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2013 Boston Marathon Team HOPe

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THE STORY:

Hello Everyone,

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I am excited to announce that on April 15, 2013 I will be running my 2nd Boston Marathon and again have the opportunity to raise $5000.00 for House Of Possibilities. I am doing this again because the experience I had last year completing 26.2 miles for Brendan and raising over $5000.00 for HOPe was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. As many of you know The House Of Possibilities is an organization that is dear to my heart and I would not have been able to raise the money that I did last year without your help. HOPe is an organization that provides support to families who have a child or adult living with them who have developmental, cognitive or physical disabilities. At the same time it provides these individuals with a love, success, security, happiness, friendship and respect. They can relax, enjoy life and live the fullest lives imaginable. I know firsthand it is very difficult to find a place like this with people who understand and can care for our loved ones the way we understand and would care for them. This is why I am asking for your support in helping me raise money for HOPe.

Why a marathon and why HOPe?

11 years ago Brendan was born 3 months premature and weighed only 1.5lbs because of his prematurity he suffered a bilateral brain hemorrhage. Due to Brendan's complications at birth he has Cerebral Palsy and will have lifelong disabilities. From the moment Brendan was born I have watched him fight for his life and never gave into something being too difficult. Day in and day out I watch Brendan work so hard to accomplish things we all take for granted, he continuously does it with a smile and continues to make gains. He is currently working harder than ever because he can he is working on skills 11 hours a day 5 days a week but he loves it :). I choose to run Boston Marathon because I like to run on occasion but I am not an avid runner so running a marathon is a big challenge for me just as Brendan faces difficult challenges every day. This is my way of dealing with some of the heartache I experience in seeing him face these daily challenges. I am doing this for myself, Brendan and for everyone at HOPe.

Every step of the way I will keep in mind all he has been through, all he CAN do and all he will continue to do and what the impact of raising $5000.00 can make for HOPe. This is what will get me through 26.2 miles. I will be looking forward to seeing Brendan and my wonderful family and friends waiting for me at the finish line.

I encourage you to visit www.houseofpossibilities.org. I am sure you will understand why I am so proud to be raising money for this organization.

I will not be able to do this without the support of Tim and Shane who help me with Brendan so I can complete my training. I also need your support!

Please keep in mind If you work for a major corporation, there is a great chance that your employer will match your donation.

HOPe is an organization that discovers and celebrates the special in special needs.

I ask that you all keep me in your prayers during my training!

THANK YOU,

Diane Brady

 

$5,705

MONEY RAISED
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  • Delphine Bosworth

    $50

  • Dog Days Press

    $50

  • ann kerr

    $25

  • Mary Fisher

    $50

  • The Greene Family

    $100

  • Rob, Lisa, Matt & Conor McAuliffe

    $100

  • Paul&Laura; Fahey

     

  • Dan DeVasto

    $50

  • Michelle and Mike Johnson

    $50

  • Kim and Jeff Wilson

    $50

  • Jessica Caron

    $50

  • Bill

    $50

  • Michelle Hines

    $50

  • Jeff & Lauren Murphy

    $100

  • The Greene Family

    $50

  • JACK DIAS

    $100

  • Gino Provenzano

    $50

  • jason ezekiel

     

  • The Holt Family

    $60

  • mike warren

    $50

  • Team Kelson

    $50

  • Lauren Van Luling

    $20

  • Boston Police Patrolmen's Assn.

    $500

  • Dottie & Bud Johnson

    $100

  • I.U.O.E.Local 4

    $250

  • Lee Ving Soon

    $100

  • Joan Cyr

    $50

  • Raffle ticket fundraiser

    $515

  • D441F

     

  • Karen & Russ Reeves

    $30

  • Janet McGonagle

    $50

  • Steve and Shannon Vukosa

    $25

  • John & Tricia Horan

    $100

  • JN Kitchens

    $100

  • John m lacey

    $100

  • Joanne Lacey

    $50

  • Stephen & Tina Brady

    $100

  • Coutts Family

    $200

  • Barbara D'Alessandro

    $100

  • Marjorie Porter

    $50

  • Rosa Lee Cook

    $25

  • Alberto and Carolyn Vukosa

    $50

  • Jean and Steven Hajjar

    $100

  • Margaret Cibotti

    $80

  • The Meade Family

    $100

  • TJ & Michele Lacey

    $50

  • NANNY

    $100

  • Barbie

    $50

  • Pat Brown (Marie's MacDonalds Friend)

    $100

  • The Gill Family

    $100

  • Patti & Bob Keagy

    $50

  • Marie & Doug

    $50

  • Tascon Corporation

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mark Walsh

    $50

  • Jim and Ellen McAuliffe

    $100

  • Joseph and Marie Horton

    $100

  • Donna & Paul Bunker

    $100

  • Richared & Carole Withrow

    $25

  • Claire Provost

    $25

  • Pam & Dan Labas

    $50

  • The Schotts

    $100

  • Judy Durant

    $50

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114% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $40,465 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Rafael & Lisa Castro

Amount Raised

$13,350

 

134% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Kelson 2014 David, Dad & Bob

Amount Raised

$10,453

 

105% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Diane Brady

Amount Raised

$5,705

 

114% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Conway

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Verrico

Amount Raised

$3,081

Fundraiser Title

Dan Frazier

Amount Raised

$2,826

Donor Comments

Judy Durant

Judy Durant

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

The Schotts

The Schotts

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Pam & Dan Labas

Pam & Dan Labas

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Donna & Paul Bunker

Donna & Paul Bunker

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Richared & Carole Withrow

Richared & Carole Withrow

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Claire Provost

Claire Provost

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Joseph and Marie Horton

Joseph and Marie Horton

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jim and Ellen McAuliffe

Jim and Ellen McAuliffe

DONATION: $100

Good for you Diane!! Best of Luck xo 4 years ago

Mark Walsh

Mark Walsh

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Good luck, Diane! Have fun! 4 years ago