Will McNamara's Fundraiser:

Team Eye and Ear 2015 Boston Marathon

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Will McNamara

THE STORY:

I encourage you to watch the video to the left and learn more about my story. 

On April 20th, 2015, I will once again join Team Mass. Eye and Ear in running the 119th Boston Marathon. Since 2009, I have raised more than $100,000 to benefit research at Mass. Eye and Ear for those who have lost their sight due to accidents or diseases.  With your support I hope to raise another $15,000 this year.

Running as a part of Team Mass Eye and Ear is very personal to me. Eight years ago my life changed when I was seriously injured in a  mountain biking accident.  I broke my back and lost most of my sight and was told that I would never be able to walk or see again.


Although learning to stand, walk, and eventually run with my visual impairment has been my life’s toughest challenge, it has taught me many things and I’m honored that I am able to raise funds for such a great cause.  Mass Eye and Ear is on the cutting edge of technology, and I hope that with their research, I, along with others, will someday be able to see again.


This year Riva, my Newfoundland became certified as a Pet Therapy dog. As a team, we have been visiting patients at Mass Eye and Ear and bringing many smiles to their faces when we visit. It is just another way of giving back to an organization I hope will one day help me, and many others regain our sight. Last year Alexis ran with me and thanks to all of you, we raised close to $20,000 together!


This year, I will be running again.  Good news,  Alexis has been busy planning our wedding. She has been training with me but will not  be officially running, but her support, along with all of “Team McNamara” has been appreciated, especially this winter.


Please help me achieve my goal by donating to Team Mass. Eye and Ear.

 

 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary wrote -

 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear clinicians and scientists are driven by a mission to find cures for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Now united with Schepens Eye Research Institute, Mass. Eye and Ear is the world’s largest vision and hearing research center, developing new treatments and cures through discovery and innovation.

Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology, through residency as well as clinical and research fellowships. Internationally acclaimed since its founding in 1824, Mass. Eye and Ear employs full-time, board-certified physicians who offer high-quality and affordable specialty care that ranges from the routine to the very complex.

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Survey” has consistently ranked the Mass. Eye and Ear Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology as top five in the nation.

Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education. That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.

Thank you for your support.

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To This Fundraiser

$13,475

MONEY RAISED
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  • Liz Terry and Mike Will

     

  • Jeff and Jane

    $100

  • Chris and Steve McManama

    $200

  • Marybeth Toran

    $50

  • Regina Morris

    $25

  • The Glennon Family

    $100

  • Elizabeth Crowley Sprayregen

     

  • The Galvin Family

    $100

  • Assorted Davidson's

    $400

  • Paul and Susan Gambardella

    $50

  • Nissi and jill

    $25

  • Jeff Davidson

    $400

  • Denise Trovato Palombo

     

  • Ed and Leah

    $75

  • Ted Jarzynka

    $100

  • Naro Family w/Love X

    $50

  • The McCabes

    $100

  • Jo-Anne Brown

    $100

  • The Moriarty Family

    $500

  • The Holbrook Family

    $200

  • Jeannie & Charlie O'Connor

    $50

  • Terry Buckley

    $100

  • Leary's

    $200

  • Nancy & Ron Standring

    $100

  • Peter and Helen Mulroy

    $100

  • Lois & Bill walsh

    $100

  • John and Alice Coppinger

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lynne & Chris Buckley

    $100

  • Deborah McNamara (on behalf of Dennis and Mary Coady

    $100

  • Priscilla Y. King Revocable Trust

    $100

  • Norbert and Marilyn Zwiener

    $100

  • Mary Leach

    $100

  • Paul and Jane

    $100

  • Carol Geary and Frank Su

    $100

  • Ed & Caroline Schollmeyer

    $100

  • The Kocher Family

    $750

  • the Lamberts

    $60

  • Ms. Lydia C. Knight

    $100

  • The Wilson Family

    $100

  • Raymond Mannos

    $100

  • Patty Hayes

    $50

  • Susan zuker

    $25

  • Carolyn O'Leary and family

    $100

  • Anne Pendleton

    $50

  • Jim and Mary Swan

    $100

  • Chuck and Sally Spiegel

    $100

  • Debbie Polcari /Good Luck, Will!

     

  • George & Shannon

    $300

  • Jack and Kitty Friel

    $50

  • Dennis & Jean Leahy

     

  • Jim and Mary Roof

    $100

  • Rita David

    $100

  • Jan & Al Interrante

    $50

  • Joe and Kyle Altimar

    $100

  • Matt and Ellie Hall

    $100

  • Deb

     

  • Tom and Sheila Rapone

    $100

  • The Rizzo Family

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Wardwells

    $100

  • Jim and Pam Gibson

    $100

  • Kaplan Family

    $100

  • Gail and Mark Lennon

    $50

  • Lisa & Mike McDermott

    $50

  • Kristina Sym

    $100

  • Joe Petras

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • M, E, Sam and Sarah

    $100

  • Elaine Stone

    $100

  • Michael Figlioli

    $50

  • Maureen A. Daley

    $25

  • Ryan H. Walsh

    $10

  • Brian and Beth Goltz

    $50

  • PNC Foundation Matching Gift (Michael L. Kaplan)

    $100

  • Katie Roche

     

  • J & J Sheehan

    $25

  • Maggie Roche

    $20

  • Sara Petras and Donna Merry (Sara's Mom)

    $100

  • Chris Mehmel

    $25

  • Gary and Wendy Greaves

     

  • Brad Hubeny (2014 Team Eye and Ear member)

    $20

  • erin and michelle galvin

    $100

  • Gerald F. Miller & Paula A. Pelaggi

    $100

  • Connie Mehmel

    $50

  • Tom Curran

    $50

  • Gig, Millie, and Maxine

     

  • Mark and kat

    $25

  • Paul and Kate Ciancarelli

    $50

  • Rachela Frascotti

    $25

  • The Callaghan Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kev Jessie and Ryan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Richard E. Toran

    $100

  • Maureen Frisoli

    $75

  • Anne McEvoy

    $50

  • NRO Boston, LLC

    $1,225

  • The Steadman Clinic, LLC

    $100

  • Jane and Edward F. Goff

    $50

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90% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $585,434 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Kirsten Karis

Amount Raised:

$46,922

 

626% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Mulvey Family

Amount Raised:

$44,771

 

187% Raised of $24,000 Goal

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Sally Reiley

Amount Raised:

$20,836

 

104% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Robert Knapp

Amount Raised:

$20,160

 

101% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Norman Levy

Amount Raised:

$20,140

 

201% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kelsey and Michelle Nickerson

Amount Raised:

$18,915

 

210% Raised of $9,000 Goal

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Cindy Langer

Amount Raised:

$16,425

 

110% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Michael Cannistraro

Amount Raised:

$16,388

 

109% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Maureen and Fred Clausen

Maureen and Fred Clausen

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Team McNamara, Mom, Bec, Alexis,Riva,&Grady;

Team McNamara, Mom, Bec, Alexis,Riva,&Grady;

DONATION: $500

Will, very proud of all you have accomplished! See you at the finish line ! 3 months ago

Gary and Kathy

Gary and Kathy

DONATION: $100

Good luck, Will and Alexis!! We will not be able to make it to the Marathon this year but will be with you guys in spirit!!!! 3 months ago

Brady Hurley

Brady Hurley

Nice job Riva 3 months ago

Linda and Michael

Linda and Michael

Love the video 3 months ago