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Team Friends of the Public Garden - Boston Marathon 2013

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS OF THE PUBLIC GARDEN

ORGANIZER: FRIENDS OF THE PUBLIC GARDEN

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Laura Jennings

THE STORY:

For as long as I can remember, running has been very important to my family. My father is one of ten and almost everyone in the family has run at some point in their lives, whether for fun, for a team or just for one race- we've all done it. I often complain about the fact that my 60-year-old father is faster than me, but that's just life. He often tells me that I should've seen my grandma sprint. She was one fast lady if she could outrun my old man. 

Running the Boston Marathon is about so much more than finishing a race. It is about living up to my family legacy. When I cross that finish line I am going to be living my dream and I know my family will be there to congratulate me on a job well done. 

Raising money for the Friends of the Public Garden is an added bonus for me. My run is about more than just me and my family, it is about supporting a group that has made Boston the city is today. Imagine living in this great city without the Boston Common, Public Garden or Commonwealth Avenue Mall. These beautiful spaces are what distinguishes Boston from other cities in the United States and the world. FOPG protects and maintains my favorite places in the city and I am honored to have been selected to participate in this race as a member of a team that will fund this incredible organization. 

FRIENDS OF THE PUBLIC GARDEN wrote -

The Friends of the Public Garden, a parks advocacy organization founded in 1970, has a mission to preserve, protect and enhance Boston's first three public parks: the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, in partnership with the City of Boston Parks Department. Did you know that the Boston Common is the countrys' first public park? Or that the Boston Public Garden is the countrys' first botanical garden?

The Friends encourage citizen advocacy, conduct improvement projects, sponsor educational programs and family events in the parks, and provide much needed financial support for tree care, bench replacement, monument conservation, and fountain restoration and maintenance, ensuring that the critical natural and structural features of these parks receive the vital care that they need.

Beyond our annual stewardship work in the parks, we are now in the midst of a $4million improvement project on the Boston Common to renovate the Brewer Fountain Plaza and Parkland stretching from Tremont Street up to the Shaw memorial, the front lawn of our State House. This is the most ambitious project in our 41-year history and is dramatically transforming the most neglected, yet most heavily used, corner of the Common into one of the most striking public spaces in the city.  The new granite plaza around the beautiful 150 year-old Brewer Fountain is now adorned with cafe tables, chairs and umbrellas. Piano music is played at lunchtime and food is available from a high-end food truck.  Thirty-two new trees, new grass, curbs, and paths have revitalized the Liberty Mall (up the hill to the Shaw memorial) and created a lush parkland oasis perfect for relaxing and escaping the bustling city.

Whether these parks are a place to enjoy with your family and friends, a pathway through which you commute to work each day, or a place of respite, we hope you will consider joining us in supporting this green heritage. Learn more at www.friendsofthepublicgarden.org

 

 

$6,425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom and Dad

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • D-Lo

     

  • Brian Ladley

     

  • Michelle, Rob & Sam

     

  • Sarah Musser

     

  • Samantha Smith

     

  • Aunt Barbara

     

  • Rachel Lees

     

  • Cyndi

     

  • Christopher Wilkins

     

  • David Coman-Hidy

     

  • Regina Norfolk

     

  • The Arcands

     

  • Megan Brosnan

     

  • Robert J. Schierloh

     

  • Gayle & Larry Musser

     

  • Laura Domenico

     

  • Jim Murray

     

  • Appy & Susan

     

  • Ari

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lisa Barr

     

  • CupCake

     

  • Dan Durkin

     

  • Jon williams

     

  • Active Mind Fuel

     

  • Dan & Irene

     

  • Seasons Catering

     

  • Rose

     

  • Monica

     

  • Michael Reinhart

     

  • Chris and Deanna

     

  • Marc & Lisa Favata

     

  • Kev Chiz

     

  • Nikki Bookstaver

     

  • Matthew & Sarah Daggett

     

  • The Jarka Family

     

  • Arthur Rishi

     

  • Priscilla Serafin

     

  • Barkley, Mack, and Gus

     

  • Michael D

     

  • Bruce Wyner and Linda Morgan

     

  • Roger & Holly Wyner

     

  • Joan S. Wyner

     

  • Ashley Stetser

     

  • Uncommon Grounds, Watertown

     

  • Kathy Hynes

     

  • Douglas Arcand

     

  • Micah Bonaviri

     

  • Anne Brooke, FoPG President

     

  • Harron Ellenson

     

  • Roger Snow

     

  • Stephen Spinetto

     

  • Citrus Distress

     

  • Steve Delaney

     

  • Zachary Wyner

     

  • Aly Williams

     

  • Jeff Makholm

     

  • Pamela Humphrey

     

  • Robert Wyner

     

  • Bill Nigreen & Kathleen McDermott

     

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107% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $28,255 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Allison Byrne

Amount Raised

$9,620

 

128% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Jennings

Amount Raised

$6,425

 

107% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Ladley

Amount Raised

$6,210

 

104% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lori Shoemaker

Amount Raised

$6,000

 

100% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Bill Nigreen & Kathleen McDermott

Bill Nigreen & Kathleen McDermott

5 years ago

Robert Wyner

Robert Wyner

5 years ago

Pamela Humphrey

Pamela Humphrey

Will be rooting for you!!! 5 years ago

Jeff Makholm

Jeff Makholm

You go, Laura! 5 years ago

Aly Williams

Aly Williams

Good luck, Laura I'm so proud of you! 5 years ago

Zachary Wyner

Zachary Wyner

5 years ago

Steve Delaney

Steve Delaney

5 years ago

Citrus Distress

Citrus Distress

Laura is the bee knees, she's gonna kick the Boston marathons butt! 5 years ago

Stephen Spinetto

Stephen Spinetto

5 years ago

Roger Snow

Roger Snow

5 years ago