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Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Fundraiser:

Team ALSMA Boston Marathon 2013

Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long's Photo
Kathleen Toto and Pamela Long

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

We have decided to take on the greatest physical challenge of our lives and run the Boston Marathon on April 15th in honor of our Dad's battle with ALS.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease), is a progressive and fatal neuromuscular disease that affects the body's voluntary muscle movement. The condition rapidly progresses from muscle weakness to paralysis of the limbs and eventually, to vital functions such as speech, swallowing and breathing. There is no cure for ALS and the average life expectancy of an ALS patient is two to five years.

Our Dad, who just celebrated his 63rd birthday, was diagnosed early last year after experiencing weakness in his left leg. Since that fateful day, he has been an inspiration to everyone who knows him. His optimism and love of life and family have been unrelenting. We believe there is a reason our Dad was chosen for this battle; he is brave, self-less and full of hope, and as our Mom says, is truly "showing us the way." We draw from his strength every day (especially training days) and believe we are going to find a cure in his lifetime.

As Dad is faced with this challenge, we have committed ourselves to running the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 as part of Team ALSMA. The Massachusetts Chapter of the ALS Association provides no-cost services to ALS families like ours, which include support groups, home visits, counseling, equipment loans, and community resources. In addition to the numerous patient-care programs offered, the ALS Association funds cutting-edge global research in hopes that one day soon we will find a cure to this insidious disease. To learn more about this wonderful organization, please visit www.alsassociationma.org.

Dad never missed one of our athletic events; always on the sidelines cheering us on. Now it's time for us to be his cheerleaders.

We would love your support by making a donation and sponsoring us for the 2013 Boston Marathon. We will be thinking of each and every one of you as we make our way to the finish line!

With much gratitude,

Kathleen and Pam

 

"Charity and personal force are the only investments worth anything." - Walt Whitman

 

$14,390

MONEY RAISED
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  • Molly Steinkrauss

    $100

  • Andrew, Em, Olivia, Will, & Charlotte Hodgkinson

    $100

  • The Commoss Family

    $100

  • Linda & Jerry

    $200

  • Matthew Thornhill

     

  • Doug and Jen Fowler

    $25

  • Jon and Jess Heck

    $25

  • Lisa and Jeff Case

    $100

  • Dave, Paul, and Jeff Goodman

    $100

  • Allie Nichols

    $20

  • Perry and Toni

    $250

  • Gyllenborg Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kristin & Joe Campiotti

    $100

  • Mike & Julie Weissenburger

    $100

  • Kathie and Tom Dooley

    $50

  • Paul and Rebecca M.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeff & Mary Ellen Cowhey

    $250

  • Linda and Rich Lovering

    $500

  • Barbara and Skip Truesdale

    $100

  • Anita Trullinger

    $100

  • Patrice

     

  • Jen and Shaun Ferguson

     

  • Scott & Anne Moore

    $100

  • Annie Carpinelli & Mag Remon

    $200

  • Tony & Linda Nicolosi

    $100

  • Katie & Rob

     

  • Alice McGovern

    $100

  • Gia Fruscione-Loizides

    $25

  • Bob Ridolfi & Noel Long

    $150

  • Tom and Jane Dyszkiewicz

    $100

  • Stephanie & Dennis O'Leary

     

  • Charlie & Anne Sisso

    $50

  • Marisa + Joe + Ben Fava

    $50

  • Jennie and Andrew Sheridan

    $100

  • Carol Cunningham

    $100

  • Marianne & Scott

    $100

  • Michael & Lauren Bradbury

    $100

  • Al Toto and Barbra Martin

    $150

  • alan and deb polackwich

    $100

  • Tinky & Mark Maritzen

    $250

  • Bob and Ho Scott

    $100

  • Bob and Linda Barrett

    $200

  • Dave and Patty Jo

     

  • Cameron and Corey Evans

     

  • Anne & Pete Osborne

    $100

  • Matt & Kathy Barrett

    $100

  • Beth & Henry Peabody

     

  • leo

    $100

  • Jane and Ted Schlueter

    $50

  • SMYTHE VOLVO

    $100

  • Daurelle & Bob Harris

    $50

  • Jack and Trish Garber

    $100

  • Terri Kearney Kugler

    $100

  • Bob Wiss

    $100

  • Matthew, Amanda, Adelaide and Oliver

    $100

  • Kathleen, Alby, Alby, Ava & Andrew

     

  • Marie Ann Williams

    $100

  • The Gordon Family

    $50

  • Quintin Hislop-New Zealand

    $30

  • Lauren Kuszmar

    $100

  • Betty Lou Barrett Bowles & Peter Bowles

     

  • Dunworth Family

    $250

  • Bro and Elaine Krift

    $25

  • Mary & Regan Kenyon

    $200

  • Tripp and Carrie Cherry

    $40

  • Nancy Barrett

    $50

  • The Black Family

    $100

  • The Gates Family

    $50

  • Paul, Holly and Katherine Foley

    $100

  • Stillman Volvo

    $250

  • John & Allison Donovan

    $100

  • Florence & John Velluto

    $50

  • Kyley Weida

    $100

  • Lara Whelan McIntyre and Family

    $50

  • whitney and Mike Gillett

    $75

  • Tracy and Marc Orloff

     

  • Kasey

    $18

  • Sarah Crawford

    $26

  • Erin & Sander van Otterloo

    $50

  • Colleen and Brendan McHugh

     

  • Linda and Scott Barnard

    $100

  • The Blaisdells

    $100

  • Rizza Family

    $50

  • Beverley Richey

     

  • The Commito Family

    $200

  • Bridget and Erik Koch

    $100

  • Lisa & Adam Crane

    $50

  • Lauren Crawford

    $100

  • Neil Van Leeuwen

     

  • Brian Mayerhofer

    $26

  • Adam and Phil

    $50

  • Lourdes and Tim Whelan

    $50

  • The Goedkoop's

    $50

  • Shelly, Trey, & Noel Lackey

    $50

  • Victoria Dosch

     

  • The Rankin Family

    $100

  • The Goldenberg Family

    $50

  • Matt& Andrea Cox

    $100

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144% Raised of $10,000 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

Matt& Andrea Cox

Matt& Andrea Cox

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Goldenberg Family

The Goldenberg Family

DONATION: $50

We hope that our little contribution will help with continued research in finding a cure for ALS. 5 years ago

The Rankin Family

The Rankin Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Victoria Dosch

Victoria Dosch

I was inspired by your story and commitment, Kathleen. What a dad your father must be, to have raised such selfless and tremendous daughters. I am thinking of you right now as the day has finished so differently than you could have ever imagined. Hugs and prayers and love to you. But most of all my best wishes to your dear Daddio. xox 5 years ago

Shelly, Trey, & Noel Lackey

Shelly, Trey, & Noel Lackey

DONATION: $50

Go Girls! We love your dad!! 5 years ago

The Goedkoop's

The Goedkoop's

DONATION: $50

Good luck! Your most likely in the thick of it now!! GO GO! I have had many friends affected by this disease. We need a cure! 5 years ago

Lourdes and Tim Whelan

Lourdes and Tim Whelan

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Adam and Phil

Adam and Phil

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Brian Mayerhofer

Brian Mayerhofer

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Neil Van Leeuwen

Neil Van Leeuwen

Have a great run--I'm excited to hear how it goes!!! 5 years ago