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Chris Blood via Crowdrise
February 22, 2012

Just did 14 miles on Sunday, looking forward to my next run of 16.  See more
Chris Blood

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,


As many of you already know, on April 16th 2012, I will be running in the 116th Boston Marathon. I am excited to be running my first marathon, especially because I am running on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.  BBBSMB is a fantastic organization that promotes the healthy development of children through one-to-one friendships with caring, responsible adults, supported by trained professional staff. Being a Big Brother myself, I know firsthand the impact this agency has on the lives of the children and the families they serve.  

For nearly two years, I have had the pleasure of mentoring my Little Brother Jakeim, an energetic and thoughtful 9 year old, who lives with his grandmother Jessie and his little brother Tyquan on Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. His mother died two years ago and his father is currently not a part of his life. Although Jakeim’s life has been full of ups and downs in his nine years, you wouldn’t know it if you met him. Jakeim is a fun loving, clever and happy kid who, like most boys his age, enjoys playing sports, video games and eating pizza.


With this e-mail, I am reaching out to you in hopes that you will support me in running the Boston Marathon, and help me reach my goal of raising $5,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Your generosity will help BBBSMB bring the transformative power of mentoring into the lives of the most at-risk youth in Greater Boston.  Currently there are 1,600 children in Boston waiting for a mentor, but the funds that I raise through the marathon will help chip away at that number and match more deserving children with a Big Brother or Big Sister of their very own.  The easiest way to make a donation is at my fundraiser webpage,  http://www.crowdrise.com/ChrisBlood#projects , you can also send a check made out to ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay’ to my home address at 26 Eddy Street, Waltham, MA 02453.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has provided tremendous support to me in my efforts to be a great mentor and a fun Big Brother to Jakeim so that I can try to make a difference in his life. Even the smallest amount you contribute to my run will make a difference.  Not only would I appreciate your support in the form of a donation, but it would be great to see you all on race day as I make my 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston.

I just finished a 14 mile run this past weekend and will move onto 16 miles in just a few days now; your support is crucial to my success and the success of Jakeim and many young boys and girls like him, thank you so much for your consideration.

All the best,

Chris

$6,373

MONEY RAISED
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  • Spencer Hotz

    $20

  • Bro. Eric

    $20

  • Dan Gregorio

    $50

  • Capt Awesome

    $25

  • Mully

     

  • Peter Beacham

    $50

  • Posner

    $50

  • Sassy Bear

    $20

  • H Murray T

    $20

  • Nathan Hallford

    $40

  • Larry Bethune

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Chris E.

    $35

  • Bro. Mark

    $25

  • mary and john Bergstrom

    $100

  • McCoy Family

    $50

  • The Franks

    $50

  • Helene Challis

    $25

  • Bud Bergstrom

     

  • ernest

    $25

  • Gianluca

    $100

  • Lampman Family

     

  • Denise and Amil

    $50

  • Chrissy Brown

    $25

  • Oppenheim Family

    $50

  • MN Nice

    $100

  • Diane

    $100

  • Wren Dana

    $50

  • Mary Bergstrom

    $100

  • Association of Sober Living

    $100

  • J.L. Bond

    $50

  • Carl Gordon

    $100

  • David Sewall

    $15

  • Leya Neilson

    $50

  • David M. Umbarger Jr.

    $50

  • L. Trecartin

    $50

  • Jennifer Latchford

    $100

  • William Bottomley

    $50

  • Brian Sewall

    $25

  • Douglas Armstrong

    $100

  • Fred Sewall

    $20

  • Herbert G. Dunphy, Jr.

    $50

  • Camille Salvaggio

    $25

  • Neavyn Family

    $100

  • Goody

    $75

  • Patricia Bergstrom

    $100

  • Leslie Mayer

    $100

  • Karen Noymer

    $100

  • Norman Bogosian

    $100

  • Your Vermont Family!

    $100

  • Anna Rutherford

    $25

  • The Mantey Family

    $25

  • Janet Sanders

    $50

  • Jennifer Dugan

    $25

  • Jenn Pagach

    $20

  • Erica Iavarone

    $25

  • Jim Franklin

    $25

  • Josh and Ali (Blood) Oxton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ron and Mary Eckel

    $50

  • Joanne Dee

     

  • John Sanders & Annabelle Ship

    $50

  • Lisa and Ethan Lerner

    $200

  • Eric and Amanda Kinniburgh

    $150

  • Jacqueline and Anthony Lampasona

    $25

  • Robert & Rosemary Holland

    $50

  • Jill Hutton

    $50

  • William Holland

    $50

  • Hong Wu

    $60

  • Jessica Marshall

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Courtney, Eric, & Carson

    $30

  • Aaron Hersh

    $100

  • Stig Bergquist

     

  • Matthew Sullivan

    $100

  • mandana mahmoodi

    $60

  • Elysia

    $78

  • The Flynns

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Marcus Cardoso

     

  • Judith & Gerard Concannon

    $10

  • Thomas D. Horn MD

    $50

  • David Henry Sanders

    $50

  • N. Eaton

    $25

  • Friends of Brigham & Womens Hospital

    $100

  • Sheila M. Broderick

    $100

  • On Behalf of Mary Ellen Shea

    $100

  • George R. Hotz

    $75

  • Robert A. Jeffery

    $100

  • Robert M. Eaton

    $50

  • David Riguald

    $50

  • Donald Laliberte

    $150

  • Philip & Mariann Rand

    $50

  • Judith & Anthony Blood

    $25

  • Kathryn & Charles Blood

    $350

  • Mirna Rogriguez

    $25

  • Roger Austin

    $20

  • Christine Weston

    $50

  • Norfolk Lodge

    $300

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The Team: $40,078 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tim O'Brien

Amount Raised

$10,001

 

143% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Christine Miskinis

Amount Raised

$6,749

Fundraiser Title

Chris Blood

Amount Raised

$6,373

Fundraiser Title

Brian Boyle

Amount Raised

$6,234

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Perroni

Amount Raised

$5,651

Fundraiser Title

Calixto Perez

Amount Raised

$4,820

Fundraiser Title

zach baron

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Norfolk Lodge

Norfolk Lodge

DONATION: $300

6 years ago

Christine Weston

Christine Weston

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Roger Austin

Roger Austin

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Mirna Rogriguez

Mirna Rogriguez

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Kathryn & Charles Blood

Kathryn & Charles Blood

DONATION: $350

6 years ago

Judith & Anthony Blood

Judith & Anthony Blood

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Philip & Mariann Rand

Philip & Mariann Rand

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Donald Laliberte

Donald Laliberte

DONATION: $150

6 years ago

David Riguald

David Riguald

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Robert M. Eaton

Robert M. Eaton

DONATION: $50

6 years ago