My Fundraising Page

My Fundraising Page
Feb 26, 2019

 

Part XXI - I'm getting ready for my 21st consecutive Boston Marathon (4/15/19) with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Team in Training/TNT” program. 

Something new for this year is a fundraising tshirt pictured above. It's inspired by the Boston landmark Citgo sign located at the "one mile to go" point of the Boston Marathon course. Get it? Citgo... One Mile To Go. 8^) I had the idea a few years ago and my cousin Paul brought it to life with his impressive skills! The shirts are long sleeve, Gilden, tech material. I have women's and men's sizing... S/M/L/XL. I'm asking for a minimum $50 donation. 100% of proceeds on the shirts are going to my fundraising.

If interested in a shirt, one can donate on this page or pay me directly. If donating on this page, after clicking the "Donate Now" button, please include the size requested in the "Your Message" section. If you'd like to pay me directly, please email me at paul@whassup.com. This method will help me recoup some of my costs. After receiving your donation, I'll submit a $39 donation (shirts cost me $11 each) in your name, or if requested, I can make it anonymous.

An update to my 2018 Honored Hero... Lilly's treatment is progressing as planned. She's dealing with the challenges of weekly chemo and recently had a transfusion & an immunoglobulin transfusion. She's a tough young lady!

2019 brings the news of a friend who told me she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. Surgery and radiation were her methods of treatment and she is now doing well. A lesson for us all, my friend needed to push her doctor to find out what was going on. Because of her persistence, her cancer was caught early and her prognosis is good.

I continue to be committed to the Society’s blood cancers efforts because of the inspirational & courageous stories of those living with cancer and for those who lived inspirational & courageous lives. The latter group did not “lose their battle”. That phrase has to go! (please visit the Facebook page I started on this idea, 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... Fulvio Abela, a TNT teammate (2005 - 2012) and dear friend... my dear Mom, my biggest supporter and 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 or the event 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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    "Good luck with your training Paul!"
     

    William Tucker

    Wed Jan 30 11:26:20 EST 2019

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    "Paul, you are awesome! Best of luck with all your training! "
     

    Deirdre Simms

    Wed Jan 30 01:50:00 EST 2019

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    "Good Luck Paul, I?m loving the shirt!"
     

    Scott Lundin

    Tue Feb 05 07:17:41 EST 2019

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    "Hopefully you finish your marathon faster than it took me to do this. "
     

    Nick Lemon

    Thu Feb 21 04:01:39 EST 2019

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    "Go Paul go! It's your blackjack year - we're behind you as you keep working to kick cancer's butt!"
     

    Sean Levy

    Fri Feb 22 10:57:13 EST 2019

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    "Go Paul go! Brian, Suzanne & Aden."
     

    Brian & Suzanne

    Sun Feb 24 10:53:24 EST 2019

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    "Thank you again, my friend, for your tireless effort to help find a cure."
     

    Susan Abbott

    Sun Feb 24 11:15:07 EST 2019

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    "Your dedication continues to amaze me. Thanks so much for all you do!"
     

    Kathryn Friedman

    Sun Feb 24 11:17:36 EST 2019

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    "Good Luck XXI...that's amazing! You are a total inspiration! Hope to see you on Hereford once again :):)"
     

    Dave Tierney

    Sun Feb 24 12:28:25 EST 2019

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    "Happy trails!"
     

    Robert Sklar

    Sun Feb 24 01:00:56 EST 2019

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    "Good Luck, Paul! You are amazing! "
     

    Lucy Duffy

    Sun Feb 24 01:41:58 EST 2019

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    "You are such an inspiration! Happy running, Paul!"
     

    Shelley Bernstein

    Sun Feb 24 02:13:30 EST 2019

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    "Love the shirts! You’re amazing Paul!! Go Team! Size ladies small "
     

    Kimberly Charron

    Sun Feb 24 03:07:02 EST 2019

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    "Go get 'em Paul. We love you, Ellen and Steven"
     

    Ellen and Steven Branfman

    Sun Feb 24 04:30:32 EST 2019

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    "Good luck my friend! (M)"
     

    Peter Molloy

    Sun Feb 24 06:52:34 EST 2019

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    "Love Malia, Kole, Meg and Glen Jusczyk"
     

    Malia Dakota Jusczyk

    Sun Feb 24 08:24:45 EST 2019

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    "Georgette and I wish you great success in the next marathon and thanks you for your efforts in raising money to find a cure. Cheers, Jim & Georgette "
     

    James Verdin

    Sun Feb 24 09:54:30 EST 2019

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    "Paul, thank you for running and supporting the fight against leukemia and lymphoma. You make us Thayer T&F coaches so proud and are such an amazing role model and example for our young student athletes. Thank you for making a difference in this world through your passion of running. Looking forward to practices starting next week! :)"
     

    Callie Schneider Smith

    Mon Feb 25 09:23:42 EST 2019

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    "Here's to a little drier (but not too warm and sunny!) day!"
     

    Emily Margolis

    Mon Feb 25 01:52:50 EST 2019

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    "Have a great run, Paul! Thanks for all that you do to make the world nicer ❤️"
     

    Jenna Hussey

    Wed Feb 27 08:55:50 EST 2019

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    "Get it Paul!"
     

    Calli Merkel

    Thu Feb 28 11:56:28 EST 2019

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    "Way to go Paul! I will be tracking your progress."
     

    Rosanne Runfola

    Sat Mar 02 09:22:05 EST 2019

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    "Size Men’s XL"
     

    Michael Garcia

    Sat Mar 02 12:57:25 EST 2019

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    "I’ll take a Women’s XL shirt please 💜 GO Paul!!"
     

    Kim Austin

    Sat Mar 02 01:06:20 EST 2019

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    "21 is a lucky number and we wish you all the luck on your 21st Marathon Monday! Always cheering for our friend, Paul :)"
     

    Tom and Amy

    Sun Mar 03 05:24:33 EST 2019

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    "Thank you for all your amazing and ongoing efforts to bring cancer to the finish line. You are awesome!!"
     

    Merle Marquis

    Mon Mar 04 08:15:32 EST 2019

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    "All the Best to you Paul!!"
     

    Tom Gaffey

    Mon Mar 04 06:24:22 EST 2019

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    "In memory of Mike Stone and in honor of Rachel Stone, Malia Jusczyk, and Lilly Toxavidas- all courageous heroes! Thanks Paul for running for so many!"
     

    Kathleen Stone

    Tue Mar 05 09:33:31 EST 2019

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    "As always, you are an inspiration! Have a wonderful day running"
     

    Marcela Papariley

    Sat Mar 09 08:46:09 EST 2019

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    "Wishing you perfect race weather :) cuz I know YOU will kickbutt!"
     

    Corinne and Ken

    Sat Mar 09 12:53:43 EST 2019

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    "XL please :)"
     

    John, Katie, Jack and Scott McCarron

    Sun Mar 10 03:37:38 EDT 2019

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    "Go Paul!"
     

    Sarah Lucas

    Fri Mar 15 07:44:34 EDT 2019

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    "Paul, keep up your inspirational achievements for a great cause!"
     

    John Lohan

    Sat Mar 16 09:41:47 EDT 2019

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    "Good luck Paul! I'll be rooting for you as always! -Dave"
     

    In-N-Out Burger

    Sun Mar 17 08:57:46 EDT 2019

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    "Good Luck Paul!"
     

    Levitsky Family

    Tue Mar 19 06:26:44 EDT 2019

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    "Good luck Paul! I’d love a Men’s Large shirt. Let me know the best way to get it. Dave"
     

    Dave Lafreniere

    Tue Mar 19 12:57:48 EDT 2019

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    "Send it Paul! "
     

    Bryan Morrissey

    Thu Mar 21 07:44:39 EDT 2019

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    "Good luck Paul - you are amazing and a true inspirationl 💙"
     

    Joanne Murray Russo

    Fri Mar 22 02:01:37 EDT 2019

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    "Go Paul!"
     

    Erik and Virginija Berman

    Sat Mar 23 11:45:10 EDT 2019

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    "Congrats on a 21st consecutive year! Amazing and inspiring work."
     

    Chris Cassidy

    Sat Mar 23 04:22:10 EDT 2019

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    "All the best on Marathon Monday as you crush the course once again!"
     

    Katie Crow

    Sat Mar 23 05:34:04 EDT 2019

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    "Run Paul run!"
     

    Christine + Tom Mitchell

    Sat Mar 23 05:51:29 EDT 2019

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    "People's inspirations have the power to live onward, to promote the kindness and discoveries of others. Thanks to all involved in this challenging run event. More power, much love."
     

    DANIEL ENGLISH

    Thu Mar 28 09:52:58 EDT 2019

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    "I'll be wishing I was starting out on the course with you!"
     

    CDD

    Fri Mar 29 01:33:33 EDT 2019

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    "Love the shirt! Just found out a friend qualified for Boston and would love to give her this awesome shirt so, Womens Small please! As always, good luck to you. The Stirlings will be tracking you along the way on Marathon Monday!"
     

    Alexandra Stirling

    Mon Apr 01 02:55:34 EDT 2019

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    "Thanks for all you do Paul! "
     

    Beth Smisloff

    Tue Apr 02 08:14:53 EDT 2019

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    "21 in a row. Wow. Team in Training is lucky to have you. Go Paul!!"
     

    The Hennessey Family

    Tue Apr 02 09:11:41 EDT 2019

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    "Good Luck Paul!!!"
     

    Thomas Convery

    Tue Apr 02 02:16:20 EDT 2019

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    "Hi Paul, you continue to inspire me, year after year. You made me a believer that we really can do anything we put our mind to. Run on my friend. I will see you in athletes village . Frank "
     

    Frank Mairano

    Tue Apr 02 03:16:45 EDT 2019

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    "Paul Best of luck with your marathon!! You are an inspiration for others!!! Judy,Rob,Adam & Hannah Levine"
     

    Judy Levine

    Tue Apr 02 04:48:44 EDT 2019

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    "You continue to be an inspiration - wishing you the best of luck!!!"
     

    Allen and Jennifer Gallotta

    Tue Apr 02 05:04:41 EDT 2019

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    "You rock dude"
     

    christopher aucella

    Tue Apr 02 08:10:26 EDT 2019

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    "Crush it Brotha! You are Inspiring!!"
     

    Glen Magpiong

    Wed Apr 03 01:22:49 EDT 2019

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    "You continue to inspire us and make our world a better place. Thank you for running with purpose, commitment and passion. Have a great 21st run!"
     

    Jenn Wong

    Thu Apr 04 11:33:29 EDT 2019

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    "Go Paul Go!!! Best wishes for you on this run, will be thinking of you. Hope that everything is going well for you. Could I get a super cool shirt in a Large please. They rock! -Sharon"
     

    Sharon Hibbard

    Thu Apr 04 12:14:55 EDT 2019

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    "What you've accomplished is truly amazing. Keep it up Paul and keep rolling on."
     

    Marathon Sports

    Fri Apr 05 10:29:26 EDT 2019

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    "Go Paul!"
     

    Robin Nadeau

    Fri Apr 05 08:30:29 EDT 2019

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    "Paul, thank you for doing so much good in so many ways! Hope to see you on race day!"
     

    Joe Pelletier

    Sun Apr 07 07:24:08 EDT 2019

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    "Good Luck Paul!"
     

    Kathy Walsh Heraghty

    Mon Apr 08 07:19:05 EDT 2019

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    "You're an amazing inspiration! Good luck!"
     

    Susan Mix

    Mon Apr 08 09:24:48 EDT 2019

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    "As always, Paul, our love and respect go with you!"
     

    John and Susan Trefry

    Mon Apr 08 10:17:09 EDT 2019

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    "Good Luck Paul! Will be looking for you on the hill, killing it this year!!"
     

    Bryan and Janice

    Mon Apr 08 01:09:45 EDT 2019

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    "PAUL! You do amazing things. Keep up all the great work and good luck with your training. Shirt looks awesome. Men's M if you have them. 112 flint locke dr. duxbury ma 02332"
     

    Kyle Roderick

    Mon Apr 08 08:42:51 EDT 2019

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    "Way to go Paul!!! You're an amazing person and thank you for your selfless devotion."
     

    Terri and Bob Sameski

    Tue Apr 09 12:08:14 EDT 2019

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    "Way to go, Paul! Always an inspiration to us all. "
     

    Lindsay Worthington

    Tue Apr 09 03:44:13 EDT 2019

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    "Best of luck and thanks for all you do!"
     

    Chris & Mary Claire Stone

    Wed Apr 10 10:39:39 EDT 2019

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    "You are an amazing guy and a great inspiration. Have a great race"
     

    Rita Abela

    Thu Apr 11 08:08:00 EDT 2019

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    "Thank you for running for such a wonderful organization and for Cynthia and Marisa! <3"
     

    Lauren Smith

    Fri Apr 12 12:35:55 EDT 2019

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    "Best of luck, Paul!"
     

    Angela DeLucco

    Fri Apr 12 08:03:12 EDT 2019

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    "Have so much fun out there Monday! GO TEAM!"
     

    Sara Collins

    Sat Apr 13 02:31:39 EDT 2019

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    "Run strong and injury free"
     

    Robert Pilachowski

    Sat Apr 13 06:00:33 EDT 2019

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    "Paul, what you are doing is heroic!!"
     

    Auerbach Family

    Sat Apr 13 09:08:03 EDT 2019

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    "Paul, you always inspire! Hope to see you on the course. "
     

    Jana and Evan Eggers <3 Paul

    Sun Apr 14 09:57:59 EDT 2019

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    "Good luck Paul!!"
     

    Dave Renzella

    Sun Apr 14 02:06:18 EDT 2019

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    "Congratulations Paul. I'm sure your still taking donations, sorry we were late. Congratulations! Love Mike and Melanie"
     

    Mike and Melanie Landino

    Mon Apr 15 10:04:05 EDT 2019

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    "Congrats on #21 Paul. Go TEAM. "
     

    Aleksander Jonca

    Tue Apr 16 09:59:29 EDT 2019

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    "Congratulations Paul! #21!!!!"
     

    The Sullivans

    Sun Apr 21 01:04:47 EDT 2019

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    "Go Paul! Have a great day and I pray that the wind will be at your back!"
     

    John Bennett

    Mon Apr 15 09:56:48 EDT 2019

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    "Have a great race, Paul!"
     

    Lynne A Castronuovo

    Sat Apr 13 07:48:39 EDT 2019

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    "Love you lots, Cuz!"
     

    Marianne Chandler

    Tue Apr 02 11:14:53 EDT 2019

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    "As always Paul your such an inspiration. Wishing you another great run! You Rock!"
     

    Marcia Khan

    Tue Apr 02 09:53:30 EDT 2019

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    "Good luck this year, my friend!!! We'll be rooting for you!"
     

    Anonymous

    Sat Mar 02 12:03:17 EST 2019

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    "Happy Trails, Paul!"
     

    Anonymous

    Tue Feb 05 12:59:21 EST 2019

My Fundraising Total

Raised: $15,702.20 | Goal: $15,000.00
 
105 %

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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

Bob H Foundation $2000.00
SARAD TOMLINSON $1000.00
Mary B. & James MacEacher... $252.00
Kathy Walsh Heraghty $250.00
Frank Mairano $250.00
Francis J. McCarron $250.00
John, Katie, Jack and Sco... $250.00
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Tom and Amy $250.00
James Verdin $250.00
Brian & Suzanne $250.00
Vineyard Vines $237.00
In-N-Out Burger $200.00
Terri and Bob Sameski $150.00
Jim Rhoades $150.00
Jenn Wong $150.00
Aleksander Jonca $126.20
John Bennett $100.00
David Piersol-Freedman $100.00
Mike and Ann Murphy $100.00
Dave Renzella $100.00
Lynne A Castronuovo $100.00
Glen Magpiong $100.00
Allen and Jennifer Gallot... $100.00
Alison & Gary Cahill $100.00
The Hennessey Family $100.00
Bill ODonnell $100.00
Kathy John Matt Page $100.00
Philip Rowley $100.00
Norma Culviner $100.00
DANIEL ENGLISH $100.00
Irene DeSisto $100.00
John Engdahl $100.00
MaureenB $100.00
Erik and Virginija Berman $100.00
Tim & Tia Smith $100.00
Bryan Morrissey $100.00
Anonymous $100.00
Kathleen Stone $100.00
Jenna Hussey $100.00
Amy Costandi $100.00
Emily Margolis $100.00
Malia Dakota Jusczyk $100.00
Peter Molloy $100.00
Ellen and Steven Branfman $100.00
Susan Abbott $100.00
Jason S Hellendrung $100.00
John & Diane Flynn $78.00
Joe Pelletier $62.00
Coach Tarby $52.40
Frank Medico $52.40
Linda Landino $52.00
Pi Fallon $52.00
The Sullivans $50.00
Kevin E McGovern $50.00
Auerbach Family $50.00
Lauren Smith $50.00
Kyle Roderick $50.00
Marathon Sports $50.00
Steve Infa $50.00
Judy Levine $50.00
Thomas Convery $50.00
CDD $50.00
David Wells $50.00
Kierstn Hollifield $50.00
Zoe Michas $50.00
Philip Hirshberg $50.00
Joanne Murray Russo $50.00
Dave Lafreniere $50.00
Levitsky Family $50.00
John Lohan $50.00
Marcela Papariley $50.00
Warren Croce $50.00
Kim Austin $50.00
Anonymous $50.00
Rosanne Runfola $50.00
Calli Merkel $50.00
Kimberly Charron $50.00
Shelley Bernstein $50.00
Dave Tierney $50.00
Nick Lemon $50.00
Scott Lundin $50.00
Deirdre Simms $50.00
William Tucker $50.00
Jenny Sack $47.67
Tim Smith $25.00
Chris & Mary Claire Stone $25.00
Meredith Chase $25.00
Marianne Chandler $25.00
christopher aucella $10.00
Rob Ryan $10.00
Mike and Melanie Landino  
Jana and Evan Eggers <3 P...  
Beth  
Robert Pilachowski  
Howard Wong  
Sara Collins  
Dan, Jessica, & Sam Burge...  
Angela DeLucco  
Samuel Zeman  
Rita Abela  
Chris Cassidy  
Lindsay Worthington  
Bryan and Janice  
John and Susan Trefry  
Susan Mix  
Robin Nadeau  
Matthew Duque  
Sharon Hibbard  
Hillary & Jeff Harrelson  
Ed and Resa Sherr  
Marcia Khan  
Beth Smisloff  
Annie Rehage  
Alexandra Stirling  
Matt Santello  
Bill Haust  
Christine + Tom Mitchell  
Katie Crow  
Chris Cassidy  
Auntie Ann & Uncle Ed  
The Tobins  
Lauren Silver  
Sarah Lucas  
Corinne and Ken  
Tom Gaffey  
Merle Marquis  
Michael Garcia  
Callie Schneider Smith  
karl berry  
Lucy Duffy  
Robert Sklar  
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