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Brian Switzer's Fundraiser:

Team With A Vision Boston 2017

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THE STORY:

In 2015, Brian conquered the Alaska Equinox Marathon, one of the world’s toughest marathons, so Boston should be a piece of cake, right?

Brian always had a deep love for running and even after being diagnosed with Ushers Syndrome type 2, he’s never fully stopped hitting the pavement.  This past fall, he had the pleasure of becoming a member of the Boston Renegades Beep Baseball team. Brian is a huge Boston sports fan and am thrilled that I get to be a part of such a great group of athletes. Stride after stride, running helped build his confidence and now he’s preparing to head off to graduate school to study Public Policy.

Life is much too short to stop doing the things we love. Brian’s guide and uncle, Mike Switzer and I will be navigating the Boston Marathon course together for the second time alongside our fellow Team With A Vision members.

For the last 24 years members of Team With A Vision have toed the starting line on Marathon Monday and shown the world that with the right support anything is possible.

Our international team of blind and sighted runners race to support individuals throughout Massachusetts living with vision loss. Their efforts allow the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to deliver professional, peer and volunteer support to over 1,100 individuals each year, giving them the support they need to live with dignity and independence.

All funds raised support MABVI's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 14 low vision clinics, 34 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.

We are honored to be a part of the 2017 Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon Official Charity Program!

$1,850

MONEY RAISED
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  • John Lesperance

    $50

  • Elizabeth O'Heaney

    $50

  • Olivia Switzer

    $50

  • allison bernhardt

    $25

  • Valerie E

    $25

  • Brian Belleville & Catherine Hurley

    $100

  • Emily Bloomstein

    $50

  • Gregory Martin

    $250

  • Basement Nihilist

    $40

  • Alice and Dave Switzer

    $250

  • Claudia and Christopher Cunniff

    $200

  • Barry and Kathleen Bloomstein

    $100

  • Spring Forward Matching Gift Challenge

    $350

  • Wagging Tail Dog Services

    $50

  • Linda Werman

    $35

  • Joe $

     

  • Joan Kerr

    $25

  • debbie shubert

    $25

  • Mary Haroyan

    $50

  • Joe Lemp

    $50

  • Jeff, Kaitlin & Natalie

    $25

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The Team: $237,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Massachusetts Association for the B...

Amount Raised

$46,347

 

21% Raised of $225,000 Goal

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Randy Meacham

Amount Raised

$15,250

 

102% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Grant Bachhuber

Amount Raised

$13,077

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Cory Gardner

Amount Raised

$11,449

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Sarah Scalia

Amount Raised

$10,313

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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John Polino

Amount Raised

$10,225

 

136% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Megan Birch-McMichael

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Meghan Conway

Amount Raised

$9,763

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Jeff, Kaitlin & Natalie

Jeff, Kaitlin & Natalie

DONATION: $25

You got this Brian! We'll be cheering you on from Anna Maria Island! 2 years ago

Joe Lemp

Joe Lemp

DONATION: $50

Good luck! 2 years ago

Mary Haroyan

Mary Haroyan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

debbie shubert

debbie shubert

DONATION: $25

go get em Brian 2 years ago

Joan  Kerr

Joan Kerr

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Joe $

Joe $

Brian's got the runs! 2 years ago

Linda Werman

Linda Werman

DONATION: $35

You are an inspiration Brian! 2 years ago

Wagging Tail Dog Services

Wagging Tail Dog Services

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Spring Forward Matching Gift Challenge

Spring Forward Matching Gift Challenge

DONATION: $350

2 years ago

Barry and Kathleen Bloomstein

Barry and Kathleen Bloomstein

DONATION: $100

Inspired by Brian Switzter, In memory of George Kerr, Joe and Marie Bloomstein 2 years ago