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Meg, Mark & Keith's Fundraiser:

Team With A Vision 2014 Boston Marathon

Meg, Mark & Keith's Photo
Meg, Mark & Keith's Photo
Meg, Mark & Keith's Photo
Meg, Mark & Keith's Photo
Meg, Mark & Keith's Photo
Meg, Mark & Keith's Photo
Meg, Mark & Keith

THE STORY:

As members of Team With A Vision, we will be racing the 2014 Boston Marathon to raise money and support for the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. While many runners will be crossing the start and finishline as lone athletes, we will be racing side-by-side as one unit.

Let us tell you a bit about our connection to vision loss and why this year's race is so important!

Blinded by a condition called Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, Keith lost his vision at age 51. Keith was never a runner, but after he heard about Amy McDonaugh, a visually impaired athlete from his area who was breaking down barriers and crushing running records he thought, "If she can do it, I can do it!" Keith has since ran three marathons and five half marathons.This April Keith will be racing alongside his sighted guides Meghan and Mark at the Boston Marathon, and will be proudly wearing the same team jersey as Amy, the woman who inspired him to lace up his running shoes!

As sighted guides it will be Meghan and Marks job to guide Keith the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boylston Street safely. With a father and father-in-law with Retinitis Pigmentosa, this brother and sister-in-law knows firsthand how the services of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired can improve the quality of life for those experiencing vision loss. 

This will be the 21st year that Team With A Vision has joined blind, visually impaired, and sighted runners at the Boston Marathon to help individuals with visual impairments receive the professional, peer and volunteer support they need to live with dignity and independence. Funds raised support the Masachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Imaired's statewide network of vision rehabilitation services, which include 3 low vision clinics, 33 low vision support groups, and 300 volunteers matched 1:1 with blind individuals.

 

$10,697

MONEY RAISED
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  • Barb and Nora

    $20

  • Paul Smith

    $50

  • Dave Hamilton

    $350

  • Jack Nolan

    $100

  • Mike Bruns

    $20

  • Christopher Manfredi

    $35

  • Craig Winskowicz

    $100

  • Rosemary & Guy

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jason Purcell and Jesse Solomon

    $100

  • Philip Finch

    $112

  • Jeanne Dilley

     

  • Alex Freund

    $25

  • Joshua Hundert

    $36

  • Gary Sherr

    $100

  • Jenn and Tom Shanley

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • John Taggart

    $20

  • Will Halpin

    $25

  • Leslie Tane

    $20

  • Heather schmidt

    $50

  • 50

     

  • Colleen & Lori

    $25

  • Georgia Rohn

    $100

  • Carol Joe

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Michele

    $25

  • Ally and Ed Kenney

     

  • Chris DeVerna

    $100

  • Avery and Oscar Gaffney

    $100

  • Matthew Dong and Family

    $20

  • Kerry Dowlin & Kim Pengelly

    $100

  • Angela Butler

     

  • Lester

    $25

  • Tom Mueller

    $50

  • Chrissy Hendriksen

    $50

  • Drew D.

    $100

  • Tony Gale

    $100

  • Kendra, Jason, & Olivia Bird

    $25

  • Rebecca Prosser

    $100

  • Dane Bremer/Dave Hamilton

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jill Kimmel & Kyle Robidoux

    $30

  • Amy Greenberg

    $50

  • Seth "Heady Topper" Waterman

    $31

  • Philp

    $30

  • Brooke

     

  • Meredith Tedford

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brian Cali and Sophie Evett

    $75

  • Suzanne Rynning

    $50

  • Pete, Shelley,Tyler, Abbey Light

    $20

  • Karyn Rimas

    $35

  • Keith Kohl

    $100

  • Paul and Joanne Goughan

    $50

  • Urban Grape Craft Beer Tasting

    $532

  • Karen Brown & Charles Jennings

    $100

  • Gregg Snyder

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristen Scammon

    $25

  • Joseph and Dale

    $75

  • Lenia and Michelle

     

  • Hot Beefy Guy Lover

    $25

  • Gary Briggs

    $200

  • Hummm, donuts.

    $26

  • K. Joyce

    $50

  • DONUT ME!

    $52

  • Jenny Tulworts

    $26

  • Anonymous

     

  • MarkEMark11

    $50

  • Bacon

    $50

  • Rachael Kenney

    $10

  • Eve, Christina, Reece & Simone

    $50

  • Michael Carey & Rob Parrish

    $100

  • Tom Penque

    $50

  • Peter Smith

    $30

  • Paul Bacigalupo

    $100

  • Sabrina Johnson

    $50

  • Lalu

    $50

  • Gene Hull

    $50

  • Sean McConnell

    $150

  • Peggy

    $50

  • Tony R.

    $100

  • Rufus&Hilda; Johnson

    $50

  • Alison Pereto

    $25

  • Marian

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Greg

    $50

  • Scott & Kate

    $100

  • Collette 'Coco' Glaude

    $25

  • the MacNeill family

    $50

  • John Love

    $50

  • Matthew McDonald

    $25

  • Hecht/Jones family

     

  • Scott Keys

    $500

  • Debbie Wilkins

    $50

  • Christina Peretti

    $25

  • Diantha, Gary, Grace and Luke

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Gaffney Family

    $300

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194% Raised of$5,500 Goal

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The Team: $171,981 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Massachusetts Association for the B...

Amount Raised

$75,535

 

76% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Miles Brown

Amount Raised

$18,066

 

181% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meg, Mark & Keith

Amount Raised

$10,697

 

194% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Goldberg

Amount Raised

$8,514

 

114% Raised of$7,491 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kyle Robidoux

Amount Raised

$7,867

 

157% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lori Frasure

Amount Raised

$7,258

 

73% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tony Brown

Amount Raised

$6,931

Fundraiser Title

Erich Manser and Mark Rambacher

Amount Raised

$6,796

 

68% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

The Gaffney Family

The Gaffney Family

DONATION: $300

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Diantha, Gary, Grace and Luke

Diantha, Gary, Grace and Luke

DONATION: $75

6 years ago

Christina Peretti

Christina Peretti

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Debbie Wilkins

Debbie Wilkins

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Scott Keys

Scott Keys

DONATION: $500

6 years ago

Hecht/Jones family

Hecht/Jones family

6 years ago

Matthew McDonald

Matthew McDonald

DONATION: $25

Margaret McDonald 6 years ago

John Love

John Love

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

the MacNeill family

the MacNeill family

DONATION: $50

6 years ago