Kristen Pedroli's Fundraiser:

The Children's Room 2013 Marathon Team

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Kristen's Photo

BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

THE STORY:

On April 15, 2013, I will be running the Boston Marathon on behalf of The Children’s Room in memory of Luke and Jack Garagliano. The Children’s Room provides comfort and support to children, teens and families who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

In September 2010 my good friends, Sarah and Mike Garagliano, lost their twin sons, Luke Blais and Jack Michael, shortly after birth. I first met Sarah at Bentley University where we were basketball teammates and, eventually, roommates. I learned through my Bentley basketball experience what it truly means to be part of a team—always supporting each other no matter what the particular circumstance may be.

I have always wanted to run the Boston Marathon ever since college, when I went with my friends to watch the runners. I couldn’t believe the atmosphere. There were so many people cheering and holding signs. I got goose bumps and wished I was one of the runners. Years later, when I moved to Hopkinton, my family and I went to the starting line, and once again I was overcome with the desire to run.

After visiting The Children’s Room, I was inspired by the services and support the organization provides to grieving families. At their home in Arlington, Massachusetts, families who are grieving the death of a parent, child, or sibling are able to come together and know that they are not alone. Through their training programs and Teen Performance Troupe, TCR educates the community about grief and helps others feel more prepared to support families who are grieving. As the leading nonprofit grief support center in Massachusetts, they have helped children and families from over 80 communities. 

I welcome this opportunity to help The Children’s Room in memory of Luke and Jack. 

The Children's Room offers their programs to families free of charge. To keep these vital programs available for families when they need it most, please consider contributing to my fundraising goal of $5,000 - the cost for an entire family to participate in peer support groups for one year.

I would appreciate any amount you could donate to assist me in reaching my goal. To make a secure donation to my fundraising page, click the donation button on the top right of this page. You may also send checks to The Children’s Room at 1210 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476. Please make your check out to "The Children's Room" and write “Marathon/Kristen” in the memo line so that your gift will count towards my goal.

Thank you for your support. I truly appreciate it.

-Kristen

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To This Fundraiser

$8,094

MONEY RAISED
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  • S.A. Bitchatè

    $100

  • The Noodle

    $100

  • Paula and Rich

    $100

  • Jenn, Todd, Alexa & Tyler

     

  • Elizabeth A. Win

    $50

  • Lauren (Fuller) and Patrick Lamb

     

  • Twins Lindsey & Zach Fuellhart

    $50

  • Kyle, Regan and Ryan

    $50

  • Owen Maida

    $50

  • Jason, Erin, Ryan, Kiefer, Brendan, &...

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dave & Dotty Chaisson

    $100

  • Tom, Sara and Owen

    $50

  • The Boulanger Family

    $150

  • Edward and Eleanor Alessi

    $25

  • LeFlores

    $50

  • Mike, Nicole, Chase & Avery

     

  • Mike & Heather Smith

    $50

  • Annette & Bill Fuller

     

  • Mike, Wendy, Jack & Kelsey

    $100

  • The Noel Family

    $50

  • Rita Paparazzo

    $50

  • Nick and Donna

    $150

  • Martha Watson

    $50

  • Luke McInnis

    $50

  • Lili Johnston

    $25

  • Lauren Pedroli

    $100

  • The Godfroys

    $50

  • Ann Marie McLaughlin

    $50

  • Shannon Kirwan

    $25

  • Gerry Walsh

     

  • Sarah & Mike Garagliano

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Mastrang... Family

    $25

  • The Grimes Family

     

  • The Celik family

    $25

  • B, T, Addison and Jakey Pants Riley

    $100

  • Christian Saulnier (in memory of Jack)

    $100

  • The Naughtons

    $50

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $200

  • Patty Perlegos

    $100

  • Tahmi Johnston

    $100

  • William Koffler

    $103

  • Cheryl and Jack

    $100

  • C. White

    $50

  • Corey Gallagher

    $100

  • The Dow Family

    $50

  • Paul Racioppi

    $50

  • Maureen and Bill Allen

    $50

  • Barbara Stevens

    $100

  • Vicki Blake

    $50

  • Magen Slesinger

    $25

  • Missy Pappas

    $100

  • Christine & Jim Wood

    $50

  • Paul & Mary

    $100

  • Stephen and Charlotte Achadinha

    $25

  • Alison lEARY

    $25

  • Paul Guerrieo

     

  • Jason, Karen, Colin & Alex Reilly

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • American Dental Partners

    $1,250

  • The McGuires

    $200

  • Kim Singh

    $100

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $1,000

  • Kevin and Susan Johnston & Family

    $20

  • The Ressijac Family

    $50

  • Sarah Bork Dugan

    $25

  • Mike Raymond

    $25

  • Nick & Matt

     

  • Victoria Arthur

     

  • Nicole Lazer

    $50

  • The Marchettis

    $100

  • William and Mary Robinson

    $50

  • The Gilchrists

    $25

  • J&J

    $75

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162% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $76,807 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Brenda Walsh-Segesdi

Amount Raised:

$13,489

 

180% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Nanci Gelb

Amount Raised:

$12,811

 

128% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Brandon Simpson

Amount Raised:

$11,860

 

158% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Stephanie Lubin-Levy

Amount Raised:

$11,351

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Pedroli

Amount Raised:

$8,094

 

162% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Scharpf

Amount Raised:

$7,475

 

150% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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John Dudley

Amount Raised:

$5,776

 

77% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Terri Tsagaris

Amount Raised:

$5,401

 

72% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

J&J

J&J

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

The Gilchrists

The Gilchrists

DONATION: $25

Good luck Kristi!! 1 year ago

William and Mary Robinson

William and Mary Robinson

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

The Marchettis

The Marchettis

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Nicole Lazer

Nicole Lazer

DONATION: $50

1 year ago