Marblehead track star Nolan Raimo begins fundraising drive for All Care Hospice

By Joe McConnell/Wicked Local Marblehead Running for a Cure was created in Feb. 2010, in honor of Nolan Raimo's father '” Charlie Raimo, who passed away from colon cancer after a two-year battle.   Nolan is a track star in the Marblehead High School program. The fundraiser collected $18,000 in two years for Mass. General Hospital's Cancer Clinic, where Charlie received chemotherapy for over 18 months. But when the battle began to take a toll on Charlie's body, he resided in the care of All-Care Hospice that truly did an outstanding job. The mission of Running For A Cure is to raise money for All Care Hospice. Nolan plans to raise funds in different ways, including pledges on his performance in the Decathlon, a raffle, wristbands and general donations. He has a goal of $15,000 '” an ambitious task, but achievable. All Care Hospice is an incredible organization, which has helped so many families. Who wants to call hospice? Nobody, and Charlie was no exception. He, like anyone, didn't want to face the inevitable. However, hospice did come into the Raimo family's life, and made it easier to cope during an incredibly trying time. Nolan set out this year to raise the aforementioned $15,000 in order to thank All Care Hospice for its efforts in helping out not only his family, but also every other family they have helped through the process. Running For A Cure's big night will be held at Hungry Betty's on Tuesday, May 22. Fifteen percent of all checks will be donated to Running For A Cure. Also, raffle tickets and wristbands will be sold...