Katherine's Fundraising Page

In Loving Memory of Joe

I am going to give this another try!!! Yikes!!!😬 The marathon last year was brutal. After battling injuries, I was so glad I was able to just cross the finish line. Soooo you might be wondering why I would put myself through this again.🤪 Here is my why:

When Joe was sick, we started to talk about fundraising for Dana Farber. Even though he knew he would not be there to support my efforts, he was happy I would be working to raise funds so others would not lose family members to this horrible disease. After he passed, I decided that my goal would be to raise $100,000 for cancer research in his memory. With your very very generous support, I have raised over $86,000 so far. ($74,000 for Dana Farber and $12,500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society also in memory of Joe’s mom). I would really like to pass $100,000 for Dana Farber in Joe's memory so that is why I am running again and why my goal is $26,200 (also there are 26.2 miles in the marathon).😊

In the last few years, Lauren, Jon, Tracey and I have sorted out our new lives without Joe. He was such an extraordinary guy and there were so many times I felt the loss of his calm guidance and light in my life. If I sat still, I found that I could still feel his comforting presence and I know he is cheering me on in this effort.

Life has moved on and the days, weeks and months have softened the intensity of the loss of Joe’s presence, but it never diminished the lessons we learned from the legacy of the life he lived of graciousness and giving.💗

Last year, I was so amazed, proud and humbled that I raised over $24,000. (The team raised over $7.6M - Wow!) Raising that money was so much more important and a bigger accomplishment to me than finishing the marathon. I am very grateful for your past support and your kind words and encouragement of my efforts.

So I am running the Boston Marathon again (ughhh Heartbreak Hill!!!) and my goal is to raise $26,200 to reach my goal of raising $100,000 for Dana Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Joe. I know that Joe is still with me and I hope to make him proud as he watches over me and the kids. I also hope you will support me as we work toward a future without cancer for our kids, grandkids and all our loved ones.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make it out to Dana Farber Marathon Challenge (DFMC) and mail it to me at my home address.

Please match your gift if that option is available to you!

With lots of love and thanks,

Kathy, Lauren, Jon, Tracey and Jay

PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$30,332.47
Goal:$30,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Alan and Margret
$103
Alisha Lambert
$20
Angi & Mark Leclerc
$200
Ann Beasley
Anonymous
$515
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
$103
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
$51
Anonymous
$50
Arpi Aprahamian
$1,030
Bill & Linda Schuler
$100
Bob & Sheila Caruso
$206
Bob and Ellen Tilton
$300
Brenda Bowman
$50
Brianna Sheldon
Carol & Paul MacDonald
Carol Carrier
$500
Carol O'Leary
Cathy Culnane
Cheryl Pellegrini
$100
Christine Nolli
$103
Chrysanthe Demetry
Connie O'Connell and Tom Curtin
$100
Constance O'Connell
Daryl Greenwood
$250
Dean Coclin
Diane Boynton
$50
Diane C.
$100
Diane Cormier
$100
Disa Saugstad
Dorene Robinson
$75
Ellen Dolan
Frank and Laura MacMillan
$103
Frankie and Jane DePeters
$103
George & Karen Oliver
$1,030
Harout B. Aprahamian
$103
Heather & Rich O'Neil
$103
in memory of Joe Vignaly
JACK BREEN
$103
Janet and Martyn Wilton
$100
Jennie Cammuso
$100
Jim Pouliopoulos
$204
Joan Barrell
$100
Joanne Patenaude
$154
John & Beth Kelly
$500
John & Cathy Warner
$103
John & Janice Massaua
$131
John & Janice Massaua #2
$131
John & Janice Massaua #3
$130
John & Michele Hanly
$100
John and Michelle Grimm
john packer
$103
John Payne
$515
John Sargent
$102
Joseph Aldcowski
$206
Joyce Kline
Judy & Marshall Tate
$100
Juliann Bussell
$92
Karen Prince
$250
Katherine Vignaly
$50
Kathryn McSweeney
$51
Kay Maneen
$51
Kruczek Family
$500
KT
Kyle and Steve Atwell
$206
Lauren Silver
Lori Bassett
Lynne & Jim Brissette
$50
Margaret McEvoy-Ball and Charles P. Ball
Marie Wake-Johnson
$100
marilyn aprahamian
$100
Martha & Phil Cyr
$100
Mary & DJ Laio
$154
Mary Adie
Mary and Joe Foley
$103
Maureen & Mike Horgan
Maureen and Gus Maynard
$103
Melanie Francis P'16 in memory of Joe Vignaly
$250
Merle & Arthur Marquis
Merle Marquis
Michael & Susan Guzelian
$250
Michael Nedder
$103
Michael Nedder
Michelle Bugbee
Mike Abrams
$1,030
Mr. Scott Richards
$50
Mr. Victor Tolis
$50
Mr. Vincent Vignaly
$200
Mrs. Katherine Tusini
$250
Mrs. Stephanie Perreault
Mrs. Tina Buono
$100
Ms. Ellen Dolan
$100
Ms. Janine Joseph
$100
Ms. Jessica Sloan
$25
Ms. Katherine M Vignaly
Ms. Katherine Vignaly
Ms. Katherine Wurm
Ms. Kristen Reynolds
$50
Ms. Patricia Rosen
Nel Lazour
Pam and David
$250
Patricia Doon
$50
Patricia Pillsbury
$102
Paula and Dale Beaver
$500
Paula Menendez & Family
$100
Peter Caruso
Peter Caruso
$50
Peter Gaulin
$50
Peter Thomas
$50
Quest Diagnostics for Romney Sloan
$300
Raytheon Technologies for Katherine Wurm
Rhonda and Joe Aldcowski in memory of Joe Vignaly
$200
Richard Prince
$257
Robin Connell
$66
Romney and Bill Sloan
$154
SAP for Stephanie Perreault
$51
Sharon Pavone
$100
Shirley Roderick
$50
Steve & Dawn Forde
$250
Steve Gale WPI ATO '88
Steve Jackson
$103
Steve Jackson
$103
Sue & Tom Fitzgerald
$257
Sue and Heri Sontgerath
$515
Sue and Tony Ash
Sue Gauthier
Susan Michaels
$103
Terri & Dave King
$206
The More Family
$25
The Vignaly Family
Tina Gorski-Strong
Tom and Doris Berard
$103
Trish Doon
Vincent Hughes
$51
Vivian Kruczek
$1,000
William and Paula Delaney
$51
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