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Doug Keith's Fundraiser:

Special Olympics MA Boston Marathon 2015

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BENEFITING: Special Olympics Massachusetts

ORGANIZER: Special Olympics Massachusetts

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Doug Keith

THE STORY:

Why did I decide to run the Boston Marathon …..?

I am inspired by Special Olympic Athletes who push themselves every day and even more so when they compete –on the field, the court, in the pool or on the slopes – they overcome so many physical, emotional and mental challenges …. I decided I would push myself to the limits in their honor.

I have been involved with Special Olympics since May of 1998, when we learned that our son James had Down syndrome.  At that time we had no idea what was in store for us, for Jimmy or for our family.  We had no idea how lucky we would be to have Jimmy in our life, to watch him grow (and grow he did – now at 17 years old he is 5’ 10” and 180 pounds!)  We also had no idea how our lives would be forever changed by our involvement in Special Olympics of Massachusetts. 

We have been privileged to share in the joy of an athlete making her first basket – and to witness the tears on the parents’ faces as they watch with pride and amazement …. We’ve been encouraged by the cheering of the fans on a cold fall day at The Governor’s Academy – as students and faculty cheer on the Special Olympic soccer teams at the State Tournament … We’ve participated with pride as our entire school community competes in the School Day Track and Field Games … It all brings a smile to my face and tear to my eye … and the joy goes on …

So it is with these wonderful memories in mind that I endeavor to run a distance 5 times further than I have ever run in the past … if the Special Olympic athletes can do it I can at least give it my best!

I hope you will consider supporting me as I run the Boston Marathon to benefit Special Olympics of Massachusetts – and perhaps be inspired to join me in being part of this wonderful organization!

Thank you very much!

Doug Keith

$57,808

MONEY RAISED
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  • Peter & Nancy Killilea

    $150

  • Pare Family

    $250

  • Peter Bakkala

    $100

  • B.J. Brannan

     

  • adele, luke and lucy

    $200

  • Jayna and Brian Cooney

     

  • Anonymous

    $538

  • Patti

     

  • The Keenans

     

  • The Deerys

     

  • Justin Oates

    $200

  • Sam and Leslie Zales

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $10,000

  • The Nothnagle Family

    $100

  • Lyuba Eydlin

     

  • Ben McCormick

     

  • Sandra Keith

    $150

  • Alex and Austin

    $100

  • The Lysko Family

    $100

  • Beth & Dick Picard

    $50

  • Pat Bannon & Family

    $250

  • Judi Duffy

    $100

  • Kerin Grewal

     

  • Duke Cottrell

     

  • Ed & Trish Read

    $50

  • Lisa and Ted Kelley

    $30

  • Jim Calmas

    $100

  • Drew and Susan Tamoney

     

  • Bill/Marcia Mazeine

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Poirier Family

    $200

  • Matt

     

  • Emily Weiner

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Davis family

    $538

  • Stacey Lauren and Frank Doyle

    $538

  • Maxwell Family

     

  • Roy DiNicola

    $500

  • GMO Match - Julie Koeninger

    $50

  • Diane and Stephen Zedros

     

  • Jody Shuman

     

  • Ksenia Lebedeva Odonnell

    $25

  • John & Catherine Daniel

    $250

  • David Bohan

    $100

  • Tom Hancock

     

  • Jared Lou

    $50

  • Ken & Laurel Boivin

    $50

  • Downer Family

    $100

  • Gia

     

  • Jen MacHaffie

     

  • Shep and Karen Burnett

    $10

  • Jamison & Deborah Gagnier

    $100

  • The Mann Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Craig Family

    $100

  • Patty Giacobbe

    $50

  • Marc and Lynne Montanari

    $550

  • MJ Blanchette & Brian Cox

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lucas White

     

  • Matt Scheufele

     

  • Heather and Tom Mahoney

     

  • Joe Butler

     

  • Dave Miller Family

    $250

  • Joanne and Randy White

    $100

  • DK, JK,BK and KK

    $300

  • Lightship!

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rick Hill

     

  • James Swierc

     

  • Kyle Kessel

     

  • Jay and Caroline Lyons

    $100

  • John and Bitty TenBrook

     

  • Judy and Dave Brown

     

  • The Reisig Family

     

  • John Jakiemiec

     

  • Melanie Rudoy

     

  • The "Other" Keenans

     

  • Justin and Genevieve Wyner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • Barry and Margaret Fitzgerald

    $100

  • Julie Koeninger

    $100

  • Judith Lyden

     

  • Dan Traer

     

  • The Birrkhaeuser family

     

  • Bill Connolly

     

  • The Twadelle's

    $50

  • Federico Papa

     

  • John Morey

     

  • Comer Family

    $538

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sharon & Kevin Donovan

    $26

  • Rick & Jenn Weiler

    $250

  • Company Match

    $11,719

  • Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. Match

    $1,000

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116% Raised of $50,000 Goal

The Team: $131,528 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Doug Keith

Amount Raised

$57,808

 

116% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Keri Mandell

Amount Raised

$14,524

 

145% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Forchielli

Amount Raised

$13,800

 

94% Raised of $14,652 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gregory Schwartz

Amount Raised

$13,410

 

107% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Spindt

Amount Raised

$9,622

 

96% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jen Reilly

Amount Raised

$8,415

 

112% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Freeman

Amount Raised

$7,077

Fundraiser Title

Fe Ahrens

Amount Raised

$6,856

 

69% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. Match

Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. Match

DONATION: $1,000

2 years ago

Company Match

Company Match

DONATION: $11,719

2 years ago

Rick & Jenn Weiler

Rick & Jenn Weiler

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Sharon & Kevin Donovan

Sharon & Kevin Donovan

DONATION: $26

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

In honor of Doug Keith and his family 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Good luck this year!! 2 years ago

Comer Family

Comer Family

DONATION: $538

2 years ago

John Morey

John Morey

2 years ago

Federico Papa

Federico Papa

Doug, it is great that you're doing this for such a wonderful and meaningful cause. You are an inspiration to us all!! Hope to see you on marathon day but if I don't let's catch up soon at the BHH or, even better, let's celebrate your first marathon with well deserved drinks!! 2 years ago