil

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bill and Karen Gaylord

    $50

  • Matt Murphy

    $100

  • Jay and Kate Rooney

    $100

  • Bob Coughlin

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tara O'Brien

    $100

  • Linda, Cameron & Haley Desjarlais

    $50

  • Despina Stavros

    $50

  • Jude & Kerstin

    $50

  • Caroline G

    $40

  • Maris Curran

     

  • Jim, Maureen, Carlo, J'aime and Bebe Keira

    $1,000

  • Rick Schnure

    $200

  • Meghan Davoren & Dan McDermott

     

  • Lisa & David Antonelli

    $200

  • Julie Hollingsworth

    $50

  • The O'Neills

    $200

  • Meghan Carey Kates

    $150

  • Lori Marcus

    $250

  • Greg Knight

    $50

  • Chris C

    $50

  • Jess Harrington

     

  • Alla Vigdorchik

    $150

  • Canavan

    $50

  • Andrea and Michael Yanoff

    $206

  • hillery and brother

    $100

  • Tom Walsh

    $133.15

  • joan wadleigh curran

    $40

  • Stephi's Brunch/HATT Club

    $20

  • Emily Kyomitmaitee

    $50

  • Meghan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • MaiKaiEliJoeyColey Stata's & Schotland's

    $1,000

  • Drew Lufkin

    $25

  • Uta Poopig

     

  • Brittany Adams

    $50

  • Annabelle

    $50

  • Anastasia Pashalopoulos

    $25

  • Sabrina Farrugia

    $25

  • Anj ;)

    $200

  • Barbara Hoge

    $50

  • Haleh Kazemi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Matt Iwanowicz

    $100

  • Eric & Laura Peterson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jessica Stevens

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Emily Brookstein

    $25

  • Kevin Lessard

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sharon Lucas

    $100

  • Robert MacLean & Courtney Whelan

    $100

  • Lauren Gilmore

    $50

  • Emmy and Pete

    $50

  • Kristin Puopolo

    $25

  • Maurin O'Grady

    $50

  • Lori Brodeur

    $50

  • Kathy

    $600

  • Mary Lang

    $25

  • Joe dooher

    $50

  • Georg Schmieder and Sam Wallace

    $50

  • James & Erin Conley

    $50

  • Dennis & Andrea Doucette

    $100

  • Maya and Kiki

    $25

  • the Schaefer family

    $250

  • Emma Cashman

    $50

  • Amanda Serio

    $25

  • Susan L. Johansson

    $20

  • Carleen Tucker/Harvard Pilgram Health Care

    $500

  • Marc Tucker/Harvard Pilgram Health Care

    $500

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107% Raised of $26,200 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

Marc Tucker/Harvard Pilgram Health Care

Marc Tucker/Harvard Pilgram Health Care

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Carleen Tucker/Harvard Pilgram Health Care

Carleen Tucker/Harvard Pilgram Health Care

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Susan L. Johansson

Susan L. Johansson

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Amanda Serio

Amanda Serio

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Emma Cashman

Emma Cashman

DONATION: $50

You did great today! We miss you and are so proud! Love, Emma (Caileigh, Liam, & Mickey) 4 years ago

the Schaefer family

the Schaefer family

DONATION: $250

Hope you had a great race, Sarah! 4 years ago

Maya and Kiki

Maya and Kiki

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Dennis & Andrea Doucette

Dennis & Andrea Doucette

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

James & Erin Conley

James & Erin Conley

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Georg Schmieder and Sam Wallace

Georg Schmieder and Sam Wallace

DONATION: $50

4 years ago