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Katie Volta's Fundraiser:

Boston Marathon 2017 Team Running for Cover

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BENEFITING: IMPACT Melanoma

ORGANIZER: IMPACT Melanoma

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Katie Volta

THE STORY:

Twenty six. 

It's the number of miles that make a marathon and the number of years that my aunt, Dianne Quinn, had been the biggest supporter in my life. Dianne gracefully and peacefully lost her battle with Melanoma on April 24, 2015. She left behind a devoted husband and two young sons. She was forty four years young. She never smoked, visited tanning booths, or asked “why me?”. Instead, she looked at cancer and said "try me."

Dianne’s positive outlook on life, even in the midst of her battle with cancer, has become an inspiration in my life. Last year, through her memory, I ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Copley Square and raised nearly $10,000 for the Melanoma Foundation of New England.

My favorite memory from race day came from a complete stranger at Mile 24. A man had been running in front of me for a while with "Cancer will not stop me" handwritten on the back of his singlet. I caught up to him, and he tapped me on the shoulder:

"Thank you for running for my cause. I have melanoma in my organs, in my lymph nodes. I was diagnosed last year after I qualified for Boston."

This was enough to push me to the finish line, and encourage me to return again for 2017.

Please help in raising funds to support the Melanoma Foundation of New England’s mission of education, prevention, and support in memory of Di and all those who fight cancer.

When you donate, please include a comment sharing how Melanoma or cancer has affected you or a person you love. 

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 funds to support MFNE's mission. Thank you for your help!

$9,150

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mark and Sandy Gagnon

    $100

  • Justin Gagnon

    $250

  • Diann may

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Gail Jacoby

     

  • Kristin Kopp

     

  • Sarah, Steve, Mina and Vivi

    $25

  • Lisa (Gagnon) Asselin

     

  • James Ikeda

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Laura Hedges

    $75

  • Patrick Canning

    $800

  • Amy Bacchieri

    $26

  • Virginia and Gary Snell

    $50

  • William and Susan Coyne

    $100

  • Mark and Sandra Gagnon

    $75

  • Leslie Oliveira

    $50

  • Ann McKenzie

    $25

  • Kevin Quinn

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Melissa Feeley

    $25

  • Sarah Conlon

    $25

  • Garron and Gayle Carvalho

    $60

  • Steph

    $40

  • Tracey Cesso

    $100

  • Super Bowl Square Fundraiser

    $1,230

  • Clementina Dimonda

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $180

  • Laurence and Theresa Gagnon

    $50

  • Tom Baird

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • www.likeaboss.mom

    $100

  • Painting Under the Influence

    $800

  • Alison

    $26

  • Mary pillsbury

    $25

  • Bethanne Ford Packard

    $26

  • Jess and Kaitlyn (Amrheins Restaurant and Bar)

    $35

  • Dick and Carol Quinn

    $250

  • Kelly Pontera

    $25

  • Verizon (Matching Gift)

    $1,000

  • Katie Denno

    $26

  • Violetta Rey

    $30

  • Nicole Nosek

    $50

  • JMILLS

    $50

  • Owen and Lilah Bacchieri

    $52

  • Patricia and Ron Cook

    $52

  • Andrew & CeCe dubois

    $25

  • Geoff Hennessy

    $50

  • John Turi, MFNE 2016

    $50

  • Barbara Gentile

    $40

  • Rebecca Coffey

    $26

  • The Lyons family

    $25

  • Jessica Widdicombe

    $26

  • Nolan, Peyton and Arden Carvalho (and Boo Radley)

    $104

  • Aidan & Quinn Brophy

    $50

  • James, Elizabeth, and Cecilia Ellis

     

  • Christy Fabiano

    $51

  • Julie Krieger

    $25

  • Anna Petcosky

    $25

  • Adriana Phillips

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Allie and Devin

    $50

  • Scott, Jenn, Kate and Molly Burkart

    $50

  • Barbara Gentile

    $250

  • GE Foundation (Matching GIft)

    $800

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114% Raised of $8,000 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

GE Foundation (Matching GIft)

GE Foundation (Matching GIft)

DONATION: $800

1 year ago

Barbara Gentile

Barbara Gentile

DONATION: $250

For Dianne 2 years ago

Scott, Jenn, Kate and Molly Burkart

Scott, Jenn, Kate and Molly Burkart

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Allie and Devin

Allie and Devin

DONATION: $50

Get it volt! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Adriana Phillips

Adriana Phillips

DONATION: $25

Good luck Katie, from an old friend 2 years ago

Anna Petcosky

Anna Petcosky

DONATION: $25

Run Katie Run! 2 years ago

Julie Krieger

Julie Krieger

DONATION: $25

Crush cancer!! 2 years ago

Christy Fabiano

Christy Fabiano

DONATION: $51

2 years ago

James, Elizabeth, and Cecilia Ellis

James, Elizabeth, and Cecilia Ellis

Go Katie! 2 years ago