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Rebecca Norton's Fundraiser:

Melanoma Foundation of New England 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: IMPACT Melanoma

ORGANIZER: IMPACT Melanoma

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Rebecca Norton

THE STORY:

I am so thrilled and honored (and admittedly pretty nervous) to be running my first marathon with the Running for Cover team on behalf of the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE).  Running 26.2 miles to raise money for Melanoma prevention and research is so important to me.  A little over 5 years ago one of my sister's friends Glenna Kohl lost her battle to Melanoma at the age of 26. Glenna shared the same love of life and enthusiasm as I and when I learned about her passing I was in shock and disbelief.  Mutual friends lifeguarded with her at Dowses beach on the Cape and were close friends of Glenna.  I knew Glenna mostly through my sister's friends and seeing her friendly face everyday in the halls of Barnstable High School.  Being removed from our similar social circles as the years passed I was unaware of how severe her cancer had become.  I wish more than anything that I could have spent more time with Glenna who clearly brought so much love, joy, and happiness to so many lives.  Glenna was a true warrior throughout her battle with melanoma and made it her mission to educate others of the dangers of melanoma and the importance of early detection. Now, more than ever, I find it so important to spread her story and message to others, especially young adults who may not understand the severity of sun damage and tanning.  Glenna is my inspiration & motivation that makes every mile, every bit of difficult training, every obstacle worth it.  It's stories like hers and others on my team that reveal how important it is to raise funds for treatments & research. 

Just read some of these alarming facts: 

  • People under 30 are developing melanoma at an alarming rate – the incidence soaring by 50% in young women since 1980
  • Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults aged 25-29 & the second most common cancer in adolescents and young adults aged 15-29
  • Every eight minutes, someone in the U.S. will be diagnosed with melanoma

So please join me today by donating to the MFNE and support their mission to reduce the incidents of melanoma in the New England region through education, prevention and support. 

If you want to learn more about Glenna and her story, please visit some of the links below, you are in our hearts GK. <3
 

In Memoriam: http://www.glennasfund.org/in-memoriam-glenna-kohl/

Glenna's Blog: http://gkohlslaw.blogspot.com

Glenna's Skin Cancer Speech: http://www.glennasfund.org/glennas-skin-cancer-speech/

$10,768

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Daubar Family

    $75

  • Jill Minkin

    $500

  • Barbara Marino

     

  • Mark Berthiaume & Betsey Thompson

    $100

  • Jack Vida

    $50

  • Kathryn Cartini

    $100

  • Bob and Susan Norton

    $500

  • Matching Gift: Jill Minkin

    $500

  • Sue and Peter Eleftherakis

    $50

  • Sara Aspden

    $35

  • Emily Schultzer & Jon Rehagen

    $300

  • Katie & John Piekarski

    $100

  • Jala DBA PYCC Dennisport

    $222

  • S & E LLC

    $50

  • New Colony Home Heating Oil

    $25

  • Andrea Marshall

     

  • Brock's

    $25

  • Denise Fronius

    $50

  • Susan Arapoff

    $50

  • Will reardon

    $25

  • Lacey

     

  • Jim & Robin Maddalena

     

  • Mallory Weiss

    $25

  • Frank Selldorff

    $50

  • Jimmy and Betsy Bowes

    $50

  • Danielle & John Douglas

    $50

  • O'Connell Family

    $100

  • Liz Morse

    $50

  • Weismann Family

     

  • Kevin Moran

     

  • Katherine Eleftherakis & Eric Williamson

    $100

  • The Stones

    $50

  • Erika Rosewell

    $50

  • Jamie

    $20

  • Ray Hill

    $50

  • Ashley & Kyle Evancoe

    $50

  • John Slonimsky

    $25

  • Jeffrey and Nancy

    $500

  • The Chizauskas Family

     

  • Tim warren

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Caroline H

    $20

  • Ann Bissell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Sean Dacey

    $25

  • Tom and Paulette Moran

    $100

  • Jamie Graf

    $50

  • Taya Dwyer

    $25

  • Josh & Caitlin Piekarski

     

  • Brian & Kathi Nelson

    $50

  • Post Sleep Emporium

    $30

  • Becky Morgan

    $25

  • Sydney Wojtowicz

    $50

  • Backupify

     

  • Rob M

     

  • Daniel Stevenson

    $50

  • Chris

    $200

  • Holly Foster

     

  • John Bigay

    $75

  • Matt C

    $50

  • Nicole Senoski-Hallerdt

    $25

  • Dan & Deb Sweeney

    $50

  • Gi Indoccio

    $20

  • Kasia Bytnerowicz

     

  • You're my boy blue

    $390

  • MaryAnn LePage

    $50

  • Henry Gibbs

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kaitlin Murray

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Krista Coleman

    $25

  • Maura McGovern

     

  • Brian Maloney

    $50

  • Caroline Marie

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jenn B.

    $50

  • Kathryn Norton

    $100

  • THE DURGINS

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stephen Robichaud

    $100

  • Becky Feldman

    $50

  • Glenna Kohl Fund for Hope

    $200

  • Jim OConnor

     

  • Team Tack

    $50

  • Kristen Mendoza

     

  • Robina Bhasin

    $25

  • Laurie McDonald & Jenn Toohey

    $50

  • Chris Holcombe

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bryan Sweeney

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Caitlyn Sweeney Finnemore

    $50

  • Christopher Fenton

    $1,042

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Gregory O'Brien

     

  • Alicia Gold

     

  • Jeanne and Stephen Correia

     

  • Lynette and Steven Norton

     

  • Robert Fitzgerald

     

  • Margaritas for Melanoma

    $443

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108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $444,923 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

tracy Cockerham

Amount Raised

$30,930

 

309% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Karpinski

Amount Raised

$29,516

 

148% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle Roy

Amount Raised

$27,406

 

137% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Garibaldi

Amount Raised

$21,154

 

163% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

terry rosen

Amount Raised

$20,787

 

83% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie O'Shaughnessy

Amount Raised

$20,517

 

171% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Fater

Amount Raised

$18,886

 

189% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Walls

Amount Raised

$18,004

 

72% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Margaritas for Melanoma

Margaritas for Melanoma

DONATION: $443

5 years ago

Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald

5 years ago

Lynette and Steven Norton

Lynette and Steven Norton

5 years ago

Jeanne and Stephen Correia

Jeanne and Stephen Correia

5 years ago

Alicia Gold

Alicia Gold

5 years ago

Gregory O'Brien

Gregory O'Brien

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Christopher Fenton

Christopher Fenton

DONATION: $1,042

5 years ago

Caitlyn Sweeney Finnemore

Caitlyn Sweeney Finnemore

DONATION: $50

You are an inspiration Becca! Have fun and good luck! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Becca!! I'll be downtown cheering you on:) 5 years ago