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Team MDSC Boston Marathon 2013

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Sharlene Grant via Crowdrise
March 22, 2013

$400.00 more dollars!! That's all I have left to raise. There is still time. A HUGE thanks that have donated already. You all ROCK!!  See more
Sharlene Grant

THE STORY:

Woo Hoo!  The calendar says it's the third day of Spring.  The view outside my says a little different.  Still lots of snow and ice on the ground. It IS sunny however, and the Cardinals here are singing like crazy.  Still waiting to see a Robin.  Then I will know Spring has really arrived.

Now down to business.  The Marathon is fast approaching and I am ready for it, mostly.  I am soo close to my $5,000 commitment for MDSC.  I'm only $400 shy.  There is still time to donate.  So if you've been waiting and wanting to donate, but thought it might be too late, it's not.  I would be so grateful and happy if you could  donate today.  It will make a huge difference to lots and lots of people.

 

My New Years Resolution was to raise funds for Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress www.mdsc.org. I'm still  plugging away.  In turn for raising funds for MDSC, they will put together programs, conferences, seminars, new parent visits, resources and support for families who are lucky and blessed enough to have someone with Ds in their lives. And I also get to run (I use that term loosely) in the Boston Marathon.  Running the Boston Marathon has been a dream of mine forever, it seems. This is one resolution I will NOT break.

Why am I doing this?  I think just about everyone reading this knows my daughter Eve.  She is 7 and has Ds. And while were living in Colorado when she was born and then lived in Las Vegas, we were part of organizations like MDSC.  They were so helpful to us after Eve was born.  We didn't have a pre-natal diagnosis. The services they provided us and the support and networking proved to be invaluable to us.  And the families we met and the friends we made along the way have also been a blessing. We have only been back in the area a fairly short time and haven't relied on MDSC for too many things, yet.  But I want to help MDSC grow and be an invaluable resource to us and other families who want nothing but the best for their child.

So, I'm doing it for your daughter, son, sister, brother, niece, nephew, cousin, uncle, aunt...

I'm doing it because I'm ridiculously proud of my daughter.  And I'm doing it because I'm a little crazy.

My final fundraising goal is $5,000. I send a HUGE thank you to all who have donated so far.  As of this posting I am at 63% of my goal. I would LOVE to have my final goal of $5000.00 met by March 28.  I picked that date because it is my birthday.  Seems like a great birthday present to me.  Also, I am literally losing sleep trying to come up with fundraising ideas.  I would love a good night sleep. Starting my next trip around the sun with my goal met AND a good night sleep would be greatest gift!  I am asking (pleading? Begging?) for your support.  A donation can be made here.  Or a check can be mailed to me.Make it out to MDSC and mail to 238 Carter Point Road #2 Sedgwick,ME 04676

Down syndrome is the least funded and least advocated major genetic condition by the NIH. It is also the most frequent chromosomal disorder. Please help me do my part to change that.

Eve and I thank you for your support!!

$5,128

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gaetane Heath

    $50

  • Sharlene Grant

    $26

  • Yeager

    $100

  • Johanne Harms

    $25

  • Heidi L Hansen

    $50

  • Darby French

    $50

  • Kelly Hall

    $25

  • Rolf & Linda Hansen

    $100

  • Duane Carter

     

  • Chris Laseter

    $27

  • Deborah Brewster

    $50

  • Pamela Goodell

    $25

  • Monique Colfer

    $100

  • Leslie Theresa

    $25

  • Janet Trocchio

    $25

  • Patte Bowman

    $25

  • Rhoda Grant

    $100

  • Liz Marshall Thorsted

    $35

  • Travis Reiley

    $40

  • Julie Berland

    $25

  • Bill Grindle

    $52

  • Marie Grant

    $50

  • Jason Strout

    $20

  • Mary Ann McGuire

    $50

  • Turning Family

    $50

  • Cindy Pond Anderson

    $100

  • Tim Ferrell and friends

    $100

  • Jules Tufts

    $100

  • Jessi McVay

    $30

  • McCluskey Family

    $50

  • Aaron, Angie & Chace Grindal

     

  • Chris Lang

    $26

  • Jody Lang

    $26

  • Kevin and Janie Bryan and Justin Viskoc

    $50

  • Vicki and Lenny Skoletsky

    $50

  • Brooke and Rit Dojny

    $75

  • Ron, Marie, Freya & Blaise

    $50

  • Graham and Saylor Grant

    $50

  • Liz Nangle

    $30

  • Suecora Miner

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Offline Donations

    $226

  • JB, Milt & Ella

    $26

  • Drew Jones

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $6

  • Aunt Amy and Uncle Dale

    $50

  • Offline donations

    $306

  • Offline Donation

    $50

  • Offline Donations

    $236

  • Duane and Susan Ford

    $50

  • Zumba Rundraiser

    $500

  • Offline Donations

    $50

  • Offline Donations

    $165

  • Offline Donation

    $50

  • offline donations

    $324

  • Terri, Dave & Cody Ullstrup

    $30

  • Offline Donations

    $126

  • Melissa Sheehan

    $10

  • Offline Donations

    $76

  • Jenga Fundraiser

    $385

  • Gaetane Heath

    $50

  • Heidi and Elsa

    $30

  • Tina & Bob Stephens

    $25

  • Jimmy & Patty Hutchinson

    $25

  • The Baker Family

    $100

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103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $62,500 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

James Davis

Amount Raised

$8,174

 

82% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

EMILY LAMARCA

Amount Raised

$6,795

 

85% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah McKitterick

Amount Raised

$6,752

 

113% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Josefina Oliva

Amount Raised

$6,084

Fundraiser Title

Alan Siegel

Amount Raised

$5,957

 

119% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russell Trottier

Amount Raised

$5,450

 

55% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Janis Frazer

Amount Raised

$5,445

 

109% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Edward Hulten

Amount Raised

$5,173

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Baker Family

The Baker Family

DONATION: $100

Go Team Get Real!! We'll see you in Natick Center! 5 years ago

Jimmy & Patty Hutchinson

Jimmy & Patty Hutchinson

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Tina & Bob Stephens

Tina & Bob Stephens

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Heidi and Elsa

Heidi and Elsa

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Gaetane Heath

Gaetane Heath

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jenga Fundraiser

Jenga Fundraiser

DONATION: $385

5 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $76

5 years ago

Melissa Sheehan

Melissa Sheehan

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Offline Donations

Offline Donations

DONATION: $126

5 years ago

Terri, Dave & Cody Ullstrup

Terri, Dave & Cody Ullstrup

DONATION: $30

Hi Sharlene & Eve Sharlene you go get them girl, we'r so proud of you! Hi to Eve & Critters! Love, Terri, Dave Cody 5 years ago