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Dana Brennan's Fundraiser:

Team Eye and Ear Boston Marathon 2012

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Dana Brennan

THE STORY:

Hello family and friends,

What better way to start 2012 than to' bring new hope and a healthier future to people everywhere who suffer from debilitating conditions affecting sight, hearing, voice, balance, taste and smell and cancers of the eye, head and neck'.

As we jump into 2012 lets make a difference together!  Starting the New Year can be a time for reflection and a time to look to the future. You may ask yourself what can I do to bring joy into my life or how can I bring joy to others? Joy and happiness comes in many forms. Spending time with family and friends, seeing beautiful things, hearing wonderful tunes, eating delicious foods, lending a helping hand. 

Most often I can find a sense of joy when I am out running. Doing something I love to do. Enjoying the scenery and hearing the surrounding sounds. My mind runs free with thoughts and I feel like I can conquer anything that might dare to get in my way.

I remember when I found out my son Danny did not pass his hearing test at his 4 year check up. The next morning when I went out for a run I said to myself whatever this brings to us we'll be able to handle it. They sent him to Mass Eye and Ear and found he had a 30 % hearing loss. Luckily all he needed was minor surgery. Life went on.

Since we had affiliation with Mass Eye and Ear, this past fall we were invited by friends to MEE's annual fundraising gala. We attended and it was one of the most moving and motivatioal nights of my life.  The stories that were told on surgeries being preformed to give patients who have never heard anything in their life an opportunity to hear and how they are using GPS like equipement to allow people to see who have never seen.  AMAZING!  What struck me was the persistence of the reseachers to make head way. The bravery and calm of the patients who are ever so hopeful to have results.

I am running the Boston Marathon because I know I can help out and give back. Bring JOY. And get this...you can help out too and you don't even have to run!  I love to run but I dislike asking for help. Especially asking for money. I feel whole hearted that my commitment to raise $6000 is for an amazing cause. Please consider helping out.

I look forward to running over the finish line on April 16th knowing that you and I have made a difference. Thank you! 

Best,

Dana 

 

 

Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Inc. wrote -

At Mass. Eye and Ear, our focus is your quality of life.  We treat everything that has to do with the eyes, ears, nose, throat, head and neck - so that you and those you care about can get more out of the world around us.

Our physicians are more than just specialists; each is also a researcher and a teacher.  These doctors don't just apply the latest advances in medicine; they invent them.  Together with Mass. Eye and Ear scientists, they work tirelessly to understand the root causes of diseases that both take people's lives and rob too many others of their quality of life.

Every dollar raised makes it possible for Mass. Eye and Ear to excel in clinical care, research and medical education.  That, in turn, allows us to provide the finest specialty care to every person who comes through our door and to share our knowledge in order to help patients around the world.

Thank you for your support.

 

$7,962

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Amanda Lillis

    $25

  • Finnigan+Madison

     

  • Hector Pendergast

    $100

  • Alice Peisch

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Rosie Ruiz

    $500

  • Caldwell Family

    $50

  • Carlisle Family

     

  • Sloan and Jerry Sullivan

    $50

  • White Family

    $100

  • Elizabeth May Humber

    $100

  • Carol & Bill Brennan

    $100

  • Nan, Dan & Julie

    $100

  • duke & joan

    $200

  • Solomon Family

    $100

  • Julia and Ben Elliott

    $100

  • Jessica & Pete Graham

    $50

  • Peter D. McCarthy

    $100

  • Paul's TV

    $31

  • The Ofenloch Family

     

  • Spencer and Jenny Zwick

    $100

  • Edna and Dick Phelan

    $200

  • Charney Family

    $100

  • Tom and Ali Davis

    $50

  • Lynda Costello

     

  • JC & Brand Morgan

    $100

  • Brent and Hayley Skinner

    $100

  • Colleen and Andrew Young

    $100

  • David M. Goggin & Susan K. Gavie

    $26

  • Sarah & Dan Lipson

    $52

  • Jim and Jen Shea

    $25

  • Barb and Dick Skinner

    $20

  • Jim and Krisann

    $100

  • Meredith Mangan

     

  • Meridith Palmer

     

  • MacDonalds from Peabody

    $100

  • Scott & Deb D'Orsi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • CJ Santullo

    $50

  • Vanessa DeMeo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • melissa mahpney

    $20

  • Lindsay Brennan

    $100

  • Maureen and Robert Driscoll

    $100

  • Eric & Cristina Hoff

    $100

  • Danny Nathan

    $50

  • Feingold O'Keeffe Capital

    $1,000

  • Jeff & Kim Crispen

    $100

  • jim gorman

    $26

  • Jim Hindenach

    $250

  • Anonymous

     

  • Manowitz Family

    $100

  • The Gabriel Family

    $80

  • Debbie, Marc, Will and Grace Leibole

    $50

  • The Nigro Family

    $50

  • Wendy & Jim Paul

    $50

  • Amy and Alex Finkelstein

    $100

  • Team Huckabone

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ashley & Albert

     

  • Matthew Tuck

    $200

  • Kathleen McCarthy

     

  • Kelly and Eugene Van Biert

    $100

  • Melissa Harrington & David Nahabedian

    $50

  • Shawn and Lisa Humphrey

    $50

  • Adam & Katherine Riordan

    $50

  • Katherine Riordan

    $50

  • Stephen & Susanna Mele

    $20

  • John Briggs

    $60

  • Michael & Carol Corbett

    $250

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133% Raised of$6,000 Goal

The Team: $394,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Amount Raised

$64,290

 

18% Raised of$350,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brad Terry Zimmerman

Amount Raised

$21,145

Fundraiser Title

Joseph Rizzo

Amount Raised

$17,160

 

66% Raised of$26,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Yamil Kouri

Amount Raised

$15,487

Fundraiser Title

carolyn shea

Amount Raised

$14,080

 

282% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Will McNamara

Amount Raised

$12,993

 

87% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Russ & Lisa Fleming

Amount Raised

$11,625

 

116% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Knapp

Amount Raised

$11,100

Donor Comments

John Briggs

John Briggs

DONATION: $60

8 years ago

Michael & Carol Corbett

Michael & Carol Corbett

DONATION: $250

8 years ago

Adam & Katherine Riordan

Adam & Katherine Riordan

DONATION: $50

8 years ago

Katherine Riordan

Katherine Riordan

DONATION: $50

8 years ago

Stephen & Susanna Mele

Stephen & Susanna Mele

DONATION: $20

8 years ago

Shawn and Lisa Humphrey

Shawn and Lisa Humphrey

DONATION: $50

Good luck tomorrow!!!! 8 years ago

Melissa Harrington & David Nahabedian

Melissa Harrington & David Nahabedian

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Dana! 8 years ago

Kelly and Eugene Van Biert

Kelly and Eugene Van Biert

DONATION: $100

8 years ago

Kathleen McCarthy

Kathleen McCarthy

Congratulations Dana!!!! Way to go!!!!! Run like the wind!!!! 8 years ago

Matthew Tuck

Matthew Tuck

DONATION: $200

Great cause and go get 'em! 8 years ago