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Tracey's Boston FOR KYLE & RFTF-Maine

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Tracey Cammarota

THE STORY:

WHO? My name is Tracey Cammarota from York, Maine (originally Medford, MA). I am about to run my third Boston Marathon, this time in memory of Army Specialist Kyle A. Little of North Berwick, Maine. I will run through Run for the Fallen - Maine and for Kyle for many reasons.
WHY? I put this next because I want you to know a bit about the special man/men for whom I run. Kyle was killed when he was only 20, from a roadside bomb in Iraq, on May 8, 2007. He made the brave choice to leave high school when only 17, then joined the Army, where he hoped to make a career. He was much like you and me, loving his Boston Red Sox and sports. He had a Red Sox tattoo on his arm. He was protecting an Army Colonel when he lost his life. I am proud to say I know Kyle's Dad, Mike Little, of North Berwick, Maine. He works at my sons' school, helping and protecting them. In the aftermath of the Newtown horror, our school changed its security procedures. Mr. Little is one of those adults who greets my sons daily and makes sure they make it into the school safely. He now protects us as well. He is also a custodian, and one of the first to help - especially when pipes burst everywhere in the boys' school. He is a selfless man, a humble man, and he set up "Flags Over Maine Streets" in memory of Kyle. He beautifies our streets by hanging Military and American flags ALL OVER TOWN during Patriotic holidays and special occasions. He lost his son, yet he continually gives back to the community and country HE loves so well. I am especially honored to run for his son because I feel as though I know what kind of person Kyle was, seeing first-hand the man his Dad is.
WHAT? Run for the Fallen honors those men and women who gave their lives for our daily freedoms and RFTF ensures that they are not forgotten. There will be at least five of us on our team, running Boston's 26.2 miles with our fallen on our running shirts. We run to raise money for their families who remain. We want to thank them, honor them and respect them. Fallen NOT forgotten...
WHEN? This marathon is Monday, April 21, 2014. My training has begun!
WHERE? Boston. This will be an especially emotionally-charged race for me. First, because of my connection with Mr. Little. Second, I grew up outside of Boston. I remember watching some of the marathons as a kid. I bought my last marathon jacket at Marathon Sports, the location of last year's horrific bombings. The boy who was killed, Martin, was the same age as my oldest son. One of the female victims was from Medford, MA. My brother-in-law worked the finish line as a paramedic. Like many, I have strong emotional ties to the events. I am proud to say that "Cowboy Carlos" - the Boston Marathon hero in the hat, is known first to me as a Dad from Run for the Fallen, who lost his son. I, like most humans and runners - want to show that we do not give up. We come back Boston Strong...and, in my case, Maine Proud. I stink - I am slow - but I finish. Please consider all of these reasons and help those families whose sons and daughters made the ultimate sacrifice - for you and me. Thank you. Love, Tracey

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To This Fundraiser

$10,234

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christopher Galeazzi

    $100

  • The Stahls

    $50

  • The Fells

    $50

  • The Brockelmans

    $50

  • The Gear Family

    $50

  • Warren and Leslie Cochrane

    $200

  • The Mac's

     

  • Mr & Mrs Tim DePerrio

    $50

  • Dr. Joel Keenan

    $25

  • Robert Cammarota

    $125

  • Mr & Mrs Jerry Lavigne

    $50

  • Mr & Mrs John Dupuis

    $25

  • GG & Vib

    $100

  • Bracelet Campaign - CRES

    $40

  • Mr & Mrs Ed LeFlore

    $50

  • Bracelet Campaign - Curves

    $10

  • Liquid Dreams Surf Shop

    $50

  • Dr. Douglas Gray

    $100

  • Bracelets - friends

    $17

  • Jeanne Soares

    $5

  • Mrs. Nancy Parsons

    $10

  • Bill Hancock - Ogunquit Lobster Pound

    $100

  • Pam and Phil Roy

    $25

  • Marna Waskin

     

  • The Hamel Family

    $50

  • The Lillie Family

    $50

  • The Patches

     

  • The Kilway Family

    $50

  • The Strand Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bob & Kathy Connors

    $500

  • Joe Albanese

    $100

  • Professional Electrical Contractors of CT Inc./Jim Bisson Jr.

    $100

  • James and Katie Cheever

    $50

  • Mr & Mrs Gary Munsen

    $50

  • Mr & Mrs. Sean Mitchell

    $35

  • Dr & Mrs. Jules Gamache

    $50

  • Mr & Mrs Eli Muise

    $35

  • Mr. & Mrs. Matt Ronca

    $50

  • Darlene Yankura

    $30

  • Great Beginnings - Miss Jess

    $60

  • Sue & Adam Stevens

    $50

  • Mr & Mrs Scott Wagner

    $25

  • Mr & Mrs Warren Cochrane, FR

    $30

  • Andrea Stein

    $30

  • Dr & Mrs. Russ Shipman

    $100

  • Wristbands - CRES, B

    $24

  • Wristbands - Dr. Shipman, A

    $28

  • Lee Kennedy

    $750

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kim Sousa/RDK Engineers

    $250

  • Lindsay

    $131

  • Pete Cheever

    $500

  • Susan Gurney - Proud Marine Mom

    $50

  • Samiotes Consultants, Inc.

    $100

  • Mr & Mrs Pat Cadigan

    $25

  • Mr & Mrs Kieran Joyce

    $25

  • Mr & Mrs Rick Bach

    $100

  • Dr & Mrs Gamache

    $30

  • Gail Silva

    $30

  • Mr & Mrs James Harrod

    $25

  • Mr & Mrs Jay Kellar

    $30

  • Mr & Mrs Michael Soares

    $25

  • Mr & Mrs Charles Donnell

    $25

  • Mr & Mrs Donald Rose

    $50

  • Mr & Mrs Robert Rubin

    $30

  • Mr & Mrs Eric Giacobba

    $15

  • Boardman-Ellis VFW Post 6977

    $200

  • Mr & Mrs Brian Waters

    $30

  • Mrs. Kim McCabe-Kofman

    $15

  • Shawmut Woodworking & Supply

    $250

  • Mrs Christine Parrotta

    $30

  • Curves - Wristbands #2

    $35

  • FMC Corporation, Rockland, Maine

    $100

  • Dimeo Construction Company

    $500

  • Patrick & Kate O'Brien

    $50

  • Karen Norton

    $20

  • Andrea Stein and Craig Goldsworthy

     

  • Kathy Welch

     

  • Mr & Mrs Brian Cadigan

    $25

  • Mr & Mrs Tucker Lindquist

    $30

  • Fundraiser Event

    $1,216

  • Mr & Mrs Frank Fogg

    $30

  • Mr & Mrs Paul Howlett

    $30

  • American Legion Auxiliary Post 56

    $100

  • Mr & Mrs Johnston

    $60

  • Mrs Bradburn

    $15

  • Mr & Mrs Scott Iritano - FR/E

    $50

  • Ms. Switzer

    $15

  • Mr & Mrs Emmett Cadigan

    $100

  • Great Beginnings, FR/E

    $50

  • Mrs Eileen Brault

    $15

  • Bagel Basket - Fundraiser Items

    $286

  • Mike and Keri DiLeo

     

  • Jon and Joanna Buhl

    $50

  • Walsh Brothers

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mrs. Katherine Coughlin

    $100

  • Dr. Joel Keenan

    $25

  • Mrs. Kara Wright

    $100

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205% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Dr. Joel Keenan

Dr. Joel Keenan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Mrs. Katherine Coughlin

Mrs. Katherine Coughlin

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Mrs. Kara Wright

Mrs. Kara Wright

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Walsh Brothers

Walsh Brothers

DONATION: $250

Good luck! 3 years ago

Jon and Joanna Buhl

Jon and Joanna Buhl

DONATION: $50

Good luck - hope you have a great run! 3 years ago

Mike and Keri DiLeo

Mike and Keri DiLeo

3 years ago

Mrs Eileen Brault

Mrs Eileen Brault

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Great Beginnings, FR/E

Great Beginnings, FR/E

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Mr & Mrs Emmett Cadigan

Mr & Mrs Emmett Cadigan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago