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June 17th is the hike!
April 24, 2017

Hi everyone, just for clarity we picked June 17th as the day TEAM MARGIE will hike for 48 peaks as schedules aligned best on that day! Hope everyone  See more

BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association

EVENT: 48 Peaks

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THE STORY:

48 Peaks in 48 Hours. In one big collective effort, we’re climbing all of New Hampshire’s 4,000-footers in a single weekend. One team for each peak, with the Alzheimer's cause driving it all.

 

Team MARGIE is completing our 3rd Annual hike for the 48 Peaks event. While the event started in honor of my Mother, Margie Steele, but we hike each year in honor of all who have suffered from this terrible disease or loved ones who have suffered along with them.


We would be greatly appreciative of any donations to our cause, and certainly welcome anyone who wishes to participate in the hike on June 17th. 


Our Story:

My Mother, Margie,  was kind, giving and happy, devoted to her family and committed to helping others. She started the Cohasset Food Pantry in 1992. She was named 2006 Citizen of the Year by the Town of Cohasset for her selfless and generous service to her community. Those who knew Mom would describe her as one of the most genuinely nice and caring people they've met. 


Our family was forever changed when Margie was diagnosed with Young Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Margie had symptoms in her mid-forties, was diagnosed in her early fifties and by age 55, she was in the late stages.  She peacefully passed away in our home, just two weeks after her 58th birthday.


It is impossible to put into words what is was like to witness Margie's mind and her awareness unravel. As the foundation of who she was, slowly, relentlessly crumbled and she slipped away from us. Mom, due to her illness, slipped past our graduations,  first jobs and even our weddings. Eventually, everyone and everything was forgotten and Mom completely lost herself. For our family, particularly my father Matt, every moment of every day was consumed with the logistics of caring for Margie and the accompanying fear, anger, sadness, loneliness, exhaustion and drama of it all. It is an indescribable, overwhelming experience. Alzheimer's robbed my mother of everything she had worked so hard for all her life. She lost both her past and her future. My father lost his loving wife, my sisters and I lost our wonderful mother, and the world lost a truly remarkable person.


Alzheimer's Disease devastated my family, and it will devastate millions of other families.  It will certainly devastate someone you know - a spouse, parent, sibling, friend, co-worker or neighbor. We are deeply saddened with the loss of our beautiful mother, Margie. We want to honor her and keep her memory alive. We are focusing our energy into raising awareness about Margie's illness and funding reasearch for developing a cure.   

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To This Fundraiser

$4,075

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jon Grimm

    $100

  • Bill Grimm & Debbie Shadd

    $200

  • Ann Kelly

    $100

  • Tom McGwire

    $100

  • Jeff and Ellie Waal

    $25

  • Holly and Steve Allen

    $25

  • Leah Mullen

    $50

  • Sam Steele

    $100

  • Kate & Mackenzie Fulk

    $200

  • Jenna Steele

    $100

  • Kim Van Etten

    $50

  • Abby Foley

    $50

  • Mike & Alicia Pritchard

    $100

  • Liz Chapin

    $100

  • Jeff Brown

    $100

  • Sweet Relief Nursery and Preschool- Lyni Previte

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mary Previte

    $100

  • Bryan Healy

    $100

  • Katie Callahan

    $25

  • Paul R Previte and Associates

    $500

  • Meghan McCarrick

    $100

  • Brandon

    $100

  • McCarrick Family

    $100

  • Christina Norton

    $25

  • The Friedmans

     

  • Adam Serio

     

  • Mike Corry

    $50

  • Coley

    $200

  • Dan Monahan

    $50

  • Matt Casey

    $100

  • Chris davis

    $100

  • The Musts

    $50

  • Dave M

    $50

  • Steven Abrams/ Christine Taylor

    $100

  • Steve Abrams

    $100

  • Jaymie

    $100

  • Sara & Bob

     

  • John Keniley

    $100

  • Carl and Marcia Van Etten

    $300

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136% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $4,075 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Carl and Marcia Van Etten

Carl and Marcia Van Etten

DONATION: $300

11 months ago

John Keniley

John Keniley

DONATION: $100

In memory of Kathleen Vogelman 11 months ago

Sara & Bob

Sara & Bob

11 months ago

Jaymie

Jaymie

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Steve Abrams

Steve Abrams

DONATION: $100

For Margie 11 months ago

Steven Abrams/ Christine Taylor

Steven Abrams/ Christine Taylor

DONATION: $100

Grandma Fraile 11 months ago

Dave M

Dave M

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

The Musts

The Musts

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Chris davis

Chris davis

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Matt Casey

Matt Casey

DONATION: $100

11 months ago