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Team Eye and Ear Boston 2017

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Jessie Akelian

THE STORY:

I am THRILLED to have the chance to run the Boston Marathon in honor of such an amazing hopsital!  I'm beyond excited to be on Team Eye and Ear to support a hospital that specializes in the head and neck.

My friend, Becca Gustison, has been helped enormously by the care and expertise of Mass. Eye and Ear’s doctors. When she learned she had a cyst on her thyroid, they were able to remove it and give her the great news that it was not cancerous. She raves about the care she received, so I am running on Team Eye and Ear for Becca!

In addition to the connection to the hospital itself, I have a connection to their mission, as when my mom was a child she was an eye surgery patient. I am also running on Team Eye and Ear for my mom, Cathy. 

Thirdly, as out-of-the-box as it may seem, I am also running for my friend Brittany Stevens, who is not at all related to this cause, but 100% the reason for me wanting to run the Boston Marathon for charity. She was treated in Boston at Children’s Hospital for her Cystic Fibrosis her whole life and even though the cause I am currently running for is unrelated, Brittany, who passed away when we were 19, is one of my #1 motivators.

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.

Each year almost 300,000 people - adults and children - from more than 80 countries seek care at Mass. Eye and Ear and more than 20,000 of them undergo life-changing surgery.

Mass. Eye and Ear is home to the world's largest vision and hearing research centers, offering hope and healing to patients everywhere through discovery and innovation. As a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, Mass. Eye and Ear trains future medical leaders in ophthalmology and otolaryngology through our highly competitive residency and fellowship programs.

Mass. Eye and Ear is ranked #1 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

$5,682

MONEY RAISED
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  • Erika Hamel

    $25

  • Monica Labonville

    $25

  • Emily

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Caroline Sanchez

    $10

  • Jessie Akelian (Registration Fee)

    $100

  • Ali Ross Kershek

    $50

  • Kira Johnson

    $10

  • Brook Benson

    $25

  • Rich & Tanya Rivera

    $50

  • Cathleen Surette

    $50

  • Jordyn Burger

    $50

  • Amy Bonneau

    $50

  • Michael Mann

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Andrea Blasdale

    $10

  • Nancy Conviser

    $50

  • Scott and Linda Macdiarmid

    $50

  • David and Diane Davis

    $30

  • Sara Smith

    $25

  • Krista Cambara, REALTOR®

    $50

  • Rachel Wilkinson (Morrow)

    $50

  • Cindy Streeter

    $25

  • Carrie Susz

    $50

  • Tru Form Precision MFG

    $500

  • Allie Bezanson

    $100

  • Leanne Hood

    $25

  • Boston Environmental

    $100

  • Cherie Clough-Berry

    $25

  • Liz M

    $20

  • Kristina Hauser

    $25

  • Maureen and Robby Chapman

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kori Heisler

    $25

  • Linda Jennings

    $20

  • Carrie Jurus

    $26.20

  • Fitz Machine Inc.

    $100

  • Marc Blandin

    $26.20

  • Brook

    $26.20

  • Erika Hamel

    $50

  • Tarnya Carrier

    $26.20

  • Cyndie, Steve & Logan

    $26.20

  • Kerry C. Dunnell

    $26.20

  • Rachel Nicholson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $53

  • John and Lori Weston

    $50

  • Carin P. Campbell

    $50

  • Heidi HK

    $26

  • Kayla Letle

    $30

  • Nikki

    $26.20

  • Jennifer Sprague

    $26.20

  • Laura and Jeff Varnum

    $26.20

  • Rebecca G

    $50

  • StrongBoard Fundraiser + Canoe Cookout Donations

    $80

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dena Madden

    $25

  • 4/10 collection at cubicle

    $45

  • Steve Rosenfeld

    $50

  • JORDYN BURGER

     

  • Kira Johnson

    $25

  • Shawn Bonneau

    $25

  • Lisa Branagan

    $25

  • Ashley Barker

    $50

  • Jaime Miele

    $26.20

  • Watson Family

    $25

  • Jen Little

    $25

  • Lucy

    $20

  • Ellen Shea

    $100

  • Colleen

    $100

  • Brandy Cassada

    $25

  • Leanne Wilson

    $52.40

  • Geoff & Melanie Mongeon

    $100

  • Rocky

     

  • Kerry C. Dunnell

    $26.20

  • Nana Surette

    $20

  • Karen and Jim Spero

    $25

  • Rebecca #3

    $10

  • Uncle Dave

    $25

  • Karen Breda

    $26.20

  • Unicorn Fundraiser

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $44

  • Ashley Scheidegger

    $10

  • Rosemary Huson

    $100

  • Jeffrey Varnum

    $26

  • Kira Johnson

    $10

  • Steph Woulfe

    $20

  • 4/25 Bowling 50/50 Raffle

    $300

  • 4/27 Bowling 50/50

    $200

  • Jennifer Sprague

    $30

  • Kate Yarris

    $30

  • Hot dogs and popsicles

    $64

  • Meg and David

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Claudette Moore

    $35

  • Love & Lace Blvd

    $80

  • Jessie Bracelets

    $41

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Rebecca Butler

    $25

  • Betsy Cissel

    $26.20

  • GiddyUp Productions LLC

    $150

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71% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $652,453 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Schmitz

Amount Raised

$52,209

 

104% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sally Reiley

Amount Raised

$31,743

 

159% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Weinstein

Amount Raised

$31,738

 

159% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$25,800

 

103% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Herrick

Amount Raised

$18,736

 

101% Raised of $18,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul and Michael Cannistraro

Amount Raised

$18,109

 

91% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

B Papadakis

Amount Raised

$17,038

 

114% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grace MacDonald Shannon Smith

Amount Raised

$16,280

 

102% Raised of $16,000 Goal

Donor Comments

GiddyUp Productions LLC

GiddyUp Productions LLC

DONATION: $150

4 months ago

Betsy Cissel

Betsy Cissel

DONATION: $26.20

5 months ago

Rebecca Butler

Rebecca Butler

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

5 months ago

Jessie Bracelets

Jessie Bracelets

DONATION: $41

5 months ago

Love & Lace Blvd

Love & Lace Blvd

DONATION: $80

5 months ago

Claudette Moore

Claudette Moore

DONATION: $35

Way to go Jessie - the Boston Marathon is a great race and your fund raising efforts are impressive! 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Meg and David

Meg and David

Abby 5 months ago

Hot dogs and popsicles

Hot dogs and popsicles

DONATION: $64

6 months ago