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Boston Marathon 2017 Team Running for Cover

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17th State Completed
February 09, 2017

I want to provide an update to everyone.  I completed my 17th marathon this past weekend, running the New Orleans Marathon.  It was a great  See more

BENEFITING: IMPACT Melanoma

ORGANIZER: IMPACT Melanoma

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Annie Foster

THE STORY:

No matter who we are, we all have dreams and goals.  Two that I have been working towards are #1-to run a marathon in all 50 states, and #2 -to run the Boston Marathon as my marathon in Massachusetts.  As I travel the United States for my marathons, I meet people at each race who share their stories, telling me what led them to where they are, and about taking that step to run their first, fifth, or one hundredth marathon.  Their stories are inspiring and all bring forth a common bond shared between not only runners, but all human beings; to be better than who we are today, to dream big and to live life to the fullest.

Recently I ran the Chicago Marathon, and I met another runner working towards the goal of completing a marathon in all 50 states.  He told me that not only did he want to succeed with that goal, but he also wanted to raise money during his races to help support causes he believes in.  That got me thinking...how can I continue on my journey of seeing all 50 states (26.2 miles at a time), all while helping others?

Then I came to a revelation.  I needed to stop trying to qualify for Boston based on time, and instead run Boston by helping others.  I am so excited to not only be given the opportunity to live a dream of mine, but I get to do it while supporting a great cause that hits close to home.  My grandmother passed away from melanoma when I was a child.  Since my early 20s I have been closely monitored for melanoma, and have had a number of suspicious moles removed.  I feel melanoma is a cancer that doesn't get much attention; however, early detection and prevention are so important.  I know I have been extremely fortunate to join the 2017 Team Running for Cover. 

Boston will be my 19th state in my journey, and with your support, not only are you allowing me to live one of my dreams in life, but you are helping to make a difference in someone else’s life too…and perhaps even saving a life. 

The Melanoma Foundation of New England's mission is to reduce the incidents of melanoma 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 importance of protecting their skin and dangers of tanning; The Skinny On Skin, educating beauty professionals to recognize potential melanomas on the head, neck and scalp of their clients; and Practice Safe Skin Sunscreen providing free sunscreen to communities for their beaches, parks, sports fields and more. MFNE also offers support for patients and their caregivers through support groups and its one-on-one Billy's Buddies program.  All programs are free!

Team Running for Cover is running the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise awareness about the importance of protecting your skin and all funds raised support MFNE's mission. Thank you for your help!

$8,536

MONEY RAISED
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  • Terri Becker

     

  • Linda Dunton

     

  • Rakesh Malik

    $250

  • Michael O'Brien

     

  • Paul Crick

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Joelle Blakaitis

    $50

  • Sami D

     

  • Sarah McFarlane

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paula Fischthal

    $50

  • Gene and Elizabeth Colice

    $100

  • Craig Zecher

     

  • Amanda OShea

    $10

  • Ashley Lincoln

    $25

  • Kathy DiEnno

    $50

  • Jeff Hanten

     

  • Jeffrey Hanten

    $25

  • David Bradshaw

    $100

  • Steve and Linda

    $100

  • Jamie Gillette

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Susan Sepelak

    $100

  • Julie Clifford

     

  • Vijay Alagappan

    $50

  • Erika Panico

    $50

  • Joseph Senesac

    $25

  • Meredith

     

  • Julian Casciano

     

  • A. Vickers

     

  • Erik Thomas

    $25

  • Elinore Mercer

    $50

  • Christian Furlan Freguia

    $25

  • Vernon Dailey

    $10

  • Steve Lewington

    $100

  • Tim Chan

     

  • Allison Patel

    $25

  • Cary Moxham

     

  • Cathy Sioma

    $50

  • Sheila Connelly

     

  • Gaurav Basu

     

  • Selva Murugesan

    $25

  • Carol Becker

    $50

  • Jacques Payne

    $25

  • Mary

    $50

  • Dana Yamashiro

    $25

  • Amit and Amy Marathe

    $50

  • Gene Foster

    $250

  • Diana Janney

    $25

  • Janelle

    $50

  • Juan

     

  • Jean Styron, RN, MS, FCN

    $25

  • Superbowl Squares

    $62.50

  • Laura London

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cheryl Zwirgzdas

    $100

  • Ty Groom

    $25

  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

    $1,023

  • Amy steinhoff

    $75

  • Emily Eskay

    $135

  • Neomi Bristow

    $55

  • Silent Auction and Raffle

    $550

  • Bucky Smith

    $100

  • Hannah Edler

    $50

  • Christianna and Scott Mayberry

    $65

  • Tracy Behrsing

    $75

  • Jean and Frank Matchner III

    $150

  • Hoyle-Danielson

    $25

  • Michael Golden

    $100

  • Clare Riley

     

  • David Brown

    $50

  • Shannon Strom

     

  • Carlo

     

  • David Berglund

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kessler Family

    $25

  • Michelle Jeram

    $100

  • Christel Linberg

    $25

  • Holman Family

    $25

  • Ben

    $25

  • Kemnique Ramnath

    $25

  • Cindy Douglas

    $50

  • Christine Kenney

    $320

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jane Broadwater

    $20

  • Erin Brown

     

  • Steve and Yvette Barber

    $50

  • Steve Burdette, Jr.

    $100

  • UNO Restaurant LLC

    $56

  • Christine Tregoning

    $50

  • Virginia Betten

    $40

  • DBA Buffalo Wild Wings - Spirit Night

    $50

  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

    $24

  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

    $47

  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

    $524

  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

    $93

  • AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

    $47

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85% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $355,327 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Gordon Chu

Amount Raised

$35,844

 

239% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Gourley

Amount Raised

$21,060

 

105% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Lacy

Amount Raised

$19,745

 

132% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Duryea

Amount Raised

$17,539

 

125% Raised of $14,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robin Travers

Amount Raised

$15,274

 

58% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

IMPACT Melanoma

Amount Raised

$13,657

 

4% Raised of $350,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

eileen murphy

Amount Raised

$13,001

 

130% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Annie Rolincik

Amount Raised

$12,192

 

122% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

DONATION: $47

1 year ago

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

DONATION: $93

1 year ago

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

DONATION: $524

2 years ago

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

DONATION: $47

2 years ago

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP (Matching Gift)

DONATION: $24

2 years ago

DBA Buffalo Wild Wings - Spirit Night

DBA Buffalo Wild Wings - Spirit Night

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Virginia Betten

Virginia Betten

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Christine Tregoning

Christine Tregoning

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

UNO Restaurant LLC

UNO Restaurant LLC

DONATION: $56

2 years ago

Steve Burdette, Jr.

Steve Burdette, Jr.

DONATION: $100

2 years ago