Welcome to our Team's Homepage

Welcome to our Team's Homepage
Mar 08, 2012

Hello family and friends!

As many of you know, our son, Tucker Joseph, passed away suddenly on October 29th, 2011. Although he was only a little over five weeks old, our little man was strong! In order to honor the strength and memory of our baby boy, we will be running the Boston Marathon with Team in Training.

We decided to run for LLS (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society) because we wanted to help raise money to fund research in order to find a better cure rate for infant ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia). Tucker's condition was literally one in a million. The cure rate is basically zero. We just found out that we will be able to allocate 100% of your donations to infant ALL; this makes raising money and running the marathon even more personal for us.

Eric and I are so excited to run the marathon in honor of our son. In addition, we are happy to be supporting a cause that means so much to us. We had to raise $8,000 for LLS, and with your help, we did it...in record time!! From here on out, 100% of your donations go directly to infant ALL research! We would love to continue to raise as much money as possible for the cause, so please make a donation in support of our efforts with Team In Training and help advance the research for cures. We just found out that if we reach our goal of $50,000, a leukemia research study will be conducted in our family's honor!

Upcoming Fundraiser:

  • Saturday, 3/31: The Fours, Quincy, 7-11pm - Benefit Night. There will be tons of awesome raffle and silent auction prizes (lululemon attire, massages, spa packages, Sox tickets, etc.)

Thanks so much all for your support, encouragement, prayers and donations. We couldn't do this without you!

Ashley and Eric (Tucker's Team)


Supporter Comments

    "Hope we can help with your training, good luck!"

    Weymouth Club

    Fri Nov 18 06:15:19 EST 2011

    "Best wishes! "

    Laura Stallings (Nason)

    Fri Nov 18 08:11:08 EST 2011

    "We are so proud of you both. We love you!"

    Katherine Runey

    Fri Nov 18 08:30:48 EST 2011

    "Words cannot describe your courage and the inspiration you provide us all. God bless your family and thank you for your strength in bringing this message to the world."

    Stephen McCusker

    Fri Nov 18 09:17:24 EST 2011

    "Keeping Tucker and your family in my prayers. Good luck with your training and your marathon run. "

    Peggy Murtagh

    Fri Nov 18 10:59:12 EST 2011

    "Hi, we are Kathleen MacKinnon's sister and brother-in-law. We are so sorry for your heart-breaking loss and we are in awe of your strength. We both ran a marathon with TNT in 2009 and their cause is very special to us. Best of luck with everything."

    Jeanne & Chris Cappella

    Fri Nov 18 11:12:33 EST 2011

    "This is a wonderful way to honor your sweet angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both."

    The Masi Family

    Fri Nov 18 05:21:06 EST 2011

    "Way to go! You are such an inspiration."

    Rodd, Cheryl & Nicholas Ligols

    Mon Jan 16 08:13:44 EST 2012

    "Ashley and Eric, We can't think of a more worthy cause. Good Luck in the marathon"

    Deb Kraver & Eileen Tibbetts

    Sun Mar 25 10:48:36 EDT 2012

    "Our daughter, Anna, died of infant ALL in 1999. Jane O'Connor told us about you and Tucker. We are so happy to be able to make this donation, to honor his life, and to some day be able to say there is a cure for infant ALL. Your work is so important and we admire you for that. We also know that the heart of a parent feels so deeply the pain of their child. Please know that we will be thinking of you the day of the Boston Marathon and probably for the rest of our lives. Mary and Mark Rabuffo"

    Mary Rabuffo

    Sat Apr 14 02:33:43 EDT 2012

    "All our best with this amazing endeavor."

    The Barham Family

    Mon Apr 09 01:11:14 EDT 2012

    "What a wonderful way to honor Tucker. We'll be looking for you at the marathon. Good luck!"

    The Andersons

    Wed Apr 04 07:54:03 EDT 2012

    "My 8 year-old niece is battling b-cell lymphoma. On June 3rd, I'm shaving my head to raise money in her honor. You are doing amazing things! Together we can make a difference...my prayers are with you."

    Becky Primmer

    Sat Mar 31 05:15:10 EDT 2012

    "Good luck I worked with Ashley's Dad for many years"

    Dohbunch Gang

    Sat Mar 17 10:17:53 EDT 2012

    "Good Luck on your marathon!"

    Jan Smith

    Tue Feb 07 01:37:49 EST 2012

    "Ashley & Eric, You guys are amazing. I'm so sorry for your tragic loss, and so impressed by your strength and resilience. I'll be cheering for you!"

    Teri Yamana

    Mon Jan 23 11:11:24 EST 2012

    "Our hearts and prayers are with you. Andy, Ginger, Nora and Joanna"

    The Grassa Richardson family

    Sun Jan 15 06:29:35 EST 2012

    "We will be cheering you on. God Bless."

    The Young Family

    Sat Jan 14 10:42:09 EST 2012

    "Absolutely amazing way to honor Tucker! Best of luck Eric. "

    Elizabeth Rexford

    Thu Jan 12 07:55:30 EST 2012

    "God Bless you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you."

    The Hickey Family

    Tue Jan 10 12:35:57 EST 2012

    "Hi Ashley, I'm Allie Renna's Mom and I met you at Lululemon. What a precious little boy and angel. Good luck to you and your husband running the marathon. We'll be rooting for you. Judy Hardiman"

    Judy Hardiman

    Tue Jan 03 11:45:04 EST 2012

    "Ashley, it was so nice to meet you through my twin Allie the other day and through Annie- you have no idea how you are inspiring so many of us with your strength and grace in the face of such loss. We pray for you both and wish you all the best!"

    The Maguire Family

    Tue Jan 03 10:53:01 EST 2012

    "Ashley and Eric - your strength and courage is inspiring "


    Fri Dec 30 11:13:20 EST 2011

    "Dear Ashley and Eric, We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you train for your marathon run. What a wonderful way to honor baby Tucker's memory. Love, Elaine & Rick"

    Elaine & Rick Petersen

    Thu Dec 29 11:23:31 EST 2011

    "Donated for Mr. and Mrs. Bakis"

    Lauren Squires

    Mon Dec 26 12:49:45 EST 2011

    "What a wonderful way to support your son. Your strength and passion are an inspiration! We will be cheering for you."

    Gary and Lauria Brennan

    Fri Dec 23 07:59:53 EST 2011

    "Ashley and Eric - we continue to be inspired by your strength and courage - the earing crowd"

    The Earing Crowd

    Wed Dec 21 04:33:07 EST 2011

    "We are incredibly honored to support such a great cause and were touched by your story. Joe was diagnosed with Hodgkin's in August and it is because of efforts like yours that his prognosis is positive. Keep up the good fight! You and your family, especially little Tucker, will be in our thoughts and prayers."

    Erin & Joe Bain

    Tue Dec 06 10:29:34 EST 2011

    "Go Tucker's Team!!"

    The Boisvert-Jorgensens

    Thu Dec 01 12:09:36 EST 2011

    "Ashley & Eric, so sorry for your loss. I'm one of your mom's Arise Partners. Love her! Best of luck running the marathon! Clare"

    Clare & Steve Burns

    Thu Dec 01 08:44:29 EST 2011

    "I am a friend of Suzanne's and I wanted to help with this incredible cause. I am so sorry for your loss and admire your strength and courage. "

    Kristin Abbott

    Mon Nov 28 02:03:13 EST 2011

    "When I first saw this picture of Tucker it looked like he was pinching his own cheeks but now that I look at it closer I can see he is cheering you on !! Good Luck!! "

    Kathleen McCormick

    Mon Nov 21 06:08:13 EST 2011

    "We must continue to fight this illness."

    Natalia Velez

    Mon Nov 21 02:14:02 EST 2011

    "I think what you're doing in your son's memory is just amazing!"

    Lynn Houhoulis

    Mon Nov 21 12:07:24 EST 2011

    "Ashley: I am sorry for your loss! Good luck training for and running in the marathon. I'm sure Tucker's spirit will help you cross the finish line!"

    Michelle Fox

    Mon Nov 21 11:57:11 EST 2011

    "Stay strong guys and have a great race!"

    Beau Bousquet

    Mon Nov 21 09:51:48 EST 2011

    "Ashley, I've known your parents since middle school. Now your mother and I chat at the Weymouth Club. We have 3 grandchildren and I just cannot imagine the pain all of you are going through. This cause will help you in many ways to honor Tucker. The best thing you could do! Liz. M."

    Liz & Gary McDonough

    Sat Nov 19 09:06:49 EST 2011

    "What a wonderful way to honor Tucker, and help others at the same time. You are in our thoughts every day!"

    Sally and Steve Joyce

    Fri Nov 18 06:36:21 EST 2011

    "Love, love, love you!"

    Jayme and Kamil Drzewinski

    Fri Nov 18 05:40:21 EST 2011

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with you, God bless!"

    Jerwin & Sara Ruazol

    Fri Nov 18 04:30:13 EST 2011

    "Ashley and Eric - This is an amazing commitment. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. It's absolutely terrible. I'm sharing your care page with friends and family. Thinking of you and wishing you the best."

    Erin Manning

    Fri Nov 18 12:46:21 EST 2011

    "Ashley and Eric what a wonderful way to honor Tuckers Memory and donate to a wonderful cause! Good luck in your marathon training! ----Kimberly"

    Kimberly Visalli

    Fri Nov 18 12:34:32 EST 2011

    "Ash - your courage and strength is truly inspiring. All my love to you and your family. Can't wait to cheer on Tucker's Team on Marathon Monday!"

    Melissa Conley

    Fri Nov 18 11:44:20 EST 2011

    "I admire your dedication and love for your son and the strength to move on and do what you can to help find a cure. Best of Luck with your training and the marathon. "

    Aileen Darois

    Fri Nov 18 10:25:44 EST 2011

    "Your strength and honor is remarkable. Your tribute? Inspiring."

    Tara, Dave, Abi & Lily Major

    Thu Nov 17 09:17:47 EST 2011

    "Dear Ashley and Eric, My wife's friend Elizabeth Shaw Spitz posted your appeal on Facebook earlier today. My heart broke after reading it. I've trained with TNT for two events now, and I plan to continue working with them in the future. Best of luck in your training and god bless you."

    Paul Yoon

    Thu Nov 17 09:10:38 EST 2011

    "Dear Ashley and Eric, We've never met but I am a friend of Dani Sawyer's. I saw her link to your page on FB and just wanted to reach out. We admire your strength so much and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Best of luck with your fundraising! All the best, Jaime and Brian Baggett"

    Jaime & Brian Baggett

    Thu Nov 17 09:10:29 EST 2011

    "love you Ash... so inspiring <3"

    Ashley Kaes

    Thu Nov 17 03:47:29 EST 2011

    "What an amazing way to honor your little man's memory. Best of luck Ash, and lots of love."

    Anna Suojanen

    Thu Nov 17 03:15:16 EST 2011

    "Ashley & Eric, You guys are so inspiring! I'm sure you'll do well with such an adorable guardian angel watching over you. God Bless You both! Love, Krista & Matt Haith"

    Krista & Matt Haith

    Thu Nov 17 03:09:24 EST 2011

    "Your strength is amazing. Best of luck in your training and fund raising :-)"

    Lauren Hastings

    Thu Nov 17 02:57:40 EST 2011

    "Ashley and Eric, we are so sorry for your loss. We admire the strength you have found to carry on and provide others with the hope of a cure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you - the Blaneys"

    The Blaney family

    Tue May 22 08:37:23 EDT 2012

    "Ashley & Eric- Amazing stuff- miracles do happen! Peace "

    John & Lauren

    Mon Apr 30 08:20:31 EDT 2012

    "Best of luck on the big run! Will be thinking of you, your family, and little Tucker on that day!"

    Carol & Bill Mahoney

    Wed Apr 11 02:05:20 EDT 2012

Team Fundraising Total

Goal: $50,000.00
117 %
Donations: $58,449.07

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