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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

Rory O'Donnell

THE STORY:

Created to honor the life and legacy of Martin Richard, an 8 year old boy from Dorchester who lost his life during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the foundation seeks to invest in community, athletics, and education. Through initiatives in Dorchester and the city of Boston, as well as partnerships with existing community organizations that encourage inclusion, social justice, civic engagement and youth leadership and development, the foundation seeks to inspire youth and adults to promote kindness and to be leaders, peacemakers, and bridge builders among communities. Martin's message was simple, but deeply powerful "No more hurting people. Peace."  For Martin, peace meant "togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and simple acts of kindness". The Martin Richard  Foundation encourages youth and adults to work towards his message of peace. 

Growing up in Dorchester, I enjoyed many of the same things Martin did. Whether that was playing little league baseball in Savin Hill, attending Dorchester day parades, or volunteering throughout the neighborhood. In addition to these shared life experiences, I have also had experience with several of the partnerships the Martin Richard Foundation proudly supports, whether its participating in adaptive sports, working at a homeless shelter, or involvement with educational programs in Dorchester. The Martin Richard Foundation mission resonates with many of my own personal interests and passions, which is why running to share the mission and support team MR8 is so important to me. 

As a Boston resident and Boston College alumna, the marathon is one of my favorite days of the year. I remember feeling completely overwhelmed while watching runners summit heartbreak hill at mile 21, where BC is located, and embark on the last five miles of the race for the first time in 2012. While the events of the 2013 marathon were devastating, my hope in supporting the Martin Richard Foundation while training for the 2017 marathon is to ensure Martin's message is not only remembered, but also continually spread and practiced. Support of my marathon fundraising benefitting the Martin Richard Foundation is a major way in which you can continue to honor the legacy of Martin Richard, and spread positivity, hope, and peace. 

No donation is too small or too large, and any contribution is generous and appreciated.

With endless gratitude,

Rory O'Donnell

 

 

MARTIN W RICHARD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC wrote -

Donations made to our runners on Team MR8 Boston 2017 ensure that the Martin Richard Foundation continues its mission of investing in athletics, education and community by empowering youth and adults to improve the lives of others and become bridge builders, peacemakers and leaders in their communities.

$16,676

MONEY RAISED
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  • Red and Patti Lynch

    $25

  • Bill and Karen Gaylord

    $25

  • Kellyanne Greene

    $50

  • Anne O'Neill

    $100

  • Mia Etre

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Susan O'Donnell

    $200

  • Don Murphy

    $100

  • Virginia Hart

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Danielle Lacey

    $100

  • Colleen McGauley

    $25

  • Veronica Glennon

    $30

  • Jacquelyn O'Connor

    $25

  • Mary Marshall

     

  • The Coe Family

    $50

  • The Adam Greenlee Foundation

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $24.24

  • Moriah Bauman

    $10

  • Erik Cone

    $50

  • Cox Crew

    $50

  • Kristina

    $26.20

  • Kara, Alex & David

    $75

  • Bella Boutros

    $30

  • The O'Brien Family

    $250

  • Daniel Fitzgerald

    $30

  • Casey Donahoe

    $100

  • Kathy MacNeil

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Angie Zablotny

    $100

  • Katie Dobberstein

    $30

  • Roni Woods

    $100

  • Cafco Construction Management

    $250

  • Nicole Looney

    $100

  • Devon Etre

    $50

  • Patricia Ciampa

    $50

  • Peter harrod

    $500

  • Chris Cummings

    $20

  • Harrison Keyes

    $25

  • Sara Riordan

     

  • allison King

    $25

  • Sam Green

     

  • Eileen Barrer

    $40

  • Emma O'Donnell

    $40

  • Someone who loves you

     

  • Thomas Odonnell

    $40

  • Jan and Rick Etre

    $50

  • Joanne Wills

    $25

  • Neffo Cappuccio

    $750

  • Richard Walsh

    $1,200

  • Katie Hildreth

    $50

  • Regina Olivieri

    $100

  • Cash from Event

    $1,140

  • Kimberly Steimle

    $100

  • Patrick & Christine McMahon

    $100

  • Tom & Sue O'Donnell

    $140

  • Diane Guardabasso

    $25

  • Joseph Timilty

    $200

  • Michael Lavecchia

    $100

  • Lorene Schettino

    $100

  • Dan & Kara Ryan

    $250

  • Gerard Doherty

    $200

  • Paul & Jacqueline Carl

    $100

  • Georges Company

    $250

  • Kevin Joyce

    $250

  • Edward Doherty

    $150

  • J Kevin Leary

    $150

  • Chee Chee

     

  • John Moriarty

    $1,000

  • Shawmut Woodworking and Supply

    $100

  • Hop 21

    $341

  • DaddyO

     

  • Ron Gillis

    $25

  • Roy Campana and Kerry O'Donnell

     

  • Tom and Nanne Kelly

    $50

  • J

    $100

  • Beth Conner

    $25

  • Erin Keenan

    $50

  • Tori

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Marie Keyes

    $100

  • Chuck

    $24

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Marie Aste

     

  • Elaine Hynds

    $50

  • Stephanie and Rene

    $100

  • Kari, Don, and Jake Powers

    $100

  • Tracey Rennie

    $25

  • cash

    $10

  • Mike Gill

    $50

  • John Imbrescia

    $400

  • John Marc Imbrescia

    $400

  • Samantha Hodge

    $15

  • Bill Casey

    $50

  • Jen Brock

    $50

  • The Donga Family

    $100

  • DMic

    $1,000

  • Mary Lally

    $26

  • Mary Marshall

    $250

  • Claddagh Fund

    $1,000

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222% Raised of$7,500 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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