The Running of The Leprechauns Community Fundraiser

Creator: Kelly Catallo


Date: March 15, 2014  -  March 15, 2014
Location: Medford Lodge of Elks #915
Email: Kelly@teamcre.com

Please sponsor me:

Help me reach my goal of: $25,000
So far I've raised: $0



I am fundraising for Boston Children's Hospital!

The Running of the Leprechauns is a "wearing of the green" 5k Race/walk through the historic city of Medford.  From the bagpipers at the beginning of the race to the lively St. Patrick's Day after party- complete with Brunch, Live Irish Music and Dancers we endeavor to create a FUNdraiser complete with joy and memories for all while raising money for BOSTON CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL. Everyone is encouraged to dress in costume! Event details, registration and tickets are available on

http://www.active.com/medford-ma/running/distance-running-races/running-of-the-leprechauns-2014?keywords=na

https://runningoftheleprechauns.eventbrite.com

https://www.facebook.com/RunningOfTheLeprechauns

or at Cosmopolitan Real Estate 23 Salem Street, Medford, MA 339-221-5412

Top Male and Femaie will receive $100 cash prize and medal at finish line. MUST BE WEARING GREEN!

Top Overall Under 18 will receive gift certiicate and medal. MUST BE WEARING GREEN!

Medals for 2nd and 3rd overall. MUST BE WEARING GREEN!

TROPHY and recognition for Top Individual Fundraiser.

TROPHY and recognition for Top Fundraising Team.

TROPHY and recognition for Best Costume. 

ROUTE WILL BE POSTED BY FEBRUARY 1ST- CHECK BACK OFTEN!

Event schedule and times

8:30- 10:15 am Racer/Walker Registration & Bib pickup- Upstairs Hall at Medford Elks 19 Washington Street, Medford

10:30am    Racers start with Walkers to follow

               Racer awards presented at finish line.

Followed by St. Patrick's Day Party 11:30-3:30;  Brunch, Live Entertainment, Dancers, Raffles & Fun for all in Downstairs Hall at Medford Elks.

After party is included in the racer/walker registration. Additional tickets for the party are available $25/adult and $10/child

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Why?

Everyone at Boston Childrens Hospital understands the emotions my son goes through, he was devastated that this was happening to him.  This was not logical to him, he would look them straight in the face and say "ok, fix it" and didn't understand why that wasn't possible.  They treat him with dignity and respect, listening and answering his every question patiently and kindly.  They don't treat me as ignorant because I have so many questions and don't have the medical knowledge to understand.  They are kind and patient, they want to answer our questions.  The people are real and genuine, they don't have to say they care, you see them care.  One night, the anesthesiologist came to my son's room, when his shift was over, just to hang out with him for a few hours!  The ER nurse came up another day to visit him.  The child life specialists spend all day entertaining children trying to keep their lives as normal as possible. The nurses, the staff, the doctors, the artists, the social workers- all these people and more working together to get my child well and make the journey bearable for all of us.     

We go to the hospital for appointments, tests and treatments.  So many kind people we have met.  So many sick children, so many in much worse condition.  Their parents always chin up, trying to keep smiling for them.  So many people from all over the world, so many stories. 

I find peace today because our Boston Childrens Hospital family makes my son being well and living a normal childhood their priority.  His doctors include some of the leading researchers in the country.  If there is a new or better way to treat my son,  I know it will happen at Boston Children's Hospital.  I count my blessings that Boston Children's Hospital is in our backyard, we are all so lucky!

Boston Children's has been nationally ranked as one of the best pediatric hospitals for almost two decades. Doctors manage more than 500,000 patient visits every year – and many of these kids have health problems no other hospital in the world can handle. Every day, the doctors and nurses at Boston Children's combine courage, creativity and compassion to provide life-changing care.

I hope you will consider supporting this fundraising effort and the kids at Boston Children's.


My sponsors to date:

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Contact: Community Fundraising Team
Call: 617-355-6890
Email: events@chtrust.org

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