BENEFITING: SHAWN THORNTON FOUNDATION INC
ORGANIZER: SHAWN THORNTON FOUNDATION INC
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
About Matthew Andrade and his efforts to raise for the Shawn Thornton Foundation:
After years of struggle and many doctor appointments of trying to figure out what was wrong, my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease. My mother has been fortunate enough to live her life to the fullest but its a day to day struggle. Its my honor and priviledge to raise money on behalf of the Shawn Thornton Foundation in praise of my mother. I look forward to the day that her and I can say that we help find the cure and see the end of Parkinson's.
SHAWN THORNTON FOUNDATION INC wrote -
Join Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton as he steps off the ice and fights to improve the lives of those affected by cancer and Parkinson's disease.
After losing his grandmother to a 14 year battle with Parkinson’s and hearing the touching stories of so many cancer patients and their families during his hospital visits, Shawn was inspired to take the next step in his charitable efforts. He founded The Shawn Thornton Foundation with the mission to help cure life-threatening diseases, specifically Parkinson’s and cancer.
As the Foundation’s President and Director, Shawn works with his board of directors to improve the quality of life for patients and their families through various events and fundraising efforts. Shawn feels extremely fortunate for the support he has received throughout the years and looks forward to continuing to give back to the community that has always supported him.