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MARTIN W. RICHARD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION, INC.

Team MR8 Boston Marathon 2014 Boston,  Massachusetts

Donations as of September 03, 2014:

$750.00 Raised Offline
$9,131.60 Raised Online
$9,881.60 Total Raised

Jose Calderon's Team MR8 Fundraising Page... Bib #31775

I am deeply honored, humbled and excited to have been given the privilege to run as part of Team MR8 in honor of Martin Richard's memory in this year's Boston Marathon.

Our family personally, as well as our tight-knit community, was greatly impacted by the loss of our little friend. I met the Richard family when my now 10 year old twins were in preschool, as we all live in the community of Dorchester. I’ve gotten to know the Richard family more closely over the years through our mutual involvement in local youth sports, community activities and through Neighborhood House Charter School, where our children and theirs have attended. Sweet Martin's dear sister Jane still attends and Denise, the Richard children's mother, is the school's librarian whom we interact with on a regular basis. I also had the pleasure of coaching Martin, Jane and Henry Richard over the years in our community soccer league. Martin's absence at school and on the soccer field is felt beyond words.

Having known Martin firsthand, a vibrant and lovable boy, the news of his passing brought our family deep sadness. Since that devastating day, I am continuously amazed at the Richard family’s incredible strength and ability to carry on with life in the face of such unimaginable loss. They are what inspires me. It gives me great pride to be able to support Martin's legacy of peace, and to support the Richard family. The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation will honor Martin's message of "No more hurting people - peace" by investing in education, athletics and community.

I have committed to raising a minimum of $7,500 to contribute to the Foundation, and need your help now in this effort to keep his memory alive, so please consider making a contribution of any amount.

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 please forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!
 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Cookie & Bob Satten (Staten Is. N.Y.)
$25.00
Kristen McCormack
$100.00
Vito & Vanetta LaRosa
$25.00
Zukerman Family Go Jose!!!!
$25.00
Scott Snyder
$50.00
Breda byrne Good luck!
$25.00
Paul and Garlyn Manganiello
$100.00*
Kevin and Maine Keith Jose and Team MR8 ...RUN Boston Strong! (Friends of David and 'Nicki's)
$100.00
Kristine Baker
$25.00
Alicia & Darrell Jeffreys Many prayers and hugs to the family and runners.
$25.00
Dave Sulkin
$25.00
Maureen, Doug, Nolan, Meghan and Liam Connolly
$25.00
Kristin Keeper & Joe Betz
$25.00
Susan
$25.00
Cathi Lyons
$25.00
Kimberly & Martin DeLeon
$50.00*
Tim Leahy
$50.00
All Dorchester Sports League Proud to support the team and our neighbor Jose Calderon!
$100.00
Greg Brand Thank you Jose, for your commitment and efforts.
$50.00
Liz Schroeder
$250.00*
Amy Charles
$40.00
Lyter family (England)
$50.00
Richard & Lorraine Willis
$50.00
Jack Pelletier & Mary Grady Have a great run, Jose!
$35.00
George & Tammy Fink Thanks for doing this Jose'
$25.00
Ann and Mead Wyman
$100.00
Hobbs Family Good luck Jose
$25.00
Jaz & Tanya Brussa-Pagán What a beautiful way to remember & honor the legacy of little MR. Good luck & congrats to you & Amy for exceeding goal, José!
$50.00
Joe & Karen Radjavitch Best of luck Jose!!!!
$50.00
Erin O'Brien
$100.00
Francoeur Go Jose! What a wonderful way to show your love and support.
$50.00
Bruce Parks Thanks for remembering Martin to us.
$25.00
Tim, Kathy and Alison France
$50.00
Eric Johnson I enjoyed talking to you last week in JAX about MR8. I'm proud of you my friend....What a great cause...Boston Strong.
$25.00
Nick Bagarella Good Luck Jose!! Boston Strong!
$25.00
Randy Nixon & Family
$50.00
Kyle & Nate Cobb What an honor Mr Calderon!
$100.00
Ellen Sen Thank you for helping Martin's loved ones and all affected by the tragedy.
$25.00
Bob Gladden Great cause, Jose.
$100.00
Anonymous
$200.00*
Sarah Wyman Run like the wind, Jose!
$200.00
Anonymous
$30.00
Anonymous Good Luck!
$30.00
Brenda Morris
$26.60
Mike Fisher Best of Luck for a great cause.
$30.00
Claire Hughes Best of luck to you and the team!
$30.00
Timothy Shea
$150.00
Ed Birtwell Jose - thank you for undertaking this endeavor
$250.00
Colette Krahenbuhl Good luck, Jose! We'll be thinking of you. What a wonderful way to honor Martin's memory.
$25.00
Terry Blade Good Luck. Great Cause.
$35.00

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$750
Raised Online
$9,132
Total Raised
$9,882
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