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Andrea Pukulis' Fundraiser:

Team Eye and Ear Boston Marathon 2012

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owner profile imageAndrea Pukulis via Crowdrise
April 05, 2012

A huge thank you to the Bean Family: Kate, Todd and Charlotte :) Thank you for all your support. I'll see you on Marathon Monday!  See more
Andrea Pukulis

THE STORY:

 

I've always wanted to run a marathon, and I knew it had to be Boston.  Growing up, my family camped out on the marathon route every year to watch thousands of runners (and my dad, Moe the Marathoner!) tackle one of the toughest and most prestigious marathons around.  It became a family tradition, and remains one of my favorite days of the year.

For me, this year will be a bit different.  Instead of cheering for the runners along the course (from inside a bar or 2...) I'll be taking on 26.2 miles myself.  It’ll be my first marathon, and my first marathon Monday without a mimosa.  It feels crazy!  But I'm incredibly excited, nervous, overwhelmed, inspired, slightly terrified, and ready for the challenge.

I'm very proud to be raising money for Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.  About 8 years ago, my mother was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor behind her eye, and was treated at MEEI.  My mother and I spent many long days together at this hospital, and thanks to their amazing care she remains cancer free today.  It was an incredibly difficult time for my family, and I'm thrilled to give back to the organization that saved my mother's eyesight, and life.  

In addition to supporting a wonderful cause, this gives you all an excuse to take the day off on April 16th and come watch me suffer/succeed.  While I’m showing this marathon who’s boss, I hope you’ll enjoy a beer in my honor.  It would only be right.  And please- don’t forget to meet me at the finish line with a cold one in hand (I’m looking at you Dad.) 

Thank you for all of your support and encouragement in advance!  Without your help I would never be able to achieve this life-long goal, and support Mass Eye and Ear.  Any contribution is a HUGE help!   Please email me at apukulis@gmail.com if you have questions, or need to make a donation by check.

 

Thanks again!  See you on Boylston!

Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc. wrote -

 

At Mass. Eye and Ear, our focus is your quality of life.  We treat everything that has to do with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck - so that you and those you care about can get more out of the world around us.

Our physicians are more than just specialists; each is also a researcher and a teacher.  These doctors don't just apply the latest advances in medicine; they invent them.  Together with Mass. Eye and Ear scientists, they work tirelessly to understand the root causes of diseases that both take people's lives and rob too many others of their quality of life.

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.

$5,609

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrea Pukulis

    $100

  • Beth

    $20

  • Ellen Mangiaratti

    $26

  • Kate and Mike

    $54

  • Jon Pomerleau

    $50

  • Lindsay Khouri

    $26

  • Auntie Silvija

    $50

  • Lauren & Sam Glattstein

    $50

  • Vija

    $25

  • Dad, the old runner

    $130

  • Elaine

    $52

  • Debbie Riley

    $30

  • Brittney

    $20

  • Parker & Bill Engels

    $100

  • Jaime

    $20

  • Emily Goodman

    $30

  • Will & Joanna

    $100

  • Aunt Dzintra

    $30

  • LeeAnna

    $20

  • UNCLE JAY

    $25

  • Mark & Kathelyn

    $26

  • Claire T. Carney

    $25

  • Erica

    $15

  • Angela Russo

    $20

  • Lindsey

    $20

  • Meghan and Matt Boudreau

    $100

  • Ellen-Carin Piaskoski

    $25

  • A. Deardorff

    $100

  • Michele

    $25

  • Nancy Bernier

    $10

  • WCS

    $100

  • Geri de Lellis

     

  • Angie Martin

    $20

  • Matt & Zinma

    $50

  • Joe

    $26

  • Sean & Meade

    $50

  • Trisha Spillane

    $20

  • Meredith

    $20

  • Shelby & Brooke

    $10

  • Shelby & Brooke

    $10

  • Colleen Harkins

    $27

  • Ivy Ringhoff

    $25

  • Paula Araujo

    $25

  • Whitney/Rob Parks

    $20

  • Your RI Roomie

    $26

  • mike and stevie mccarter

    $50

  • julie

    $100

  • Laurie and David Dembowski

    $26

  • The Synnott Family

    $25

  • Mr. Foley

    $100

  • Susan and Glenn Rothman

    $500

  • Melanie

    $20

  • Bob & Jane Pentz

    $25

  • Lansdowne Fundraising Event

    $2,110

  • Quinn Sonia-Sergi

    $20

  • Shaoping Pat & Mon Chin

    $50

  • Annette & David Labonte

    $25

  • Paul & Roberta A. Clary

    $25

  • Todd & Kate Bean

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Davin Pukulis

    $50

  • John & Linda

    $250

  • Kat & Bill

    $20

  • Supavadee/Waew

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fran

    $25

  • Artie Sharpe

    $50

  • Patty-ann Krajewski

    $100

  • Ashley Langmead

    $25

  • Jen Kramer

    $20

  • Dylan

    $10

  • Missy and Family

    $25

  • Becky Spalding

    $20

  • Bob & Karen Walker

    $50

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The Team: $394,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Amount Raised

$64,290

 

18% Raised of$350,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brad Terry Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$21,145

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Rizzo

Amount Raised

$17,160

 

66% Raised of$26,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yamil Kouri

Amount Raised

$15,487

Fundraiser Title

carolyn shea

Amount Raised

$14,080

 

282% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Will McNamara

Amount Raised

$12,993

 

87% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russ & Lisa Fleming

Amount Raised

$11,625

 

116% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$11,100

Donor Comments

Bob & Karen Walker

Bob & Karen Walker

DONATION: $50

7 years ago

Becky Spalding

Becky Spalding

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Missy and Family

Missy and Family

DONATION: $25

Way to go! 7 years ago

Dylan

Dylan

DONATION: $10

7 years ago

Jen Kramer

Jen Kramer

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Ashley Langmead

Ashley Langmead

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Andrea! I will be stalking you on Monday. 7 years ago

Patty-ann Krajewski

Patty-ann Krajewski

DONATION: $100

What a wonderful tribute Andrea. Will be urging you on to achieve your goal! 7 years ago

Artie Sharpe

Artie Sharpe

DONATION: $50

Go Andrea!!!! 7 years ago

Fran

Fran

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Good luck. 7 years ago