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Joseph McLean's Fundraiser:

YMCA Greater Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: YMCA Greater Boston

ORGANIZER: YMCA Greater Boston

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Joseph McLean

THE STORY:

 

Here’s why I run and why I need your generous support…

In 2008, my world was flipped upside down when my mother received the terrible news that she had been diagnosed with Parkinson Disease. Immediately after the diagnosis she began researching and found that developing a physical exercise routine was imperative to slowing the progression of this disease.  

For those of you that know my mother, you understand that developing an exercise routine was foreign territory for her. Finding time for exercise was limited with her full focus centered on family, friends and her career.

My mother turned to the Parkway Community Y and a dedicated personal trainer for help with this difficult fight. For the next couple of years, my mother battled the progression of this disease with the full encouragement of the Parkway Y staff and its adaptive programming for people with disabilities. For years, she was able to develop a healthy body, mind and spirit.

Now, why do I write all of this about my mother and her relationship with the Y? Two reasons:

1. The Parkway Y, unequivocally, slowed the progression of my mother’s disease and provided my family many more quality years with her.

2. There are millions and millions of dollars pouring in everyday for organizations committed to finding a cure to this brutal disease, which is fantastic! However, there isn’t enough money coming in for community organizations, like the Y, that support people already diagnosed and battling life threatening illnesses.

My family was fortunate enough that money was not a barrier for a Y membership or the cost of a personal trainer. The reality, however, is that money's a barrier for 1,376 Parkway Y members.

One of my mother’s favorite quotes to me was, “Do I ever let you down?” In the 26 years spent with her, she never did. Now it’s time to never let down the 1,376 Y members who rely on the Parkway Community Y and their financial assistance program to fight their fight. Thank you in advance for your generous support of a wonderful organization!

$7,539

MONEY RAISED
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  • Family and Friends

     

  • Rob and Eileen Croteau

    $100

  • Joey Cuzzi

    $100

  • Timothy Botto

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Teehan Family

    $100

  • Jarrett Royster

    $250

  • Michelle & Paul

    $100

  • Catholic Memorial School

    $50

  • Jen Grande

    $25

  • Melissa Gregory

     

  • TJ Scanlon

    $75

  • Erin Scannell

    $50

  • Marty Burke

    $100

  • Kelly Madigan

    $26.20

  • Brianna

    $50

  • Cliff McLean

    $125

  • Tricia and Chic

    $200

  • Sarah Fitzgerald

    $25

  • Mark and Colleen Straubel

     

  • Andrea Baez

     

  • William Alves

    $25

  • Ann T

    $100

  • Devon Haddad

    $25

  • Chelsey Feole

    $50

  • Julie

    $250

  • Wendy

    $25

  • Kara Hopkins

    $50

  • Julie Gerraughty

    $20

  • James Morton/Dawn Fontaine

    $250

  • Shawn G

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bryan Strickland

    $75

  • Aislinn

    $26.20

  • Kev A

     

  • John L.

    $50

  • JBlake

     

  • Matt Dewey

     

  • Brian Kean

    $50

  • Kevin Hutchinson

    $50

  • John Moriarty

    $50

  • Kerri Flynn

    $25

  • Ann Merrifield

     

  • Mary O'Leary

    $100

  • Shawn G

    $26.22

  • Tim, Jen & Declan Nevin

    $50

  • Rory O'Hanlon

     

  • Mark, Becky, Chip & Matty McLean

     

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101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $63,766 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lindsey McElligott

Amount Raised

$20,375

 

204% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Corley

Amount Raised

$10,748

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Cormier

Amount Raised

$8,698

 

116% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Botte

Amount Raised

$8,013

 

107% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joseph McLean

Amount Raised

$7,539

 

101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Parolisi

Amount Raised

$6,691

 

89% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Bordonaro

Amount Raised

$1,600

 

32% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

YMCA Greater Boston

Amount Raised

$100

 

0% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Mark, Becky, Chip & Matty McLean

Mark, Becky, Chip & Matty McLean

2 years ago

Rory O'Hanlon

Rory O'Hanlon

Well done, Joe! 2 years ago

Tim, Jen & Declan Nevin

Tim, Jen & Declan Nevin

DONATION: $50

Sorry for the delay, I kept meaning to do this. Awesome job - congratulations your mom is telling everyone about your accomplishment, that I am sure of! 2 years ago

Shawn G

Shawn G

DONATION: $26.22

2 years ago

Mary O'Leary

Mary O'Leary

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ann Merrifield

Ann Merrifield

2 years ago

Kerri Flynn

Kerri Flynn

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Joe!! 2 years ago

John Moriarty

John Moriarty

DONATION: $50

See you out there, Joe!! 2 years ago

Kevin Hutchinson

Kevin Hutchinson

DONATION: $50

Go get em kid 2 years ago

Brian Kean

Brian Kean

DONATION: $50

2 years ago