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Brent Robertson's Fundraiser:

Support Sierra Club Outdoors

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Brent Robertson

THE STORY:

As I was recovering from heart surgery in June, never did I imagine that I would be running a marathon, let alone Boston. These past two years I’ve put into practice experiencing life as a series of gifts, accepting that each moment as an invitation for some new possibility. One of those possiblities was taking responsibility for my long-term viability as a healthy human being. Hence my journey as a runner began and what a bounty of gifts it has brought.

Why support me?

My community has supported me and I have been able to do great things as a result. You supporting the Sierra Club via my Boston Marathon run will allow many less-fortunate to do great things who will then go on to support others. You will help perpetuate the cycle of support.

The opportunity to run Boston Marathon is a gift I have taken very seriously. My commitment to my training has been rigorous, never missing a single run no matter if it were -10˚ or snowing an inch an hour. Six days a week, I run.

I do this because I want to honor the fact that I’m even able to do this at all. So many of us don’t have the health, or the physical ability to run, or to be out and active in nature. When I discovered I had a heart condition earlier this year, I thought my days of running were over. So I do this for those who can’t, or for those that think they can’t and perhaps just need inspiration.

My enthusiasm for the outdoors has me dragging my friends, neighbors, and entire Cub Scout pack (60 kids) into the woods every chance I get. So when the Sierra Club, who helps people connect with nature, got wind of my story and invited me to join their team, it was a perfect fit.

Thank you for any contribution you can afford. Every dollar will help us perpetuate a great gift, the cycle of support.

About Me

I began my life as a runner April of 2014, less than one short year and 60 pounds ago. Early on I purchased one of those high-tech watches to monitor my activity. When I started posting my workouts, friends reached out concerned about my heart rate. I wondered what the problem was; doesn’t everyone have a heart rate of 235 BPM?

I was diagnosed with Atrial fibrillation and underwent an ablation procedure in June of 2014. The procedure was a success and I was able to run my first 10-mile road race a few weeks later. From there I was hooked; running two consecutive ½ marathons in the fall. I signed up for Vermont City Marathon, in Burlington Vermont as my first full marathon and began my training in January. Little did I know, many had been following my progress and my friend Chad Hussey connected me to the Sierra Club. Thanks to them Boston will be my first Marathon, with Vermont City a month later.

None of this would be possible without the inspiration and support from my three children and loving partner Suzi Craig. When I’m not training, you can find me out in nature with my family, navigating wooded trails with the scouts, or helping organizations realize their potential through my work at Fathom.

About the Sierra Club Outdoors –

Sierra Club Outdoors (SCO) helps connect people to nature benefiting both. Reaching across economic lines, cultures, and communities, SCO engages everyone, especially focused on veterans, military families, and under-served youth, to explore and enjoy the natural world.

Your generous contribution will help support our new SCO program called the Sierra Club Youth Leadership Academy (SCYLA). The program trains underserved high school students to become outdoor leaders and community-minded citizens.

SCYLA develops leadership skills by exploring individual character in terms of self-awareness, self-control, motivation, and empathy.  Students complete courses and exams to become certified Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors' leaders. They will then be mentors and leaders on outdoor excursions for younger students. This training also helps them become leaders in their high schools, colleges, future careers, and in their own communities. 

Sierra Club’s Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) provides opportunities for people with limited access to the outdoors – especially youth – to safely explore, enjoy and protect the natural world. There are 56 ICO groups nationwide, run entirely by volunteers, who actively engage young people who might not otherwise have access to the outdoors.  These experiences not only teach environmental awareness and an appreciation for the outdoors, but they also give children the confidence to take chances and to develop their own leadership skills.

The Sierra Club Foundation provides resources to the Sierra Club for programs, such as Sierra Club Outdoors, to support charitable scientific, educational, literary, organizing, advocacy, and legal programs that further The Sierra Club Foundation's mission.

$10,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Gary Roberts

    $100

  • The Seguro Family

    $50

  • The Padberg Bartoo Family

    $50

  • andrea fusco

    $100

  • Ron Haines

    $25

  • Kate Seaber

    $100

  • Gateway Financial Partners

    $500

  • The Morton Family

    $50

  • Jason Kasprzak

    $50

  • Ed McGraw

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hayden

    $40

  • Chuck Kennedy

    $100

  • Chad Hussey

    $30

  • Hawkes & Huberdeau Woodworking

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The David Murphy Family

    $50

  • Sandy Englund

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Joe, Patti, Gabriel & Shannon

    $50

  • Jim Parise & Angela DeMarco

    $100

  • Sergio Sgarbi

    $200

  • Tom & Terry Sharp

    $100

  • Sandy birner

    $20

  • Jeanne Corey

    $25

  • Big Al

    $250

  • The DaCruz Family

    $100

  • Jon Stone & Bernard Peloquin

    $100

  • Paul F. Pare

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Scott & Beth Davilla

    $100

  • Todd & Valorie Hollister

    $250

  • Dave Louden

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fathom

    $60

  • Dan Rynaski

    $50

  • Jamie Auciello

    $25

  • Lou Golden

    $25

  • AW White

    $26

  • Rohan Freeman

    $50

  • Willington Nameplate Inc.

    $100

  • Simms PR

    $35

  • Chris Pickett

    $100

  • Andy Katz

    $50

  • Susan Gray

    $50

  • Joining Technologies

    $100

  • Caitlin C

    $25

  • Lindsay & Austin

    $50

  • Raychel Carey

    $50

  • Marisa Crean

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • LeAnne G

    $15

  • The Kaecheles

     

  • Lolly Nicol

    $15

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Silva

    $50

  • The Carey Family

     

  • Clare & Mark Kindall

    $200

  • Your Fleet Feet Peeps

    $184

  • Doug & Maggie - Matching dollar for dollar match

    $5,000

  • Bobby Emamian

    $50

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201% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $47,609 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Peter Martin

Amount Raised

$16,854

 

169% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Richter

Amount Raised

$10,450

 

105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gabe Margolis

Amount Raised

$10,130

 

203% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brent Robertson

Amount Raised

$10,050

 

201% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Hartupee

Amount Raised

$25

Donor Comments

Bobby Emamian

Bobby Emamian

DONATION: $50

Huge congrats, Brent! Just saw this and thought it was an amazing inspiration! My best to you and your family. -Bobby 2 years ago

Doug & Maggie - Matching dollar for dollar match

Doug & Maggie - Matching dollar for dollar match

DONATION: $5,000

2 years ago

Your Fleet Feet Peeps

Your Fleet Feet Peeps

DONATION: $184

2 years ago

Clare & Mark Kindall

Clare & Mark Kindall

DONATION: $200

Way to go!! Represent Bishop Road! 2 years ago

The Carey Family

The Carey Family

C'mon folks...almost there. 2 years ago

Chris Silva

Chris Silva

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Let's go Brent! 2 years ago

Lolly Nicol

Lolly Nicol

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

The Kaecheles

The Kaecheles

2 years ago

LeAnne G

LeAnne G

DONATION: $15

2 years ago