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Ashley Zolenski's Fundraiser:

Team BMC 2013

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Ashley Zolenski

THE STORY:

Hello, friend!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page (as if you had a choice...I'm sure by now I've emailed, called, texted, Facebooked, Linkedin, Tweeted, Instagrammed, written and/or smoke signaled you a dozen times, reminding you to donate)! 

For the sixth year in a row, I am honored to be running the Boston Marathon for the Cancer Patient Support Services Fund at Boston Medical Center (BMC). 

This year, running for the Cancer Patient Support Services Fund is especially important and special to me because I am running it in memory of my friend, Jamie Riehle (he's the one in the picture with me), who passed away last fall. Jamie was diagnosed in 2004 with mouth cancer and started to get treatment at Boston Medical Center. He soon became very involved with the programs at the hospital, volunteering at cancer screenings and then starting the Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, a group that continues to meet to this day. Jamie stayed very involved throughout the years, participating in fundraisers for BMC and even organized his own fundraising event. 

Jamie and I met when I worked at BMC, and I instantly was inspired and touched by his courage, strength, positive attitude and desire to help others. Despite what Jamie went through, he never complained about how he was feeling and he still thought to ask others how they are doing. 

I know Jamie would be "Riehle" happy to know that the Cancer Patient Support Services Fund is still going strong at BMC and still getting support! 

Over the past five years - because of the generous donations from all of you - I've raised more than $50,000 for the Cancer Patient Support Services Fund! This fund includes important services such as cancer support groups, transportation to and from appointments, care packages and interpreter services. BMC serves people who come from some of Boston's poorest neighborhoods who really depend on these services. 

I am committed to raising another $10,000 for people who are less fortunate than us, and I can only do with your help! 

At this point you are probably saying to yourself, "Wow, this is AMAZING. I want to help. Also, Ashley is so awesome!" Ok, you probably didn't say that last part, but I know you want to help! And now, you are probably asking yourself, "How much can I donate?!? And, how is it that Ashley is so awesome?!?!" Again, you probably didn't ask yourself that last part, but the answer is: You can donate whatever amount you want (actually, I think it's a $5 minimum on this site to donate, so, you can't really donate whatever amount you want...sorry!)! 

Running 26.2 miles is not an easy thing to do, but it will be a whole lot easier knowing I have the support from you! 

Here are a few suggested giving donation amounts: 

$26.20 - A dollar for every mile I run!

$42 - A dollar for every kilometer I run! 

$117 - A dollar for the 117th Boston Marathon! 

$2,640 - A dollar for every foot I climb on Heartbreak Hill!

Thank you for making a difference! 

$12,621

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maura Harrington

    $144

  • Kaelin

    $20

  • Sarin Sok

     

  • Neda

    $20

  • MEEEEE

    $25

  • ilana

    $25

  • Emilie and Adam

    $50

  • Jodi Teal

    $50

  • Michael Moody

    $75

  • The Mitchells

    $75

  • judie hart

    $200

  • Anya Oskolkova

    $20

  • Anna C.

     

  • The Carey Family (Alix, Kevin, Anya and Eamon)

    $200

  • shaun barrett

    $100

  • Fundraiser at Rattlesnake Bar

    $1,075

  • Elysia Yet

     

  • Charles Doulos

     

  • Connie Wong

     

  • Kim and Jose Garcia

     

  • Bryon Baily

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • John Paulmann

    $100

  • Elysia & Jason

    $126

  • Kristen Gleason

     

  • Katie

     

  • Ashley

    $30

  • Alissa Thuotte

    $30

  • Alex

    $25

  • Denise Stephens

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Martina Clarey

    $20

  • Heidi Z

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Liz Weisman

     

  • Nicki MacManus

    $50

  • traci

     

  • Paul and Amanda

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt & Harry S. Truman

     

  • Caitlin Flynn

     

  • lisa Sarno

    $100

  • Christine Pepi

     

  • Stan and Chris Zolenski

     

  • Phuntsok

    $25

  • Jen & Gino

    $25

  • Jess Willhoft

     

  • Linda and Zachary Zolendziewski

    $50

  • Monday Matching

    $1,132

  • Kristen Gleason

     

  • Chris Kennedy

    $50

  • Jeff Kent

    $50

  • Sonali Sengupta

    $50

  • Diane

    $30

  • Corie Lynn smith

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kori N.

     

  • Steve Weisman and Kate Tracey

    $100

  • Jessica Orndorff

    $20

  • Carrie and Rich Garfield

    $50

  • Trevor & Ashley

    $50

  • Lorraine Barnett

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Paul Guarracino

     

  • B Klotz

    $117

  • Emily Donovan

    $50

  • Kim & Tim Myers

    $100

  • Sarin & Dan

     

  • Harry Chiang

    $126

  • Kristen Harrington

    $42

  • Christine Rehlander

    $25

  • Monday Matching

    $1,358

  • matt cromie

    $50

  • Majority Leader Stan C. Rosenberg & Bryon Hefner

    $100

  • Andria Silva

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Katy Franta

    $20

  • Sarah and Nil

    $20

  • Liz Walker

     

  • xyomie & lynette

    $50

  • Ian Walshe

     

  • MIchael Sherwood

     

  • Anonymous in support of Ashley Zolenski

    $45

  • Maggie Peplowski

    $25

  • Jim and Julie Zolendziewski

    $50

  • Tricia

    $27

  • Amanda Dalia

    $30

  • The Waters Family

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Dan Bond

    $50

  • Jenna Roberts

     

  • The Colies

    $25

  • Moriah

     

  • vinnie

    $25

  • Raffle and match

    $250

  • Monday Matching

    $590

  • Matching gift for Jane Kim

     

  • Matching

    $100

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

The Team: $315,506 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Boston Medical Center

Amount Raised

$71,117

 

24% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maureen Ahern Kiely

Amount Raised

$18,197

 

182% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Salyer

Amount Raised

$16,680

 

167% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hilary Alford

Amount Raised

$13,094

 

262% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Oates

Amount Raised

$13,094

 

145% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Therese Hudson

Amount Raised

$12,842

 

161% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ashley Zolenski

Amount Raised

$12,621

Fundraiser Title

Leslie Walstrom

Amount Raised

$10,185

Donor Comments

Matching

Matching

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Matching gift for Jane Kim

Matching gift for Jane Kim

5 years ago

Monday Matching

Monday Matching

DONATION: $590

5 years ago

Raffle and match

Raffle and match

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

vinnie

vinnie

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Moriah

Moriah

5 years ago

The Colies

The Colies

DONATION: $25

In memory of Shirley Sliwa 5 years ago

Jenna Roberts

Jenna Roberts

5 years ago

Dan Bond

Dan Bond

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

In memory of Jamie and in support of the Cancer Patient Support Services Fund 5 years ago