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Briana Stewart's Fundraiser:

Team Free Wheelchair Mission Pittsburgh Marathon 2013

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Briana Stewart

THE STORY:

Welcome to my fundraising page! My Name is Briana, and I live, work, and run in Boston, MA. I've been running since high school, but really got into distance running when I moved here for graduate school in 2009. I saw the 2010 Boston Marathon and was so struck by the courage, strength, and dedication of all of the runners, that I felt like I just HAD to challenge myself to do it, too. So, I ran the 2011 Boston Marathon as an unregistered runner (which was an added challenge in itself!) and was instantly hooked. There really is no greater feeling of accomplishment than pushing yourself to your limits, mentally AND physically, and then surpassing them. I've now run 8 marathons and am currently training for the Disney World Marathon in January 2013. Pittsburgh will be an extra special race for me because it will be my 10th marathon - double digits, baby!!! I really can't believe how crazy I've become.

So Why Pittsburgh? And why Free Wheelchair Mission?

The 2013 Pittsburgh Marathon will be my first marathon participating as a charity runner. I chose to run the Pittsburgh Marathon because I got my Bachelor's degree close by at IUP and spent a lot of time going back and forth to Pittsburgh on the weekends. It's a beautiful city with great people and a small town feel that I really appreciate. It's also where I learned to love hockey - and HATE football! :P

I chose to run for Free Wheelchair Mission because the message behind the organization is one that hits close to home for me. I am a speech-language pathologist working at a school with deafblind children who have significant physical, medical, and communication challenges. Most of my students rely on wheelchairs to get around both at home and at school, and have adapted equipment that gives them the physical support they need to access their education. Basically, if my students weren't fortunate enough to have access to wheelchairs and other mobility equipment to support them, I couldn't do MY job of helping them communicate. I also think that it's really easy to forget that mobility is a GIFT and not something to take for granted. My hope is that by raising funds and awareness for Free Wheelchair Mission, we will give the gift of mobility to people all over the world, and inspire others to take advantage of their physical health.

Thanks for visiting!

My blog: http://www.therunningspeechie.com

Click here to visit Free Wheelchair Mission's official website.

Click here to visit Free Wheelchair Mission's charity profile page on CrowdRise. 

$610

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan Stewart

    $150

  • Richard and Denise Thibault

    $100

  • Derek Thibault

    $50

  • Briana Stewart

    $50

  • Michelle "the Greatest" DePesa

    $25

  • Sarah Bis

    $25

  • Amy Ciatto

    $25

  • Kelly Johnson

    $20

  • Katie O'Neil

    $25

  • Mary Poblete

    $30

  • Margot Stitt

    $25

  • Gene & Judie Stewart

    $60

  • Liza Marie Felici

    $25

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104% Raised of $585 Goal

The Team: $30,209 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Donald Paterni

Amount Raised

$3,573

 

179% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Linda Paterni

Amount Raised

$2,593

 

9% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeanna Reda

Amount Raised

$1,987

Fundraiser Title

Amy Dulaney

Amount Raised

$1,483

Fundraiser Title

Marilynn Hamilton

Amount Raised

$1,218

Fundraiser Title

David Benson

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

133% Raised of $750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Deal

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lymphomaniacs

Amount Raised

$848

Donor Comments

Liza Marie Felici

Liza Marie Felici

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Gene & Judie Stewart

Gene & Judie Stewart

DONATION: $60

5 years ago

Margot Stitt

Margot Stitt

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Mary Poblete

Mary Poblete

DONATION: $30

This is such an amazing thing you're doing for the charity! 5 years ago

Katie O'Neil

Katie O'Neil

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Amy Ciatto

Amy Ciatto

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Sarah Bis

Sarah Bis

DONATION: $25

Go, Briana, Go! 5 years ago

Michelle

Michelle "the Greatest" DePesa

DONATION: $25

Good Luck, Briana! 5 years ago

Briana Stewart

Briana Stewart

DONATION: $50

5 years ago