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Todd's 1st Marathon

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BENEFITING: One Fund Boston

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

Todd Drantch

THE STORY:


Back on the 3rd Monday in April, 2002 (Patriot's Day) while suffering a mild case of Mononucleosis(or not so mild as my old roommate remembers), I dragged myself out of bed and into Kenmore Square to watch the lead runners pass by the 1 mile to go marker in the Boston Marathon as the annual 11:00AM Red Sox game let out and the square became packed. The next three Patriot's Days I spent being amazed and inspired while volunteering at the 24.2 Mile Water station with my fellow BU students. As we cheered on the runners, I promised myself that I eventually would run one.

Now that time is here. Unfortunately, shortly before finding out I was accepted to run in the 2013 ING NYC Marathon the events of this year's Boston Marathon occurred and what was a day we all looked forward to each year in Boston was scarred forever. This only made me want to run this year's even more, for those who were unable to finish and for those who can no longer run.

On that day we saw the worst of humanity but also the best. While almost three hundred lay injured and the death of three innocent people including a fellow Terrier, first responders and good samaritans ran towards the explosions and many runners continued running to the nearest hospital to give blood. I have a strong connection to the city of Boston and their marathon; watching it those four years was the motivation to finally run one myself.

I am not asking for much, a dollar maybe two or whatever you feel comfortable donating. All donations, no matter how small will go to help the One Fund for Boston, set up by Mayor Menino to help families affected by the cowardly and despicable acts of that day.
 

$829

MONEY RAISED
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  • Courtney and Michael Weinstein

     

  • Valerie

    $20

  • Todd

    $26

  • Marcus

    $10

  • Mr. Fred

    $25

  • Mike Wilson

    $26

  • Mom Dad

    $26

  • Danielle

    $10

  • Ali and Andrew Knauer

     

  • Rosalie Drantch Huntington and Dan Huntington

    $26

  • Carole Sue

    $26

  • Aunt Evan and Uncle Ross

    $26

  • Marissa Gernett

    $20

  • Leila & Bob Strassler

    $26

  • Sybil, Barry & Harry

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Rachel Levy

    $10

  • Diane

    $26

  • Mat, Diana and Abby Miller

    $26

  • Jesse Kass

    $5

  • Lily Kass

    $5

  • Aunt Ilene

    $52

  • Roger and Ali Kass

    $26

  • Esther and Eugene Kass

    $26

  • Judy and Steve Herbst

    $18

  • Teresa Christovich

    $26

  • Alexis cg

    $30

  • Steven Echtman

     

  • Sara and Keith

     

  • Brian and Katherine

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathe Matthess

    $25

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316% Raised of $262 Goal

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The Team: $829 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Kathe Matthess

Kathe Matthess

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Way to go Todd....we'll do more next time 4 years ago

Brian and Katherine

Brian and Katherine

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Sara and Keith

Sara and Keith

So sad we can't be there to cheer you on and toast you afterwards. We'll be there in spirit and tracking you the while way! 4 years ago

Steven Echtman

Steven Echtman

4 years ago

Alexis cg

Alexis cg

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Teresa Christovich

Teresa Christovich

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Judy and Steve Herbst

Judy and Steve Herbst

DONATION: $18

4 years ago

Esther and Eugene Kass

Esther and Eugene Kass

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Aunt Ilene

Aunt Ilene

DONATION: $52

4 years ago