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YMCA 2015 Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: YMCA Greater Boston

ORGANIZER: YMCA Greater Boston

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Joanna Murphy

THE STORY:

Y I am running the Boston Marathon -

For many years I watched thousands of runners go by, wondering both how they could run for 26.2 miles, but also what inspired them to ever want to.  Although I was a competitive swimmer for most of my life running a 5k was once an accomplishment, but I soon met that goal and moved on to a 10K, half marathon, countless triathlons and now I will soon be one of the many to run the Boston Marathon.   I now find myself being asked the same question I had asked of so many; how are you going to run 26.2 miles and why do you want to?!  

Well the answer is really quite simple.  I want to run because I am going to be able to support the same community that has supported me for so many years.  The community whose after school programs helped me with my homework, pushed me to become a better swimmer and introduced me to my best friend.  The YMCA of Greater Boston is dedicated to our city, individual and families like yours and mine.   The Y is a group of people; members, staff, volunteers - not a building.  The Y is a family; one that has supported me, provided me opportunities, pushed me, and never given up on me.  And it for those reasons that I don’t just want to run, but I want to run for the Y.

And I guess, once I figured out why I should run, the how just didn’t seem that difficult anymore. 

By making a donation you will be supporting the YMCA of Greater Boston teen programs.  Your donation will create opportunities for lasting success through life skill advancement, job training, academic assistance and more.  Each member of the Y has their own story to tell and that is in large part to the continued support of donors like you. 

Thank you for your donation to the Greater Boston YMCA and for supporting me in the Boston Marathon.  #YRun

$8,947

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lonni

    $25

  • Laura & Alex Cullen

    $100

  • Paula Caputo

    $100

  • Evan Eyler

    $20

  • Amy Funkhouser

    $25

  • Alyssa & Jeremy

    $25

  • Jeff and Mary

    $200

  • Jillian

    $25

  • Ed Lynes

    $75

  • Pedro & family

     

  • Julie Love

    $25

  • Jon and Lisa Ennis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Charlotte Brumit

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Paula callanan

    $50

  • Leigh Doukas

    $25

  • Steve & Ronnie Schauer

    $25

  • Laurel Palmer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kate and Mark Ward

    $100

  • Marie and Mike Talbot

    $25

  • The Keough's

    $100

  • Josh and Meredith Burdett

    $100

  • Carole Talbot

    $25

  • John and Jan

    $100

  • The Agostino Family

    $50

  • Mary & Eddie

    $25

  • The Simeone Family

    $50

  • Connie Kaufman

    $100

  • Bonnie Daden

    $20

  • Amy & Gary Kaufman

    $100

  • Rhoda J. Deady

    $50

  • Kathy Carell

    $25

  • Vicky Neale

    $25

  • Marian Slavin & John Pizzuto

    $100

  • Phyllis Cashman

    $25

  • Pat and Mike Tierney

    $50

  • Abbie Taube

    $50

  • Melissa Meehan

    $25

  • Hilary Donahue

    $25

  • Glen Hoffman

     

  • Nicole Savoie

     

  • Dan Chambers

    $50

  • Janet Cook

    $25

  • Gail Myers

    $25

  • Barbara Olmsted

    $25

  • Charles River Raffle

    $410

  • Judy Panagotopulos

    $25

  • Susan Cummings

    $30

  • Sharon Ward

    $25

  • Terri McAuliffe

    $25

  • Annemarie McCrave

    $25

  • Uncle Tip and Aunt Diane

    $50

  • Sue Ellen Schwam

    $50

  • Jake Maio

    $15

  • Joanna Caliman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kathleen Bresnahan

    $50

  • Jenn Keaveney

    $50

  • Paula Hartigan-Patey

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Volmar Oliveira

    $25

  • The Mutter Family

    $50

  • Natalie Mutter

    $25

  • Tricia McNamara

    $25

  • Trina Reinach

     

  • Paul & Britt

    $50

  • Craig & Martha

    $100

  • The Beachams

    $50

  • Barbara M

    $50

  • Emily

    $10

  • The Eisenstadt's

    $50

  • The Nowlans

    $50

  • Go Ms. Murph!

    $150

  • Maeve Sullivan

    $100

  • Dalton Murphy

    $350

  • Lila Coffman

     

  • Jocelyn Shaw

    $30

  • Alexander Krushell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Riley Pittman

    $50

  • Elyse and Brian DeWyngaert

    $40

  • Eric Markstein

    $20

  • Mary Frere

    $75

  • JA Green

    $25

  • Jennifer and Jonathan Grant

    $25

  • Hana Bernstein

    $50

  • Jeanne Bolio

    $100

  • Dennis and Mary Murphy

    $100

  • Michael and Diane Vezeau

    $50

  • Michael Lioce

    $150

  • Laurie Sullivan

    $125

  • Nicola

    $25

  • Paula

    $37

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Donna McKeown

    $100

  • NRS

    $100

  • Fiske’s General Store

    $100

  • RCDL, L.L.C.

    $100

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89% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $46,331 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

YMCA Greater Boston

Amount Raised

$12,500

 

31% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joanna Murphy

Amount Raised

$8,947

 

89% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tina Kennedy

Amount Raised

$8,626

 

96% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ali Dallaire

Amount Raised

$8,420

 

105% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

mohaan raaj

Amount Raised

$7,838

 

105% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

RCDL, L.L.C.

RCDL, L.L.C.

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Fiske’s General Store

Fiske’s General Store

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

NRS

NRS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Donna McKeown

Donna McKeown

DONATION: $100

Congrats Joanna! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Paula

Paula

DONATION: $37

3 years ago

Nicola

Nicola

DONATION: $25

Go Miss Murph! Woo. 3 years ago

Laurie Sullivan

Laurie Sullivan

DONATION: $125

3 years ago

Michael Lioce

Michael Lioce

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Michael and Diane Vezeau

Michael and Diane Vezeau

DONATION: $50

3 years ago