Guadalupe Martinez
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My inspiration, Kenny Noyes!

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Rock 'n' Roll New Orleans 1/2 Marathon 02.24.13 (By the way, I won a free pair of shoes!)

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Run hard. Live easy. Train for Boston in memory of Kenny Noyes.

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Shoes? Check. Bib? Check. Inspiration. Kenny Noyes!

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Keeping warm with my sweet Team Running for Cover shirt. Austin was fairly tropical compared to Boston!

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2012 LIVESTRONG Austin Half Marathon 04.17.13

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ING Direct Miami Half Marathon 01.27.13

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Nice way to finish a race with arroz con frijoles with a side of bling.

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San Antonio Food Bank's Great Turkey Challenge 11.22.12

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Army Ten-Miler 10.21.12

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Suck it, Katie Holmes! (5:18:59)

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"i heart tanning!" (actual Facebook photo caption)

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Not pictured, me asking the woman in front of me if I could have some of her sunblock. I also bought a t-shirt! No shame

Running 26.2 miles in memory of Kenny Noyes!

Running a marathon is kind of a big deal. Running the Boston Marathon is a bigger deal. Running Boston as a charity runner is the biggest deal!

In 2008, I ran the Boston Marathon like a peg-leg pirate. Seriously, it wasn't pretty because of my left calf strain, but I accomplished my goals:

  1. Finishing on my own accord across the finish line
  2. Not ending up in a medical tent or admitted to the hospital
  3. Raising money for The Esplanade Association (a park next to the Charles River)
  4. Most importantly, beating Katie Holmes' 2007 NYC Marathon time of 5:29:58

It's been a few years, but I am ready to run another 26.2 miles! This time I am training with purpose . . .

And in memory of Kenny Noyes. As you may or may not know, Ken was diagnosed in the Fall of 2005 with Stage 3 Melanoma and lost his courageous battle with cancer on November 2, 2008. He spent a great deal of time at Dana-Faber over the course of those 3 years surrounded by their amazing doctors and nurses, and his loving family and friends.

Kenny's fighting spirit has inspired me to run Boston, again, as a member of the Melanoma Foundation of New England's Team Running for Cover. Every dollar I raise will support MFNE’s mission of prevention, education, support and advocacy in the fight against melanoma.

I appreciate your support while I train for this race and hope that you will help me spread awareness and educate others in the fight against melanoma by helping me achieve my fundraising goal! Don't forget to ask your employer if they have a matching gift program. It's an easy way to double your gift to a great organization.

Thank you to my supporters:

  • Guadalupe Martinez - $400
  • Michael and Silvia Martinez - $400
  • Mike Martinez - $400
  • Christopher Zickell - $400
  • Kevin Dale - $250
  • Tom Zickell - $250
  • Rob Gunning - $169
  • Megan Barrows - $150
  • Debra Cleveland - $150
  • Brendan and Terri Shimizu - $150
  • Jimmy Vereen - $150
  • LaRonce Harris - $125
  • Hugh Byrd - $104
  • Katie Chipps - $104
  • Rachel Maniatis - $104
  • Irma and David Williams - $104
  • George and Connie Martinez - $100
  • Dominic Rand - $100
  • Jenny Paris - $60
  • Glenn Barney - $52
  • Ashley Noyes - $52
  • Lauren Noyes - $52
  • Heather Searles - $52
  • Anonymous - $30
  • Anonymous - $30
  • David Floyd - $30
  • Gilbert Zawaira - $30
  • Jennifer Adler - $26
  • Roma Goodlander and Christian Rojas - $26
  • Jessica Goodman - $26
  • Sarah Groothuis - $26
  • Harmony Hansen - $26
  • Hilary Langenfeld - $26
  • Gordon MacFarland - $26
  • Phillip Martinez - $26
  • Christi Mazareas - $26
  • Maureen McLaughlin - $26
  • Jessica Sue Miller - $26
  • Lisa Schottenfeld - $26
  • Jon Sullivan - $26
  • Anonymous - $20
  • Roger Zamarron - $20

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Organization Information

THE MELANOMA FOUNDATION OF NEW ENGLAND INC
111 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner
Suite 1005 CONCORD, MA 01742

Mission:
Education. Prevention. Support.

EIN: 043478266

Reports: Guidestar

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