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

Thomas Tinlin

Thomas Tinlin


Chief of Operation and
Maintenance,
MassDOT

Sarah P. Tracey, Esq.

Sarah P. Tracey, Esq.


Counsel

Michael Fallon

Michael Fallon


Chief Investment Officer
The Fallon Company

Daniel E. Waltz

Daniel E. Waltz


President/CEO
Southern Mass Credit Union
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

Congratulations to the Shawn Thornton Foundation Marathon Team!

Marathon

Congratulations to all the runners in The 121st running of the Boston Marathon! Thanks to the efforts of our team, the runners were able to raise over $60,000 this year! Thank you for all the support and effort in helping achieve this goal.

Special thanks goes to this years team! :



Sold! Shawn Thornton's Final NHL game-worn Skates Auction

career end

Thank you to all that participated in bidding to help raise money and awareness for The Foundation.

Without your support, we would have not been able to raise $2,500 the skates sold for.

August 14, 2017: Putts & Punches for Parkinson's Golf Tournament

Puts and PunchesThe 7th annual Putts and Punches for Parkinson's Golf Tournament will be held August 14th 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.

Review our sponsorship packages for more information.

August 20, 2017: Falmouth Road Race

FalmouthThorty's Team will be running the 2017 Falmouth Road Race to benefit The Shawn Thornton Foundation on August 20, 2017.

Join us on sunny Cape Cod this summer to cheer our team on!

The application process is now closed.

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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