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Team With A Vision Boston 2017

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Post Marathon Update
April 27, 2017

Hey everyone, thank you all for your generous contributions to my crowdrise. I can't believe that with your help I raised almost $12,000 for  See more
Cory Gardner

THE STORY:

I first heard about sighted guiding when my friend Nicholas Abramczyk guided Thomas Panek of Guiding Eyes for the Boston Marathon. He knew that I had started running and reccomended I call Team With A Vision to start volunteering my time as a sighted guide. So after the BAA Half Marathon last year, I reached out and was contacted by Kyle Robidoux Director of Volunteer & Support Group Services at MAB Community Services. We set up a time to meet and we started one of our many training runs together.

I've never run farther than 13-14 miles before so Kyle used me for his shorter (for him) runs in his training program all through the winter. Over time guiding became more natural and I felt like I was out for a run with a friend rather than volunteering my time. He knew I was signed up for the BAA distance medley so on one run he asked me if I would take part in a MABVI fundraiser. So 2 days before the marathon, I ran the BAA 5k as part of the Blindfold Challenge and got to experience being guided (which I highly reccomended!). 

Two days later I saw Kyle and the other Team With A Vision members run the 2016 Boston Marathon and left feeling incredibly moved. Therefore, when David Brown asked me to run in one of the charity bibs in 2017 I knew I had to do it. All I need is your help (and to train to run 26 miles...details).

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.

Their 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.

This year MABVI is honored to be a part of the 2017 Boston Athletic Association Boston Marathon Official Charity Program!

Every dollar helps so please donate whatever you can. Thanks so much in advance!

$11,449

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maria Curran

    $25

  • Angelo Volandes

     

  • Kirby Gardner

    $100

  • Laura Preshong

    $100

  • Jenny Rand

    $50

  • Julia Alexander

    $25

  • Leah Silipo

    $25

  • Alicia LaPolla

     

  • Denise Mauro

    $100

  • Eric Navales

    $200

  • William Kuhn

    $25

  • Jay Crosby

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Madeleine Timin

     

  • Patti Morin

    $50

  • Rosanne

     

  • Anne Kuuskvere

    $100

  • Tara & Devin McDonough

    $25

  • Ilene Kenney

    $25

  • Lani Zervas

    $50

  • Yoga event @ JP Centre Yoga

    $125

  • Tracy Pequeno

     

  • Mind Validation

    $50

  • Susan Shevitz & Larry Bailis

    $50

  • Matt Figueroa

    $100

  • Phoebe Magee

    $100

  • Kelly Cronin

    $50

  • Mark Lidano

    $100

  • Kathy Figueroa

     

  • Baby Jack

    $50

  • Joshua shevitz

    $50

  • Garrett

    $100

  • John Bourgeois

    $75

  • Andrea c

    $85

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa Phong

    $20

  • Jonathan Myers

    $20

  • Eric Korpalski

    $50

  • Lisa Phong

    $20

  • Alana Berg

    $10

  • Kathleen Short

    $50

  • Barbara Cohen

    $50

  • Brian Bullard

    $10

  • Luxe Raffle Event Fundraising Party

    $2,155

  • Christopher and Saudi Bianchi

    $850

  • The Parnell's

    $25

  • Pari Amburle

    $100

  • Karen Soucy

    $26.20

  • Matthew Wildman

     

  • Heidi Brewster

    $100

  • Maureen Johan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lara and Jason Gonzalez

    $50

  • The Connors Family

     

  • Robin Bragdon

    $100

  • Mop hair salon

    $250

  • Jamia Gaffney

    $25

  • Peg Toro

    $50

  • Sarah and Kelsey Gardner

    $100

  • Maya Cagnie

    $25

  • Vic Arruda

    $25

  • Miranda Jones

    $50

  • Marguerite Reynolds

     

  • Celeste Edwards

    $25

  • David Cook

    $50

  • Spring Forward Matching Gift Challenge

    $250

  • Josh Elterman

    $25

  • Danielle Gostanian Matthew

    $100

  • Heather Davis

    $20

  • Julianne Doyle

    $100

  • Mark Goracke

     

  • Mark Goracke

     

  • Phoebe Magee

    $50

  • Adriana

     

  • Andrew Rondinone

    $10

  • Jane Taylor

     

  • Kendra Slaughter

     

  • Jeffrey Stevens and Carrie Aubut

    $25

  • Benjamin Tocchi

    $25

  • Mary Roetzel

    $26.20

  • Tiffany Mellott

    $25

  • Skip n Dena Roy

    $50

  • Alan scherer and Elizabeth Carr

    $55

  • Kelly & Peyton

    $100

  • Kathy Gardner

    $500

  • Amy-Lynn Page

    $25

  • Teresa Conant

    $50

  • Addie and the Forster Family

     

  • Meredith Deal

     

  • Caitlin Springer

    $26.20

  • Nicole Huynh

    $26.20

  • Lisa Phong

    $15

  • JJ Hall

    $670

  • The Ashburn Family

     

  • Jennifer Orsini

     

  • Alanna Eltsin

     

  • Rhonda & Adam Strosberg

     

  • Maria Calabrese Breen

    $100

  • Chris Carron

    $50

  • Greg & Christen Grugnale

    $25

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114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $237,125 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Association for the B...

Amount Raised

$46,347

 

21% Raised of $225,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Randy Meacham

Amount Raised

$15,250

 

102% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Grant Bachhuber

Amount Raised

$13,077

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cory Gardner

Amount Raised

$11,449

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Scalia

Amount Raised

$10,313

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Polino

Amount Raised

$10,225

 

136% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Megan Birch-McMichael

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan Conway

Amount Raised

$9,763

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Greg & Christen Grugnale

Greg & Christen Grugnale

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Chris Carron

Chris Carron

DONATION: $50

Awesome job!! 2 years ago

Maria Calabrese Breen

Maria Calabrese Breen

DONATION: $100

In memory of Brian Saloy , forever loved 2 years ago

Rhonda & Adam Strosberg

Rhonda & Adam Strosberg

Born to Run Cory, that's you, so happy to help! 2 years ago

Alanna Eltsin

Alanna Eltsin

Good luck, Cory!!!! 2 years ago

Jennifer Orsini

Jennifer Orsini

Go Cory! 2 years ago

The Ashburn Family

The Ashburn Family

Kyle Robidoux 2 years ago

JJ Hall

JJ Hall

DONATION: $670

So proud of you!! 2 years ago

Lisa Phong

Lisa Phong

DONATION: $15

CORYYY!!! =D 2 years ago

Nicole Huynh

Nicole Huynh

DONATION: $26.20

Way to go, Cory! Congratulations and good luck! 2 years ago