Gordon's Fundraising Page

The Sunday crossword--a family tradition
The Sunday crossword--a family tradition

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, DAD

This will be my third walk for the Jimmy Fund. Given that this year’s walk comes two days before my 65th birthday, I guess that makes me a late bloomer.


I walk for the Jimmy Fund kids—and let me tell you, Brock Holt’s devotion to those kids catapults him to the top of my list of all-time favorite Sox players.


I walk for my late wife Yoli, who died of breast cancer at age 43. I walk for Peter Lundquist, late husband of my wife Bonnie, who was 37 when he died of lymphoblastic lymphoma. I walk for so many friends and neighbors who have lost loved ones to this dread disease.


And this year, I walk especially for my dad, Lionel Edes, who died on Saturday, February 23, after being diagnosed with metastatic Stage 4 cancer just over three weeks earlier. . We had him in hospice care at home, and we were all together when we celebrated his 87th birthday, 12 days before he died. We all realize how fortunate we were to have had him for as long as we did.


My dad was what we call a good guy. A man of faith, a loving husband and father, a great friend to me, known to his grandchildren and great-grandkids as “Opa.” He will have a front-row seat when I cross the finish line on Sept. 22.


Thanks in advance for the love and support. It has been my privilege to be surrounded by so much care and concern and affection. I’m a lucky guy.


Gordon





PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$3,330
Goal:$10,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
Andrew Belliveau
$25
Dave &Joanne Madigan/ Craig's Way
$100
David Ware Jr. An old neighbor and friend of the Edes Family
$100
In Memory of Christopher J Egan
$50
James Salisbury
$100
Jewish Community Center of the North Shore
$150
Joanne Hulbert
$50
John Kosciak
$100
Leslie Lewin and family
$200
Lisa Deupree
$500
Michael Powers
$30
Mr. Bill Galatis
$100
Mr. Daniel Knobler
$50
Mr. Gordon Edes
$325
Mr. James Winston
$100
Mr. jed eliades
$50
Mr. Joel D Kendrick
$100
Mr. Michael McGreal
$100
Ms. Debra Matson
$50
The Red Sox Nation
$1,000
Walter Rabbit Maranville SABR Chapter Springfield MA
$50
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