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American Red Cross 2015 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: American Red Cross

ORGANIZER: American Red Cross Massachusetts Region

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Jim Thelen

THE STORY:

I'm so honored to be part of Team Red Cross 2015!  I hope you will consider supporting the Red Cross's vital work so that you can be part of my journey to reach the finish line of the world's most historic race next April.

I have both personal and professional connections to the Red Cross.  Professionally, I served on my Lansing, MI chapter's Human Resources committee and provided legal advice as needed.  Personally, as a genealogy buff, I was humbled to discover that my wife's great-great-grandparents were among the beneficiaries of the Red Cross's very first disaster response in 1881, after a devastating forest fire ravaged the Michigan communities around which they lived.

And I can't think of a better way to support the Red Cross than to join my wife, a three-times Boston finisher, and other running friends to train for, run, and finish the 119th Boston Marathon.  We were there near the finish line on the Marathon's darkest day in 2013, and we were blessed to be there for the 2014 race's joyful return to normalcy.

It'll be a great privilege to be there next April with Team Red Cross 2015, and I'm glad you'll be along for my journey!

American Red Cross of Massachusetts wrote -

Team Red Cross is honored to be an official charity team of the 119th B.A.A. Boston Marathon®

On April 20, 2015, more than 50 Team Red Cross members will run the historic 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston in support of the American Red Cross mission!

With every mile run and every dollar raised, Team Red Cross runners help to save and transform the lives of people in their greatest time of need. And together, we will finish the race Boston Strong.

Funds raised by Team Red Cross benefit American Red Cross programs and services across Massachusetts. Since 2012, 94 Team Red Cross runners have raised more than $560,000 to support Red Cross programs and services. Runners of all ages and abilities proudly represent the American Red Cross at the Boston Marathon, from first time marathoners to experienced competitors.

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers, and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering here at home and around the world through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, supplying lifesaving blood, health and safety services, and international services.

The American Red Cross of Massachusetts is one of the largest Red Cross chapters in the nation. We stand ready to assist the citizens of our Commonwealth in times of disaster to meet emergency needs; to alleviate hunger; to make ours a more resilient Massachusetts; and to educate our next generation in preparedness, health, safety and aquatics.

Team Red Cross is proud to partner with Dan Fitzgerald, Heartbreak Hill Running Company and South End Athletic Company to provide expert coaching and training for Team Red Cross runners.

For more information about the American Red Cross of Massachusetts, visit www.redcross.org/ma.

To learn more about Team Red Cross, contact teamredcrossboston@redcross.org.

$10,100

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  • Jennifer and Gil Merciez

     

  • Markie Jing Zech Family

     

  • Mary Jo and Bob DeJong

     

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  • Michael Thelen

     

  • Joan N Stern

     

  • Cherie and Red Beck

     

  • Jon Bushnell

     

  • Brad Sysol

     

  • Robert I. Tuteur

     

  • The Cameron Foundation

     

  • Jeff and Virginia Martlew

     

  • Pat Thelen

     

  • Kelly, Cat, Owen & Liam

     

  • Kimberly Scott

     

  • Paul Hudson

     

  • Kurt Sherwood

     

  • Scott and Kara Eldridge

     

  • Kevin and Denise McCarthy

     

  • Nelson Family

     

  • Kathy and Marshall Slocum

     

  • www.crowdise.com?AmericanRedCrossRunsBoston/

     

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  • James Thelen

     

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  • Caroline Zech

     

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  • Staci Dietzel

     

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101% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $320,917 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Karen Teller

Amount Raised

$15,191

 

76% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ralph Boyd

Amount Raised

$14,605

 

292% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Thelen

Amount Raised

$10,100

 

101% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Jeff Matos

Amount Raised

$9,380

 

110% Raised of$8,500 Goal

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Mia Chessmore

Amount Raised

$9,106

 

182% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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Steve Caddle

Amount Raised

$9,020

 

120% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Alexis Antonelli

Amount Raised

$8,925

 

119% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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Nikki DiGuilio

Amount Raised

$8,870

 

104% Raised of$8,500 Goal

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