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Kathryn Fitzmaurice's Fundraiser:

We Run for Scott!

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Kathryn Fitzmaurice

THE STORY:

There is probably nothing in the world I hate more than running, except cancer. So here I am, training for a half marathon with my best friend, Natasha. We are running in San Diego on August 19, 2012 in honor of my cousin Scott "King of the World" McMurray, who battled cancer for 3.5 years. Though he's four years younger than me, I've spent my life looking up to him. He was the bravest kid I knew (even before he had to face cancer) - always running ahead of his more cautious sister and cousins (on one hike after a big rain, Scott jumped, laughing/teasing, from rock to rock across a river, as the rest of us clung to each other, fell in the water, and were generally terrified). Everyone wanted to be friends with Scott, and as my brother put it once, you were instantly cooler once someone found out you were related to him. Scott only lived for 22 years, but he really lived every moment.

So, in his honor, our team is raising money for two charities - St. Baldrick's Foundation (www.stbaldricks.org), which funds research to cure childhood cancers; and The Pinwheel Project (www.thepinwheelproject.com), another nonprofit dedicated to "giving hospitalized kids a reason to smile." Through The Pinwheel Project, Scott learned to sky-dive, and as you can see in the picture, The Pinwheel Project absolutely gave him a reason to smile.

Any amount you can donate will be very much appreciated, and will go to great causes.  Good thoughts will be just as appreciated!

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To This Fundraiser

$700

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jason Polletta

     

  • Sasha

    $100

  • Sasha

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Christina and gene mcmurray

    $100

  • Sarah Hajizadeh

    $50

  • Vernon

     

  • TJ Gannon

    $20

  • Alex Perlin

    $25

  • Ashley Littlefield

     

  • Spencer Hayne

    $25

  • Jim Fitzmaurice

    $125

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70% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $700 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Natasha Mikha

Amount Raised

$430

Fundraiser Title

Kathryn Fitzmaurice

Amount Raised

$270

 

27% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jim Fitzmaurice

Jim Fitzmaurice

DONATION: $125

5 years ago

Spencer Hayne

Spencer Hayne

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Ashley Littlefield

Ashley Littlefield

5 years ago

Alex Perlin

Alex Perlin

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

TJ Gannon

TJ Gannon

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Vernon

Vernon

I beat Alex to the punch! 5 years ago

Sarah Hajizadeh

Sarah Hajizadeh

DONATION: $50

In support of all the people who do extraordinary things to help young people fight cancer -- I count running any distance an extraordinary thing. 5 years ago

Christina and gene mcmurray

Christina and gene mcmurray

DONATION: $100

Thank-you for honoring our son Scott. St.Baldricks and The Pinwheel Project mean so much to us, Scott would be happy. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

So proud of you! Your message about Scott is so moving, and it is a reminder that we should live every moment we have as well. You and Natasha are going to rock this race!! 5 years ago

Sasha

Sasha

DONATION: $10

5 years ago