Meghan Ryan's Fundraiser:

Team LETS SF Marathon 2012

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Meghan

I'm running the SF 1/2 marathon to raise money for LETS. Let's erase the stigma of mental illness and battle teen suicide! Donate now!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

THE STORY:

LET S ERASE THE STIGMA EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION wrote -

Why do we run?


Do you know the third leading cause of death for young people ages 15 to 24?

The answer is suicide.

Out of 100,000 kids...

...20.5 of those ages 10 to 24 will die by suicide in just 1 year (that we know of).  For every completed suicide, there are another 11 attempts that we don't hear about.  Many others aren't reported.  Why?  STIGMA.

There is something you can do to stop this travesty.  Help kids have a voice to help other kids and save a life.  Just as a marathon or half marathon is a very long race, LETS youth are also on a difficult race: to erase the stigma of mental illness.  Let's invite kids to talk openly--and without stigma--about issues like teen suicide, bullying, eating disorders, self-harm, and mental health concerns.  And now that we're talking...let's run!  

We run because it's fun, and we run because it matters!

LETS works. LETS can't do this alone.  LETS needs a team...  

Let’s race against stigma!
Let’s run the San Francisco Marathon on July 29, 2012!  If you join Team LETS and meet the fundraising goal of $500, LETS Educational Foundation will reimburse your race registration fee.  Fundraise $1500 and receive a LETS engraved iPod Touch!  For complete program information, visit Let’s Run!

Here’s how:  

  1. Register for the run or run/walk of your choice on the official race page: www.thesfmarathon.com
  2. Sign up to run with team LETS as an official team member: www.crowdrise.com/teamletssf2012
  3. Email letsrun@lets.org to introduce yourself.  We’ll send you a fundraising toolkit, and a personal email (from a real human!) to thank you and answer any questions.  
  4. For reimbursement of the standard race registration fee, enter your address when you are setting up your fundraising page.  We’ll send you a check within one month after the race.
  5. Check your email for Team LETS updates and announcements, and please keep in touch!


Let’s help kids talk!


LETS is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) children’s charity dedicated to erasing the stigma of mental illness by funding and developing educational programs, mentoring opportunities, and research possibilities designed to empower youth to change the perception of mental illness.  Your donation will directly support our LETS Clubs in middle schools, high schools, and universities where students can discuss stigma, learn about mental health, lead their own stigma-erasing projects, and provide peer-to-peer education.



How much does a secret weigh?


Every time we see a teen suicide, bullying incident, eating disorder, or youth tragedy in the news, it breaks someone's heart--like yours or mine--as we wonder, how can we help?  But far more telling than what we see in the headlines is what remains unspoken.  One family is thinking, "We never saw this coming."  One teacher is thinking, "That happened here, too."  One friend is thinking, "I hope it wasn't my fault."  One leader is thinking, "Good thing we don't have those problems here."  One health care provider is thinking, "We did the best we could."  And thousands of kids are thinking, "I'm going through the same thing...but I can't tell anyone."



Please support our exciting race for kids by running with Team Let’s Run in the San Francisco Marathon or sharing a donation.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Emily B

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Doug Freitag

    $10

  • Craig Fletcher

    $50

  • Diane & Jim Ryan

    $50

  • Caitlin

    $15

  • Marilyn Ryan

    $50

  • Kate & Tyler

    $40

  • Jason B

    $18

  • Sebastian

    $30

  • KB

    $20

  • Joe

    $25

  • Bree

    $10

  • Chris P.

    $12

  • Christina

    $15

  • Gonzo

    $30

  • Kale

    $30

  • Marissa H

    $25

  • Samantha T.

    $15

  • Loyd Stephen

    $50

  • Will

    $50

  • Laura McCloskey

    $50

  • Keri

    $20

  • Bethany Sauline

    $15

  • Pumpkin

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Erica

    $25

  • Eileen Carey

    $10

  • AB

    $30

  • Uncle Rob and Alicia

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,055 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Philippe Fontilea

Amount Raised:

$3,058

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Christine Suchy

Amount Raised:

$2,700

 

108% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Steve & Jennifer Schimmel

Amount Raised:

$1,465

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Sandhya Mohan

Amount Raised:

$1,255

 

84% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Meghan Ryan

Amount Raised:

$1,175

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elizabeth laferriere

Amount Raised:

$1,045

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Genevieve Miranda

Amount Raised:

$910

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Samantha David

Amount Raised:

$850

Donor Comments

KB

KB

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Sebastian

Sebastian

DONATION: $30

Almost as cool as growing a mustache. 2 years ago

Jason B

Jason B

DONATION: $18

2 years ago

Kate & Tyler

Kate & Tyler

DONATION: $40

Thank you for doing this, Meghan! This is a very important cause. 2 years ago

Marilyn Ryan

Marilyn Ryan

DONATION: $50

I am so proud of what you are doing......Nanny 2 years ago