Brenda Kline's Fundraiser:

Team Samaritans Boston Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

THE STORY:

Hello!  My name is Brenda  and I am running the 2012 Boston Marathon in the hopes of saving a life!  Who's life you may ask?  It could be mine, it could be yours.  It could be a family member, neighbor, colleague, or even the stranger you just met on the bus.  Bringing awareness to suicide prevention is just one step on this journey that I hope you will take with me!

My interest in suicide prevention and awareness comes from several different areas of my life.  I currently serve as the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at the Bedford Veteran's Hospital and  the Lead Suicide Prevention Coordinator for the Veteran's Hospitals in the New England area.  In this role, I have the honor and privilege of working with Veteran's who have served our country.  Many who have come back with invisible wounds that may not be apparent to an onlooking observer.  Each day I learn from our Veterans what courage and bravery is really about. The strength and courage that I see each day of those struggling with thoughts of suicide are both overwhelming, moving and life changing.  It is one of the reasons why I will continue to work in promoting suicide prevention awareness and why I will continue to work to help our Veterans and our greater community learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of suicide prevention.

Another reason why achieving this  goal is so important to me is my two amazing young boys (4 and 5) and my wonderful husband.  My family means the world to me and there is nothing I would not do to protect them.  With that being said, I know that promoting suicide prevention awareness is a very important step in protecting my family.  Thoughts of suicide can and does affect all walks of life.  It does not discriminate and the signs and symptoms often go unnoticed.  With that being said, making sure that the community at large, including school teachers, neighbors, medical professionals and everyone else that comes in contact with them is able to recognize crisis and help someone get the support and help they need, is another way to protect the ones that I love.  Reducing stigma and promoting wellness in every area of life will continue to progress suicide prevention and awareness.

Lastly, I have one last reason for running the Boston Marathon this year.  I will be running along side of my sister Christine, who is someone I admire and look up to.  One of the things that I have learned in my work is that a strong support system is imperative to one's personal health, growth and stability.  Running along side of my sister will continue to strengthen our bond and our physical and mental well being.

Thank you for your consideration of joining me on this journey.  Raising money for Samaritans, Inc. is something I am very proud of and honored to be a part of.  Knowing firsthand the amazing work that Samaritans does and the lives they change each day with their ability to listen and support those in need, makes this journey all the more meaningful.  I salute each of them for their work each day and admire those who have been able to reach out to them in times of need!

Again, thank you for your support!!! 

 

$4,715

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joshua, Jillian & Cole

    $100

  • Elizabeth

    $30

  • Cecile and Roland

    $50

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $25

  • Jon & Michelle

    $100

  • Alisa, Ryan and Riley

    $50

  • Andover Country Club

    $100

  • Cabot Construc...

    $50

  • Gilet Bros, Inc

    $50

  • Gorman Insurance Company

    $260

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sara Petroski...

    $50

  • JMB Plumbing

    $100

  • Edric & Laurie Hopkins

    $50

  • The Coopers

    $150

  • David Mott

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Beth Kean

    $50

  • Robinson Supply, INC

    $250

  • Joe & Jill Amico

    $100

  • Pat, Tricia, and Lissa Pierson

     

  • Samaritans Fundraiser

    $100

  • Danielle & Scott Joseph

    $75

  • Jackie & Scott Verrow

     

  • LaShanta Petroski...

    $50

  • J&J Heating and Air Conditio... INC

    $1,000

  • Blanchet... Jean & Company

    $100

  • Gerry Lussier & Doug Dooley

    $100

  • Granite Rock Construc...

    $200

  • Georgette

    $25

  • Ed & Peggy

    $100

  • The Lupo family

    $50

  • Bill & Louise

    $50

  • Susan Quintili...

    $50

  • Sandy Pond Estates

    $100

  • Larry & Michele Hall

     

  • Troy Townsend and Jen Jackson

    $100

  • Janice Crosby

    $50

  • API of NH

    $200

  • Business

    $25

  • Lori & Dave Kulis

    $20

  • Gail & James Bourque

    $50

  • PAV Properti... LLC

    $100

  • Jan and Steve Mongeau

    $50

  • Shannon & Mike O'Neil

    $50

  • Joe Ayotte Heating & Air Conditio......

    $100

  • Kurt Lavery (from Peg's work)

    $50

  • Cameron & Liam

    $50

  • connie,T... Uncle Bob

    $20

  • Joyce and Jack Harrington

    $25

  • Trudy Lefebvre

    $50

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $112,623 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Nancy Rappaport

Amount Raised:

$15,365

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Kirstie Crawford

Amount Raised:

$11,279

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Marc Bellanger

Amount Raised:

$10,682

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Naomi Schwartz

Amount Raised:

$8,891

 

178% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Andrew Donovan

Amount Raised:

$8,857

 

177% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Kevin Quinlan

Amount Raised:

$7,525

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Nicole Costa

Amount Raised:

$7,156

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Lila Flavin

Amount Raised:

$6,665

 

133% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Lori & Dave Kulis

Lori & Dave Kulis

DONATION: $20

In memory of Larry Taylor <3 2 years ago

Business

Business

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

API of NH

API of NH

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Janice Crosby

Janice Crosby

DONATION: $50

Dear Daughter, Elizabeth O'Sullivan 2 years ago

Troy Townsend and Jen Jackson

Troy Townsend and Jen Jackson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago