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BENEFITING: FriendshipWorks

EVENT: FriendshipWorks Second Annual Walk-a-Thon

EVENT DATE: May 21, 2017

Bryan Perkins

THE STORY:

 

Walk with us and embrace the power of Friendship!

"Grandma let’s go for a walk today, it’s so nice out!"
"No! I just want to go to Papa Ginos!"

My Grandma was a routine woman. She had been ever since she married the man of her dreams at 18yrs old. But in her older age, my grandma fell victim to social isolation. I didn’t realize really how bad it was until I started working at FriendshipWorks and matched myself with her to motivate me to visit her more frequently. Sunday afternoon became our ritual, Papa Ginos became our regular spot and we became their number one customers. Out of all the things to get, it was always an Italian sub she ordered. When she passed away in the Fall of 2015, I know she went out with a smile because she had me, not only her grandson but her best friend and side kick each week!

Helping elders has become a passion of mine since beginning my adventures with FriendshipWorks nearly 3 years ago. I tell my friends now that I don’t have my grandma anymore, but I have hundreds of them (through work)!  Whether listening to their stories, helping them out with an errand, or placing them with a nice volunteer friend for weekly visits and good company, I recognized the importance of friendship and socialization no matter what age you are!

Help me by walking to end elder isolation and donate to help FriendshipWorks do the same through its numerous volunteer-elder programs. Even if you can’t walk, DONATE TO MY TEAM and help me raise awareness by telling others you know about the important work we do to help elders be happy and thrive in older age.

For every $25 donation, I will hug an elder in Boston and say it’s from you! (if you want me to say your name, if not, I’ll give an anonymous hug on your behalf)

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To This Fundraiser

$1,605

MONEY RAISED
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  • Patricia Maguire

    $25

  • Kelley :)

    $100

  • Nick Kolenda

    $25

  • Nancy

    $25

  • Barry Kessler

    $100

  • Vicky Messier

    $100

  • The Buckler Family

     

  • Meg Barhite

     

  • The Saltzman Family

    $85

  • Mary Sanderson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Peter Coffin

    $25

  • Alyssa Crews

    $25

  • Mary Kate Powers

    $25

  • Barry, Annie and Adam Dugan-Lewis

    $100

  • Maura Dickey

    $25

  • Emily Burbridge

    $25

  • veena reddy tatikonda

    $25

  • Virginia Adams

    $25

  • Ken L.

    $25

  • Jennifer Torgersen

     

  • Martha Burns Price

     

  • Christy O'Neil

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Carol Sarasin

    $25

  • Chris Raney

    $25

  • William Mullin

    $25

  • Georgie Wynn

    $25

  • EMI Strategic Marketing

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brendan

    $25

  • Don Carrier

    $20

  • Brian and Emma Maguire

    $100

  • Bruce Shatsuell

    $10

  • All Dorchester Sports League Inc.

    $25

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321% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $1,605 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Maguire

Amount Raised

$855

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Perkins

Amount Raised

$750

 

150% Raised of $500 Goal

Donor Comments

All Dorchester Sports League Inc.

All Dorchester Sports League Inc.

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Brian and Emma Maguire

Brian and Emma Maguire

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Don Carrier

Don Carrier

DONATION: $20

1 year ago

Bruce Shatsuell

Bruce Shatsuell

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Brendan

Brendan

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

EMI Strategic Marketing

EMI Strategic Marketing

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Georgie Wynn

Georgie Wynn

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

William Mullin

William Mullin

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Chris Raney

Chris Raney

DONATION: $25

1 year ago