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Feb 06, 2018

Part XX - I'm currently training for my 20th consecutive Boston Marathon (4/16/18) with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training/TNT” program.

What's harder than running the Newton Hills?... adding names to my race singlet. This year I'll be running in honor of Lilly T. Lilly is the 12-year-old daughter of a dear friend and fellow endurance athlete. Lilly was recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. She is an amazing young lady, handling spinal taps and what will be over two years of chemotherapy, with courage and grace. Please keep Lilly in prayers as she warriors through her treatments.

I continue to be committed to the Society’s efforts because of the inspirational & courageous stories of the survivors, those living with cancer and for those who lived inspirational and courageous lives… they did not “lose their battle”, that phrase has to go! (please visit the Facebook page I created on this topic, https://www.facebook.com/theydidntlosetheirbattle/)... in their honor, there is more work to be done. Never far from thoughts are Dr. Cynthia Lucero, a TNT teammate (2002), whose life was dedicated to helping others and Fulvio Abela, a TNT teammate (2005 - 2012) and dear friend.

A more personal side to this year's race will be honoring my Mom. Not cancer-related but my dear Mom passed unexpectedly in December. When it came to the marathons, triathlons, volunteering and fundraising, my Mom was my biggest supporter. After many a night-time run, I would often see her in her "computer room" and we'd share a wave. She was always nervous for me on race day (she was hoping I was going to stop after 15 Bostons... sorry, Mom!) but she let me do my thing. I have a sweet voice mail saved where she says "It's always nice to hear from you after a race so I know you're OK." I miss her very much but know she's now my angel watching over me.   

In honor of those mentioned above, I humbly ask for your support. Please remember support comes in two different forms, donations and encouragement. There are many worthy causes to support so I understand if a donation is not possible. Words of encouragement are equally powerful. 

To send encouragement or ask any questions about the Society, please click the "Comment" link below.

Thank you very much for your consideration and take care!

Paul

 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Meade

"But I have promises to keep,/ and miles to go before I sleep,/ and miles to go before I sleep." - "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" - Robert Frost

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Supporter Comments

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    "So sorry for your loss Paul. We cannot make it to the services because we are on our way to honor and work at the Mike Stone Invitational. So sorry for your loss. "
     

    Malia Jusczyk

    Fri Dec 22 11:12:14 EST 2017

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    "It will always be cool to know your Mom, and the endless smiles! Even the heavenly frowners are about to change face : ) "
     

    DANIEL ENGLISH

    Fri Dec 22 04:37:32 EST 2017

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    "In memory of your mom Christine; in honor of all you do. "
     

    Mark & Laurie Staveski

    Sun Dec 24 09:37:18 EST 2017

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    "In gratitude to God for Christine McCarron."
     

    John Lohan

    Sun Dec 24 02:18:36 EST 2017

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    "In memory of a special woman who raised an amazing son! xo"
     

    Tom and Amy

    Sun Dec 31 04:32:10 EST 2017

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    "We admire your dedication and commitment to this important cause and "wish" you all the best as you train for Boston '18!"
     

    Tom and Amy

    Sun Dec 31 04:34:41 EST 2017

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    "In loving memory of your Mom"
     

    Alicia Norton

    Sun Dec 31 05:42:09 EST 2017

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    "In memory of your Mom - I'm sure she'll be looking down and supporting you!"
     

    Jason Hellendrung

    Sun Dec 31 08:02:29 EST 2017

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    "In memory of your mother, I'm so sorry for your loss Paul. I can only imagine how proud she was of you and your family. Love you Paul, thank you for everything you do."
     

    Eric Zawada

    Thu Jan 11 09:58:59 EST 2018

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    "Best Wishes for another successful run we know your mom will be on your shoulder Luv Mr. & Mrs. Salami"
     

    Mr & Mrs Joseph Salami

    Thu Jan 11 02:52:01 EST 2018

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    "In loving memory of Christine McCarron <3 An additional angel will be with you on race day, one that is no doubt proud of her amazingly talented, kind and do-good son!"
     

    C. Ashton

    Wed Jan 17 10:33:29 EST 2018

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    "You�re amazing Paul! Thank you for all you continue to do for the mission! Go Team!!"
     

    Kimberly Charron

    Tue Feb 06 08:26:39 EST 2018

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    "Run like the Wind Paul Lilly and family &#10084;&#65039;&#128591;"
     

    Lilly Toxavidis

    Tue Feb 06 08:45:45 EST 2018

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    "Way to go Paul!! You rock! Good luck!&#127808; "
     

    Nicole Castronuovo

    Tue Feb 06 08:52:57 EST 2018

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    "You�re amazing, Paul. "
     

    Shelley Bernstein

    Tue Feb 06 09:04:34 EST 2018

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    "Always happy to donate Paul and wishing you the best. Your mom will be looking down and watching out for you! I hate that there are 3 from my family, plus Malai and now Lilly on your shirt, but love your honoring all those listed."
     

    Kathly, Chris, and Rachel Stone

    Tue Feb 06 11:12:13 EST 2018

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    "Go get 'em, Paul xoxo"
     

    Annie Rehage

    Tue Feb 06 12:37:34 EST 2018

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    "So proud of you Paul!!!"
     

    Anna M. Simmons

    Tue Feb 06 12:46:09 EST 2018

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    "You are an inspiration!"
     

    Lynne Castronuovo

    Tue Feb 06 07:45:06 EST 2018

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    "Way to go, Paul! Thinking of you and your mom. Best wishes for training and the big day! "
     

    Lindsay Worthington

    Tue Feb 06 08:00:53 EST 2018

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    "Good Luck Paul - you're so rad for doing it again this year! Can't believe this makes 20 years. So inspiring! "
     

    Annie Terry

    Tue Feb 06 08:43:54 EST 2018

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    "Hi Paul, Wishing you the best of luck! See you on Saturday! Best wishes, Janice"
     

    Janice Chin

    Thu Feb 08 10:32:03 EST 2018

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    "Proud to help each and every year! Good luck!"
     

    Anonymous

    Mon Feb 12 11:44:16 EST 2018

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    "Best wishes from Ecuador. We admire you."
     

    Martha Cordova de Lucero

    Thu Feb 15 08:00:12 EST 2018

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    "Go Paul!"
     

    Bill ODonnell

    Thu Feb 22 11:36:33 EST 2018

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    "Happy to be among your supporters for this milestone year!"
     

    Heather & Oppie

    Thu Feb 22 11:37:05 EST 2018

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    "In memory of a dear friend and once neighbor - a thoroughly good woman. And, in honor of her son, who is a chip off the old block. Thank you for your dedication. Susan Abbot xo"
     

    Susan Abbott

    Thu Feb 22 11:53:52 EST 2018

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    "Go Paul Go! You rock!"
     

    Sharon Hibbard

    Thu Feb 22 02:14:34 EST 2018

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    "In memory of Paul McCarron's mom and Paul's 20th marathon!"
     

    Lucy Duffy

    Thu Feb 22 05:56:25 EST 2018

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    "You rock dude!!!"
     

    Christopher Aucella

    Thu Feb 22 08:08:07 EST 2018

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    "In memory of Jared He would be running with you."
     

    Ellen and Steven Branfman

    Thu Feb 22 09:15:37 EST 2018

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    "Hi Paul, I'm very sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She sounds like a special lady. I'm sure she's very proud and keeping a watch over your family. We lost our father last August. World War II veteran, Boston longshoreman and just a great guy. Although you and I don't see each other very much these days especially since Sue and I moved to Vista,Ca, (ha) I just wanted to let you know that I'm proud to call you a friend. I know how humble you are, and I'm always amazed at how you keep pushing yourself to help those in need. You truly are an inspiration to so many who know you and love you. I'm glad you were able to stop by and see Sue and I in Hull, before we left for Cali. It was great to see you again. If you're ever out in the San Diego area, you are more than welcome to stay with us. We have plenty of room. (open invitation) Take care my friend and God Bless! Best regards, Ed (and Sue) PS. Go B's!!! "
     

    Edward Biggins

    Thu Feb 22 10:06:02 EST 2018

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    "Thank you Paul!"
     

    Beth Smisloff

    Fri Feb 23 08:31:09 EST 2018

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    "You�re amazing man. "
     

    Dan Rivers

    Fri Feb 23 09:47:09 EST 2018

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $6,839.00 | Goal: $20,000.00
 
34 %

My Team

 
Team Total: $103,616.66 | Goal: $103,150.00

Make a Donation

Join Paul McCarron in the Mission to wipe out blood cancer:

 Titanium $1,000.00
 Platinum $500.00
 Gold $250.00
 Silver $100.00
 Super $50.00
 Star $25.00
 Other $

My Thanks To

Coach S $1000.00
Edward Biggins $250.00
Tom and Amy $250.00
Susan Abbott $200.00
Harry Shuman $150.00
Anonymous $100.00
Beth Smisloff $100.00
Heather & Oppie $100.00
Annie Terry $100.00
Lynne Castronuovo $100.00
Kathly, Chris, and Rachel... $100.00
Amy Costandi $100.00
Lilly Toxavidis $100.00
Jason Hellendrung $100.00
Tom and Amy $100.00
John Lohan $100.00
Malia Jusczyk $100.00
Ellen and Steven Branfman $54.00
Ed and Resa Sherr $50.00
Peter Molloy $50.00
Bill ODonnell $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Paul Page $50.00
Rosanne Runfola $50.00
Kimberly Charron $50.00
Rob R $25.00
karl berry $25.00
Marianne Chandler $25.00
Anna M. Simmons $25.00
Shelley Bernstein $25.00
Mary Adgate $25.00
Mr & Mrs Joseph Salami $25.00
lisa Beall  
Dan Rivers  
Christopher Aucella  
Lucy Duffy  
Sharon Hibbard  
Kevin Fallon  
Martha Cordova de Lucero  
Janice Chin  
Lindsay Worthington  
Annie Rehage  
Nicole Castronuovo  
C. Ashton  
Eric Zawada  
Alicia Norton  
Mark & Laurie Staveski  
DANIEL ENGLISH  
Tim & Tia Smith  
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