Fugere, 47, a partner at Deloitte Consulting, was the sole competitor in the Box of Chocolates Marathon, finishing in seven hours and 48 minutes. Fugere, who learned in February that he has sarcoma, walked 144 laps around the Kaiser Walnut Creek Hospital's cancer ward to raise $25,000 for sarcoma research.
Hughes, 47, who is scheduled to compete in her ninth straight Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, next week, has raised more than $150,000 for the Arthritis Foundation since 1999. She received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the foundation for her fund-raising and for her dedication to their goals.
Lorraine Sacco, Weston Sacco
Lorraine, 50, a medical technologist, and her son Weston, a senior at Lynnfield High, organized the first annual Reid's Ride Bike-athon, in which 229 riders biked 28 miles and raised $95,000 for the Reid R. Sacco Memorial Foundation. Named for Weston's older brother, a high school swimmer and sailor who died last April after a two-year battle with sarcoma, the foundation funds research into the treatment and cure of cancers that affect young adults; it also intends to award an annual scholarship to a high school senior, starting next year.
Matt, a senior third baseman at Georgetown Day School, founded Joined at the Hip, which gives young athletes who have suffered a traumatic injury easy Web access to organizations that can help them with their recovery. Matt was inspired to create the organization after his own surgery following a hip dislocation.
Beling, 50, a computer drafting teacher and golf coach at Jefferson High, contributed $32,000 to build Field of Grace, the first field the J-Hawks softball team has ever had. He used most of an inheritance left to him by his aunt, Grace Beling, who had been a teacher at Jefferson, to create the field in her honor.
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