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Thomas Shortt's Fundraiser:

Tom Shortt’s 1st Marathon Run to Fight Cancer and Diabetes

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BENEFITING: City of Hope

EVENT DATE: Oct 28, 2012

Thomas Shortt

THE STORY:

I tried to start running 15 years ago and had to stop as my knees hurt. Until two years ago, I couldn’t run a mile without knee pain. My wife Brandi suggested I get fitted for a pair of “real” running shoes and start slow. Turns out that sometimes in life you have to go slow to go faster. We worked up to a 5K earlier this year. Brandi ran a ½ marathon in March so I started training with her. Thank you Brandi!

Earlier this year I began training for my first marathon (26.2 miles, 42K). Assuming I finish my training plan without injury, I will attempt the Atlanta Marathon on 10/28/2012.

I wanted to find a good cause to run for - I chose City of Hope. City of Hope is recognized worldwide and a leader in the fight to conquer cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.
I have three great reasons for this fundraiser:

  1. First, I’m running in honor of my Dad who passed away this summer. His life was complicated by diabetes. I thank him for so many things that he taught me throughout life, including 1M+ ways to use duct tape.
  2. Second, I’m running in honor of Larry Gossett, one of the wisest men I’ve ever had the honor of knowing. Larry passed away after a two-year battle with cancer in October of 2008 at the age of 49. Many of you know Larry, who was a Vice President at Office Depot and Fisher Scientific.
  3. Lastly, I’m running to kick-off the ACCO Brands (Swingline, Rexel, Mead, etc.) 2013 City of Hope Fundraising effort. 2013 is a big year for our fundraising as our Chairman and CEO, Bob Keller, will be the 2013 Spirit of Life Gala Honoree and we want to set new fundraising records. In 2012, ACCO Brands raised over $1,000,000 to benefit City of Hope.

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To This Fundraiser

$50,652

MONEY RAISED
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  • Thomas Shortt

    $1,000

  • Ed Farley

    $100

  • Lisa

    $100

  • Robert K. Julian

    $100

  • Nelson

    $50

  • The Campos Family

    $100

  • Gayle Aertker

    $100

  • Penny Morris Manuel

    $100

  • Kim

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The McAuliffe's

    $50

  • Cesar

    $200

  • Sean Nelson

    $100

  • September Spore

     

  • Pearlsan@GFamily

    $100

  • Andy Yearout

    $100

  • Tom Shull

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cathy, Steve & Rocco Petrazio

    $100

  • Haytham Othman

    $50

  • Steve Hogquist

    $25

  • Rich Nelson

    $50

  • Neal Fenwick and Tina Dann-Fenwick

    $200

  • Brian Cohen

    $50

  • Jennifer and Gary Giles

    $100

  • Lauren Rosenberg

    $50

  • Jack Cerny

    $100

  • Marie McBride

    $50

  • Grady

    $56

  • Walter Schwarz

     

  • Chuck Belden

    $100

  • Tom Wienclaw (aka Mulligan)

    $100

  • Sachin Shinde

    $50

  • Blanche Fok

    $100

  • Steve Keen

    $50

  • Andrea Murphy

    $30

  • Mike Stranders

    $50

  • Gerard Verbeek

    $25

  • Jim Flynn

    $100

  • Niteen

    $150

  • Mark Thompson

    $50

  • Bruce and Helen Bond

    $200

  • Ali Aga

    $100

  • Jagannath Bobji

    $50

  • Thomas Dunlap

    $100

  • Tim Machin

    $25

  • Boris and Karen Elisman

    $250

  • Craig Stoudt

    $100

  • Kevin Feeney

    $50

  • Yigal & Faby Offir

    $100

  • Andrew Magley

    $100

  • Kim Deceder

    $50

  • Miles Cook

    $100

  • Jeff Dailey

    $500

  • Paul Aries

    $50

  • Linda Franz

    $25

  • Loveen

    $100

  • Mike Barthel

    $50

  • Jess Fisher

    $100

  • Bob & Eileen Keller

    $250

  • Daniel Kwan

    $50

  • Pat Musser

    $50

  • Neil Gardiner

    $50

  • Robert Janke

     

  • James Thorpe

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Kaput D'Angelo Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bob Patton

    $100

  • Rhonda and Tim Conn

    $100

  • Norm Wesley

    $250

  • Tunesha Hicks

    $50

  • Chris and Leia Karwacki

    $100

  • Angie Blackburn

    $50

  • Off-line Donations

    $24,780

  • Annemarie DiCola

    $100

  • Laura Emmerling

    $50

  • Tom Kehner

    $100

  • Evan & Jen Wexler

     

  • Larry & Linda Ahlers

    $100

  • Norm & Jackie

    $100

  • Mitch Ivey

    $100

  • Offline donation

    $10,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Analytics Operations Engineering

    $250

  • The Aseltine Family

    $100

  • Pushkar Patel

     

  • Tim O'Connor

    $100

  • Josephine Bifano-Baran

    $100

  • Dick Frase

    $20

  • Brandi Shortt

    $250

  • Michael Ward

    $50

  • Jim Lynde

    $100

  • Offline Donation

    $260

  • Offline donation

    $5,200

  • Christopher Franey

    $200

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50652% Raised of $100 Goal

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The Team: $50,652 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Thomas Shortt

Amount Raised

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50652% Raised of $100 Goal

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Donor Comments

Christopher Franey

Christopher Franey

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Offline donation

Offline donation

DONATION: $5,200

5 years ago

Offline Donation

Offline Donation

DONATION: $260

5 years ago

Jim Lynde

Jim Lynde

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Michael Ward

Michael Ward

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Brandi Shortt

Brandi Shortt

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Dick Frase

Dick Frase

DONATION: $20

For Pops 5 years ago

Josephine Bifano-Baran

Josephine Bifano-Baran

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Tim O'Connor

Tim O'Connor

DONATION: $100

Hi Tom - Your comment about your Dad showing you 1M+ things to use Duct Tape for brought a smile to my face. I can relate both as a Son and a Dad. Best to you with your run. Tim O'Connor 5 years ago

Pushkar Patel

Pushkar Patel

5 years ago