Jill Hurley's Fundraiser:

2012 Miles & Memories Team

Jill's Photo
Jill's Photo

BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends:

While I certainly enjoyed participating in team sports in my teenage years, long-distance running is a brand new endeavor that I started last spring. I am excited about the daunting challenge of running 26.2 miles, especially because I will be running to support The Children’s Room, a non-profit organization for which I have been volunteering since April 2011.

The Children’s Room, located in Arlington, Massachusetts and serving 80 surrounding communities, makes a significant difference in the lives of children, teenagers, and adults who are facing much greater challenges than running a marathon, because each family is dealing with the loss of a family member.

I lost my father when I was just eight years old. Unfortunately, neither my mother nor I had a program like the Children’s Room available to us as we struggled to navigate the waters of grief brought on by my father’s death. When I discovered The Children’s Room, it became clear that the compassion and presence of the facilitators (most of whom have experienced a significant loss themselves), the group support, and the model they use offers participants the gifts of catharsis, strength, and growth. This is why I became a trained facilitator for The Children’s Room last year, working with the adult spousal loss group on Sunday afternoons. The strength and open-heartedness of the women in my group has been amazing.

My goal in running this year’s Boston Marathon is to raise $7,500 for The Children’s Room, an amount that would enable four children to attend a support group for one year. I would be both honored and deeply grateful if you would consider joining my Boston Marathon support team by making a meaningful gift to The Children’s Room. To make the process easy, you can click the donate button at the top right of this page to make a secure online donation. If your donation is in memory or honor of someone, please write their name. I will be running for my father, the families of The Children’s Room, and the loved ones of my donors. We are in this together! If you would like to donate by mail, please be sure to write Marathon/Jill in the subject line of your check so that The Children’s Room knows your donation is in support of my run. A receipt and letter of acknowledgement will be sent as soon as your gift is received.  

Thank you for taking a few moments to learn about my reason for accepting the challenge of the 2012 Boston Marathon. Please wish me good luck and blue skies on April 16th.

With deep appreciation,

Jill Hurley

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$6,615

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Luke O'Neill

    $250

  • Jay Hurley

    $300

  • Phyllis Hurley

    $100

  • Bethany Hutchinson

    $50

  • Alison Dudley (Dignam)

    $20

  • Diane Bianchetta

    $20

  • Lisa Bradshaw

    $25

  • Marek

    $40

  • Silas Rosenblatt

    $50

  • Stephen and Nancy Shannon

     

  • Maryl and Gary Schapiro

     

  • Marcelo Marcondes

    $30

  • Donald and Janet Mathews

     

  • Betsy, Matt, Owen and Molly Davis

    $107

  • Tara Brown

    $20

  • Catherine Pilfrey

    $100

  • Heron Dance Art Studio

    $50

  • Charlie Byron

    $50

  • Misty Darling

    $50

  • Mary Conley

    $25

  • Elizabeth Latchis

    $100

  • cheryl crotty

    $50

  • Paul & Kathy

     

  • Iris Alpert

    $20

  • Laura Berland and Jonathan Wyman

    $100

  • George Brady

    $50

  • Jessie

    $10

  • Geoff Talbott

    $100

  • Hazel Bercholz

    $50

  • Katherine Adams

    $20

  • Kaitlin Hurley

    $50

  • Julie Herget

    $25

  • Diane Sweeney

    $50

  • John Bailes

    $50

  • Mary Lang and Charlie Trageser

    $100

  • Esther Seibold

    $50

  • Andrea Sparks

    $100

  • Judy Hollocher

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ernest Machen

    $100

  • Watertown Back Care - Thomas Gorman

    $20

  • Janet Kolman

    $50

  • Martina Bouey

    $25

  • Catherine Ricketson

    $50

  • Del Barbato

    $26

  • Captain Tom George

    $26

  • Sheila Conley Jackson and family

    $150

  • Elizabeth Cochran

    $25

  • Chris Crotty

     

  • Phyllis Brooks Prout

    $50

  • Kristin, Travis, Faye & Wylie

    $25

  • Larry Teitelbaum

    $100

  • Aimee Marie Peden

    $10

  • Jo & Ted Heil

    $100

  • Jen Holmgren

     

  • Anna & Jay Coffman

    $50

  • Jean Berolzhe...

    $50

  • Mary Lou Bates

    $25

  • David Williams

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Glen Berkowitz

     

  • Noah Hodgetts

    $10

  • Davee Evans

    $50

  • Marguerite

    $25

  • Elizabeth Richardson

    $50

  • Jennifer Gokey

    $30

  • Birthe Clarke

    $25

  • Kathy Vieweg

    $25

  • Bob Friedrich

    $20

  • Lorna Ahearn

    $20

  • Christen Elizabeth Clement Foundation

    $750

  • Ken Bowles

     

  • Andrea Darby

    $20

  • Victoria Arthur

    $50

  • Dan Dlugose

    $50

  • O'Rourke Family

    $50

  • Judy, Karen and Sudha

    $60

  • Shannon & Leslie Rigali

    $50

  • Graham Walsh

    $20

  • Reba Johnson

    $25

  • Adriel Galvin

    $50

  • Lisa Panaccione

    $25

  • Aloisio

    $100

  • Carolyn Mirando

    $50

  • Chris Pleim

    $50

  • John Hughes

    $50

  • Neil Fisher

    $1,000

  • Pam Dugar

    $20

  • Betsy and Keith Knowlton

    $25

  • Rick and Stacy Dimino

    $100

  • Sumner Bradley

    $50

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

88% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $49,335 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Deana Hickey

Amount Raised:

$13,787

 

276% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Courtney Silva

Amount Raised:

$10,310

 

206% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Scharpf

Amount Raised:

$10,078

 

202% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Hurley

Amount Raised:

$6,615

 

88% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Ellsasser

Amount Raised:

$5,655

 

113% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Children's Room

Amount Raised:

$2,890

Fundraiser Title

Mark Chatalian

Amount Raised:

$0

Fundraiser Title

Philip Cargill

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

Diane Bianchetta

Diane Bianchetta

DONATION: $20

in honor of Jill Hurley 2 years ago

Alison Dudley (Dignam)

Alison Dudley (Dignam)

DONATION: $20

Good luck, Jill!!! Donation in memory of Ryan Dudley 2 years ago

Bethany Hutchinson

Bethany Hutchinson

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Phyllis Hurley

Phyllis Hurley

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jay Hurley

Jay Hurley

DONATION: $300

For the Children's room and the incredible dedication to healing that they do for so many, and to Jill for being such a loving daughter, sister, aunt and friend. I'm proud to be her brother. 2 years ago