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MARTIN W. RICHARD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.

Team MR8 Boston Marathon 2014 Boston,  Massachusetts

Donations as of August 22, 2014:

$2,574.00 Raised Offline
$17,367.24 Raised Online
$19,941.24 Total Raised

Diane Pokorny Wilson's Page

We were all devastated to learn that Martin was a victim of the senseless acts last April. Our heart ached for the Richard family and for all of Martin’s family, friends, and classmates. We felt helpless and wished there was something, anything, that we could do.

I am humbled and honored to be given this opportunity to raise funds for the foundation, spread Martin's message of peace, and run the 118th Boston Marathon in memory of this sweet, sincere boy. 

My son Regan was a classmate, fellow NHCS “peacemaker”, and friend of Martin. My daughter Cecelia dances at the same Irish Step Dance School as Jane, and the kids were always excited to see one another in the halls and at school events. Everyone is always excited to see the Richard kids as they are always smiling. Martin was quieter at first glance, but he was sincere and thoughtful. He had an amazingly infectious and bright smile that took over his entire face. Jane is Jane, a true spitfire with a delightful smile and a hug that can take you down to the ground in giggles. I am the volunteer coach of the NHCS Mileage Club, a run/walk club that I organized as an after school program for the students to have fun in a healthy and positive way. Kids earn toe tokens for every mile they run around a nearby neighborhood park. We talk about proper warm up, stretching, and healthy habits, but mostly we just have fun giving out high fives, encouraging the kids to run another lap, and hopefully planting a seed of love for physical fitness in these kids. In the fall of 2012, Martin ran farther than any other member and was so excited when he earned his 13.1 token signifying that he had completed a half marathon. His face lit up as I handed it to him and congratulated him. Devastated does not begin to describe the feelings I had when I found out about Martin’s death. For someone filled with such vibrancy and life to be taken from us is a tragedy that transcends words or logic.

The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation will honor Martin's message of "No more hurting people - peace" by investing in education, athletics and community. We believe strongly in the mission of this foundation. We will never forget the horrible feeling of loss and helplessness last April. Please consider donating to the foundation and keeping the memory and vision of this special boy alive.

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I appreciate every dollar you give. Together we can spread his goodness and message of peace Let's make peace stronger than the tragic violence that took him.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

Supporters

Comment Donation
Donna Southwell
$35.00
Macdonald Dalessandro KM
$25.00*
Karen Lyons (KM)
$250.00*
Jane Cowles (KM)
$500.00*
Kristen Bjork (KM)
$100.00*
Georgia Simpson (KM)
$100.00*
Edwin Traynor (KM)
$100.00*
David OCallaghan Congrats Diane!
$50.00
Patrick Gordan and Margot Hartunian
$50.00
Amanda Lehman
$50.00
The Jereb Family
$50.00
Melissa Cochran
$50.00
Pete Doyle
$50.00
Julia Rissmiller
$25.00
kathleen dooher a true inspiration, + running like a mother!! go get it!!
$26.20
Justine
$26.00
Kimberly benoit
$25.00
Alicia Walsh
$50.00
D & A So proud of all of you guys.
$25.00
Kristin Killilea Mulligan Best wishes to Team MR8!
$25.00
Christina Adams Go Diane!!! I'll be cheering for you all the way from New York! So proud of you!!! Lots of love!!!
$25.00
Virginia E
$25.00
Laura Wallace Good luck tomorrow!
$100.00
Sophia And Christopher Good Luck On Monday!
$100.00
Kristin Seekircher & Greta
$50.00
Aida Luszczynska
$50.00
Chris, Elisa & Ashleigh O'Keefe Good luck Di! We will be thinking of you and all the runners Monday!!
$100.00
Anonymous Bake Sale Fundraiser
$165.00*
Anonymous For Regan Haircut Fundraiser
$154.00*
Patricia Monahan and Michael Carpenter (KM)
$25.00*
Emily and Thomas Reith
$100.00*
Anonymous (KDC and MPR)
$80.00*
Erin and Glen Mitchell (KM)
$200.00*
Robert Oldshue and Anne Calabresi (KM)
$250.00*
Lee Ellenberg (KM)
$100.00*
Mr. Corcoran For Regan Haircut Fundraiser
$50.00*
Judith Raymond For Regan Haircut Fundraiser
$25.00*
Scott and Leeann Mitchell (KM)
$100.00*
James and Lisa Lyons (KM)
$100.00*
Kevin and Deborah Webster (KM)
$50.00*
Anonymous Go Diane, go! Best of luck! Love, Kerry, Jack & kids
$100.00
Julie Gal-Or
$36.00
Janice Quartararo Best of luck, Diane and God Bless the Martin family.
$26.20
Brenda, Evan, Jacob and Anna Lapointe
$50.00
Quyen, Tom, Madison, Logan and Mason Good luck, Diane! Have an awesome run!
$25.00
Gene & Maura and Carole Kitchen & Bath You are amazing---we will be with you in spirit on Monday. xo
$250.00
The Moors Good luck on Monday!
$50.00
Patricia Moran Best of luck on Monday!
$50.00
Lynne Sullivan Run like the wind Diane!
$26.22
Amy Hyett You are amazing! I will be watching from Newton and the finish and will cheer you on!
$100.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$2,574
Raised Online
$17,367
Total Raised
$19,941
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