Meghan Fallon's Fundraiser:

Team Samaritans Boston Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

THE STORY:

Thank you very much for visiting my 2012 Boston Marathon Page!!!!!

Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention

Being a runner for many years to run THE Boston Marathon is an absolute dream come true. This dream has been fulifilled by the unbelievable Samaritans Organization whom I can not speak highly enough of.

Suicide became apparent to me at a young age. On July 4th, 1994 our family friend took his own life. He had just graduated from high school and had his whole life ahead of him. I didn't really understand the situation or suicide at the time, but as I got older depression and suicide began to hit very close to home. When I left for college in 2000 I began my own battle with depression. I didn't know why I felt this way as I came from a great family, beautiful town and was granted a life that most kids dream of. As the years went on my depression just got worse. Every day became a battle with this disease I couldn't cure. I lost interest in most things. One of them being running. For anyone that knows me or even has just met me. They would never put me and depression in the same sentence because I am always smiling. That is the thing with depression. It can be very easy to hide. I became a master at wearing masks to hide the pain I was truly feeling. I hid behind that mask and just accepted being depressed for many years. With the support of my family and friends I finally took off my mask and began living my life for the better.

In 2009 I read in the local newspaper about the Samaritans 5k. I had just began running again and decided to attend the event. It was an emotional yet positive experience for me. I continued to run and a year later contacted Samaritans to run my very first marathon on behalf of their organization. I am so happy that I got to be able to learn and be a part of the Samaritans community while training. It was such a positive influence in my life and a huge stepping stone in my road to happiness.

On April 16th, 2012 I will be running The Boston Marathon on behalf of Samaritans. It is a true motivation to know I am running for a cause that is spreading awareness about suicide and depression. Every time I put on my running shoes and hit the streets there is one word that gets me to each mile. HOPE.

Thank you in advance for your contributions and support in getting to my goal.

 

For more information about Samaritans life-saving programs, please visit our http://www.samaritanshope.org.

No matter how you decide to contribute, please know that your support will help ensure that our confidential and anonymous befriending services remain available to the members of our community who are feeling lonely, desperate and suicidal. Thank you so much!

$5,572

MONEY RAISED
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  • Meghan Fallon

    $50

  • Julie (Kempkes) Streeter

    $50

  • SJT

     

  • Melissa, Matt & Waverly Miller

    $200

  • Mary and Daryl Smith

     

  • Kara Reynolds

     

  • The Costello Family

    $25

  • Sheny

     

  • The Kalklosch Family

     

  • Meg Quinn

    $25

  • Damali

    $25

  • The Godfreys

    $100

  • Brian and Lauren Sullivan

    $100

  • Jodi & Sydney

    $25

  • Mum&Dad;

    $500

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $10

  • Gerry

    $50

  • Christine Petrella

    $25

  • Tim & Mandy Flannery

    $100

  • Christop... Reizen

    $20

  • Sal & Cathy Lanuto

    $50

  • Lindsey Disch

    $25

  • Victoria Fleming

    $200

  • MJ Petrie

     

  • Mary Casey

    $25

  • Linda L

    $150

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $25

  • Meghan Keenan

    $25

  • Lindsay Hoban

    $100

  • MARTY!!!...

    $25

  • Anne Marie Leahy

    $25

  • Gen Sweeney

    $25

  • Keira Madden & Tim Riggins

    $100

  • The Waxenfel... Family

    $100

  • Burke and Melinda Show

    $25

  • Ana & Paul

    $100

  • Keith Fallon

    $250

  • Marybeth Sweeney

    $25

  • The Matera Family

    $200

  • Jessica & Halsey Ormiston

    $100

  • Jack and Bridget Rowland

    $50

  • John and Ann Hession

    $75

  • Michael and Cathy McManama

    $50

  • Dara & neil

    $75

  • Joe Fallon

    $100

  • Kim Szafran

    $50

  • Kevin & Noreen Maguire

    $100

  • Alyson & Jon Hecker

    $25

  • Craig and Meghan

    $26

  • Amanda Velez

    $30

  • Tom Meyer

    $150

  • Kate Yetman

    $25

  • Pat, Tricia, and Lissa Pierson

     

  • Callie & Aiden Rourke

    $100

  • Sarah Hannay

     

  • Pat and Neil Bryson

    $50

  • Emily Lanuto

    $26

  • the Austins

    $100

  • Austin family

    $100

  • Jen North

    $50

  • Renee Oliveira

     

  • Gary Forziati

    $50

  • Candace

    $25

  • Ken & Carol Jackson

    $40

  • Marcie Alkema

    $50

  • christine smith

    $100

  • Eliot Fallon

     

  • Lyle and Anne Micheli

    $150

  • Kelly & Mike Duffy

    $100

  • Elise and Timo

    $50

  • Betsy & John

    $100

  • Barry and Lisa Boehme

    $100

  • Erin, Tom and Ansley Stevens

    $30

  • Jan and Steve Mongeau

    $50

  • Liz & Joe Flannery

    $100

  • Dylan McKay

    $10

  • John and Maribeth Coughlin

    $50

  • John, Roberta & Matt

    $100

  • Grace and Leah Francoeur :)

     

  • The Vicidomi... Sar, Vin and Fiona

    $50

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111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $112,623 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

Meg Quinn

Meg Quinn

DONATION: $25

What a great cause! As always, I know you will rock this marathon!! 2 years ago

The Kalklosch Family

The Kalklosch Family

2 years ago

Sheny

Sheny

Touching story and I'm happy you were able to overcome this. I had someone extremely close to me attempt to take their life and it has changed me ever since. Good luck Meghan you'll do amazing! 2 years ago

The Costello Family

The Costello Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kara Reynolds

Kara Reynolds

Go Mega!!! 2 years ago