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Meghan Kavanaugh's Fundraiser:

Neurofibromatosis Northeast Boston 2015

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Meghan Kavanaugh

THE STORY:

Thanks for visiting my page! I'm honored to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon for Team NF in memory of my cousin, Amanda Witzig.

Amanda was 23 years old when she passed away in August. She battled Neurofibromatosis throughout her entire life and was a two-time brain tumor survivor  (not to mention a UNH grad, loving daughter to Bill and Joanne, great big sister to Sarah and Matthew, and best friend to yellow lab Molly) before developing complications from a brain stem glioma. I think I can speak for my entire family in saying we have never seen bravery like we saw in that hospital room, with Amanda smiling and giving us thumbs up every single day she was there.

It is a testament to Amanda's strength and endlessly optimistic attitude that I grew up not knowing how serious NF is – that it is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerves throughout the body (in her case, in the brain), that it affects more than 2 million people worldwide. But now that I do, I want to do what I can to help – to try to keep other families from having to say goodbye so soon.

That's why I'm raising money for Neurofibromatosis Incorporated Northeast, a 501c3 organization that supports NF research and awareness, and resources for families. It spends 81 percent of its annual revenue on programs. Among other projects, NF Northeast supports the Harvard Medical School Center for NF and Allied Diseases, which is currently working on finding a cure.

Running 26.2 miles is something I have to do on my own, but meeting (and hopefully exceeding!) my goal to raise $5,000 for NF Northeast is something I can only do with your help. I appreciate you taking the time to read this, and for giving what you can to this cause. Let's do it for Amanda!

$13,087

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chelsea Friend

    $25

  • Kevin & Sheila Kavanaugh

    $200

  • Maureen Lane

    $50

  • Katie Lewinski

    $50

  • Mike

    $30

  • Bill and Judy Kavanaugh

    $200

  • Michaela Morgan

    $50

  • Jamie Quinn

    $50

  • Vikki & John Corliss

    $50

  • Eileen Kodack

    $50

  • Tom&NancyAissus;

    $30

  • Bill, Joanne, Sarah & Matthew Witzig

    $200

  • Brian and Susan Ehret

    $23

  • Tess and James Gallagher and family

    $100

  • Ray & Maria White

    $100

  • Ray and Kristen Lane

    $123

  • Katelyn Lane

    $23

  • Curtis Family

    $25

  • Jeanette Martinez

    $25

  • The Snyder Family

    $23

  • Jane G.

    $20

  • Nancy and Joe Cullion

    $25

  • Mariellen Hopkins

    $23

  • Ernest Faucher

    $100

  • Kevin & Sheila Kavanaugh

    $50

  • Diane and John Prendergast

    $50

  • Karen & George Asermely

    $223

  • Chris

    $123

  • Alison Rotondo

    $50

  • Sarah Witzig

    $23

  • Sarah Tomasetti

    $10

  • Matt & Lucky

    $25

  • Garet Gamache

    $40

  • Amy and Chris McLacken

    $46

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lindsey

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • M&A

    $25

  • Bhan

    $50

  • Stephanie Macko

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tara and Chris

    $250

  • Colleen Jones

     

  • Susan & Steve Redmond

    $30

  • Janice Choiniere

    $50

  • Bill and Judy Kavanaugh

    $200

  • Jack and Carol Walsh

    $50

  • Jean Tapley

    $30

  • Bob & Carolyn Murray

    $50

  • Russ & Lori

    $50

  • Brenna McCabe

    $20

  • Sarah

    $30

  • Brittany & Mike

    $40

  • Lisa & Gary

    $50

  • Sheila Kavanaugh

    $80

  • Jamie and Michelle O'Brien

    $100

  • Janet Hogan Steponaitis and Family

    $100

  • Dave & Cathy Laverty

    $50

  • Terry and Paul Neves

    $20

  • Malaina and Ryan Kelly

    $25

  • Garvin School Staff

    $255

  • Michele & Jim Sullivan

    $50

  • Price/Gould Family

    $25

  • Tom and Nancy Aissis

    $100

  • Touchstone Crystal jewelry party

    $350

  • Melissa

    $10

  • Amica Mutual Insurance Company

    $45

  • Nicole

    $30

  • Maureen, Brian, Joey, Abbie & Nikki McCourt

    $100

  • B.F. Norton School Staff

    $101

  • Bob and Sharon Bowen

    $250

  • Madeline Dickie and Gerald & Linda Leach

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dan and Kristen Hogan

    $50

  • Narendra Vaidya

    $50

  • Dennis and Pauline Hogan

    $50

  • Kathy & Dave Dickinson

    $100

  • CorePower Yoga fundraiser

    $112

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Meghan Bradley

    $30

  • The Bradley Family

    $50

  • Elle Beaulieu

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Glenn, Missy, Gracie, Ella, Roozie & Logan Hogan

    $123

  • Tom and Karen Cabana

    $50

  • Kristen

    $15

  • Jim Daniels

    $23

  • The Manley Family

    $50

  • April 11 Fundraiser

    $4,285

  • Kevin, Kelly, & Henry Dubuc

    $10

  • Tara and Melissa Yoga

    $30

  • Tony and Linda Silva

    $25

  • Bill and Jean Murray

    $30

  • Leslie Buckley

    $25

  • Sheila and Kevin Kavanaugh

    $200

  • Jodi and Joe Cabral

    $25

  • Margie Lane

    $300

  • Bob and Robin McDonald

    $50

  • Gilbane Jeans for Charity

    $978

  • Wendy Semonian

    $100

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262% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $58,370 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Kavanaugh

Amount Raised

$13,087

 

262% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie McIsaac

Amount Raised

$10,234

Fundraiser Title

Brittany Downing

Amount Raised

$7,837

 

157% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Yeatman

Amount Raised

$6,050

 

81% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Juraye Pierson

Amount Raised

$5,915

Fundraiser Title

Allison Magnan

Amount Raised

$5,616

Fundraiser Title

Mark Mitchell

Amount Raised

$5,012

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Donna Simmons

Amount Raised

$4,489

 

90% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Wendy Semonian

Wendy Semonian

DONATION: $100

What a wonderful way to honor your amazing cousin Amanda. Congratulations Meghan! 2 years ago

Gilbane Jeans for Charity

Gilbane Jeans for Charity

DONATION: $978

2 years ago

Bob and Robin McDonald

Bob and Robin McDonald

DONATION: $50

Congrats Meghan,so proud of you! 2 years ago

Margie Lane

Margie Lane

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Jodi and Joe Cabral

Jodi and Joe Cabral

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sheila and Kevin Kavanaugh

Sheila and Kevin Kavanaugh

DONATION: $200

Meghan - we are so proud of you! See you at the finish line. Love, Mom, Dad, and Pat 3 years ago

Leslie Buckley

Leslie Buckley

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Bill and Jean Murray

Bill and Jean Murray

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Tony and Linda Silva

Tony and Linda Silva

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tara and Melissa Yoga

Tara and Melissa Yoga

DONATION: $30

3 years ago