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Shawn Thornton Foundation Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: SHAWN THORNTON FOUNDATION INC

ORGANIZER: Shawn Thornton

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

James Goertz

THE STORY:

Four years ago after going to the doctor for a routine physical i was diagnosed with Cancer.   After going through all the tests I was given a 'red" card which made me an official  member of the "cancer" club.  The doctors told me I was in even though I told them that I did not sign up for it.

I was told I had an 18% chance of being around in five years.  My philosophy in life has always been "If it's to be it's up to me."  Once I figured that out - my life became very simple.  I decided to use the same mantra with this "Cancer" thing.

I did a lot of research and ended up going for surgery in San Francisco with Dr. Peter Carroll.   Amazing Guy - who happens to run Boston.  Surgery was totally successful and I am cancer free.  

I decided to change the mathematical equiation and I am now giving myself an 81 percent change of being here in 50 years.  (I was never good at math)

My wife and I decided to do some traveling and I ended up completing a marathon on every continent.  

How do you top that off?  The only way that I could think of was to be able to one day run the Boston Marathon.   

I have the great priveledge of being able to do two things.  1.  Raise money for the Shawn Thorton Foundation for Cancer and Parkinsons Disease.  2. I get to run Boston.  

I am happy to do the running and put in all the hard work that it will take to get there.   

Anyone reading this has the incredible opportunity to be able donate money to The SHAWN THORNTON FOUNDATION for help with Cancer and Parkinsons Disease.  I would like your help. Every dollar counts.  

Please donate.  Thank you.

 

Jim Goertz

 

 

$11,028

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Jase Simmons

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $262

  • Mike

     

  • Jim Norcott

    $100

  • Cathy

    $2,620

  • G & S Mechanical USA, Inc.

    $5,000

  • Tim and Helen Goertz

    $20

  • Alan MacKenzie

    $1,000

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138% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $34,532 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

James Goertz

Amount Raised

$11,028

 

138% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Giannandrea

Amount Raised

$8,755

 

117% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dan Somes

Amount Raised

$5,800

 

77% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

RS Kessler

Amount Raised

$5,257

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Norcott

Amount Raised

$3,691

 

74% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lynn bock

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Alan MacKenzie

Alan MacKenzie

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Tim and Helen Goertz

Tim and Helen Goertz

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

G & S Mechanical USA, Inc.

G & S Mechanical USA, Inc.

DONATION: $5,000

3 years ago

Cathy

Cathy

DONATION: $2,620

Bob Kuhn 3 years ago

Jim Norcott

Jim Norcott

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Mike

Mike

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $262

12 weeks to go 3 years ago

Jase Simmons

Jase Simmons

DONATION: $26

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

Tribute to Bob Kuhn 3 years ago