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Perkins 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: Perkins School For The Blind

ORGANIZER: Perkins School For The Blind

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Jenn Pflug

THE STORY:

The 2014 Boston Marathon is about more than just a running race.  It’s about the unshakable group of people who run 26.2 miles every year on Patriots Day, the Boston community and their resiliency.  I am beyond excited to have another opportunity to cross the finish line as part of Team Perkins, for all of the students who have made a permanent and positive impact on my life.

I am in my final year of physical therapy school at Northeastern University.  In my six years at NU, I completed a six month co-op (internship) in the lower school program and instantly fell in love with Perkins.  I still jump at any opportunity to return and spend a day with the incredible students and staff.  I am humbled by all of the resources and opportunities Perkins provides and that is why I am looking forward to running for Team Perkins again.

Since I moved to Boston six years ago, I fell in love with this city.  Last year, I lined up at the starting line thinking that April 15, 2013 would be one of the most memorable days of my life, and it was, for many reasons.  People lined every inch of the 26.2 marathon course. There were familes having parties, children reaching for high fives, and countless people yelling and cheering- I felt like a celebrity.  I was surprised how quickly the first 13 miles went, but by the time I reached the top of heartbreak hill, I was emotionally drained, physically exhausted, and eager to cross the finish!  I was abruptly stopped around the 25 mile marker and told that the race was finished.  Along with thousands of other runners, I was confused and unaware of the happenings at the finish line.  

Once I connected with my family and friends, knowing everyone was safe, I was able to digest what happened.  From a personal perspective, I ran 25 miles and yet did not finish the marathon, but I was even more heartbroken for my family who was waiting for me at the finish and for my roommates who were among the first responders. I was lucky that everyone I knew was safe but the city that I have grown to love was devastated.

Here’s the part where you all can help! This year, my goal is to raise at least $2,000 for the school! All donated money will go directly to Perkins and every little bit helps.  For those of you that would prefer to donate offline you can write a check to PERKINS with my name in the memo/for line and send to:

 

Natalie Matisis

Perkins

175 North Beacon Street

Watertown, MA 02472

 

 

Thank you again for your continual support. & I will see you at the finish line :)

$2,595

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $198

  • Mel Tages

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard G. Cardillo

    $50

  • Mr. Donald Chobanian

    $100

  • Marie Edgerly

    $100

  • Aunt Pat

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Betty Ann Edgerly

    $10

  • R. V. Petruccelli

    $30

  • Adam

    $50

  • Caoimhe O'Sullivan Roche

    $10

  • Don Hamilton

    $50

  • Dale Anderson

    $100

  • Ruth C. Kim

    $50

  • The Buigas Family

    $50

  • Colucci Family

    $20

  • Aisling's Family

    $100

  • Joseph Cardillo

    $25

  • Fred Cardillo

    $100

  • Bradford & Jean Edgerly

    $50

  • Perkins

    $57

  • Davan Family

    $50

  • Roni Deitz

    $10

  • Meg Griffith

    $50

  • Kevin Hartigan

    $25

  • Gerard Hartian

    $50

  • Bob and Lisa Krasney

    $50

  • Steve Pflug

    $100

  • Steven Rothstein

    $500

  • Jenn McBride

    $10

  • Meghan Johnson

    $25

  • Nancy Jo Cardillo

    $100

  • Rebecca & Brian Edgerly

    $50

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130% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $54,916 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark Clifford

Amount Raised

$22,120

 

111% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Athanas

Amount Raised

$8,563

 

114% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Weeks

Amount Raised

$7,148

 

119% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Sundberg

Amount Raised

$6,119

 

122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Elton Shum

Amount Raised

$3,427

 

69% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenn Pflug

Amount Raised

$2,595

 

130% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Carlson

Amount Raised

$1,964

 

65% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marissa Jenkins

Amount Raised

$1,650

Donor Comments

Rebecca & Brian Edgerly

Rebecca & Brian Edgerly

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Nancy Jo Cardillo

Nancy Jo Cardillo

DONATION: $100

Jenn, i'm sad I'm going to miss you this time -but can still remember how joyful you looked as you breezed by last year! Go Perkins Go! nj 4 years ago

Meghan Johnson

Meghan Johnson

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jenn McBride

Jenn McBride

DONATION: $10

You go Jenn!! I admire you so much for your training this year and last! You're gonna be great! :) 4 years ago

Steven Rothstein

Steven Rothstein

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Steve Pflug

Steve Pflug

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Bob and Lisa Krasney

Bob and Lisa Krasney

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Gerard Hartian

Gerard Hartian

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kevin Hartigan

Kevin Hartigan

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Meg Griffith

Meg Griffith

DONATION: $50

Run Jenn, Run!!!! Can't wait to see pix of you crossing the finish line this year. 4 years ago