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Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress - Boston Marathon 2015

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THE STORY:

6 Years Running.......and I can't see it any other way!  I am so proud to be able to run the Boston Marathon for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC) in 2015.  The MDSC has been a part of our family since our son Cole was born 8 years ago and because of their tremendous efforts Cole (and so many others) will have the brightest future possible.

For those of you that know Cole, you know how big his heart is, the incredible joy he gets from the "little" things, and how determined and smart he truly is.  With that being said, if you know Cole, you know how stubborn he can be, how persistant he can be if he wants something or how he will tell you exactly how it is, whether you want to hear it or not.  He is real. He is amazing and he holds my heart in the palm of his hands each and every day! 

It's funny, through out the years I've come to learn that when someone learns of Cole having Down syndrome, if they have no experience with Down syndrome, the immediate response is apologetic and sad.  When I meet someone fortunate enough to know someone with Down syndrome, they don't apologize, they are so excited, and it's my sense that is because they understand the genuineness our loved ones with Down syndrome possess.  A bond is instantaneously there, just another positive thing that comes with Down syndrome!

Yes, people with Down syndrome are inique in their own ways, but being inique and different, I think you will agree; is a great thing. I stumbled upon something a while back on Facebook and I do want to apologize to the author for not giving her proper credit, but what she wrote struck a chord inside of me:

"I believe that a world that celebrates differences, that accepts and includes people for who they are, and learns to see people first and disabilities second, is a more beautiful one......."

Thank you for helping me to do this and to help support an organization that speaks to this each and every day while advocating for our loved ones with Down syndrome.  Your support is GREATLY appreciated!

www.run4cole.com

The Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress strives to ensure all individuals with Down syndrome are valued, included, and given opportunities to lead meaningful lives in the community by providing information, networking opportunities, and advocacy for people with Down syndrome and their families, educators, health care professionals, and the community-at-large.

 

$6,683

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom S.

    $200

  • Nick T & Chris H

    $50

  • Kelly Cassidy

    $25

  • PJ Kennedy

    $100

  • Mary and Art W

    $50

  • Serina Ryder

    $30

  • Barb Ranieri

    $25

  • Baby Cam

    $100

  • The Bazydlo Family

    $40

  • Sarah Hinckley

    $10

  • Cole Landini

    $50

  • Rick James

    $30

  • The Despotopulos Family

    $25

  • Tim & Cindy

    $200

  • audrey

    $65

  • Joy Hurley

    $50

  • Bruce and Trish Andrews

    $25

  • Carly Ricard and family

    $25

  • Joy Gallant

    $100

  • Angela Blair

    $50

  • Mary Scannell MD PC

    $100

  • Coffeeland Donors

    $48

  • EMILY LAMARCA

    $25

  • Robin and Rodney

    $100

  • Kara, Wendy & Johnny

     

  • The Johnston Family

    $100

  • The wheelz family

    $25

  • Lisa Bazydlo

    $20

  • Katie Richard

    $25

  • Gina, Stephanie and Emily Martin

    $25

  • Michelle Miller

    $25

  • Jess, Don, Bella and Issac

     

  • The Downes Family

    $25

  • The Donelle Family

    $100

  • Barbara Resta

    $100

  • Superbowl Fundraiser

    $1,000

  • Grant's proud and loving auntie, uncle and cousins

    $100

  • Luisa

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nick Tomasetti & Chris Heywood

    $50

  • The Horgys

    $25

  • Liam and The Fitzgerald Family

    $50

  • Jon Howland

    $600

  • Sandra Howland

    $500

  • Lucy Hamburger

    $15

  • Ellie and Grace Manser

    $50

  • Jacquie Sherman

    $50

  • John

    $100

  • Cory Parker

    $50

  • Martha Devereaux

    $100

  • Jacqueline Connolly

    $50

  • Susan Lincoln

    $50

  • Sheila McGown

    $120

  • Dr. Theresa Kane, The Academy of Professional Skills Development

    $25

  • Julie Bailey

    $30

  • Jean Jeffrey

    $50

  • Karen Maypother

    $30

  • Christine Beckwith

    $100

  • Jill Ashton

    $30

  • Brian McNally

    $50

  • Andrea Earley

    $30

  • Ella Leary

    $30

  • Breana Buckley

    $40

  • Jon Howland

    $100

  • Generous Run4Cole Donors

    $1,025

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67% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $91,378 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

John Clark

Amount Raised

$50,000

 

100% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Thompson

Amount Raised

$9,042

 

121% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

lisa adelman

Amount Raised

$8,053

 

81% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Evelyn Porter

Amount Raised

$7,738

 

103% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

EMILY LAMARCA

Amount Raised

$6,683

 

67% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katy and Ryan Trott

Amount Raised

$4,961

 

50% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Edward Hulten

Amount Raised

$2,511

 

100% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Tulloch

Amount Raised

$2,165

 

87% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Jon Howland

Jon Howland

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Generous Run4Cole Donors

Generous Run4Cole Donors

DONATION: $1,025

3 years ago

Jill Ashton

Jill Ashton

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Brian McNally

Brian McNally

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Andrea Earley

Andrea Earley

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Ella Leary

Ella Leary

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Breana Buckley

Breana Buckley

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Christine Beckwith

Christine Beckwith

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Karen Maypother

Karen Maypother

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Jean Jeffrey

Jean Jeffrey

DONATION: $50

3 years ago