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Kristen Bray's Fundraiser:

2014 MGH Pedi Hematology and Oncology Team

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BENEFITING: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

ORGANIZER: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Kristen Bray

THE STORY:

KRISTEN IS WEARING BIB #33805

Welcome to my CUCK FANCER fundraising page and THANK YOU for taking the time to donate to my 2014 Boston Marathon run.  Although this is my 2nd Boston Marathon, 2014 will be my first finish. I was stopped after mile 22 last year and those last 4.2 miles have been calling me ever since.

Last year when I wrote this, I was running in honor of my brother Andrew Pywell, who had been bravely fighting brain cancer since 2008.  On April 10, 2013, 5 days before the marathon, my amazingly beautiful brother lost his battle.  Standing at the starting line on the morning of 4/15,  fear welled up inside me, I had no idea if I even had the strength to complete such a grueling course.  I had injured my hip flexor 3 weeks before the marathon and had completed only a few training runs in the weeks leading up to the start.  I was told by many the night before that Andrew would be my wings, wings that would lift me up when I needed them and take me to the finish line.  Well it seems as though there was another plan for me for if I had not been injured, my previous training runs had me finishing around the time tragedy struck..Andrew wasn’t meant to be my wings that day, he was meant to jump on my back and slow me down.  He saved me.

And now it’s my turn. I am running to raise money for peditric brain cancer research & services at Mass General Hospital.  I am running in the hope that no other family will suffer the pain of losing a loved one to this terrible disease. I  am  running  in memory of my brother Andrew. I am running in honor of his amazing family of fighters , Marit , David and Audrey. I am running in honor of our mother, who never left his side. I am running for all families who  are fighting this disease and are feeling it’s devastating effects.  I am running because I love my family and I hate cancer.   I won’t lie to you - this is going to be excruciating.  My legs are going to get tired, my shins will be in pain and my back is going to want to give up.  But I won’t stop running , my baby brother will be my wings when my legs slow down and my spirit falters. And we will cross that finish line together.  

“When all you’ve got to keep is strong, move along, move along, like I know you’ll do. And even when your hope is gone, move along, move along just to make it through.”  Thank you and God bless you all.  

$21,392

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Apigian Family

    $250

  • Debbi LaCascia

    $50

  • Rappole Family

    $75

  • Wiseman Family

    $100

  • Arlene Gaylord

    $50

  • John Palmer

    $100

  • bob and rita leonard

    $25

  • Mugar/Flaherty Family

    $1,000

  • kristen fleury

    $25

  • Stefanie Lesnik

    $36

  • Jane Williamson

    $100

  • Allyson and Christian Ricciardiello

    $100

  • Riddle Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Munini Family

    $25

  • Kelly Werder

    $20

  • Darragh Murphy & Nik Langrind

    $100

  • The Myhra Family

    $250

  • Amy Rall

    $227

  • Michelle and Alex Blumsack

    $100

  • Jason Margolis

    $36

  • April Bancarotta

    $100

  • The Kavanaugh Family

    $50

  • Greg Davidian

    $200

  • The Radcliffe Family

    $20

  • Martha and Jack Shields

    $100

  • Kim Kirkland

    $25

  • The Marchand Family

    $200

  • Macannuco Family

    $50

  • Friend of Andrew's

    $50

  • Rich and Paula Michienzi

    $50

  • John & Jamie Stump

    $75

  • Shannon & Geoff Curtis

    $25

  • Sharon and Angelo Guadagno

    $50

  • The Burchard Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Kingston Family

     

  • Patty & Greg

    $50

  • The Hall Family

     

  • The McCarthy Family

     

  • Jason Margolis

    $36

  • Jenifer Gottschall White

    $25

  • Isola Spence

    $50

  • Barb and Todd Shegog

    $100

  • The Savage family

    $100

  • Gattos

    $50

  • The Schuler Family

    $50

  • The Huber Family

    $100

  • The Snow Family

    $100

  • The Dokie Family

     

  • The Armstrong Family

     

  • The Verges

    $50

  • The Suffredinis

     

  • Steve Sherman

    $100

  • Katrina Saba

    $100

  • The Laveys

    $50

  • AM Sanbower

     

  • KJM

    $100

  • The Anderson Family

    $200

  • The Scola Family

    $100

  • Darryl Brian DiRe

    $50

  • The Leo Family

     

  • Lauren Minnehan

    $25

  • Stephen and Cara Hosmer

    $50

  • Julie

    $25

  • Jeff and Cindy Andrews

    $50

  • ZVMM Barile

    $100

  • Spies Family

    $100

  • Teri Lash Ritter

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John McCarthy

    $25

  • The Joy Family

    $200

  • West Dennys

     

  • Shannon & Adam Tammaro

    $50

  • Zachary David Renert's Family

    $36

  • David and Marilyn Ellwood

    $100

  • The McAnena Family

    $100

  • The Dunleavy Family

    $150

  • Sue Wheeler Jacob

    $50

  • Cathy Pywell

    $50

  • Aberjona Air

    $70

  • Kevin p

    $50

  • Andy Barrett

    $50

  • Billings and Sacca's

     

  • Jen McVeigh

     

  • Ellen, Emily and Jefffrey Greer

    $150

  • The Lisciandro Family

    $100

  • The Kilborn family

    $100

  • Murray-Ross/Ross

    $100

  • Fitzsimmons Family

    $100

  • Lou Frate & David Reinfeld

    $200

  • Karen Feinberg-Allison

    $54

  • Auntie Linda & Uncle Johnny

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carolyn Vernaglia

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • pam woo & jim ku

    $100

  • Penny & Greg Whittaker

    $50

  • The Wallworks

    $100

  • Johnson & Johnson

    $100

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428% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,133,155 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Howard Weinstein

Amount Raised

$83,280

 

98% Raised of$85,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Rafanelli

Amount Raised

$61,855

 

619% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cincotta

Amount Raised

$27,725

 

92% Raised of$30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Leeds Pierce

Amount Raised

$23,600

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Bray

Amount Raised

$21,392

 

428% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Heather Frahm

Amount Raised

$19,300

Fundraiser Title

Nicholas and Christopher Bucci

Amount Raised

$18,255

Fundraiser Title

Lindsay Silverman

Amount Raised

$17,389

 

116% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

The Wallworks

The Wallworks

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Andrew Pywell 6 years ago

Penny & Greg Whittaker

Penny & Greg Whittaker

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

pam woo & jim ku

pam woo & jim ku

DONATION: $100

kristen bray - in memory of her little brother 6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Carolyn Vernaglia

Carolyn Vernaglia

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 years ago

Auntie Linda & Uncle Johnny

Auntie Linda & Uncle Johnny

DONATION: $50

Your heart is big and I'm so proud to be your Aunt. Love you Joey Moran .. 6 years ago

Karen Feinberg-Allison

Karen Feinberg-Allison

DONATION: $54

6 years ago

Lou Frate & David Reinfeld

Lou Frate & David Reinfeld

DONATION: $200

6 years ago