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PLEASE SPONSOR
Guide Dog Puppy Sponsorship Fundraiser
Amount Raised
$6,450.00
Fundraising Goal $6,000.00

My Message

I'M IN! I have been waiting five long years to utter those two words. I have cursed the ING NYC Marathon every year that my $11 lottery entrance fee was spent to receive yet another rejection letter, instead of the right to run 26.2 miles on the hard streets of New York City. I’ve harbored jealous sentiments every time a friend, or a friend of a friend, or a stranger on the street talked about their pending run in the NYC Marathon in 2009... and 2010... and 2011. And last year I cried when the race I was finally granted a spot in, was cancelled 48 hours prior to the event due to terrible aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. But it's a new year and I'm back in the running - quite literally. The date of this year’s race, November 3rd, marks the two-year anniversary of my sister Theresa’s retinal reattachment surgery; the outcome of that surgery decided whether she would regain vision in her left eye or lose it altogether. Her surgery was successful, and though the damage to the center vision in her eye may never be perfect, she is not blind. My sister’s near encounter with blindness not only struck a chord within my family because we realized how precious the gift of vision is - but because for over a decade my family has volunteered as puppy walkers for future guide dogs, taking sweet puppies into our home and returning them to the foundation a year later, our empty arms filled with the hope that these puppies would become dogs that will not only give their owners a chance at second sight, but the chance at a second life. Our involvement with the foundation, Theresa’s near vision loss, and the fact this race marks the two-year anniversary of that surgery makes it a no-brainer for me to give added weight to my 26.2 mile journey. So not only am I committing to running the marathon, but I am pledging to fundraise money to sponsor a guide dog puppy for the blind. I am looking to fundraise $6,000 - the cost of sponsoring one puppy for the blind. One $6,000 contribution to the Foundation can help defray some of the costs to breed, train, and place a guide or service dog with a person who is blind or visually impaired. Help me make this happen!
Event Date
Jan 26, 2013 3:00 PM
Location Name
Guide Dog Foundation Campus

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My Supporters (103)

Steph left a message
Nov 2, 2013 11:28 PM
Better late than never for a donation! Good luck tomorrow, I'm sure you'll do great!
Stephanie Juchs donated $30.00
Nov 2, 2013 11:26 PM
Daniel Strein donated an undisclosed amount
Nov 2, 2013 1:05 PM
Liz left a message
Oct 31, 2013 1:01 PM
Good luck Bridge! You're going to do fabulous!
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 31, 2013 1:00 PM
Bridget Atlantis donated $5.00
Oct 30, 2013 8:30 PM
Tracy Dobie donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 15, 2013 1:15 AM
Melanie Neary donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 14, 2013 4:59 PM
Kara Sharkey donated an undisclosed amount
Oct 14, 2013 3:51 PM
Run for the Puppies! left a message
Oct 14, 2013 3:39 PM
Run Bridget Run!Bracelet supporters Rock!
Bracelet$ McElroy donated $145.00
Oct 14, 2013 3:37 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated $50.00
Oct 8, 2013 10:53 AM
Christine Gentile left a message
Oct 5, 2013 9:37 PM
Good Luck. I know you are going to kick butt! :)
Christine Gentile donated $20.00
Oct 5, 2013 9:36 PM
Alison McCabe donated $50.00
Sep 19, 2013 10:14 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 19, 2013 9:29 PM
Monica Hannon McCreedy donated $100.00
Sep 17, 2013 6:00 PM
Lauren Boston left a message
Sep 13, 2013 12:51 PM
As you know, the only dogs I enjoy are guide dogs. And those of the prairie variety, obviously. Keep up the great work, Bridge!!!!!
Lauren Boston donated $100.00
Sep 13, 2013 12:50 PM
P.J. left a message
Sep 13, 2013 9:45 AM
Good luck, Bridge!
P.J. Kinsella donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 13, 2013 9:45 AM
Darrin Geraffo donated $150.00
Sep 12, 2013 12:03 PM
sara clark left a message
Sep 8, 2013 12:28 PM
you're awesome bridget! i'll see you on the course!!
sara clark donated $35.00
Sep 8, 2013 12:26 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Sep 7, 2013 9:35 AM
LOVE DAD ! left a message
Sep 7, 2013 9:31 AM
Go Bridget IT,S YOUR BIRTHDAY
Mark McElroy donated $120.00
Sep 7, 2013 9:29 AM
Jocelyn left a message
Sep 1, 2013 12:11 PM
Happy belated birthday, Bridge! :)
Jocelyn Yale donated $50.00
Sep 1, 2013 12:10 PM
Cliff left a message
Aug 30, 2013 11:33 AM
Love you RUN BMC!
Cliff Lungaretti donated $100.00
Aug 30, 2013 11:33 AM
Ed McKirdy donated $50.00
Aug 28, 2013 3:41 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 28, 2013 12:44 PM
Margaret Yale donated $172.52
Aug 27, 2013 9:43 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 27, 2013 12:37 PM
Joe left a message
Aug 27, 2013 10:40 AM
So proud of you, B!
Joe Minchik donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 27, 2013 10:39 AM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 27, 2013 9:17 AM
Matt "the human record button" Hevia left a message
Aug 27, 2013 1:51 AM
Happy Birthday Bridget, good luck!!!!!
Matt Hevia donated $20.00
Aug 27, 2013 1:49 AM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated $100.00
Aug 26, 2013 10:35 PM
AM left a message
Aug 26, 2013 10:32 PM
Happy Birthday Bridgie Widge!
Mr. Doodle left a message
Aug 26, 2013 10:30 PM
Best of luck, Bridget!
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 26, 2013 10:28 PM
Lauren Oliver donated an undisclosed amount
Aug 26, 2013 5:23 PM
XXOO,Your Mommy left a message
Aug 26, 2013 4:47 PM
Happy Birthday you pest! I already got you a gift but I couldn't resist your patheticness!
XXOO,Your Mommy left a message
Aug 26, 2013 4:47 PM
Happy Birthday you pest! I already got you a gift but I couldn't resist your patheticness!
Mary McElroy donated $25.00
Aug 26, 2013 4:45 PM
Jen Minchik left a message
Aug 26, 2013 11:25 AM
If puppies could talk: "That Bridget lady is a doggie angel!"...Seriously though - Amazing. Inspiring. Humbling. You rock;) xoxo
Jen Minchik donated $40.00
Aug 26, 2013 11:19 AM
Marty left a message
Aug 26, 2013 7:17 AM
Good luck!
Marty Nguyen donated $25.00
Aug 26, 2013 7:16 AM
Ida Klepper donated $50.00
Aug 21, 2013 7:04 PM
Steven Salsberg left a message
Aug 19, 2013 3:17 PM
Good Luck In the marathon and with your fund raising.
Steven Salsberg donated $50.00
Aug 19, 2013 3:15 PM
Bracelet Money donated $40.00
Aug 10, 2013 11:32 AM
Terry Pierce donated $20.00
Aug 10, 2013 11:23 AM
Tiffany left a message
Aug 5, 2013 3:26 PM
Good luck Bridge!! I am so proud of you and wish you luck with everything- Love ya bud!!
Tiffany Koudelka donated $30.00
Aug 5, 2013 3:25 PM
Theresa McElroy donated $100.00
Jul 29, 2013 4:17 PM
Sara Coleman donated $30.00
Jul 29, 2013 2:03 PM
HP left a message
Jul 29, 2013 1:40 PM
Let's go Bridget and puppies!
Hayley Prim donated $20.00
Jul 29, 2013 1:40 PM
Jayson Kiang donated $10.00
Jul 24, 2013 10:34 PM
Giacomo left a message
Jul 24, 2013 10:07 PM
Bridget you are simply the BEST ! ! ! Hug
Giacomo Concordia donated $10.00
Jul 24, 2013 10:04 PM
Liz & Kevin Appenzeller/Delandtsheer donated $60.00
Jun 2, 2013 5:09 PM
Joe Minchik donated $25.00
May 31, 2013 6:40 PM
Road Builders of Catan Laborer's Local 252 donated $41.73
May 23, 2013 2:46 PM
AM left a message
May 23, 2013 1:33 PM
Appealing to my OCD preference for round numbers worked, Bridge!! You should have tried this when you needed $300!
Margaret Yale donated $20.00
May 23, 2013 1:31 PM
Anonymous 2 left a message
May 5, 2013 10:08 PM
I guess you saw that orthopedist! HaHa!
AM Yale donated $100.00
Apr 29, 2013 6:11 PM
Louise Minchik donated $25.00
Apr 21, 2013 11:39 PM
Mary Sasso donated $25.00
Apr 14, 2013 5:53 PM
Jocelyn Yale donated $50.00
Apr 2, 2013 7:22 PM
Lisa Thannhauser donated $100.00
Mar 29, 2013 8:37 PM
AnonyMous left a message
Mar 29, 2013 4:55 PM
See an orthopedist.....get another $100.........
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated $50.00
Mar 28, 2013 6:26 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 28, 2013 5:51 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated $500.00
Mar 28, 2013 4:47 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated $500.00
Mar 28, 2013 4:42 PM
CJ left a message
Mar 28, 2013 2:51 PM
Good luck! We'll see you on the road!
CJ Santaniello donated an undisclosed amount
Mar 28, 2013 2:50 PM
Johnny Pilosi left a message
Mar 27, 2013 5:36 PM
Good Luck Bridget!
John Pilosi donated $50.00
Mar 27, 2013 5:35 PM
Michael Maniaci left a message
Mar 27, 2013 1:34 PM
Please name the pooch "Nitecap"
Michael Maniaci donated $25.00
Mar 27, 2013 1:30 PM
I would like to remain an anonymous donor. donated $100.00
Mar 22, 2013 8:54 AM
Mickey left a message
Mar 22, 2013 7:48 AM
Go, Bridgie, GO!
Mickey Yale donated $100.00
Mar 22, 2013 7:47 AM
Theresa McElroy left a message
Mar 19, 2013 7:58 PM
Alright!! you are doin GREAT already bridgie!! I can't afford much... hopefully before your big day i will actually be employed and i can contribute more to Lucy!! :-)
Theresa McElroy donated $25.00
Mar 19, 2013 7:56 PM
Cam Jones left a message
Mar 19, 2013 5:30 PM
Get em girl!
Cam Jones donated $100.00
Mar 19, 2013 5:29 PM
Chuck Minchik left a message
Mar 19, 2013 5:28 PM
Bridge, I hope the knee gets better, but knowing you, you will be there. I look forward to being there for you when you do finally run.
Chuck Minchik donated $25.00
Mar 19, 2013 5:26 PM
Joe Minchik left a message
Mar 19, 2013 5:12 PM
Let's go B!
Joe Minchik donated $15.00
Mar 19, 2013 5:10 PM
Hayley Prim donated $50.00
Mar 19, 2013 4:58 PM
Mommy left a message
Mar 19, 2013 4:42 PM
Go Bridget! The first drop is in your bucket! Who's going to be next!
Mary McElroy donated $100.00
Mar 19, 2013 4:40 PM
Your proud Mother! left a message
Mar 19, 2013 4:34 PM
Bridget I am so proud of you and all your achievements! You convinced us to raise Midnight our first Guide Dog puppy. Ironically he attended many track and cross country events in his Puppy training days! Good luck my Bridgie as you "Run for the puppies!"
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