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Ernie MacDonald's Fundraiser:

Team with a Vision Boston 2015

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Ernie MacDonald

THE STORY:

As an athlete running in the Visually Impaired Division of the 2015 Boston Marathon, my goal is to help create awareness and understanding about the capabilities of blind and visually impaired athletes. One way to change beliefs about what IS possible is to accomplish goals that others believe are impossible. Facts become part of a “new story”. Like my fellow team members, I will strive to do my best.

The 2015 Boston Marathon will be my fifth Boston Marathon and a milestone for me – my 30th marathon. One of my most challenging marathons was part of the 2006 Ironman Canada Triathlon in Penticton, BC. In an ironman triathlon you must successfully swim 3.8 km., bike 180 km., and then run 42.2 km. (a full marathon) within specific time constraints. Another memorable marathon was when I placed third in the Visually Impaired Division of the 2005 Boston Marathon.

I took up running many years ago as part of a personal effort to have more work-life balance and to stay in good physical shape. I found that I really enjoy the challenge of the marathon distance and the people that you meet during each marathon experience. Every marathon runner I have met has had an inspiring story about how they accomplished their goal.  I’m especially inspired by the blind and low vision runners who participate in the Boston Marathon. This year I am also looking forward to being part of the Team With A Vision Boston 2015 to raise funds for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, a very worthy cause.

 

$2,413

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sherry Wong

    $50

  • Sue MacDonald

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Russ

    $48

  • T Thoresen

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Greg Taylor

    $25

  • Elizabeth

    $40

  • Yoshie Bassett

     

  • A. Smith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sharon

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Marylou

    $25

  • Sylvia Bader

    $50

  • Chip Bergstrom

    $200

  • Stephen Hendrickson and David McCord

    $500

  • Christy

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John Byers

    $500

  • Jan Gregory

    $25

  • M. Handy

    $30

  • Ryan

    $20

  • Dale Seddon

    $50

  • SamF

    $25

  • Michella S

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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The Team: $129,279 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Richard Hunter

Amount Raised

$14,240

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Association for the B...

Amount Raised

$13,652

 

9% Raised of $150,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie O'Mara

Amount Raised

$11,600

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Goldberg

Amount Raised

$10,786

 

77% Raised of $13,977 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Norah Broughton and Diane

Amount Raised

$7,999

Fundraiser Title

Hillary Sandeen

Amount Raised

$7,595

Fundraiser Title

Erich Manser

Amount Raised

$7,567

Fundraiser Title

Marissa Garofano

Amount Raised

$7,370

 

74% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Michella S

Michella S

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

SamF

SamF

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Dale Seddon

Dale Seddon

DONATION: $50

Best wishes to you Ernie. 2 years ago

Ryan

Ryan

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

M. Handy

M. Handy

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Jan Gregory

Jan Gregory

DONATION: $25

Go Ernie! 2 years ago

John Byers

John Byers

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Christy

Christy

DONATION: $30

Congratulations on your 30th marathon, Ernie! Have an amazing time in Boston! 3 years ago