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Erin McGuirk's Fundraiser:

MGH Emergency Response Fund Team

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Erin McGuirk via Crowdrise
February 09, 2014

Only $505 left to go -- if by today, you'll have helped me meet my $5k goal in one week. Blown away. Thank you all! http://bit.ly/MCzASn  See more
Erin McGuirk

THE STORY:

I’m running for Mass General and in memory of my mom, Eileen, who passed away December 20, 2012.

My mom absolutely loved the Boston Marathon and embodied the lively spirit of Marathon Monday – community, charity, the outdoors... the start of April vacation week! She was a teacher and was always up for heading into town to meet family and friends and follow the ebb and flow of wherever the day took you. In 2008, when I last ran, my mom was there to greet me near the finish line – along with my friend Megan Duff, for whom I was running then and whom I hold close to my heart this year as Megan is now battling breast cancer. In 2008, my mom and Megan stood not far from the site of the second bombing in 2013, where first responders rushed to the aid of two of Megan’s cousins.

Mass General holds a very special place in my family’s heart. We’ve been donating to cancer research at MGH for 20 years now through our annual family golf tournament. But in 2012, it was my mom receiving cancer treatment at Mass General, and the MGH staff was a bright point during an otherwise terrible time. Our family and friends held a large rally below her hospital room on Ebersol Field, forming a giant human heart, and MGH has continued to recognize this display of heart time and time again.

Our collective heart broke last year as the details of Marathon Monday’s tragedy rolled in, and I like thousands of other Bostonians pledged that I would run again, in the spirit of resiliency, and in the spirit of my mom.

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Mass General is honored to have contributed to the healing of the victims of the marathon bombings, their families and our community. In the tragedy’s wake, we began to raise funds to support the MGH Emergency Response Fund. It provides social services for victims and families of disasters, as well as emergency care, disaster relief and disaster preparedness training.

$6,110

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sara Padua

    $50

  • Meaghan McGoff

    $50

  • Jessica Gonzalez

    $50

  • Muji Karim

    $200

  • Colman

    $100

  • CC McKenzie

    $25

  • Gaffney

    $50

  • Vanita

    $3,000

  • Dan McGoff

    $50

  • Jennifer Mscisz

    $50

  • Bob & Shawn Berry

    $50

  • Beth Clifford

    $50

  • Hayley C

    $50

  • Ford

    $50

  • Mary, Christian & Thomas

    $50

  • Deb and Jeff

    $50

  • Pat. Melanson

    $20

  • Tim and Janis Clifford

    $50

  • Christiane & Raymond Bourque

    $250

  • Ruth Boehl

    $25

  • Fladge

    $50

  • The Diefendorf's

    $200

  • Ciaccio Family

    $25

  • Patty Skeffington

     

  • Rich V

    $55

  • Debi Fleck

    $50

  • The Bishop Family

    $50

  • Kevin Wong

    $50

  • Kaitlyn Parent

    $50

  • Jason Mulligan

    $25

  • Joe and Lyndsey Maribito

    $150

  • Joe and Kay Green

    $50

  • Liz O'Donnell

    $50

  • Sue McGuirk

    $50

  • Jack and Nia Azevedo

    $30

  • John, Kate, Megan & Mike Duff

    $100

  • Dan

    $100

  • Dropkick Murphys

    $100

  • Donna

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous Donor

    $555

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122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $319,511 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Helm

Amount Raised

$22,700

 

227% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Marc Yelle

Amount Raised

$15,532

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Sarno

Amount Raised

$15,052

 

301% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michelle and Jenny Pirro

Amount Raised

$13,768

 

138% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Jackson

Amount Raised

$12,637

 

158% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Sweeney

Amount Raised

$11,900

 

159% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

JOANNE POMODORO

Amount Raised

$11,541

Fundraiser Title

Dee Dee Chen

Amount Raised

$11,325

 

151% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

DONATION: $555

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Wishing you a smooth run & when you get to those hills I believe your Mom will help give you the strength you need. XXXOOO Jane & Buck 5 years ago

Donna

Donna

DONATION: $25

Good luck Erin. Eileen will be there the whole way with you, and smiling!! 5 years ago

Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Dan

Dan

DONATION: $100

Get in the zone and run for your Mom! 5 years ago

John, Kate, Megan & Mike Duff

John, Kate, Megan & Mike Duff

DONATION: $100

What a beautiful tribute to a very special lady! Erin, run like the wind and end all the heartache and suffering cancer brings. We will be there at the finish line waiting for you!! 5 years ago

Jack and Nia Azevedo

Jack and Nia Azevedo

DONATION: $30

Gooooo Erin!! You have so much support!!! Xoxoxox 5 years ago

Sue McGuirk

Sue McGuirk

DONATION: $50

Great job in raising so much money. Good Luck with the run 5 years ago

Liz O'Donnell

Liz O'Donnell

DONATION: $50

In honor of your beautiful mother who I loved so much. Go get me girl, I KNOW she'll be there watching you for al 26.2 miles! 5 years ago

Joe and Kay Green

Joe and Kay Green

DONATION: $50

Good Luck! 5 years ago