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Team FD Boston Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: FIRST DESCENTS

ORGANIZER: FIRST DESCENTS

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Mileage Tracker: 23

Caroline Bridges

THE STORY:

Life has a funny way of disrupting our plans.  I never planned to get cancer; I never expected it would take nearly five years to fully recover from that cancer.  And I certainly never planned on finding and getting involved with an organization that has altered (for the better) the course of my life.  Attending a First Descents camp was the best decision I made following my cancer diagnosis.  My first FD camp was a week-long rock climbing camp in Jackson, Wyoming.  After rappelling off the side of a cliff in the Tetons, surrounded by other survivors cheering me on and waiting with hugs at the bottom, I knew that my life was somehow altered and my view of myself as a young-adult cancer survivor was about to become much more positive.  The experience and the people helped me realize just how strong I am and taught me the beauty of living every day to its utmost.

Being a part of Team FD gives me the opportunity to give back at least some of what First Descents has given me: by fundraising and pushing myself to my physical limits, I can help offer other survivors the opportunity to experience the magic that is an FD camp.  Running the Boston Marathon for this organization is beyond anything I could have hoped for: both of these things mean so much to me.  I can't believe I am actually getting the chance to go back to Boston as a runner in the marathon.

For the first time in five years, I am actually healthy.  First Descents gave me the tools and the confidence to greet each day and every challenge with an open mind and a willingness to appreciate even the most difficult situations.  26.2 miles is a tremendous challenge, but it is one I want to tackle for First Descents.  Please join me on this crazy journey and help my efforts to send as many survivors as possible to a week of awesomeness.

And follow my progress across the Internet!  Tell everyone you know; share links and excitement.

Twitter: @cc_bridges

Blogger:  http://thoughtlessrunning.blogspot.com

Any donation is tremendously appreciated, or join the team and set your own crazy goals! Thank you so much, and see you at the finish line!

$5,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • HottieBucks

     

  • Jonathan Seitz

    $100

  • Mike Steffen

    $100

  • War Child

    $250

  • Erin Kennedy

    $100

  • Chris

    $100

  • J-Mo

    $100

  • Robert Kasnekaw

    $25

  • Gail Robinson

     

  • Deborah Carmazzi

    $100

  • Mary Williams

    $50

  • SlowBoat

    $100

  • Deuce

    $25

  • rj

    $100

  • Nomad

    $25

  • Brad Ludden

    $25

  • Jim Coghlin, Sr.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Corey Nielsen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dale & Shirley Perin

    $50

  • betty boop

    $25

  • Catherine Lindberg

    $30

  • Volney Dawson

    $50

  • John Davis

    $50

  • Joyce M. Taylor

    $50

  • Annie Evans

    $100

  • Lee Kaufman

    $25

  • Anne Casson

    $105

  • Craig Duchossois

    $250

  • Phyllis Turner

    $25

  • UNO!

    $50

  • Carolyn Rubenstein

    $50

  • Brinck

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,050

  • Stephanie Patalano

    $50

  • Dan and Alison

    $25

  • James Stewart

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • laura hoekstra

    $50

  • ali dinsel

    $150

  • Megan!!!

    $25

  • Gary Mason

    $40

  • Timothy Nickels

    $50

  • bernie han

    $150

  • Sprints

    $10

  • Emily Zei

    $50

  • Libby and Dave Sturdy

    $25

  • Susie Zei

     

  • Anonymous

    $105

  • Tyler Bridges

    $50

  • Jim Guest

    $26

  • Almost there!! (J-Mo)

    $80

  • Megan!!!

    $49

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Nick

    $50

  • Sheryl Mendlinger

    $25

  • Katie K

    $25

  • Bob and Sally Traul

    $40

  • Diana

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alan Loehr

    $50

  • Dan D

    $25

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71% Raised of $7,000 Goal

The Team: $33,591 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Phil Gallant

Amount Raised

$12,100

Fundraiser Title

Brian W

Amount Raised

$8,728

 

44% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Kelly

Amount Raised

$5,077

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Bridges

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

71% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

kammi reiss

Amount Raised

$2,391

Fundraiser Title

FIRST DESCENTS

Amount Raised

$295

 

1% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Phil Gallant

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Deborah Carmazzi

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Dan D

Dan D

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Alan Loehr

Alan Loehr

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Way to go Caroline!! 6 years ago

Diana

Diana

DONATION: $40

offline donation. Thank you so much!!! 6 years ago

Bob and Sally Traul

Bob and Sally Traul

DONATION: $40

Good Luck Caroline 6 years ago

Katie K

Katie K

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Sheryl Mendlinger

Sheryl Mendlinger

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Nick

Nick

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Megan!!!

Megan!!!

DONATION: $49

To make it an even $4,700! 6 years ago