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Team Samaritans Boston Marathon 2012

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

THE STORY:

Army medic and Medford resident Mike Struppa will March the Boston Marathon this year to raise money for suicide prevention.

Struppa will be in full uniform with a 35-pound rucksack on his back for the 26.2 mile march from Hopkinton to Boston to raise money for Samaritans, a non-profit organization that aims at reducing suicide.

“If you wouldn’t surrender to an enemy on the battlefield, why would you surrender to one on the home-front?” Struppa said in a press release from Samaritans. “It’s hard when you come home, family, friends, bills, life all want your attention.  It can be overwhelming and sometimes if you don't live with people who have been there, war is hard for others to understand.  I know what it is like to deal with post deployment problems, the questions, opinions, news, they can all be overwhelming."

This will be Struppa's first marathon ever, and he is marching it in memory of his Uncle Nino, and his father Sal, both of whom his family lost to suicide. Struppa served as a medic in the Army for more than 15 years, and has struggled with adjusting to life at home, according to the release.

"In my darkest days, I felt like everyone would be better off without me, now I look back and I see I was wrong," he said, according to the release. "Even if you feel like your life doesn't matter, there is someone, somewhere who you have had an impact on; you have made an impact on their lives.  You may not be able to see it, but it is true. 

Struppa is one of 15 members of the 2012 Samaritans Marathon team, which has thus far raised over $86,000 for Samaritans, the press release said. Struppa has raised $2,000 so far, but looks to have brought in $5,000 by Marathon Monday.

Help Mike Struppa Reach His Goal Here.

Other runners on the team include: Marc Bellanger (Westwood, MA), Nicole Costa (Cambridge, MA), Kirstie Crawford (Boston, MA), Andrew Donovan (Weymouth, MA), Meghan Fallon (Duxbury, MA), Lila Flavin (Cambridge, MA), Kim Gagnon-McNiff (Franklin, MA), Samantha Joseph (Boston, MA), Brenda Kline (Dracut, MA), Kevin Quinlan (Carlisle, MA), Nancy Rappaport (Cambridge, MA), Jeff Rubino (Haverhill, MA), Naomi Schwartz (Weymouth, MA), and Isabel Thottam (Boston, MA).

$5,035

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kristine Hatch

    $100

  • Michelle Struppa-...

    $50

  • PO Chicwak

     

  • Peter Pouliot

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Noah J. Amatucci

    $10

  • Laurie & Dave

    $50

  • NICOLE

    $75

  • Danielle Struppa

    $20

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $10

  • Nancy Rappaport and Lila Flavin

    $20

  • F.L. Anonymous

    $10

  • C. Moore

    $25

  • Maria Costa

    $10

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $50

  • Eric Weber

    $25

  • Richard Rizza

    $26

  • Drew Light

    $50

  • Nick and Steph

    $60

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $25

  • Matty & Valerie Kane

    $50

  • Carl May

    $50

  • Lisa M.

    $25

  • Tim Hunt

    $50

  • Peter & Lisa LaRock

    $25

  • Erica Lentini

     

  • Dana Lentini

     

  • Pat, Tricia, and Lissa Pierson

     

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $30

  • Marc Bellanger

    $25

  • 2012 Samaritans Marathon Team

    $100

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sean Leonowicz

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Nance & David Fang

    $50

  • Eric, Julie & John

     

  • Adam Berg

    $26

  • The Motzkin Family

    $50

  • Tom Moakley

    $30

  • Pat and Eileen Joyce

    $25

  • Cole Creative

    $50

  • Alaina

    $25

  • Mark Struppa

    $50

  • Beverly Duhamel

    $75

  • Emilio Passarie...

    $25

  • ISC Stacie Kaye

    $10

  • Wes Dittes

    $10

  • Melissa Magner

    $10

  • Struppa's favorite 6th graders at WMS :-...

    $20

  • James Pellerano

    $10

  • Carolyn (Sis) Lewis

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $44

  • Jan and Steve Mongeau

    $50

  • Chris Luongo

    $50

  • Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Guarino

    $25

  • D. Torrey and S. Lenahan USCG

    $40

  • Giacomo & Peggy Struppa

    $25

  • Kirstie Crawford

    $26

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $110

  • Beth Schultz

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • the Pierson family

     

  • Wesley Dittes

    $250

  • Camille and Briana Struppa and Cookie, D...

    $54

  • Amanda Ponn

    $50

  • Elisa Tortorici

    $25

  • Ferrari Family

    $25

  • Walsh Family

    $50

  • Andrea Solomon & Family

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Joe Shapiro

    $100

  • Karen Struppa

    $50

  • Christian Caldaroni Memorial Fund

    $500

  • Bob and Andie Canning

    $100

  • MICHAEL STRUPPA

    $70

  • Fred & Adrienne Williams

    $50

  • Heidi James

    $25

  • Ambulance Platoon

    $100

  • James Pellerano

    $100

  • Lynnette and Bob

    $100

  • Shannon McDonough

    $70

  • Deana Struppa

    $25

  • SPC Eaton, SSG Deveno, SSG Leahey, SSG M...

    $120

  • Mike and Danielle

    $30

  • Tina Lucci

    $25

  • Tina Orlando

    $40

  • maria orlando

    $40

  • Bonnie Johnson

    $25

  • Cpt Rick Barrett

    $50

  • Ron and Krista Delizo

    $40

  • Loretta Herman

    $15

  • Daisy Marroquin

    $24

  • Pierson Family

     

  • Tricia Pierson

    $50

  • Catriona Ferry

    $5

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101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $112,623 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

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

Ron and Krista Delizo

Ron and Krista Delizo

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Cpt Rick Barrett

Cpt Rick Barrett

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Bonnie Johnson

Bonnie Johnson

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

maria orlando

maria orlando

DONATION: $40

good luck mike!! 2 years ago

Tina Orlando

Tina Orlando

DONATION: $40

good luck michael! 2 years ago