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Team Special Olympics MA Boston 2012

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BENEFITING: Special Olympics Massachusetts

ORGANIZER: Special Olympics Massachusetts

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Kate Nolan

THE STORY:

4/7/12: Last long run till the marathon! I ran 8 miles today and felt great:)  I am getting super pumped for Marathon Monday, it is going to be awesome. I am keeping my fngers crossed for cloudy, 50 degree weather!

The Boston Marathon and Special Olympics Massachusetts (SOMA) are a great combination.  The marathon provides the challenge of a lifetime and Special Olympics provides the inspiration to train and complete the challenge.

My inspiration comes from my dad and my sister.  My dad, Dick Nolan, was active in Special Olympics Delaware and dedicated many hours in support of the athletes and their families.  I honor his memory by supporting an organization that was near and dear to his heart.  My sister, Elizabeth, is a Special Olympics athlete and competes in long distance running as well as basketball, tennis and volleyball.  Her mantra, “ If you finish, you win.”, sounds good to me.  Her tip for training is – no walking, no whining.  We’ll see about that.

I’m a casual runner and did not qualify with the elites but when Special Olympics Massachusetts invited me to be a fundraiser and runner, I jumped at the chance.  I am writing to ask your help in supporting Special Olympics Massachusetts and my quest to finish the marathon.  Your contribution will go directly to SOMA and will support the athletes who train and compete year round.  SOMA does not charge its athletes to participate, so it is crucial that these athletes are supported through fund raising initiatives such as the SOMA marathon team.  By supporting our athletes to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives, and by educating the public about the abilities of Special Olympic athletes, we can begin to change our world – one individual and one mile at a time. 

Today, Special Olympics stands as a leader in the field of intellectual disability and has sharpened the focus on its mission as not just "nice," but critical; not just as a sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, but also an effective catalyst for social change.(SODE.org)

Thank you for considering my request.  I’ve already begun my training and I’m getting psyched.  You can keep in touch by visiting my web site where I will be posting weekly updates.

Alternate way of donating can be made by a check made payable to SOMA  with Kate Nolan marathon in the memo and mailed to Special Olympics Massachusetts,Inc  C/O Nick Savarese  ~The Yawkey Sports Training Center  ~ 512 Forest Street ~ Marlborough, MA 01752.

 

Trainingly Yours,

 

Kate

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To This Fundraiser

$6,906

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda Andersen

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Megan & Jim Nolan

    $100

  • Glen and Kate Arentowicz

    $100

  • Michael and Alison Tumas

     

  • Ann Connors

    $200

  • Andrea, Evan and Finn

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sue and Walter Guertin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Gordan Gang

     

  • Joe & Ellen Macdonough

    $50

  • Theraspring Physical therapy

    $100

  • Amos Adelowo

    $25

  • Richard and Joann Burns

    $100

  • Jon and Nancy Tarrant

    $100

  • Richard and Christine Rockwell

    $50

  • Claire Kate Gordon, Frankie Jordan, and Tricia Gordon

    $117

  • Elizabeth Nolan

    $45

  • Mary Ann Nolan

    $15

  • Todd and Kate Gebski

    $50

  • Fleming Family

    $50

  • Aggie

    $20

  • Robin and Matt

    $50

  • The Kurth Family

    $50

  • Grier Tumas

     

  • Glen and Lenore Thommes

     

  • Maureen Mulligan

     

  • Bonnie and Walter Jordan

     

  • Daniel and Mary Monagle

     

  • Sr. Mary Frances

     

  • Lawrence and Margarte Reardon

     

  • Gerard and Mary Gannon

     

  • Paul and Kathryn Soisson

     

  • Paul and Maureen Lesutis

     

  • Toby and Melanie Maloney

     

  • Peter and Marcea Rosenblatt

     

  • Kathleen and William O'Leary

     

  • Milton and Karen Hinman

     

  • Arthur and Anne Green

     

  • Barbara Cruse

     

  • Bryan and Sonia Adams

     

  • William and Maureen Hayes

     

  • Peter and Marcea Rosenblatt

     

  • Nancy Hanaway

     

  • Jean and Bernadette Lavoie

     

  • James and Kathryn Keegan

     

  • Charles and Linda Simpson

     

  • Anna Bittle and Nancy Tarrant

     

  • Curt and Mary Beth Siverling

     

  • Eileen Connelly

     

  • Thomas and Leigh Corrigan

     

  • The Cull Family

    $50

  • Erin and Jody Barillare

     

  • Kathy and Tom Murphy

     

  • Sisters of Joseph H-16

     

  • Stanley and Kerry Bowen

     

  • Alfred and Kathleen Toombs

     

  • John Gebski

     

  • Margaret Parrish

     

  • Elisabeth Kavanaugh

    $25

  • Robert and Rosemary Kilpatrick

     

  • Thomas and Anne Marie Higley

     

  • Megan, Evan, & Willa Simpson

     

  • Jason, Cindy and Tae Costigan

    $75

  • Bridget and Joseph MacDonough

    $50

  • Teesie Bonk

    $50

  • Deidre and Bill Shinn

    $50

  • Christopher and Kelly Rayen

    $50

  • Wendy Fargnoli

     

  • Lorraine Nobil

     

  • J.T. Decker

     

  • Kate, Sam, Bugsy & Olive Foley xoxo

     

  • Ann Grunert & Tom B

    $100

  • Josephine Fang

    $100

  • Leah

    $50

  • Claire Kinn

     

  • Amy Beth Bedrosian

     

  • Craig and Ellen Liberatore

     

  • Linda Morris

     

  • Claire Kinn

     

  • Amy Beth Bedrosian

     

  • Craig and Ellen Liberatore

     

  • Linda Morris

     

  • Fran Monteleone

    $100

  • Anne Dixon

     

  • Ellen Todino

     

  • Amy & Murkin

     

  • Maureen Duffy

    $50

  • Frankie and Grace Jordan

    $100

  • Deborah Kennedy

     

  • Moxie Star Salon/Diane Wright

    $100

  • Roz Clair

    $30

  • The Healy Family

     

  • Deborah Kennedy

     

  • The Melhus Family

    $26

  • Ellen Mulligan

     

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $41,998 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jay O'Brien

Amount Raised:

$8,820

 

88% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Nolan

Amount Raised:

$6,906

Fundraiser Title

Eric Crews

Amount Raised:

$6,050

Fundraiser Title

Greg Kulicki

Amount Raised:

$5,654

 

57% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Parshley

Amount Raised:

$5,495

Fundraiser Title

Jen Maitland

Amount Raised:

$3,423

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Sam Oliver

Amount Raised:

$3,100

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Cory Mathieson

Amount Raised:

$2,450

 

82% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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