Rob's Boston Marathon Team in Training Page

One Month to Go
Mar 15, 2013 by Rob Hicks

Down to the final month of training. We have the 20 mile run next week and then it's time to taper down to Marathon Monday. Fundraising is going great - I'm at $8,500 and looking to get to $10,000. As a team, we are looking to raise over $1,000,000. We're about 65% there and making the final push. For those of you who have already donated - Thank you so much. If you haven't, there's still time. Everybody's efforts are greatly appreciated.

I got my bib number - #22101, so you can follow my progress during the race.

Trivia Night Success
Jan 27, 2013 by Rob Hicks

Many Thanks to everybody who attended the trivia night. It was a huge success - a little crowded and maybe the questions were a little difficult, but I think everybody had fun. Great job by host Mike Hicks and a special thanks to everybody who helped organize and run the night - Julianne, Jen, Kirsten, Leo, Erica, John, Christine, Sam B, Sam M, Patrick, AnnMarie, and Midnight Rage. Thanks again!

The night raised $4,268 - way beyond my most optimistic hopes, bringing my total fund raising amount to just over $8,000.

Trivia Night
Dec 31, 2012 by Rob Hicks

Update # 2 - Happy Holidays
Dec 23, 2012 by Rob Hicks

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone -

Just a quick update on the fundraising and running progress. Thanks to the Owerka family and Jen Owerka's company, Professional Alternatives, Inc. my fundraising grew by $1,000 to approach the $3,000 mark. Feeling good about the minimum amount and will hopefully surpass my new goal of $6,000.

As far as the running goes, we had an 8 mile run yesterday and had our first taste of the Newton Hills. Not too bad on a "shorter" run - we'll see how they are when I've already done 16 miles.

Thanks again for all of your support and I hope that everybody has a great holiday season.

- Rob

Update #1
Dec 04, 2012 by Rob Hicks

Hey Everybody -

Thanks for all of the donations so far. I've gone over the $1,200 mark well on my way to hopefully surpass my goal. Training officially starts next Saturday December 8. I hope today's little snow wasn't an omen for the winter. I also hope everybody is getting ready for the trivia night. I'll be sending out more information in a couple of weeks, but start thinking about your team.

Thanks again to everybody has donated so far and if you haven't donated yet, it's a great end of the year tax deduction.

- Rob

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Supporter Comments

    "Keep up the great work, Rob! I'll cheer loudly if I see you :-D"

    Sarah Kurpiel

    Wed Mar 20 10:01:56 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck on Monday Rob. This is a great charity. "

    Gary Bua

    Sat Apr 13 06:56:17 EDT 2013

    "Go Rob!"

    Erin & Topher Smith

    Sun Apr 14 01:44:06 EDT 2013

    "Good luck Rob! Michael and Tracy Pimental"

    Michael and Tracy Pimental

    Fri Apr 12 07:43:38 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck Rob, we'll be cheering for you at mile 15!! Love, The Connolly's"

    Mae and Jack Connolly and Family

    Sun Apr 07 07:54:00 EDT 2013

    "Best of luck! We will be cheering you on! - Michelle and Jim Danila"

    Michelle and Jim Danila

    Wed Apr 03 09:55:55 EDT 2013

    "Rob - it's fabulous people like you that put yourselves out there that make a difference. Thank you for all of your dedication and physical efforts on behalf of such a worthy cause. We'll be rooting for you from the starting line - let us know if you need a place to relax before the race. We'd be honored to have you and we're only 3 miles from the start :)"

    The Patnaude Family

    Tue Apr 02 08:44:48 EDT 2013

    "Rob, Good luck on April 15th. You looked strong on your practice run at mile 15. We will be at that spot cheering you on. If you need any mile 15 supplies,let me know. We can have it waiting there for you and make a hand off. Derek"

    Derek Redgate and Family

    Tue Apr 02 10:35:27 EDT 2013

    "Rob, Good luck raising $10K, and running the Marathon! I'm watchinhg this year and will cheer for you. - John"

    John Mirabito

    Sat Mar 23 05:15:47 EDT 2013

    "Rob, good luck with your goal and the entire Leukemia and Lymphoma Society team's mission of running of the 2013 Boston Marathon. - Neil"

    Neil Boudreau

    Sat Mar 23 10:04:28 EDT 2013

    "GO Rob GO! :) I can't wait for the Boston Marathon, and am excited that i'll know someone at it again. I wish you luck with the donations, sorry mine isn't the biggest... Dalet"


    Wed Mar 20 03:35:47 EDT 2013

    "Good Luck Rob Farhad and Firoza Panthaki"

    Farhad and Firoza Panthaki

    Mon Mar 18 05:42:03 EDT 2013

    "Rob, We wish you the best of luck and truly admire you taking on this challenge. Hopefully your loving wife will ensure total rest and relaxation for you after you accomplish this feat. Jason and Lynne"

    Lynne and Jason Hash

    Sat Nov 10 07:56:10 EST 2012

    "Good luck Rob!"

    The Squatrito's

    Sun Nov 11 10:48:35 EST 2012

    "Great cause Hicksy. Glad I can be a small part of such a worthwhile effort."

    Tom Pendergast

    Mon Nov 12 12:37:23 EST 2012

    "In memory of Arthur W. Hicks"

    Rosalee Hicks

    Sat Nov 17 09:21:55 EST 2012

    "Good luck Rob!"

    The Mahar family

    Sun Nov 18 05:34:47 EST 2012

    "Good Luck!"

    Tom & Louise Stanton

    Wed Dec 26 08:33:30 EST 2012

    "Great work, Rob. You're almost there! Mike, Jeanna and Olive Hicks"

    Mike and Jeanna Hicks

    Sun Dec 30 07:55:45 EST 2012

    "Good luck Rob! Dianne, Elena, Matt, Kendra and Kevin"

    Dianne Crowley

    Sat Jan 12 05:14:15 EST 2013

    "Good luck Rob!"

    The Bromberg Family

    Sun Feb 03 04:19:08 EST 2013

    "Best of luck on your run!"

    Katie Jenner

    Wed Feb 20 08:58:26 EST 2013

    "Wow, Rob. What an effort. Thank you for doing this (my husband beat leukemia 11 years ago)."

    Anne McKinnon

    Tue Feb 12 08:45:46 EST 2013

    "Rob, thanks for undertaking this great challenge! We'll be cheering you on from Chicago!"

    Linda McHugh

    Sat Feb 02 11:32:46 EST 2013

    " Happy to donate to a great cause ~ Best of luck in April Rob!!"

    MacDougall Family

    Sat Jan 26 01:26:20 EST 2013

    "Just go out and win this hard can it be"

    Chris Roy

    Mon Jan 21 05:46:55 EST 2013

    "good luck Rob."

    The Mallon Family

    Fri Jan 11 08:48:18 EST 2013

    "Rob, best of luck in running the marathon. This is an important cause and I applaud you for working hard to raise money for it."

    Carol Schweiger

    Fri Dec 28 08:59:50 EST 2012

    "In Memory of Ellen Morrison and Karen Morrison"

    The Owerka Family

    Wed Dec 19 10:07:15 EST 2012

    "Kick some butt Rob!!"

    New England Auto Delivery

    Wed Nov 28 08:20:35 EST 2012

    "Good Luck Rob! "

    Peter Hicks

    Tue Nov 27 04:25:29 EST 2012

    "Good luck Rob!!!! Marty and I will be rooting for you on Marathon Monday ... Happy training!"

    Janice and Marty Urban

    Tue Nov 13 07:41:56 EST 2012

    "Rob, you are are a noble man and we wish the best in your training! Wish we could be there running right beside you cheering you on; but will defer to rooting you on from the stands and hoisting a well deserved toast at the post marathon bar celebration. Mindy and Steve."

    Stephen Boudreau

    Fri Nov 09 07:50:24 EST 2012

    "Good Luck Rob. Jim, Debbie, Kayla & Alese"

    Devin Family

    Thu Dec 13 11:01:30 EST 2012

    "Run Rob Run"

    Jim Will

    Fri Nov 16 02:08:33 EST 2012

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $10,140.00 | Goal: $10,000.00
101 %

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My Thanks To

Rob Hicks $2013.00
Professional Alternative,... $500.00
The Owerka Family $500.00
Jim Horgan $330.00
Lynne Hash $260.00
Marathon Squares $250.00
Devin Family $250.00
Tom Pendergast $250.00
Kathleen Clark $140.00
Gary Bua $100.00
Sue Spratt $100.00
AIG Matching Grants Progr... $100.00
Richard Tobin $100.00
Jill Dunbar $100.00
George Clark $100.00
Linda McHugh $100.00
Chris Roy $100.00
Kevin Callinan $100.00
Carol Schweiger $100.00
Mary Stanton $100.00
Marathon Squares $90.00
Roland Marx $80.00
Buskey & McCarthy LLP $80.00
Kathryn Kelley $80.00
Wayne Macisaac $80.00
Glen Post $80.00
Darren Grady $75.00
Barry Desmond $75.00
Ben Rouse $75.00
L. A. Etzel $75.00
Anne McKinnon $60.00
Verizon Foundation - MG $50.00
Michelle and Jim Danila $50.00
Derek Redgate and Family $50.00
Weymouth Burner Service I... $50.00
Mike Moran $50.00
John Mirabito $50.00
Neil Boudreau $50.00
Farhad and Firoza Panthak... $50.00
Tom Stokes $50.00
Katie Jenner $50.00
Jill Dunbar $50.00
Cheryl Jalbert $50.00
The Bromberg Family $50.00
MacDougall Family $50.00
Rob and Rose Lyons $50.00
Antonia Rizzo $50.00
Tom & Louise Stanton $50.00
Kathy & Rob Lynch $50.00
Susan Cassidy $50.00
Ruth Clark $50.00
Peter Hicks $50.00
The Mahar family $50.00
Lynne and Jason Hash $50.00
J. P. Gilberto $40.00
Lighthouse Realty Group $40.00
Colleen McMorrow $40.00
George Clark $40.00
Linda Monahan $40.00
David Squatrito $40.00
Jennifer Owerka $40.00
Michael Richardson $40.00
Roberta Nickerson $40.00
John Mahar $40.00
Glen Post $40.00
James Pearsons $40.00
Marie McFayden $40.00
Peter Hicks $40.00
Phyllis Hicks $40.00
Michael & Laurie Rieger $30.00
The Mallon Family $30.00
William MacDonald $30.00
Michael and Tracy Pimenta... $25.00
Mae and Jack Connolly and... $25.00
Sarah Kurpiel $25.00
Thomas Perry $25.00
Kathy McCarthy $25.00
Ann Quinn $25.00
Stephen Jahnes $25.00
Larisa Brockman $25.00
Rosalee Hicks $25.00
Chris B $20.00
Christine Easton $20.00
Deborah Cavallo $20.00
Robert Woodyard $20.00
Michelle Ehrhardt $20.00
Dianne Crowley $20.00
David Smart $20.00
Rosalee Hicks $20.00
robbie burgess $20.00
Erin & Topher Smith  
The Patnaude Family  
Dianne Crowley  
Mike and Jeanna Hicks  
Helen Holbrook  
The Graziano Family  
New England Auto Delivery  
Elisabete Swenson  
Jim Will  
Janice and Marty Urban  
The Squatrito's  
Stephen Boudreau