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Paul Gourley's Fundraiser:

Melanoma Foundation of New England Boston 2015

Paul Gourley

THE STORY:

On April 20, 2015 I will be running my third marathon and my second Boston Marathon to benefit the Melanoma Foundation of New England (MFNE).  This is my second year being selected to join the Running for Cover team and I couldn't be prouder to support such a great foundation and cause and to run in honor of my wife.  As many of you are aware, Lynn was first diagnosed and treated for Melanoma in 2011.  After having a large portion of her calf taken away she has remained cancer free since that time (thank god).  We will always have the fear that it may return or spread but thankfully she is doing great today!  In fact, she's a beast!  Just ask her Hard Exercise Works cross fit buddies.

Being a part of the Running for Cover team I've also met many others who have been affected by Melanoma.  Their stories are worth reading on this team site when you get a chance.  All have inspired me to try and do more for this cause. I will continue to try and help the MFNE find ways to spread the message that Melanoma is a piece of you know what.  "It's a sneaky *astard" is the way it is described by my friend who lost her son this past year.  How right she is!

If you've followed my blog(s) in the past (http://www.bob2015.com and http://www.rfbr262.com) you'll know my last blog entitled "Boston or Bust 2015" was to document my journey to run the Boston Marathon in 2015 when I turned 50 years old.  Now I'm going to get to accomplish that goal thanks to my involvement with MFNE!  And I'll be asking for your assistance to raise funds which help them reduce the incidents of melanoma in the New England region through education, prevention and support. I can tell you that ALL money raised will be used to fund and expand these  programs.  Last year that meant almost $450K raised by our team and almost $17K by my friends and family.  People were so generous it brought me to tears.  Really. 

I'm inspired to run again both to support what the MFNE is doing and to continue to remember the Boston Marathon 2013 tragedy and also honor all of the victims, survivors and first responders who were impacted.   I've been reading the book "Stronger" by Jeff Bauman and to quote Jeff "...we are better than cowards with bombs.  We're not broken.  And we're not afraid.  We are stronger."  Boston Strong!

I appreciate anything you can do again to donate towards my fundraising efforts.  I hope you'll join me in Part 2 of this big adventure. 

Suggested Donation Levels:

Platinum Level

$500 (and Above) - aka "I Really Love Paul Gourley Level" (I love you too, man!)

Gold Level      

$100                      - aka Boston Strong! Level

Silver Level     

$50                        - aka Melanoma and Terrorists Suck Level

Bronze Level   

$25                        - aka Selfies with Doug Flutie Level

Thank you!

Paul Gourley

pgourley@bellsouth.net (in case you have questions or comments)

About the Melanoma Foundation of New England

The Melanoma Foundation of New England's mission is to reduce the incidents of melanoma in the New England region through education, prevention and support. MFNE hosts a range of educational programs to spread awareness. These programs include Your Skin Is In, a program teaching high school and college students the dangers of tanning, and The Skinny on Skin, which teaches beauty professionals to recognize potential melanomas on the head, neck and scalp of their clients.

Team Running for Cover is running the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise funds to support MFNE's mission. All funds raised will be used to fund and expand these educational programs throughout the New England Area.

$17,307

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Chris D

    $25

  • Lisa F.

    $50

  • Carrie

    $50

  • Neha

    $25

  • Sandi

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Cocca Family

    $50

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    $5,000

  • The Benevity Community Impanct Fund

    $1,951

  • Dara

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dolisa Horvath

    $50

  • The Blanket Family

    $25

  • The Dalton Trio

    $25

  • John and Sue Schmidlkofer

    $20

  • Joanna and Jim Shook

     

  • Lisa and Alan Schuetz

    $100

  • Bryan Garcia

    $50

  • Ralph & Sandy Cohen

    $20

  • Mike and Patrice

    $100

  • Jeff Iannone

    $25

  • The Swiger Family

    $100

  • Jerry & Donna McCarthy

     

  • Nick and Liz Beaudry

     

  • Joe Orlando

    $50

  • David & Sharon Clarke

    $100

  • Neal and Rose Moro

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Javier Andino

    $50

  • Patty & Todd Grace

     

  • Laura and John

    $150

  • Thomas and Tashee

    $25

  • Heide & Peter Rudnick

     

  • Jen and Bob Hall

     

  • Pam and Nick Trainer

     

  • Jeff Crosswell

    $50

  • Benevity Community Impact Fund

    $478

  • Orangetheory Fitness Alpharetta Sponsorship

    $500

  • Tony & Luann

    $100

  • David Hilton

    $50

  • Linda & Vern Preston

    $50

  • Jeffrey and Paula Mullavey

    $50

  • Kelly and Kevin Hegebarth

    $50

  • Matching Gift: Chris Cocca

    $50

  • Bart & Jessica Huntington

    $100

  • Rudy and Sharon

    $50

  • Logan and Eleanor Brubaker

     

  • Mathew Husen

    $50

  • Hannon Family

    $100

  • Cindy and David Kasmiskie

    $200

  • Dave & Tammy

    $100

  • Julie & Sean Mahoney

    $25

  • The Shevlin Family

    $50

  • Kurt and Carol

    $50

  • Mark and Vicky Gregory

    $200

  • Jeff Hansen

    $176

  • Darris Edge

     

  • Paulino and Celene Barros

    $100

  • Phil & Patti Suiter

    $50

  • Donald and Elizabeth Saevre

    $100

  • Kris Hanson

    $25

  • Craig & Robin Hartline

     

  • Troy and Jane Bechtel

    $100

  • The Schaaf Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marc and Diane Salatino

    $100

  • barbie

    $100

  • Eric & Kara Johnson

     

  • Rosemary Griesmer

    $25

  • Patrick & Jessica Davie

    $100

  • Brenda Hall

     

  • Carl & Sue

    $200

  • Margy

    $25

  • William V. Helsley

    $50

  • Kristin Mabry McCabe

    $25

  • Kris Marklein

    $25

  • Judy & Chuck

    $100

  • Char

    $122

  • Michele

    $50

  • Chris and Michelle Gayle

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Rysdon Family

     

  • Garner Family

     

  • David Rabideau

    $50

  • Jennifer Hunter

    $50

  • Chris and Linda Foster

     

  • Poncelet

    $50

  • Nitin Mahindrakar

    $50

  • Lara Clark

    $20

  • Amy and Kyle Giunta

    $100

  • Nancy Christofferson

    $25

  • Mike and Elle Race

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

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104% Raised of $16,617 Goal

The Team: $390,360 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tyler Baldwin

Amount Raised

$43,041

Fundraiser Title

Robin Travers

Amount Raised

$23,720

 

91% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jack O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$21,828

 

109% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Harthun

Amount Raised

$20,245

 

135% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

tracy Cockerham

Amount Raised

$18,570

 

74% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Gourley

Amount Raised

$17,307

 

104% Raised of $16,617 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brigitte Spillane

Amount Raised

$16,171

 

124% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Badia

Amount Raised

$15,545

 

155% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mike and Elle Race

Mike and Elle Race

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Nancy Christofferson

Nancy Christofferson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Amy and Kyle Giunta

Amy and Kyle Giunta

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lara Clark

Lara Clark

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Nitin Mahindrakar

Nitin Mahindrakar

DONATION: $50

Glad to see you leading this great cause! 2 years ago

Poncelet

Poncelet

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Chris and Linda Foster

Chris and Linda Foster

2 years ago

Jennifer Hunter

Jennifer Hunter

DONATION: $50

Go Paul go! 2 years ago