The Shawn Thornton Foundation

The Foundation

The Shawn Thornton Foundation is dedicated to helping find cures for diseases close to Shawn's heart, specifically, Parkinson's and cancer. The Foundation will work towards this mission by raising awareness, funding innovative research and helping to relieve the burden and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

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The Board

The Shawn Thornton Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors who shares a commitment to improving the lives of those affected by cancer and Parkinson's diseases. Led by President, Shawn Thornton, each Board member brings to the table unique expertise and experience that collectively provide the leadership and guidance vital to fulfilling our mission.


Shawn Thornton

Shawn Thornton


Florida Panthers

Daniel Trombley

Daniel Trombley


CEO, City of Boston'
Credit Union

Thomas Tinlin

Thomas Tinlin


Chief of Operation and
Maintenance,
MassDOT

Sarah P. Tracey, Esq.

Sarah P. Tracey, Esq.


Counsel

Tuukka Rask

Tuukka Rask


Boston Bruins
2014 Vezina Trophy Winner

Christine McMahon

Christine McMahon


Principal, Wharf Partners &
Executive Director,
Claddagh Fund

Chuck Murphy

Chuck Murphy


Founder & CEO,
Boston Interactive

Sarah McKenna

Sarah McKenna


VP/Fan Services & Entertainment
Boston Red Sox


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Events

August 8, 2016: Putts & Punches for Parkinson's Golf Tournament

Puts and PunchesThe 7th annual Putts and Punches for Parkinson's Golf Tournament will be held August 8th at Ferncroft Country Club! For the past seven years the Putts and Punches for Parkinson's Tournament has helped raise money for organizations supporting the fight against Parkinson's Disease, including The Shawn Thornton Foundation and the American Parkinson Disease Association. Supporters of this year's Putts and Punches golf tournament will have a chance to win a signed guitar from the Zac Brown Band!

August 21, 2016: Falmouth Road Race

FalmouthRun the 2016 Falmouth Road Race on Thorty's Team to benefit The Shawn Thornton Foundation on August 21, 2016. Join us on sunny Cape Cod this summer.

Runners in need of a bib must commit to fundraising $1200 for the Shawn Thornton Foundation by August 15th, 2016. Runners with a bib are welcome to join our team and have the same team experience by filling out the application and committing to fundraising of $500. Team Members Receive:


  • A personal fundraising web page and online tools that make fundraising easy
  • A training program managed by CharityTeams who has trained hundreds of runners for the Boston Marathon and Falmouth Road Race
  • Team custom designed Shawn Thornton Foundation race singlet to wear
  • Fundraising support and guidance
  • The opportunity to meet new people and become involved in a life of philanthropy - kids over 8 years old are welcome on our teams with parental support and permission

Apply here today!

April 18, 2016: Shawn Thornton Foundation Marathon Team

Marathon
Congratulations to The Shawn Thornton Foundation Boston Marathon team who raised an incredible $43,770 at the 120th Boston Marathon!

Rob Poyes, Dan Somas, Lauren Ophaug, Chuck Murphy and Micheal Thompson all completed the 26.2 miles to help improve the lives of those affected by Cancer and Parkinson's disease.



August 16, 2015: Falmouth Road Race

FalmouthFor the third consecutive year, Thorty's Team ran the Falmouth Road Race in support of Parkinson's Disease and Cancer. This year the team raised more than $27,000 in support of finding cures for these diseases. Check back later in the year for information about joining or donating to next year's team!

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About Shawn

Originally from Oshawa, Ontario, Shawn began his career in the National Hockey League at the age of 19 as a draft to the Toronto Maple Leafs. After moving to the Chicago Blackhawks for 3 seasons, Shawn made his way to Anaheim where he won his first Stanley Cup Championship with the Ducks. Shortly after, Shawn signed with the Boston Bruins where he continues to be a key player for the black and gold. In 2011, he helped lead the team to a championship season and bring the Stanley Cup back to Boston for the first time in 39 years.

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Since moving to Boston in 2007 Shawn has taken on a very active role in the community, becoming a fan favorite of many local residents. He is no stranger to public or media appearances and is extremely involved in the charitable world. He regularly visits local hospitals, sits on the board for a variety of charity events, and is a spokesperson for Athletes for Heroes, a program that supports the children of fallen or severely injured soldiers. In 2009 Shawn received the John P. Bucyk Award which honors the Bruins player who has contributed the most to charitable and community endeavors.

After losing his grandmother to a 14 year battle with Parkinson's and hearing the touching stories of so many cancer patients and their families during his hospital visits, Shawn was inspired to take the next step in his charitable efforts. He founded The Shawn Thornton Foundation with the mission to help cure life-threatening diseases, specifically Parkinson's and cancer. As the Foundation's President and Director, Shawn works with his board of directors to improve the quality of life for patients and their families through various events and fundraising efforts. Shawn feels extremely fortunate for the support he has received throughout the years and looks forward to continuing to give back to the community that has always supported him.

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Support

Your donation to The Shawn Thornton Foundation will help fund innovative research, increase awareness, and quality care for patients and families affected by Parkinson's and cancer. We appreciate your generousity and support.

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Contact

Thank you for visiting The Shawn Thornton Foundation. For more information on supporting or sponsoring the Foundation please contact us.

The Shawn Thornton Foundation
C/o City of Boston Credit Union
1 Union Street, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02108