Meghan's Fundraising Page

Conquer cancer with the DFMC!
Conquer cancer with the DFMC!

WHY I'M RUNNING...

I grew up along the side of marathon courses. My father has run a hundred marathons, including twenty-five Bostons…but this year, it is my turn! On Monday, April 15th, 2019, I am lacing up my running shoes to participate in one of the most amazing sporting events—The Boston Marathon! I am running to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

We are all too connected with this terrible disease and while I will be running in honor of many friends and family, there are two incredible people I want to tell you about. 

My dear friend and former colleague, Jack McCarron, lost his battle with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in February of 2016. This was Jack’s second time facing cancer. Jack won his fight with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in his 20s, receiving treatment at Dana-Farber in Boston. Unfortunately, Jack’s shin bone never recovered from the intense radiation and continued to break, resulting in his decision to remove his lower leg to improve his quality of life. Jack didn’t let that stop him. He lived a full, active, and passionate life—he was accomplished skier and taught disabled children to ski. Jack was a phenomenal middle school Language Arts teacher, sharing his passion for literature to a notoriously challenging age group. His sense of humor was contagious and we were all happier just being in his presence. Jack’s legacy lives on through his two sons, Wyatt and Nick, but also through his former students, friends, and family. It means a great deal to run in his memory and share his story. 

My aunt Ellen has the best laugh you’ve ever heard and the warmest smile you’ve ever seen. Ellen was initially diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer in 2015 and reached remission, but the cancer returned in March of 2018. Ellen has undergone chemo, radiation, a lumpectomy, and a double mastectomy. Throughout her own health crisis, both her father-in-law and business partner of 20 years passed away. With all of this, Ellen continued to work and give selflessly to those around her. To say that Ellen is a fighter is an understatement. She is a warrior and a hero to many, especially her daughter Jordan. Running 26.2 miles is nothing compared to what Ellen and her family have faced throughout these past three years. I am incredibly honored to run on her behalf. 

My personal goal is to raise $13,100 towards our team goal of $6 million! A full 100 percent of funds raised by DFMC will go to benefit the Claudia Adams Barr Program in Innovative Basic Cancer Research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, widely recognized as one of the largest and most successful programs of its kind.

Please take a minute to visit my contribution page online or send a check directly to me at 67 Causeway Street, Medfield, MA 02052. All checks can be made out to DFMC.

I’m asking a lot, I know. But, as a mom and a career educator it is important to lead by example and help those who are in need of the basic health care services we all deserve. 

With thanks and appreciation, 

Meghan Ship


PROGRESS TO GOAL

Raised:$13,153.80
Goal:$15,000
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THANK YOU TO MY DONORS

NAME
AMOUNT
Fundraising Honor Roll
ALEX SHIP
$200
Amanda Rowan
$50
Amy and Craig Chester
Angela Ziel
$100
Anna, Charlie, Lorelai and James
$111
Anonymous
Anonymous
$50
Barry & Carol Costa in memory of Kim
$100
Best of luck from the Bowers
$100
Best of luck Meghan! Diane + Emmet Clifford
Bob, Lynne & Will
Bridget, Dan & Eve Parker
$75
Carol Morse
$100
Cathy Leighton
$100
Chris and Rekha
$50
Christine Flynn
$400
Daniel Paris
$50
Dottie and Terri Manning Bryant
$100
Dr. Charles Pipilas
$100
Ed and Mary
$100
Eileen Bailey
$100
Elizabeth Whitcher
$50
Erin Learoyd and Alicia Harris
$100
Gretchen Gaul
$50
Ian and Darci in memory of Our dear friend Jack.
$100
IBM for Emmet Clifford
$100
Janet Flynn in memory of my sweet friend, Steve Hosker
Jay and Rob in honor of Timi
$50
Jill Werner
$50
Joan Margolis and Fred Manning
$100
Joan Martin
$50
John & Inez Trigg
$75
John Lynch
$100
Joseph and Flavia Escovitz
$200
Julie Obbagy
$50
Kathi Custer
$50
Katie MCGURN
$100
Keven Gallagher
Laura Bailey
$50
Lindsay Rogers
$150
Maggie Hynes
$75
Margo and Roger Bash
$180
Mark Schmidt
$100
Mary Blaney
Mary McGinniss
$100
Meghan Salvas Ship
$150
Meghan Ship
$150
Michael Denney
$200
Michael Ferragamo
$50
Mike & Denise Raymond
$50
Misha Escovitz
$500
Mom and Dad
$500
Mr. Heather Ridill
$100
Mr. Jesse Cousins
$50
Mr. Paulus Lau
$100
Mr. Steve Piper
$50
Mrs. Amanda Kripalani
$50
Mrs. Colleen Lynch
$100
Mrs. Debra Ditzel
$100
Mrs. Eileen Moore
$50
Mrs. Janet Miller
$50
Mrs. Jodi Riddell
$100
Mrs. Judith Mullins
$100
Mrs. Kathryn Postulka
$50
Mrs. Lauren Beitelspacher
$50
Mrs. Lindsey Kittredge
$50
Mrs. Michele Tluchowski
$50
Mrs. Myra Hogan
$100
Mrs. peggy silva
$50
Ms. Barbara Morse
$100
Ms. Chloe Manning
$100
Ms. Karen Clarkson
$50
Ms. Nicole Reiss
$50
Ms. Nikki Atkins
$100
Ms. Sally Varanka
$100
Ms. Taneen Carvell
$50
Natalie Emerson
$100
Nicky DeCesare + Dan Roche
$100
Parnell Family in honor of Charlie Ferb and Frank Casuso
$100
Paula, Wyatt and Nick McCarron in memory of Jack
$100
Richard Blake
$50
Robert Gerlach
$100
Robert Marshall
$100
Rooting for Ellen Luithle and in memory of Gerrie Jeffe
$100
Sarah Cheser
$50
Stephen Ritter
$250
Stephen Yaeger
$100
Steve Scott
$50
The Bontempos - love you Meg!
$100
The Day Family
$100
The Earley Family, Run Like the Wind Meghan!
$50
The Ellis Family
$100
The Goldbergs
The Gray Family
The Knapp Kim Family in memory of Kim, Jae Yu and Lorraine Taylor
$250
The Lebanon Salvas Family
The Luithle Family
$1,000
The Macbeths
The Obbagy Family
$50
The Ritter Family in honor of Ellen Luithle
$500
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