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Massage Therapy Foundation 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

ORGANIZER: Massage Therapy Foundation Inc

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Kathy Laskye

THE STORY:

I am extremely honored to represent the Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF) in the 2014 Boston Marathon. The bib I'll wear was awarded to me by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals where I'm a school liaison in the education department. For the past decade, I've enjoyed working with educators to move massage education forward. Through my run, I look forward to raising awareness of massage therapy research and MTF programs through my fundraising conversations and connections.

There is a small back story to my experience with the Boston Marathon. I actually supported the Massage Therapy Foundation Team (Running for Research) from the sidelines in 2013. Donned in a bright yellow banana suit (yes, banana suit), I had an amazing day checking in with our runners along the course, from town to town.  After seeing all the spectators lining the streets, I was glad I'd chosen to join some other supporters and wear the outfit. It would have been near impossible for our runners to find us along the course without the bananas. All was well with the day and our runners' progress until tragedy struck. To keep a long story short, after a period of time following the bombings, we were able to locate our runners and everyone was safe. The race was stopped just before our 2013 team members were able to cross the line though, so each of them is running in 2014, too.

I consider myself a recreational athlete.  I keep active through biking, horseback riding, running, skiing, and snowboarding. I've participated in more 5 & 10ks than I can count with several half marathons thrown in the mix. I've never seriously considered attemping a full marathon until this amazing opportunity presented itself. Maybe my initial inspiration came from the banana suit! I am thrilled, excited, and a wee bit apprehensive, but definitely ready to take on the Boston Marathon challenge!

Again, many thanks to the Massage Therapy Foundation and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals for the opportunity, and thank you to John Hancock for funding this charity bib program. Let the training begin! Thank you so much for your support.

$13,503

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gini Ohlson

    $15

  • Cliff Korn

    $25

  • Sarah & Les Sweeney

    $1,000

  • Leslie Young & Cooper Cookman

    $1,000

  • Tim Herbert

    $25

  • Pat Stoik

    $25

  • Katie & Matt

    $75

  • Dave Schuller

    $500

  • Biofreeze

    $100

  • Gini Ohlson

    $10

  • Patrice Stone, LMT

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Hay River Therapeutic Massage

    $20

  • Nick and Lauren Snow

    $50

  • Brian Halterman

    $50

  • Kristin Coverly

    $50

  • Walt Carr

    $25

  • Ben & Amy

    $50

  • Michelle & Ifeoma Emeh

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $47

  • Mckenzie Merges

    $10

  • Jill Kristin Berkana

    $100

  • Bob Benson

    $1,000

  • Barb & Bob Reed

    $50

  • Fern Laskye

    $50

  • KTK General Contracting Limited

    $200

  • Jesse Cormier

    $100

  • Anne Williams

    $100

  • Tamra & Ed Mcilvain

    $35

  • Custom Craftworks

    $50

  • Blu and Pepe

    $50

  • BradDodd

    $100

  • Earl & Floy Young

    $50

  • Pat O'Shaughnessy

    $10

  • Indiana Therapeutic Massage School

    $50

  • Mecca School of Massage

    $10

  • Karen Craig

    $20

  • Institute of Sanative Arts

     

  • Wendy Jo Marsinek, LMT, BCTM

    $25

  • Healing Touch for Animals

    $50

  • amy caplas

    $100

  • Marc Zollicoffer

    $100

  • Rose & Dale Getty

    $150

  • Cindy Williams

    $20

  • Ronda, Kelly, Kenai & Louie!

    $25

  • Taffie

    $25

  • Debbie

    $50

  • Jean and Greg

    $26

  • Lara Evans Bracciante

    $100

  • Tim & Wendy Brannick

    $25

  • Jan Schwartz

    $50

  • Irene's Myomassology Institute

    $100

  • Dianne Geddis

    $50

  • Kate and Jeremie Zulaski

    $100

  • Fish Foundation

    $1,000

  • Katie Armitage

    $500

  • Jo Ann Kunich

    $10

  • Karrie Osborn

    $40

  • Gini Ohlson

    $10

  • The Sweeney Family

    $1,310

  • Anonymous

     

  • James Sutherlin

    $25

  • The Krane Gang

    $100

  • Bridget Disch

    $25

  • A.I.A. Plastics, Inc

    $250

  • Jim & Mindy Donaldson

    $150

  • Oreo, Cookie, Cinnamon and Sugar

    $100

  • Glenn van Gaalen

    $25

  • Kathleen Hauge

    $20

  • MStapleton

    $200

  • Angie Parris-Raney

    $100

  • Possum. Meow!

    $25

  • Jeff Schuller & Jaci Reno

    $50

  • Sandy & Gerry Hansma

     

  • Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy

    $100

  • Su from Kalamazoo

    $50

  • Carol Horton

    $20

  • Jerrilyn Cambron

    $100

  • Gini Ohlson

    $10

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135% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $60,510 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Lutz

Amount Raised

$25,761

 

258% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Laskye

Amount Raised

$13,503

 

135% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karen Moers

Amount Raised

$11,479

 

115% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Borsuk

Amount Raised

$5,117

Fundraiser Title

Thomas Heidenberger

Amount Raised

$4,650

Donor Comments

Gini Ohlson

Gini Ohlson

DONATION: $10

Kathy, congratulations on a race well run! Thanks so much! 6 years ago

Jerrilyn Cambron

Jerrilyn Cambron

DONATION: $100

Congrats on a race well run!!! We are so proud of you and so thankful for all your efforts! 6 years ago

Carol Horton

Carol Horton

DONATION: $20

So proud of you Kathy- 6 years ago

Su from Kalamazoo

Su from Kalamazoo

DONATION: $50

Good luck to all - especially Kathy Laskye! 6 years ago

Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy

Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Sandy & Gerry Hansma

Sandy & Gerry Hansma

every step you make is a step that many only dream of making , enjoy every moment :) 6 years ago

Jeff Schuller & Jaci Reno

Jeff Schuller & Jaci Reno

DONATION: $50

Go cousin, go! We're proud of you. Cheers. 6 years ago

Possum. Meow!

Possum. Meow!

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Angie Parris-Raney

Angie Parris-Raney

DONATION: $100

You go girl! 6 years ago

MStapleton

MStapleton

DONATION: $200

6 years ago