Kirstie Crawford's Fundraiser:

Team Samaritans Boston Marathon 2012

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@kcbosmarathon

8 full hill runs tonight and my feet survived their first outing in my new sneakers - I'm very happy! #bostonmarathon

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

THE STORY:

Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention

My name is Kirstie Crawford and I'm running my first marathon - the Boston Marathon - on Monday, April 16, 2012 in support of Samaritans' life-saving suicide prevention services.

I've been a Samaritans' helpline volunteer for one year so I know firsthand the difference we make for the vulnerable people who are feeling lonely, isolated, despairing and suicidal who call our helplines more than 150,000 times every year. Running the marathon will be the biggest physical and mental challenge of my life but it's worth it to know that Samaritans will be able to continue to provide its programs to people at their time of greatest need. Your support will help Samaritans recruit, train and retain more people to answer calls on its helplines, deliver suicide prevention workshops to thousands of people, and provide grief support services to over 1,000 people each year who have lost a loved one to suicide.

For those of you that don't know me I'm a Scot living in Boston. My volunteering and passion for the Samaritans' mission of reducing the incidence of suicide, educating the public about suicide prevention and reducing the stigma associated with suicide led me to start working for the organization in October, 2011.

My friends know that I have spent the last 20 years working on a voluntary basis to reduce the stigma of mental health illnesses especially in the media. More recently I've volunteered with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts too.

I'll also be running the Boston Marathon - the world's oldest annual marathon - in honor and memory of my Dad, Ian Crawford.  My dad passed away over 6 years ago due to a serious illness. He took up marathon running in his 40s and undertook many half marathons and full marathons. He finally completed the marathon in less than 3.5 hours. Truly inspiring!  

The reasons why my 14 other amazing Samaritans' marathon team members are running the distance for suicide prevention are also truly inspiring too. Their stories and the thousands of people Samaritans help every year will help me get through the training. I'm very grateful to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program for giving me the opportunity to take part in the Boston Marathon on behalf of Samaritans.

Every penny I raise can help save a life! Please support me to reach my fundraising goal of $5,000. It's easy to make a contribution simply click the big orange DONATE button on the top right hand side of this page. Together we can alleviate suicidal feelings. Thank-you!

 Please follow me on Twitter @kcbosmarathon

Check out my interview on Fox 25 News:

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/morning/life-saving-support-you-are-not-alone-20120102

www.samaritanshope.org

 

 

$11,279

MONEY RAISED
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  • Helen & Jim Hewitt

    $16

  • Donnie Murray

    $80

  • Alice & Jim McCulloch

    $48

  • Anna & Jimmy Drain

    $16

  • Sara Delaney

    $30

  • Carly and Matt

    $40

  • Pat, Tricia, and Lissa Pierson

     

  • Boston Marathon 2012 Team Fundraiser

    $100

  • Julian Taylor

    $50

  • Bill McGrath

    $20

  • Frank Boyland

    $100

  • LINDA MCDOWALL

    $50

  • Heather Currie

    $50

  • Joanne McAuley

    $25

  • Anne & Tom Kelly

    $32

  • Ros Forrest

    $80

  • Gerry Ford

    $20

  • Howie's

    $60

  • Roslyn McLean

    $26

  • Laura Hoggan

    $20

  • Helen and Craig

    $50

  • Mike Cwalinski

    $75

  • Monica & Gordon Rogers

    $41

  • Arthur & Beverly Mabbett

    $100

  • Mabbett & Associat... Inc.

    $500

  • Seonaid

    $20

  • Danny

    $500

  • John McTrusty and Karen Marshall

    $50

  • Yvette Tenney

    $10

  • Uncle Billy Crawford

     

  • Ian, Julie & Jude

    $89

  • Catherine & David Williamson

    $79

  • Liz, Spence & Susan Christie

    $47

  • KBGT

    $20

  • Lesley Findlay

    $16

  • Jacqueline & Anne Rodgers

    $39

  • Bill Aitken

    $32

  • Anne, Jim and Eilidh Clements

    $75

  • Alan Hendrie

    $30

  • Alan,Gil... Robyn & Calum Gray

    $20

  • Hylton

    $100

  • Angela Wright

    $20

  • Clair, Darren and Lucy Fullarton

    $20

  • Irene & Alan Campbell

    $79

  • Lorraine Kinnen

    $32

  • Jacqueline & Donald Creighto...

    $80

  • Paul

    $50

  • Lyn & Douglas Morris

    $40

  • Imelda Nicol

    $16

  • Carol and Billy Inglis

    $80

  • Alex Allen

    $25

  • Clare Rose

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jen, Jas and kids

    $25

  • Marie Lavery

    $15

  • Pat McGovern

    $48

  • John Haberis

    $75

  • Sue Gray

    $10

  • catriona and james

    $25

  • Davida Miller

    $25

  • Jacqui Wray

    $10

  • Martin Harvey

    $20

  • Jan and Steve Mongeau

    $100

  • Gerry Gallagher

    $100

  • Ian and Eleanor Merrimen

    $32

  • Beth Schultz

    $50

  • McHughs

    $10

  • Anna C in Oz

    $100

  • Kirsten Bartholo...

    $30

  • Carol Brady

    $10

  • Rhona Morgan

    $150

  • De, Noriko, & Winston

    $25

  • David and Val Anderson

    $20

  • Lorraine McMillan

     

  • Andrew Bartholo...

    $170

  • Rachel & Andrew (Apt 2!)

    $50

  • Maureen, Roland, Austin & Owen Chase

    $100

  • Caroline, Raymond, Anna & Katie McGo...

    $40

  • The Brennan's

    $100

  • Mike Spooner

    $20

  • Tracy and Julian Robinson

    $100

  • Vicky and Alan Henderson

    $80

  • Jane, Colin and Elis (Martin)

    $50

  • Katherine and Tom Crawshaw

    $25

  • Rosemary and David Rushbury

    $161

  • Catriona Ferry

    $5

  • Alan & Wilma Watt

    $40

  • Alan & Marion Watt

    $40

  • Old Smiddy Collection

    $32

  • J.J. Donovan's (Boston) Collection on St...

    $635

  • Toby L. Saef

    $25

  • Cristi and Jenny

    $50

  • Susan Lennie

    $250

  • Rebecca Lochhead

    $15

  • Dave & Janet McCone

    $81

  • Jenny Ryan

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Tanya Mulholland

    $30

  • The Haven

    $1,000

  • Bristol-... Squibb

    $50

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113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $112,623 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Nancy Rappaport

Amount Raised:

$15,365

Fundraiser Title

Kirstie Crawford

Amount Raised:

$11,279

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marc Bellanger

Amount Raised:

$10,682

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Naomi Schwartz

Amount Raised:

$8,891

 

178% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Costa

Amount Raised:

$7,156

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Lila Flavin

Amount Raised:

$6,665

 

133% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Linzi and Mike

Linzi and Mike

DONATION: $10

Good luck for a great cause 2 years ago

Steve Shea

Steve Shea

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Karen Sulesky

Karen Sulesky

DONATION: $20

In Memory: Kenny Whelan Michael Thomas Giannini 2 years ago

Beth Silverberg Marx

Beth Silverberg Marx

DONATION: $25

Go Kirstie! I'm amazed by all that you've done since joining Samaritans, including becoming a marathon runner. Wow! 2 years ago

Cindy Nelson

Cindy Nelson

DONATION: $25

In memory of my cousin Karen who committed suicide in 1984. 2 years ago