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kaitlyn mcdonough's Fundraiser:

Run for Parkinson's Disease

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BENEFITING: Parkinson's Foundation INC

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

kaitlyn mcdonough

THE STORY:

Last year’s marathon touched the lives of many including myself and family. I was fortunate as I  was approximately 100 ft from the second explosion and was not hurt.  Although I was filled with shock and fear, I was lucky to run to where my friends and family were waiting safely.    I did not witness the injuries around me and although it sounds selfish I am thankful no one I know was physically hurt.  


This year on April 21st I will run the 2014 Boston Marathon.  I am running because I truly love Boston and proud to be part of such an event.  I am running to show that although I was a shaken up last year, I am not afraid and this act of terrorism will not stop me from living my life or doing things I love.   I am running because I can, not only physically but mentally.  Most importantly, I am running in honor of one of my biggest supporters, my father.  


My father has instilled qualities that I am proud of as they have helped me become a successful adult as well as complete the marathon.  He taught me to never give up and always face my fears.  During the course when I get tired I can hear him telling me; don’t quit, you have come this far, take one mile at a time and with that I keep on truckin’.  So this year when I run I am running not only in honor of my dad but to help raise money for a disease he was recently diagnosed with. Parkinson’s Disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that affects the movement of those diagnosed. It’s often easy to take that part of our life for granted. Movement truly is a blessing and being able to take that and literally run with it is a pretty cool experience. This is one reason why I have chosen to honor my dad through raising awareness and funds for Parkinson’s research. Thank you. 

#weruntogether 

#bostonstrong

$975

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kara & Drew

    $50

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Auntie Honey & Uncle Charlie

    $50

  • Chelsea and Jim Joyce

     

  • Cheryl & Paul

    $50

  • The Trainor's

    $60

  • Kristen and Mark

    $50

  • Linda & Ed

    $75

  • Cousin Mike

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joe & Elise

    $50

  • Julianne Quintiliani

    $50

  • Proud Canadian Cousin

    $25

  • McGuinness Family

    $25

  • Kenny and Katie

    $50

  • Joe Andrea and Jake

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • SCCO

    $50

  • Kathy and Terry Kelly

    $30

  • The Kenney's

    $50

  • Cousin Joan McEwan

    $10

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195% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $975 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Cousin Joan McEwan

Cousin Joan McEwan

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

The Kenney's

The Kenney's

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kathy and Terry Kelly

Kathy and Terry Kelly

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

SCCO

SCCO

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joe Andrea and Jake

Joe Andrea and Jake

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Kaitlyn!!!! 4 years ago

Kenny and Katie

Kenny and Katie

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

McGuinness Family

McGuinness Family

DONATION: $25

I'm sure you're gonna rock it Kait! Enjoy your run and the day. You are running for a great cause. Good Luck !! 4 years ago

Proud Canadian Cousin

Proud Canadian Cousin

DONATION: $25

Go Kait! For you and Uncle Richard! 4 years ago

Julianne Quintiliani

Julianne Quintiliani

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Kait! You will do great! 4 years ago