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Team Melissa for SGT Dostie

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February 10, 2012

I'm running the Boston Marathon to honor the memory of Sgt Thomas Dostie who gave his life for his country in Iraq in December 2004  See more
Melissa Casey

THE STORY:

I'm Melissa Casey a member of the Maine National Guard and I'm running the Boston Marathon in 2012 for 2 reasons:

  • to honor the memory of SGT Thomas J Dostie, one of Maine's Military Heroes
  • to raise funds to support a wonderful organization who helps honor the memory of all our fallen military heroes since Sept 11, 2001

SGT Dostie was 20-years-old. He loved outdoor sports such as soccer, fishing, water-skiing and snowmobiling. He was on the wrestling and swimming team at the Erskine Academy. He had just recently graduated from high school and worked as a mechanic. He came from a small town of 500 people where he served as a volunteer firefighter.

Thomas Dostie was promoted to Sergeant posthumously and was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. He was buried on December 31, 2004 at Sand Hill Cemetery in Somerville, Maine. 

Who is Run for the Fallen Maine?

Run for the Fallen Maine is an organization dedicated to keeping alive the memory of our military heroes that gave their lives to protect our freedom since September 11, 2001.

They do that by:

  • Staging a 65 kilometer run on the 3rd Sunday in August [the 19th in 2012]. Each kilometer being dedicated to the memory of one or more of our heroes that lived in Maine, had family from Maine or had some ties to the state of Maine. The run is not a race. Participants may run as little or as much as they like. Currently the run Starts in Ogunquit and ends at the Portland waterfront.
  • Establishing scholarships for family members of any age.
  • Funding some critical family needs.
  • Funding SPECIAL Military oriented activities, such as getting Gold Start Plates for families established in the State of Maine.
  • AND MOST IMPORTANT they Raise the awareness of the service and sacrifices of our military when the opportunity presents itself.

 

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$1,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Blaize Mitchener

    $25

  • Ducky

     

  • Loveee

    $100

  • CW3 and SSG W.

     

  • zoe mitchener

    $50

  • Andrea & Richard Sargent

    $50

  • Frosty

    $100

  • Lawrence Walker

    $75

  • Catherine P. Flaherty

    $100

  • Jackson

    $30

  • Cindy H.

    $10

  • CAPT Ande Smith, USN

    $50

  • Aunt Karen & Uncle Dan

    $50

  • Marisa Lord

    $10

  • Babs and Eric

     

  • Lynn Renninger

    $50

  • Eric Jones's friend, Linda

     

  • Laura Eramo

    $25

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20% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $1,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Laura Eramo

Laura Eramo

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Eric Jones's friend, Linda

Eric Jones's friend, Linda

Good luck on Monday and blessings upon you both 5 years ago

Lynn Renninger

Lynn Renninger

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Babs and Eric

Babs and Eric

5 years ago

Marisa Lord

Marisa Lord

DONATION: $10

Very proud of you! 5 years ago

Aunt Karen & Uncle Dan

Aunt Karen & Uncle Dan

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

CAPT Ande Smith, USN

CAPT Ande Smith, USN

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Cindy H.

Cindy H.

DONATION: $10

You go, girl! 5 years ago

Jackson

Jackson

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Catherine P. Flaherty

Catherine P. Flaherty

DONATION: $100

5 years ago