The 125th Boston Marathon.

Support Melissa Lonergan in her journey to the 125th Boston Marathon running with historic Team Hoyt!  We’ve pledged to raise $10,000 in 100 days to get Melissa to the marathon!

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We're past the halfway point! We are so appreciative of everybody who's donated and help spread this fundraiser so far. With all fundraisers combined, we've raised $5,267 as of this morning. This is all thanks to YOU! There are three ways to support Melissa and her fundraising goal of $10,000 to run the Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt. This Facebook fundraiser, MassVeteran.com/team-Melissa , and the Hoyt Foundation GivenGain page at www.givengain.com/ap/melissa-lonergan-raising-funds-for-the-hoyt-foundation-inc-37077/ . ... See MoreSee Less

Were past the halfway point!  We are so appreciative of everybody whos donated and help spread this fundraiser so far.  With all fundraisers combined, weve raised $5,267 as of this morning.  This is all thanks to YOU!  There are three ways to support Melissa and her fundraising goal of $10,000 to run the Boston Marathon with Team Hoyt.  This Facebook fundraiser, MassVeteran.com/team-Melissa , and the Hoyt Foundation GivenGain page at https://www.givengain.com/ap/melissa-lonergan-raising-funds-for-the-hoyt-foundation-inc-37077/ .

Melissa's coming to the end of her Army training and is expected to be home this weekend. I'm glad to say that we're slowly nearing the halfway point in her fundraising goal. In the meantime, she's staying "trained up" as the Boston Marathon gets closer by utilizing the tools and space available. Way to go, Melissa! Follow Melissa's journey on MassVeteran.com and help her reach her fundraising goal on this page or via MassVeteran.com/team-melissa . ... See MoreSee Less

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Melissa's nearing completion of her annual training and will soon be back with her family and getting ready for the 125th Boston Marathon with all of the new friends that she's made in the area. They are amazing people, and so are you! We're looking forward to seeing her home! In the meantime...guard duty. ... See MoreSee Less

Melissas nearing completion of her annual training and will soon be back with her family and getting ready for the 125th Boston Marathon with all of the new friends that shes made in the area.  They are amazing people, and so are you!  Were looking forward to seeing her home!  In the meantime...guard duty.

Fundraising update: Together we've raised $2,948 so far via this page!! The total raised among all fundraisers to get Melissa to the marathon is $4,470...which puts us very close to the halfway mark. A big and sincere thank you to everyone who has donated so far!! Please continue to help us spread the word and let's get Melissa to the Marathon! ... See MoreSee Less

Fundraising update:  Together weve raised $2,948 so far via this page!!  The total raised among all fundraisers to get Melissa to the marathon is $4,470...which puts us very close to the halfway mark.  A big and sincere thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!  Please continue to help us spread the word and lets get Melissa to the Marathon!

What motivates you? Melissa has been keeping motivated by meeting up with the other non profit runners of the Boston Marathon. Together they not only train, but fuel each others passion by lifting each other up. As the saying goes “when you surround yourself with likeminded people, the sky becomes the limit” Follow Melissa's journey to the Boston Marathon on massveteran.com/team-melissa

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32 Marathons

Rick and Dick Hoyt ran 32 marathons together, two hearts racing as one. “When my dad was 36 years old and we lived in Westfield, we ran our first race. After the race, I could not wait to get to my computer to tell my father how I felt,” Rick said “I wrote’ ‘Dad, when we are running, my disability seems to disappear.'" We need your help to honor this legacy and ensure that it continues this year, and in the years to come.

10K

Melissa is running with the Team Hoyt Boston Marathon Team. The Hoyts famously ran to raise funds for organizations like Easterseals Massachusetts, a disability agency that was pivotal in Rick's life and development. Melissa has pledged to raise $10,000 in support of the Hoyt Foundation, and we need your help to make it happen!


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241 Mashapaug Rd

Holland, MA 01521

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