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Team AccesSportAmerica Boston 2012

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December 28, 2011

Please help me in helping people with disabilities. And at the same time, help me get to Boston in 2012  See more

BENEFITING: ACCESSPORTAMERICA INC

ORGANIZER: ACCESSPORTAMERICA INC

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Sean O'Grady

THE STORY:

I did my first marathon in 2008.  Following my first Chicago Marathon adventure, I had the opportunity to celebrate my 40th by returning to my hometown and running the 40th NYC Marathon in 2009.  In 2010, the heat in Chicago impeded my goal to qualify for Boston.  I returned in 2011 to the Chicago field, and with the help of the Hansen Brothers training program, the exception support of family and friends, and somewhat favorable weather conditions, I finally achieved a qualifying time for Boston.  And of course, the field was closed for 2012.  So, I have partnered with Access Sport America to support their mission of inclusion for people with disabilities - and my lifelong dream to run Boston in 2012.

 

ACCESSPORTAMERICA INC wrote -

AccesSportAmerica, a national, non-profit founded in 1995, inspries higher function and fitness for children and adults of all disabilities through high-challenge sports and training.

AccesSportAmerica was founded by Executive Director Ross Lilley in 1995. At the time, Rev. Ross Lilley was the Minster at the South Acton Congregational Church in Acton, Massachusetts. Ross left his position in the summer of 2001 to devote his efforts full-time to AccesSportAmerica.

Prior to founding AccesSportAmerica, Ross had been adapting and teaching windsurfing for people with disabilities since 1984. A pioneer in adaptive equipment and training techniques, Ross serves as chief instructor and inventor for AccesSportAmerica so that windsurfing and other high-challenge water sports are possible for children and adults living with disabilities. AccesSportAmerica was the first to adapt the sport of windsurfing in the United States.

AccesSportAmerica first came to national attention when The Boston Globe reported on Ross and his son, Joshua born in 1985 with cerebral palsy and quadriplegia, windsurfing off the coast of Cape Cod. National coverage on ABC Good Morning America with Medical Editor Dr. Tim Johnson and in major windsurfing magazines soon followed.  

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MONEY RAISED
  • JP & Krista Gallagher

     

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4% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $33,165 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Joshua Crary

Amount Raised

$6,791

 

113% Raised of$6,000 Goal

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John Luce

Amount Raised

$5,266

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andrea bemis

Amount Raised

$5,100

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Chris Rosol

Amount Raised

$4,185

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Louis Rawden

Amount Raised

$4,172

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Craig Estee

Amount Raised

$4,096

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Kelly Kerrigan

Amount Raised

$2,345

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Karen Gurian

Amount Raised

$1,000

Donor Comments

JP & Krista Gallagher

JP & Krista Gallagher

Good luck! 7 years ago