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Jim Fantini's Fundraiser:

Team GDMF NYC Marathon 2015

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Jim Fantini

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

I am honored to be running the New York City Marathon as part of the Glen Doherty Memorial Foundation (GDMF) team. As one of only five team members, I feel I'm part of a special group of people who have taken on a tremendous responsibility to not only raise funds for a fantastic cause but also to get the word out of just how much Glen was and is an American hero.

Nicole, GG and I moved to Glen's hometown of Winchester two years ago and while we never got to meet him we have been lucky enough to meet some who knew him and we have learned enough about him to realize just how much of an impact he had on so many.

Glen died on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya while saving the lives of 30 Americans who were under attack. He died so they may live. I will never be able to fathom the courage posessed by him or the degree of mental toughness which resided within him. If his death is all you have ever heard about Glen, I encourage you to learn more. Look him up and read about him. Get inspired by his zest for life which seems to have been limitless.

The GDMF now exists to see that the spirit of Glen will live on. Its mission states that "our focus is on providing current and former special operations professionals, from all branches of the government, the means necessary to transition and succeed in civilian life. We are also enabling the children and families of these soldiers the ability to mature and grow through recreation."

Please help me as I take on the challenge with my teammates of training and raising money for this wonderful cause. For me, marathoning is a labor of love and hate all wrapped up into one. As I train on the trails of the same woods where Glen cultivated his love of the outdoors, I will think of him often. He will be my role model and my inspiration and I will try like hell to channel some of his mental toughness when the going gets tough.

Learn about the GDMF here: http://www.glendohertyfoundation.org/

Read and listen to the eulogy for Glen by his bother Greg here: https://gregdoherty.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/eulogy-for-glen-doherty/

Read a letter to Glen from his best friend Brandon here: http://atwar.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/a-letter-to-my-friend-glen-doherty/

 

 

$11,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Leo & Maryann (Pascucci) Legare

    $100

  • Ryan and Elizabeth Chaytors

    $100

  • Joe & Lynn

    $100

  • Ryan and Amy Burkart

    $100

  • Bill & Julie Condron

    $100

  • Carson Family

     

  • Jay and Juliane Pandolfo

    $100

  • Doug and Gina Richardson

    $100

  • The Schrule Family

     

  • Emily and Chris Trent

     

  • Anna and David Hood

     

  • The Sheehan Family

     

  • The Paterson Family

     

  • The Muse Family

    $20

  • The Hale Family

    $20

  • The Hafer Family

    $160

  • Maureen and Marc

     

  • Teddy, Emmett and Ashley Goodrich

    $50

  • Jeff & Mary Cabral

    $50

  • The Hermsdorf Family

     

  • The Wilckens

     

  • Caldwell Family

     

  • The Diamond Family

     

  • The Egleston Family

     

  • Brad and Joanna Cutting

     

  • The Murray Family

     

  • The Machemer family

     

  • The Ragosa Family

     

  • Dan Capodicci and Family

    $100

  • The Kelley Family

     

  • The Collina Family

     

  • The Shrivers

     

  • Ramona & Tom Nelles

     

  • Aunt Martha

    $50

  • The Stevenson Family

     

  • The Gaul Family

    $50

  • Manekas Family

     

  • Sam Parcel

    $10

  • Baron Family

     

  • The Lowenberg Family

     

  • Ann & Joe Fantini

    $1,000

  • Fantini Bakery

    $1,000

  • The Emerick Family

     

  • Murphy Family

     

  • Blood Family

    $200

  • Atkinson Family

     

  • Sam and Mateo Beaudry

     

  • Sven & Christina Andersen

     

  • Joan Fantini

    $50

  • Michael & Katie Bettencourt

     

  • The O'Brien Family

     

  • Mary and Andrew

    $100

  • Sue Dufresne

    $100

  • Allison & Russ Deason

     

  • Tom Trainor

    $100

  • Gary Crossen

    $100

  • Lepage Bakeries / Country Kitchen

    $500

  • The Masterpol Family

     

  • Michael Meuse

    $100

  • McCormack Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Burns-Wong Family

    $30

  • Grasso Family

     

  • Brian Maguire

    $200

  • Amy and Dan Senese

    $200

  • The Slow Guy

    $50

  • Mike Bettencourt

    $20

  • The Sutherlands

    $50

  • SKI HOUSE Fundraiser

    $850

  • The Hale Family

    $50

  • Tom Brady Football Fundraiser

    $800

  • Ms. Slow Pants

    $100

  • Jeff & Mary Cabral

    $100

  • Jen Chausse

    $50

  • Gerard Lewis

    $100

  • Janis Ford

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Dale Bob and Dale Ann

    $25

  • The Crowe Family

    $1,000

  • Sue P.

     

  • Hamilton Jones

    $100

  • GGs lemonade stand

    $145

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147% Raised of$7,500 Goal

The Team: $42,126 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jim Fantini

Amount Raised

$11,000

 

147% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robyn Shaw

Amount Raised

$9,444

 

94% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Muffy White

Amount Raised

$8,800

 

88% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gabby McDonald

Amount Raised

$7,175

 

144% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

anonymous fundraiser

Amount Raised

$5,487

 

55% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

GGs lemonade stand

GGs lemonade stand

DONATION: $145

4 years ago

Hamilton Jones

Hamilton Jones

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sue P.

Sue P.

4 years ago

The Crowe Family

The Crowe Family

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Dale Bob and Dale Ann

Dale Bob and Dale Ann

DONATION: $25

Well done Jim! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Janis Ford

Janis Ford

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Gerard Lewis

Gerard Lewis

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jen Chausse

Jen Chausse

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jeff & Mary Cabral

Jeff & Mary Cabral

DONATION: $100

c/o the recent event on 10/27 for the auction item we bid on and received. To everyone involved w/the foundation and to the NYC marathon participants on 11/11/15, good luck! 4 years ago