Welcome to my 2012 Boston Marathon Fundraising Page! Donations are greatly appreciated and vital for the Bay State Games organization!
April 12th 2012: To date, including my offline donations (check contributions), I've raised $5,310!! THANK YOU!
My Bib Number is 21915, so please follow me on race day to check on my progress via the AT&T Athlete Alert at the 10K, Half Marathon, 30K, and Finish Points!
TEXT - Simply text the word RUNNER to 345678 using your US mobile phone. You will then receive an sms text response with instructions on how to submit a runner’s bib number. (You will be opted in to receive 4 messages during the race. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel, Text HELP for help. This program is available on the following carriers: AT&T, Boost, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon Wireless.)
EMAIL - Continue to the registration page for the AT&T Athlete Alert on the race website. Sign-up using your mobile phone number for SMS text message updates, or by entering an email address for email updates. Click here to sign up now: http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/att-athlete-alert.aspx
April 2012 Update: A BIG THANK YOU to my anonymous $500 donator! Who are you?? I'd love to thank you as your donation was a tremendous help to my fundraising goal! Another BIG THANK YOU to all of my offline donators that don't appear on this website - Doug and Betsy Unkle, Joan and Bob Peters, Hal Lynde, Maria Davison, Terre Matte (my 3rd grade teacher!), Sharon Eppler, Kristen and Jesse Hollingsworth, and Marina Zalevskaya! Thank you all again for your generosity in helping me raise nearly my entire fundraising goal as I prepare for the 2012 Boston Marathon running for the Bay State Games Charity Team. I continue to NEED YOUR HELP in raising funds for this important cause and please pass my website along to ANYONE you feel may be interested in donating!
While I have been an avid long-distance runner my entire life, I have never had the experience of running a marathon. That will all change, as I will be a participant in the 2012 Boston Marathon, running for the Bay State Games charity team. I am looking forward to the physical and metal challenge of running this prestigious race and am excited to be running for such a wonderful organization that I have had the personal privilege of being a part of as a high school athlete, participating in the Bay State Summer Games.
The Bay State Games is a nonprofit, 501©-(3) organization that has been in existence for 30 years. The mission of the organization is to promote health, physical fitness, education, sportsmanship and personal development through athletic, educational and health related programs. Over 50,000 Massachusetts participants, ranging in age from 6 to over 86 take part in the various programs of the Bay State Games. There are nine programs in total which deal with significant issues including childhood obesity, funding afterschool athletic programs and financial assistance for college. These programs include the Bay State Summer and Winter Games, the Future Leaders Scholarship program, the Kids Fitness Challenge, the High School Spirit Athletic Department Grant program, a sports medicine conference and a sportsmanship initiative.
In 2011, the Bay State Games Charity Running team raised over $91,000 while accomplishing their goals of completing the 2011 Boston Marathon. These funds were essential in allowing the Bay State Games to be able to continue their mission of producing quality recreational, health and educational programming for Massachusetts citizens of all ages and abilities. In 2012, our goal is to raise over $100,000 while providing avid runners, like myself, with an opportunity to achieve their lifetime goal of competing in the Boston Marathon.
To learn more about Bay State Games and be better able to inform potential donors about the charity they would be supporting, go to www.baystategames.org for additional details.