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Friends4Michael 2015 Marine Corps Marathon

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BENEFITING: FRIENDS4MICHAEL FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: FRIENDS4MICHAEL FOUNDATION

EVENT: Marine Corps Marathon 2015

EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2015

Dickson Mercer

THE STORY:

My first thought was, "Who could I call? What back channels could I go through to get into this sold-out race?" But then I looked at the list of all the great charities that partner with the Marine Corps Marathon ... and then I started thinking about everything differently. Running had given me so much, and now I had an opportunity to rechannel all of that positive energy.

I was really inspired by the work of the Friends 4 Michael Foundation and by the story of Michael Kwinn. As a runner, I get very results-oriented; I am frequently guilty of losing the perspective of what running is really about, and how lucky I am to be able to do this. 

Michael was extraordinary. This is a kid who, after finding out he had a brain tumor, devoted the rest of his life to raising awareness about his disease, raising money for research, and helping people in any way he could. The other thing about Michael was, he never quit. He never gave in. He never stopped putting up a fight. He accomplished a lot in his 14 years. And now his spirit lives on through Friends 4 Michael, which is led by his father, and which provides financial assistance to the familes of children who have brain tumors and also raises money for research efforts.

I am so honored to represent Friends 4 Michael in the Marine Corps Marathon, and I feel like Michael will be with me every step along the way. My goal is to put up a performance that would make him proud.  

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To This Fundraiser

$2,020

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joan Mercer

    $100

  • Christian and William Drury

    $100

  • Ed & Harriet Dufton

    $100

  • The McLoone Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Patrick Benko

    $10

  • Todd Lippin

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bruno Dufton Mercer

    $43

  • Paul GRC

    $50

  • Hilary, Luke, and Daisy

    $88

  • Justin, Megan, Maggie - GRC

    $100

  • Sam Luff GRC

    $43

  • Kerry- GRC

    $43

  • Henry Mercer

    $129

  • Evan - GRC

    $43

  • Charlie Ban

    $43

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • outlaw

    $47.30

  • Pat Kuhlmann

    $43

  • Deb Marcus - DCRC

    $25

  • Liz Campbell

    $50

  • Ryan Holsey

    $25

  • Clayton Family

    $100

  • Jimmy

    $10

  • Bob, Denise, and Nicholas

    $100

  • Puglieses

    $50

  • Bruno's Pal Kodiak

    $10

  • Greg, Sarah, Winifred, and Coffee Bowyer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Cat, Dan, Tuna, Weebert & Aster Kloetzli-Cousins

    $50

  • Andrea

    $40

  • Lauren and Dave U

    $50

  • Drea

    $20

  • Andy Carmer

    $10

  • Patrick Murphy & John Simmons

    $50

  • Sarah Buckheit

    $83

  • Anna Miars

    $20

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202% Raised of$1,000 Goal

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The Team: $45,913 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kristine McCarson

Amount Raised

$3,176

Fundraiser Title

Cheryl Kwinn

Amount Raised

$2,890

 

96% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin McCarthy

Amount Raised

$2,150

 

107% Raised of$2,015 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Daniel McCarthy

Amount Raised

$2,134

 

142% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dickson Mercer

Amount Raised

$2,020

 

202% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Jacobi

Amount Raised

$1,760

 

352% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alan Seymour

Amount Raised

$1,570

 

63% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Yang

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of$1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anna Miars

Anna Miars

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Sarah Buckheit

Sarah Buckheit

DONATION: $83

Have a great race! 5 years ago

Patrick Murphy & John Simmons

Patrick Murphy & John Simmons

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Andy Carmer

Andy Carmer

DONATION: $10

Hey GUY.... good luck! 5 years ago

Drea

Drea

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Lauren and Dave U

Lauren and Dave U

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Andrea

Andrea

DONATION: $40

In memory of Shari Myers 5 years ago

Cat, Dan, Tuna, Weebert & Aster Kloetzli-Cousins

Cat, Dan, Tuna, Weebert & Aster Kloetzli-Cousins

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Greg, Sarah, Winifred, and Coffee Bowyer

Greg, Sarah, Winifred, and Coffee Bowyer

DONATION: $50

5 years ago