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Karen Carr's Fundraiser:

Team ALSMA Boston Marathon 2013

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Karen Carr via Crowdrise
January 16, 2013

Karen Carr

THE STORY:

I am running the Boston Marathon and my very first marathon in memory of my father. I am excited to be given this opportunity to be a part of Team ALSMA and will be especially motivated knowing that it will benefit such a worthy cause.

As many of you may know, this is a personal cause for me. My father was diagnosed with ALS in 2005 and he courageously fought this disease while simultaneously working full-time and coaching his sports teams. Within a year of diagnosis, he became dependent on his Dynavox for communication (a speech generating device) and a feeding tube for nourishment.  

Then in 2007, my father had his first bout of Pneumonia and spent 3 months in ICU and then later was transferred to a rehabilitation center. He came home with vent and trach in place. At this point, he had no mobility in his upper body and his speech was gone. 

Throughout the challenges and trials of this disease, my father never gave up. A born optimist until the day he passed, December 23, 2008. He is remembered for his courage, humor and his drive to raise awareness for ALS. I am proud to follow in his footsteps and continue to raise awareness for this cruel and devastating disease.  

One day we will have this beat but until then I will continue to support this very important cause. Thank you for your support! I hope to see you all at the finish line!! 

Karen

 

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association wrote -

Team ALSMA is a dedicated group of Boston Marathon runners who are raising awareness and  funds to benefit the cutting-edge research, vital patient care programs and important advocacy work of the ALS Assn. MA Chapter. Each team member has a relationship to a patient who has battled or is battling this disease. They run because they can!  Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progrssive, fatal, neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis. Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes someone will lose their battle with this disease. Please support a member of Team ALSMA!

Thanks and comeout and cheers our runners on Marathon Monday!

$6,205

MONEY RAISED
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  • George Shackil

    $50

  • Kathleen Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Andrew & Kristin

    $100

  • Marie and Tom Kelly

    $100

  • Michael Marshaleck

    $50

  • Ian Comber

    $25

  • Hannah

    $50

  • John Ratliff

    $25

  • Kristen & Joe Marshaleck

    $50

  • The Niziolek Family

    $25

  • Mimi and George Limbach

    $50

  • Laura DiMaiuta

    $25

  • Tom, melissa Julia Alaina Rebecca

    $100

  • Erin ODonnell

    $25

  • Nikki Lyons

    $40

  • Jessica Vita

    $25

  • Whitney and Mike V

    $25

  • Kelsey Miller

    $10

  • Linda French

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Scott Farrell

    $50

  • Ashley and Jonas

    $25

  • Joyce Vollero

    $50

  • Mary Bohannon

    $10

  • Megan Smith

    $50

  • Brian & Angela Nocerino

    $50

  • David and Adrienne Bennett

    $30

  • Francesca & Tyler

    $25

  • Allison Sempey

    $20

  • Ginny and Larry Adams

    $75

  • Michael & Sara Spurlock

    $25

  • Chuch for Three Swimmers

     

  • Danielle Chuba

    $25

  • Marge Smith ("M" Street, Juniata)

    $25

  • Julie McCartney

    $25

  • Richard Zotra

    $50

  • H & J DeCato

    $250

  • Michael Beauton & Karen Rubiano

    $100

  • Donna, Ed, and Megan

    $50

  • John & Jane Marshaleck

    $100

  • Tiffany Anton

    $25

  • Annie & David O'Donnell

    $260

  • Ali P

    $25

  • Julie

    $25

  • Casey Tang

    $25

  • Ariel Nieman

    $30

  • Lebanon Emblem Club #358

    $100

  • Liz and Chris Tetley

    $30

  • Thomas W. Hulk

    $50

  • Chris & Donna Lochrie

    $50

  • Carolyn Murphy

    $10

  • Kate and Todd Shanks (Murphy & Jake, too)

    $30

  • Kate Morin

    $100

  • Brett & Kendra

    $30

  • Patti Robinson

    $25

  • Kerry Glavin

    $25

  • The Heseltine Family

    $30

  • Staci Rivas & Crystal Johnson

     

  • Loraine & David Brown

     

  • Katie Hagan

    $25

  • Fran Gordon

    $25

  • Sue McLaughlin

    $25

  • Kristy Chambrelli, Jarrod & Finlay Ratcliffe

     

  • Connie Carr

    $500

  • Evelyn McCrea

    $125

  • Mary Evans

    $25

  • Geoff, Rachel & Ryan

    $150

  • Chuck & Eileen Carpinella

     

  • Bezerra Family

     

  • The Familetti Family

    $50

  • Katie Waszak

    $25

  • Donna Watterson

    $25

  • Roar

     

  • Kira Louise Feeter

    $30

  • Katie Silverstein

    $30

  • Basil & Janet Kuzio

    $50

  • Beth Hughes

    $20

  • Patrick Dowd

    $25

  • Cindy Dillon Brightman

    $50

  • Casey Kuzio

    $50

  • Jamie Braddock

    $20

  • Janna Lee

    $15

  • Michele Stryker

    $20

  • Caroline Buggy

    $50

  • Jackie Goldberg LPN

    $25

  • Nancy Nicholson

    $25

  • Nora Boisvert

     

  • The Galligan Family

    $100

  • Mike Selbovitz

    $10

  • Rachel & John Knapp

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Justin G

    $25

  • Anna Ferrucci

     

  • Natalie Kuzio

     

  • Nancy (+Sara) Drago

     

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hulk

    $25

  • Blake and Kyle

    $50

  • Chelsea Darnell

    $25

  • Lauren Reich

    $10

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103% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $40,217 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long

Amount Raised

$14,390

 

144% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mick Blosser

Amount Raised

$7,300

 

104% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Levitt

Amount Raised

$6,260

 

104% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Carr

Amount Raised

$6,205

 

103% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Blasczyk

Amount Raised

$6,062

 

101% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The ALS Association Massachusetts C...

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $40,000 Goal

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Pet D

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Jomarie O'Mahony

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Lauren Reich

Lauren Reich

DONATION: $10

Good luck today Karen! 5 years ago

Chelsea Darnell

Chelsea Darnell

DONATION: $25

Love you Karen, good luck tomorrow!!!! 5 years ago

Blake and Kyle

Blake and Kyle

DONATION: $50

To honor the memory of your Dad. 5 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hulk

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hulk

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Nancy (+Sara) Drago

Nancy (+Sara) Drago

Wishing you the Best (sorry This was So late..!) Hydrate, hydrate ... Hydrate! :) 5 years ago

Natalie Kuzio

Natalie Kuzio

5 years ago

Anna Ferrucci

Anna Ferrucci

Good luck Karen! I know you will make your dad proud! <3 5 years ago

Justin G

Justin G

DONATION: $25

Good luck! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Rachel & John Knapp

Rachel & John Knapp

DONATION: $30

So impressed that you're going to run the Boston Marathon! Good Luck! Your father was truly a great man :-) 5 years ago