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Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation

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BENEFITING: Martin Richard Foundation

ORGANIZER: Martin Richard Foundation

EVENT: Team MR8 Boston 2017

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Alex Praschma

THE STORY:

Friends and Family:

I am honored to announce that I will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon for Team MR8 this spring in memory of a young man whose short life gives to so many.

Team MR8 and the Martin Richard Foundation were formed by the parents of 8-year-old, Martin Richard, whose life was taken in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. In the days after the bombing, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read "No more hurting people. Peace" was shared over the Internet and touched the hearts of many.

Martin was an 8-year-old boy who loved learning, sports, and the world around him. Martin was a school peacemaker and recognized at a young age that while we are all different, we are all the same. The way Martin saw the world - anything was possible.

While he could usually be found playing baseball, basketball, street hockey, or flag football, Martin's love for the Boston Marathon grew as he participated in the Boston Athletic Association's Children's Relay on Marathon weekend with his community track team for 3 consecutive years. A team player in all of the sports he played, he enjoyed guiding younger kids to their positions and helping them out during the game.

Therefore, Martin's parents felt it was fitting that the foundation honor his message of peace by investing in education, athletics, and community. Martin's view of peace went well beyond simply wanting to prevent violence. To Martin, peace meant things like togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and simple acts of kindness.

Today, his foundation strives to encourage youth and adults to improve the lives of others and become bridge builders, peacemakers, leaders, and entrepreneurs. 

Please consider donating to this amazing organization and helping them continue to honor Martin's message of "No more hurting people - peace."  

ANY amount is truly appreciated!

 

-Alex

Team MR8

$10,024

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rachel Shute

     

  • Aksana Simanava

    $25

  • Samantha Fish

    $25

  • Stephen McJohn

    $25

  • Paul Jeppesen

    $25

  • Audrey Lawrence

     

  • Steph Poulin

    $25

  • Wiltonian

    $100

  • Doug Mondell MR8

    $25

  • The Hubbard Family

    $25

  • Rachael Travers

    $25

  • Daniel Larson

    $25

  • Marco Garbero

    $25

  • Shea Heffron

    $15

  • Diana Van Leeuwen

    $26.20

  • Noé Leiva

    $50

  • Maureen DeSimone

    $50

  • Matt Y.

    $50

  • Liz Libro :D

    $25

  • Julie Basha

    $25

  • Alex Samaei

     

  • Terry Hains

    $50

  • Vanessa Bitto

    $25

  • Richard Ash

    $30

  • Kristen O'Keeffe

    $25

  • Marek Praschma

     

  • Tim Cellino

    $25

  • Yuliya Baran

    $25

  • John Bangs

     

  • Taylor

     

  • Demelly

     

  • Carol Malak

     

  • Jordana

     

  • Natasha M.

    $25

  • Eli Weiss

    $25

  • Kyle VanDelden

    $25

  • Jenny Kurtzer

     

  • Linda

    $35

  • Tommy O

    $40

  • Mike Clark

    $25

  • John H.

    $10

  • Nebyu Retta

    $25

  • Nina Homola and Anthony Davis

    $100

  • Kaitlyn R.

    $25

  • Devin Woolf

     

  • Connor

    $25

  • Elisa

     

  • Wes meserve

    $25

  • Mishal

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • RACE FOR PEACE

    $150

  • Sharmila Murthy

    $25

  • Christopher A. Mastrosimone

    $50

  • Alec Burkin

     

  • Christine Goldman

    $25

  • Russell Williams

    $50

  • Erin E. Soule

     

  • Cassandra M. Negley

    $15

  • Kristin S

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tari Salotti Black

    $100

  • Nancy and Rich Dolge

    $50

  • Ricky Stewart

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Joe Schindelar

    $40

  • Max B.

    $10

  • Darren Braham

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Madison Waters

    $30

  • Kobby L

     

  • Alessandra Ambrosi

    $25

  • Chelsea & Harrison

    $20

  • RACE FOR PEACE

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Brendan

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Michael Grace, Esq.

    $100

  • Nick Miller

    $50

  • Jen King

     

  • Jenna Andrews

    $15

  • Julia Herman

    $20

  • The Steinorth Family

    $50

  • Ben, Adam & Blaine Friedlander

    $100

  • Molly

     

  • Nicole Milad

    $20

  • Nate Spilman

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anna Roy

    $26.20

  • Scott Miller

    $50

  • Samantha Granison

    $25

  • Rani Jacobson

     

  • Lori White

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Greens

    $50

  • Dianne Somin

     

  • Yvonne Praschma

    $25

  • Greenlee Family of Newfield (JW, Vanessa, Fin, Roan)

    $10

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102% Raised of$9,800 Goal

The Team: $941,161 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Doherty

Amount Raised

$71,410

 

3571% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave McGillivray

Amount Raised

$67,631

 

106% Raised of$64,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Crowley

Amount Raised

$32,786

 

219% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Flowers

Amount Raised

$26,250

 

100% Raised of$26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Max McGillivray

Amount Raised

$21,645

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Dupee

Amount Raised

$21,625

 

108% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ray and Erin Childs

Amount Raised

$19,770

 

132% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rory O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$16,676

 

222% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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