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From Hopkinton, to Boston, to DRU

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Raised by 49 people in 5 months
Shane has qualified and will be running the Boston Marathon in April 2018.   We are raising money for Doberman Rescue Unlimited (DRU) in Sandown NH in memory of our dear friend Joan Dunning, as well as the memory of Claire Kontos (she was founder and President of DRU at the time of her unexpected passing in May 2017).   Joan Dunning was a close friend of ours who passed away from cancer in 2012.  She was a true lover of all animals.  It makes us very proud to run in her memory because she would always go out of her way to help any animal in need.   We met Claire Kontos in October 2016 after our first fundraising effort for DRU, and it was at that time that Shane made a promise to Claire that if he ever qualified for Boston, he'd once again fundraise for DRU.  So here we are, two years later, and he'll be towing the line in Hopkinton on April 16, 2018. 

Your donations will help to rescue, rehabilitate, train, heal, spay or neuter, comfort and re-home so many of the dobermans that end up at DRU for various reasons.  They are always in need of supplies, vet care, cleaning supplies, food, blankets and so much more that your donation with directly help fund.   The staff and volunteers work tirelessly to ensure these dobermans are cared for and healthy so they can find them new homes as soon as possible.  They are an incredible group of  people dedicated to this breed!

"Established in 1988, Doberman Rescue Unlimited, Inc. (DRU) is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose purpose is to rescue abused, abandoned and unwanted Dobermans and place them in good, safe and loving homes. We also educate the public about Dobermans and responsible, humane animal care. Since its founding, DRU has provided rescue services for close to 3,000 dogs throughout the greater New England region and beyond. On average we usually have 30+ dogs in our care.

All rescued dogs are provided with a medical exam, vaccinations, spaying/neutering, veterinary care as needed, behavioral evaluations, training and a microchip for identification.

DRU is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that relies solely on membership dues, donations and fund-raising activities for its income."
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Hi everyone! We are just DAYS away from the 122nd Boston Marathon; we cannot believe how quickly the time has gone by since last fall. Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating Shane’s official acceptance into the race, and now we are counting down the days and hours until race day.

We are so happy to be able to represent DRU and even happier that we were able to greatly exceed our fundraising goal – a goal we could have never reached without each and every one of you! The kindness and generosity has simply blown us away and the funds that were raised will go on to DRU to help them in so many ways and it will truly make an impact. We are so blessed to have people out there that care so much.

So as we approach Marathon Monday in just a few days, please remember to continue sharing our link to keep raising money for DRU – every little bit helps! And also remember to watch Monday for Shane, bib #10177 starting at 10:25am in Hopkinton! Oh, and also look out for our custom made DRU shirts!! Thank you again, you are all amazing and hold a special place in our hearts!
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We are a little over a week from Marathon Monday - can you believe it?!?! And yes, as you can see by this new photo from Shane's weekend run, we still have snow! We are hoping for nice, calm weather on April 16th.

While we are so close to race day, there is still time to make your contribution to our cause for Doberman Rescue Unlimited. We have been so impressed by the outpouring of support by each and every one of you, thank you for making this fundraiser a roaring success!

Please continue to share our link and help us to keep raising money for DRU - this has been an amazing adventure!
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Another day and week closer to Marathon Monday! We are completely blown away by the support we’ve received towards this fundraiser for DRU, it’s truly amazing to see the generosity of everyone. You are all the reason this has been a HUGELY successful campaign. And we still have TWO weeks to go to continue raising money for this amazing cause.

Shane has been plugging away and logged some miles (13.1 to be exact) in Manchester NH last weekend at the Shamrock Half-Marathon. It was a beautiful day for a race and he did great! He’s still getting ready for Boston (there is still work to do) and is ready to represent DRU at the starting line and along the way. We certainly hope some of you can catch him along the course. Look for the DRU logo running by and white bib #10177.

Again, we cannot thank you enough for your tremendous support throughout this journey. It’s been a wonderful experience and we’ve gained so many new friends along the way! Just a couple more weeks to go! Please continue to spread the word for our fundraiser, every donation helps! Thank you from the bottom of our running shoes!!
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We're getting closer to race day! Shane's runner packet and passport arrived this week so it's really getting real now. We are SO excited for this opportunity to represent DRU next month. Wow, it's so close!

We are still pushing to reach our goal for DRU and we need your help. There is still time to make your donation to an amazing cause, and your donation will make a HUGE difference in the lives of the dobermans that need it.

Thank you for your support throughout this journey! We couldn't have done this without your generosity!
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$2,965 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Doberman Rescue Unlimited, Inc.
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