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Benjamin Zachary's Fundraiser:

Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation

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BENEFITING: Martin Richard Foundation

ORGANIZER: Martin Richard Foundation

EVENT: Team MR8 Boston 2017

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Benjamin Zachary

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!  

I'm from a small town in North Carolina and started running 11 years ago at age 50.  It was all for health and recreation, and I didn't think it would really lead anywhere since I had never been an athlete.  But after my first 5k I was hooked, and here I am after something like 300 races (lost count).  I've now run 21 marathons, including 4 at Boston.  It's such a special race!

Hard to believe, but 2017 will be my third year running for Team MR8 Boston in honor of Martin Richard!  Wearing that MR8 singlet is powerful, and the crowd support and shoutouts keep me running.  

I didn't know it at the time, but I ran right past Martin and his family near the finish at the 2013 marathon about 40 minutes before the bombings.  I was sitting on a park bench in Boston Public Garden a few blocks away when one of the best days of my life suddenly turned into one of the worst.  It's one of those memories that haunts you.  I was extremely fortunate, but that personal connection to the tragedy has motivated me to give back.

Donations made to runners on Team MR8 Boston 2017 ensure that the Martin Richard Foundation continues its mission of investing in athletics, education and community by empowering youth and adults to improve the lives of others and become bridge builders, peacemakers and leaders in their communities.

Visit the www.MartinRichardFoundation.org for the full story.

It has been a humbling experience to receive such overwhelming support of family, friends, fellow runners, and business associates over the years.  Please support my fundraising for 2017 by donating through this website.  It's simple, fast and totally secure.  But if you'd rather write a check, e-mail me and I'll tell you how.  bizachary@hotmail.com.  

Many thanks! 

Ben

$15,405

MONEY RAISED
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  • James Abernethy

     

  • Gary Walker Plumbing

     

  • LARRY ROBINSON

     

  • Doug Howard

     

  • ARC Employees

     

  • David & Julie Brown

     

  • Jake Reavis

     

  • Rachel & Spencer Zachary

     

  • Jamie Skipper

     

  • Billy L. Price

     

  • Tim and Anne Wepner

     

  • Chris & Steph Holland

     

  • Jeremiah White

     

  • Cindy Sellers

     

  • Doug Howard

     

  • John Lineberger

     

  • Sam Zachary

     

  • Joel C. Harbinson

     

  • Dawn Yount

     

  • Greg Terry

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mackie Johnson

     

  • Wyenne Duncan

     

  • Joseph Zachary

     

  • Ann Poole

     

  • Linda Graham

     

  • Matthews Construction

     

  • Wayne Wooten

     

  • Ronnie McKenzie

     

  • Chris Duggan

     

  • Rick French

     

  • Pete Woods

     

  • Robin's Run Foundation

     

  • Tom Warlick

     

  • Denise Elder

     

  • Martha Schronce

     

  • Betty Long

     

  • Tammie Gillespie

     

  • Josh Sherfey

     

  • Glenn and Amy Deal

     

  • LeighAnn Perkins

     

  • Fefe Dixon-Helms

     

  • Robert Campbell

     

  • Lance and Denise Sellers

     

  • Darleen Haun

     

  • Glenn Fox

     

  • Melissa Aldrich

     

  • Larry Holland

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brett Aldred

     

  • Kim Taylor

     

  • The Reiher family from NJ

     

  • Christy Harrington

     

  • Main Avenue Music

     

  • Robert Abernethy

     

  • PAIGE M. COOPER

     

  • James S Abernethy

     

  • Blake

     

  • Laurie & David Rubner

     

  • David & Deborah Icenhour

     

  • David G

     

  • Bud Caywood

     

  • Beth and Bruce Tarkington

     

  • Christine Gilbert

     

  • Mary Beth White

     

  • Susan Vorndran

     

  • Fred Sherrill

     

  • Susan Poole

     

  • Taylorsville Savings Bank

     

  • RAndy Fardelmann And Mountaire Farms

     

  • T. Jerry Williams

     

  • Dan & Becky

     

  • Muse Railroad Materials

     

  • Kenneth Little

     

  • Gary & Jennifer Herman

     

  • Sponsoring Benjamin Zachary from Janet Lansford

     

  • Donna Myers Bush

     

  • AllenSandra Chapman

     

  • Glenn Holland

     

  • Robert Campbell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Wyenne Duncan

     

  • Terry Abernethy

     

  • David Beatty

     

  • Danny Dyson

     

  • Leon Lewis

     

  • Debbie Richardson

     

  • Don McGrady

     

  • James Abernethy

     

  • Gail Williams

     

  • Betty Shell

     

  • Jim Owens

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bobbie Altman

     

  • Bill & Jan Barriger

     

  • Cathy and Pat Zachary

     

  • Joe and Ann Lampron

     

  • Vickie McCoy

     

  • Bill White

     

  • Bill Cable

     

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103% Raised of $15,000 Goal

The Team: $941,161 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Doherty

Amount Raised

$71,410

 

3571% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave McGillivray

Amount Raised

$67,631

 

106% Raised of $64,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Crowley

Amount Raised

$32,786

 

219% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Flowers

Amount Raised

$26,250

 

100% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Max McGillivray

Amount Raised

$21,645

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Dupee

Amount Raised

$21,625

 

108% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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raymond childs

Amount Raised

$19,770

 

132% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rory O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$16,676

 

222% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Bill Cable

Bill Cable

In honor of Ben Zachary 2 years ago

Bill White

Bill White

2 years ago

Vickie McCoy

Vickie McCoy

We'll be cheering you on, Ben! 2 years ago

Joe and Ann Lampron

Joe and Ann Lampron

2 years ago

Cathy and Pat Zachary

Cathy and Pat Zachary

2 years ago

Bill & Jan Barriger

Bill & Jan Barriger

2 years ago

Bobbie Altman

Bobbie Altman

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

2 years ago

Jim Owens

Jim Owens

2 years ago

Betty Shell

Betty Shell

2 years ago