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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

Ron McCracken

THE STORY:

Hi! My name is Ron McCracken and this year I will be running my 17th straight Boston Marathon! There are a few reasons I am running for Team Running For Cover. I am dedicating my race to my friend Karen Cote, a melanoma survivor whom MFNE introduced me to via their runner/patient match program. That's her wearing yellow in my photos. Karen, a wife and mother of two sons and a daughter was diagnosed in September 2014 with Stage 2a melanoma in her left calf. The surgeon removed a piece of her calf the size of a hockey puck. Karen has had 8 surgeries, most recently 2 weeks ago to remove scar tissue from the first operation. Recovery has been difficult, but that doesn't stop Karen from being a superstar volunteer for MFNE. She'll be at our team's aid station near mile 17 on race day! Please take a moment and donate to my fundraiser. Thank you! 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 funds to support MFNE's mission. Thank you for your help!

$3,615

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kim lannon

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jackson Borg

     

  • Ryan Wenos

    $50

  • Jere Wright

    $25

  • Michael

    $25

  • Tina Stringer

    $25

  • Resistor Girl

    $25

  • Robin Saporito

    $50

  • Liz Schecter

    $26

  • Jeff McKenzie

    $50

  • Mr Silvers

    $50

  • Ann Heller

    $25

  • Jeff

    $50

  • Robert Mercer

    $50

  • Erik Knickerbocker

    $25

  • Benn Griffin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Kelly Nerdmigo

    $25

  • Kevin C. Tofel

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeff

    $50

  • Larry

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Ron McCracken

    $10

  • Stephanie Chavez

    $25

  • Phillip Hirst

    $10

  • Randy Hickman

    $50

  • Elvis

    $10

  • Dennis Malloy

    $125

  • Phillip Hirst

    $30

  • Jeff

    $139

  • Robert

    $25

  • Kathleen Finzel

    $300

  • Ron L.

    $100

  • Lasell Village

    $100

  • Joan and William Cote'

    $30

  • Larry

    $25

  • Lisa K.

     

  • Keni Chow/Dependable Mini Storage

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rebecca Johns Grantham

    $125

  • Anonymous

     

  • Troy Farris

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jeff McKenzie

    $50

  • Daniel Fleming

    $25

  • Claire

    $25

  • Matthew Carl

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Brad Mikel

    $50

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45% 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

Brad Mikel

Brad Mikel

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Matthew Carl

Matthew Carl

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Claire

Claire

DONATION: $25

Thank you Ron! From Karen's Aunt Claire. 2 years ago

Daniel Fleming

Daniel Fleming

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jeff McKenzie

Jeff McKenzie

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Troy Farris

Troy Farris

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Rebecca Johns Grantham

Rebecca Johns Grantham

DONATION: $125

In memory of Lila Johns, the best Grandma!! I love you and miss you!! 2 years ago