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Robson Grieve's Fundraiser:

2017 GFC Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

ORGANIZER: GOLF FIGHTS CANCER

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Robson Grieve

THE STORY:

OK, I'm not a runner. But I am running. The Boston Marathon. 

Here's why: I got connected to a group of people who use the marathon as a platform to raise awareness and money for an organization that they have built - Golf Fights Cancer – and got excited about this opportunity to support them in the mission they are on.

Golf Fights Cancer has a loyal group of supporters that started in 2003, inspired by the passing of a friend. They have raised more than $5m to date, including more than $1m last year, and the money gets invested in equipment, services or amenities that can have an immediate impact on a patient and their family. Of the 53 grants made to date, they have helped fund chemotherapy and radiation technologies and research to overnight accommodations during outpatient treatment and financial relief programs. You can read more at http://golffightscancer.org/

Cancer has touched nearly everyone I know in some way, and the many statistics we hear don’t ever fully explain the depth of our personal experiences. Many of you contributed to the last one of these adventures I went on, on behalf of Leuka (http://www.leuka.org.uk/), and around that time I found a quote from Dr. Sidney Farber, who was a pioneer in oncology and head of the American Cancer Society. He wrote to Mary Lasker, who was the chief fund raiser for the cause in 50s and 60s, with a strong call to action because he felt the potential impact of funding research was so significant. His invocation was clear:

“The iron is hot and this is the time to pound without cessation.“

The opportunity is still in front of us, and with advancements in research and the growing need of families impacted by cancer, I am happy once again to try to make a small impact on one of them, and hope you’ll join me.

The Boston Marathon is a unique event, both in terms of its place in athletics and its place in history. It is an incredible opportunity to make Boston my first marathon, and I’m thankful to Jimmy and Brian for the opportunity.  

$12,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Paul Danforth

    $500

  • Mark Templeton

    $1,000

  • Andrew

    $100

  • Mark and Amy Wilson

    $250

  • The Ederers

    $100

  • Rob Slocum

    $500

  • Matars

    $500

  • Rajeev & Jill Singh

    $500

  • Phil & Kerri Shigo

    $250

  • Laura

    $100

  • Matt Steere

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Bart and Stacy Bodell

    $500

  • Darrell & Tracy

    $250

  • Personal Administrators, Inc.

     

  • Barry Cowan

    $250

  • James Rensch

    $100

  • Melton and Monica

    $100

  • Tom Bogan

    $250

  • Bud Martin

    $100

  • Sander and Tierney

    $500

  • Putney Swope

    $250

  • Robert Cavanaugh

    $500

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163% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $409,399 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Tommy Hovey CRUSHTOUR

Amount Raised

$58,043

 

116% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CRUSHTOUR 11 KGH

Amount Raised

$48,349

 

483% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Oates

Amount Raised

$45,238

 

75% Raised of $60,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Crustour 11 SFH 22

Amount Raised

$42,190

 

84% Raised of $50,011 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Curry CRUS11TOUR

Amount Raised

$32,050

 

106% Raised of $30,111 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ted Fischer

Amount Raised

$30,550

 

102% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Clark

Amount Raised

$20,621

 

275% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim McCloud

Amount Raised

$20,090

 

100% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Robert Cavanaugh

Robert Cavanaugh

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Putney Swope

Putney Swope

DONATION: $250

Go Robson! 2 years ago

Sander and Tierney

Sander and Tierney

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Bud Martin

Bud Martin

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tom Bogan

Tom Bogan

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Melton and Monica

Melton and Monica

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

James Rensch

James Rensch

DONATION: $100

Good luck and nice work! 2 years ago

Barry Cowan

Barry Cowan

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Personal Administrators, Inc.

Personal Administrators, Inc.

2 years ago

Darrell & Tracy

Darrell & Tracy

DONATION: $250

Best of Luck Robbie! This will be a huge accomplishment. 2 years ago