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2012 ING NYC Marathon New York, New York

Donations as of October 10, 2015:

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Patrick Healey's Fundraising Page

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As some of you may know, I have decided to train and enter the 2012 ING NYC Marathon this year. While this has certainly been a life goal of mine for many years now, the main reason that I am running is to raise money in support of the Boomer Esiason Foundation in its fight against Cystic Fibrosis.

My cousins Michael and Amanda have bravely battled this serious and chronic respiratory and digestive disease all of their lives, and while my family and I have supported fundraising efforts over the years, I feel it's important to take a more active and significant role in helping to support the battle for a cure.

My cousin Michael (pictured left) celebrated his 21st birthday in March. He is a very talented musician and is currently in his third year at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. His positive attitude and unwavering resolve has been personally inspiring for me, and I will certainly draw off of that as I embark upon my marathon training regimen. Mike's "creativity", as he likes to call it, has kept our family aptly entertained over the years at parties and gatherings.

My cousin Amanda (pictured right) is an 18 year old freshman at Fairfield University. She has been involved in numerous school activities over the years from musical theater to girl's volleyball. Amanda is also my Goddaughter, and I couldn't have asked for a better Goddaughter. Her posititve attitude and outgoing personality is inspiring to me as is the case with everyone she meets. Amanda is also the Godmother to my other God child, Jack, and I feel privileged to share in that honor with her as well.

While I work with a number of non-profit organizations as part of my profession, this is the first time that I've taken on a primary fundraising role. I'm doing so because I've witnessed firsthand just how serious of an illness Cystic Fibrosis is. Symptoms ranging from extreme difficulty breathing due to a thick mucus building up in the lungs, to mutiple visits to the hospital, to chronic infections and issues with other organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines have made CF one of the more physically taxing diseases affecting young people today. Mike and Amanda go through a very intensive treatment regimen day-in and day-out, and I feel that this is the least I can do to help support them and the fight against this serious illness.

My goals are to raise $4,000 as a member of Team Boomer and to make Mike and Amanda proud of their cousin by completing the race in 3 hours and 30 minutes, approximately an 8-minute mile pace. While my finish time is entirely in my hands in terms of training and getting myself physically and mentally prepared for the Marathon challenge, I am humbly reaching out to each of you as friends, family and colleages to help me reach my fundraising goal. Your generosity is in support of a wonderful cause, and I would be personally grateful to each and every one of you if you could support my efforts in any way possible. Donations are of course tax-deductible.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. I will keep all of you up to date on my progress as the year goes on!

UPDATE: I'm coming down to the wire in terms of fundraising and training efforts. I've run over 400 miles in training to date. This Sunday, Oct. 21, I'm running a special training run with Team Boomer, covering the last 10 miles of the marathon route. I can't wait for race day, and I'm very humbled by all of the support that I've received from my wonderful friends and family!

Due to the generous support from everybody, I have increased my fundraising goal to $7,000 in the hopes of encouraging a few more donors to support this wonderful cause over the next few weeks.


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Chris Connolly Keep running!
Duyen Nguyen
Anonymous Good luck, Patrick!
Allied Beverage Group What a great cause! Good luck on race day.
Anonymous Go Team Boomer! Run, Patrick, Run.
Nalini Hiralall Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts...- Steve Prefontaine Best luck to you fella.
Corrado Brattoli Good luck in the race Pat. Go get 'em.
Matty & Christine Finally, a good time for those leather pants!! Good luck, PTD.
Alison Ferens
Mikey C Run pat run !
Paul and Francine Healey We'll be in NYC with the whole fam damily on Nov 4th to cheer you on Pat!!!
Lou and Mary Healey Good Luck! We are all rooting for you. Mom & Dad
Tom Godd luck PTD!!!
The Spellane family Best of luck Patrick!
Janeen O'Connor Nov. 4th is going to be the best day!!! Go get em!!
Unni Mahany Good luck Patrick!!
Erin Healey Go get 'em P!!!
Ray and Mary Maroon
Macy's (made by Scott Prusko)
Norma Moreno Magallon
Scott and Holly Hannan Good luck Pat!
Anonymous Good luck and make sure to breathe!
Heather Ross Good Luck, Patrick!! You'll do great!!
Barbara O'Connor Good Luck Patrick!
Jamie Melchionne Best of luck in your race and fundraising!
Shannon O'C Lots of luck in your training and on race day!
Michele McCormick Good Luck, Pat!
Ellen and Ed O'Connor Good luck,Patrick!
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Dan and Katy Werzanski Good Luck Pat!
Thomas Hussey You better win.
Tricia Marie Nepomuceno Estare en las calles en este dia alentandote.
tom gill good luck
Patricia Foresta Good Luck Patrick!!!
Lois Hussey Good Luck Patrick!
Michele Zuber Good luck Pat!
Bo Bosanko Great cause and good luck in the race!!!
Darren Youmans Good Luck Pat!
Lenore Fastuca Good Luck!
Scott Prusko Good Luck! Always glad to support a good cause.
Kathy Redmond Good Luck!
Roger Ma Train hard, have a great race!
Gabrielle Figueroa Rosie shared the link :) Best of luck!!
Lei Train hard and enjoy the race!
Patrick Healey Please help support my fundraising efforts as a member of Team Boomer in the right against Cystic Fibrosis!

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