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Alzheimer's Association Boston 2016

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April 19, 2016

My day started at 3 AM on Marathon Monday.  We boarded our coach bus from the Copley Westin and headed to Hopkinton at 5:30 AM.  We arrived  See more

BENEFITING: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION

ORGANIZER: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Kristin Emond

THE STORY:

Internal Strength and Gratitude...

When I signed up to run the 2015 Boston Marathon in the fall of 2014, I had no idea what type of impact it would have on my life.  I had so many emotions throughout my 6 month training period.  I felt determination, gratitude, pain, pride, friendship, selflessness, mind over body, strength, commitment, sadness; the list goes on.  When you raise money for a cause that means something to you, you experience so many feelings.  When you run a marathon, you experience so many feelings.  Never in a million years would I have ever thought that this experience would change my life.  Well it did…for the better. 

I am running for a family who has someone who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago.  I watch them struggle as caregivers and it breaks my heart.  I am fortunate that I do not personally have a family member with the disease.  But time could change that.  I want to help those who are battling the disease, those who are taking care of family with the disease, and create awareness and help to find a cure for this dreadful disease. 

When I first set up my fundraising page last year, my goal was set at $10,000. I was able to quickly reach that goal with the help of generous family members, friends and even total strangers.  The support was overwhelming.  People who I know couldn’t afford to donate, sent in a donation without even thinking about it mainly because they were touched in some way by this disease.  The more I talked about my mission, the more people I encountered with friends and family with Alzheimer’s.  My final fundraising total was $17,500.00. 

My personal goal for 2016 has been set at $25,000.  I know it sounds like a lot of money, but compared to what it will take to find a cure and help support caregivers, it’s just a drop in the bucket.  We need to put an end to this.  Please help me by donating, sharing my page on social media, emailing the link.  If your employer will match your donation, please email me at kristinemond@msn.com.  I will let the association know so that it gets credited to my personal fundraiser.  If you feel more comfortable writing a check, please email me for details.

I thank each and every one of you for helping me.  Your financial and moral support means the world to me!

THANK YOU!!

Love Kris

xoxo

ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION wrote -

The Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter is proud to announce that members of our "Run to End Alzheimer's - Boston 2016" team are running in the 120th Boston Marathon® on April 18, 2016. The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions and longevity.

In 2015 the RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer's raised nearly $1 million to support programs and services for those impacted with the disease. The Boston 2016 team is determined to continue this tradition of success, as we celebrate our 15th year!

$25,915

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dave & Christine Gregorakos

    $100

  • Tom Caruso

    $50

  • Jennifer perry

     

  • Garry A Caruso

    $100

  • Christa

    $250

  • Arthur Murphy

     

  • O.B. Hill Trucking & Rigging Co., Inc.

    $50

  • Capilli Fitness

    $235

  • Christopher Capilli

    $40

  • Kelly Reid

    $50

  • Cranberry Equestrian

    $50

  • Beverly Hathaway

    $25

  • Marie DiCenso

    $100

  • Kathy Botto

    $30

  • Kate Moles

    $25

  • Pat L'Italien

    $50

  • Cindy Ferguson

    $25

  • Shirley Van-Lelakes

    $50

  • Sheila Ciulla

    $50

  • Auntie & Joe-XO

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chase

    $50

  • Dan stafford

    $100

  • Andrea Keil

     

  • Nicolas Jermyn

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Patrick Regan

     

  • Nick Hunter

     

  • Cuisine by Darlene

    $25

  • Barris Callis

    $25

  • Kristin Emond

    $75

  • D. J. Gustafson & Co. CPA

    $100

  • PIDC Construction

    $100

  • Meaghan Hooper-Berdik

     

  • Louise Flebotte

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bob Sousa (JLL)

    $100

  • DAVID MEADOWS

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • INNOVEX

     

  • Chrissy Rinkus

    $100

  • Boston NECA

    $100

  • Paul Morgan

    $100

  • James Swansey

    $100

  • Granite City Electric

    $250

  • Lauren McKeever

    $50

  • Peter, Katie, Chase, Olivia & Nick!

    $80

  • Dan Galbato

    $100

  • George

    $100

  • Cindy Melanson

    $75

  • Joe Beck

    $250

  • Keith mackenzie

     

  • Bill Stafford

    $100

  • Bill lewis

     

  • Randi McCarthy

    $25

  • Dan H

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ripley

    $100

  • Shawn Hall

    $50

  • Josh Trainer

    $100

  • Stephen Mahoney

    $50

  • Susan Robinson

    $25

  • Gary Stirgwolt

    $100

  • Kelly Ellis

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • kevin pratt

    $25

  • SW Alarms LLC

    $35

  • Aaron Bennett

    $50

  • Julie and Bob Cogan

    $200

  • Melissa & Doug

    $25

  • Caitlin Naughton

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kevin Lacroix

    $100

  • Kristin Emond

    $100

  • Kathy Floyd

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Lori

    $100

  • Sondra and Pete chandlee

    $50

  • The MacMurray Family

    $500

  • Pat Lydon

    $100

  • CoCo, Scot, Payton & Mason

    $500

  • Mark Upham

    $25

  • Joe S

    $50

  • Melissa, Doug, CJ

    $25

  • Tawnia Murray

    $30

  • Wishbones Pet Boutique & Barkery

    $100

  • Jim & Krystal Peterson

    $100

  • The Corbin Family

    $100

  • Julie Fox

    $50

  • Peter and Carol Krogh

    $100

  • Sara Capaccioli

    $100

  • John Kiaer

    $100

  • Donna jordanWaterman

    $25

  • Dee Dee White

    $50

  • Vermints - Gary Rinkus

    $2,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Verizon

    $1,000

  • Keith Prendergast

    $100

  • Eastern Bank

    $100

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104% Raised of$25,000 Goal

The Team: $524,694 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Philip Posa

Amount Raised

$82,348

 

110% Raised of$75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Blake Lanford

Amount Raised

$32,735

 

109% Raised of$30,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Donna Lajoie

Amount Raised

$29,391

 

115% Raised of$25,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristin Emond

Amount Raised

$25,915

 

104% Raised of$25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Brannelly

Amount Raised

$25,601

 

30% Raised of$85,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Heald

Amount Raised

$25,000

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Peller

Amount Raised

$21,602

 

108% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Greg Dwyer

Amount Raised

$21,410

 

107% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Eastern Bank

Eastern Bank

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Keith Prendergast

Keith Prendergast

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Verizon

Verizon

DONATION: $1,000

4 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Vermints - Gary Rinkus

Vermints - Gary Rinkus

DONATION: $2,000

4 years ago

Dee Dee White

Dee Dee White

DONATION: $50

Memory of Dad 4 years ago

Donna jordanWaterman

Donna jordanWaterman

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

John Kiaer

John Kiaer

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Sara Capaccioli

Sara Capaccioli

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Peter and Carol Krogh

Peter and Carol Krogh

DONATION: $100

In tribute to Gary Caruso 4 years ago