From Hopkinton, to Boston, to DRU

$1,055 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 2 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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We're just a little over two months away from race day, Boston 2018! Shane's still pushing along and out training with Mother Nature. She's been a little kinder lately but that doesn't mean it's getting any easier for him. The miles are getting longer and longer every week, and he's doing everything possible to make sure he's ready come race morning in Hopkinton. We certainly hope everyone can watch or follow his progress throughout the race!

We are go happy with our fundraising results to date for DRU. Thank you to everyone who has contributed, we wouldn't be this successful without your help. Please help spread the word that we're doing this for DRU and we want to exceed our goal! Every little bit helps!

Thank you so much!!
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Shane is now on week 6 of his training and is not slowing down! The weather has been getting nicer and nicer, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to get any easier. Mileage is really starting to ramp up now and over the next several weeks.

We’re almost in February and spring will be here before you know it! But there is still plenty of time to make your donation – every little bit helps so much!

Thank you so much for your generosity! We are truly amazed and blessed to have so many kind people out there. Your donations will be greatly appreciated by DRU and all the dobes it will directly affect. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts (and running shoes)!!
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Seems like the winter cold has loosened it's grip on us, but that wasn't stopping Shane from continuing to train hard for Boston! And he even does it with a smile on his face! The miles are still piling up and he's hard at it making sure he's ready to put his best foot forward in Hopkinton on April 16th to represent DRU

Thank you so much for all your kindness! We are so grateful for your continued generosity and we know that everyone at DRU is also eternally grateful for your help in this cause. Thank you so much and as always, please feel free to share our Go Fund Me page with anyone who is willing to help.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Happy New Year 2018!!

Thank you SO much to everyone who has donated so far - we are so incredibly grateful for your generosity! It's amazing to see our fundraiser was kicked off with such success!

Now that the holidays are behind us, we are just 15 weeks away from the start in Hopkinton on Monday April 16! Training is certainly in full swing and despite the weather not cooperating with us recently, Shane has been pounding the pavement and getting those miles in.

So thank you again for your kindness in donating to our fundraiser for DRU! We can't do this without you!
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$1,055 of $2,000 goal

Raised by 21 people in 2 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Doberman Rescue Unlimited, Inc.
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Sandown, NH
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