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



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


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Events

August 17, 2014: Falmouth Road Race

FalmouthFor the second consecutive year, Thorty's Team completed the 2014 Falmouth Road Race, raising over $37,000 in support of our fight against Parkinson's and cancer. Thank you and congratulations to all of our dedicated runners for their hard work and fundraising efforts!

Check out the pictures here.


August 11, 2014: Putts & Punches for Parkinson’s Golf Tournament

Puts and PunchesThank you to all who helped to make the 5th Annual Putts & Punches for Parkinson’s Golf Tournament a great success. All proceeds from this event benefit The Shawn Thornton Foundation, The Boston Bruins Foundation, and the American Parkinson Disease Association.

Check out the 2014 event photos.


April 21, 2014: Shawn Thornton Foundation Marathon Team

MarathonCongratulations to all of the participants of the 2014 Boston Marathon! We couldn't be more proud of Thorty's Team who ran in support of the Shawn Thornton Foundation raising nearly $70k. Thank you all for your dedication and determination not only to conquer the 26.2 miles, but towards our mission to fight both Parkinson’s and cancer.

Check out photos of Thorty's team at the event here.



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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

info@thorntonfoundation.org