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April 11, 2017

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BENEFITING: ADOLESCENT WELLNESS

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Natasha Snapper

THE STORY:

http://www.adolescentwellness.org/

I am excited to announce that I am taking on the challenge of the Boston Marathon this upcoming April. Since I started my sophomore year of high school, running the Boston Marathon has always been a dream of mine. As many of you probably know, in order to run Boston, you either have to qualify, or apply to raise money for a charity. Because I was sure that my 10:00 average half-marathon mileage pace probably wouldn’t qualify, I knew that I was going to fundraise. One thing that I knew, however, is that if I was going to take on the challenge of raising a large amount of money for a charity, I wanted it to be a charity that I felt passionate about. And that’s where Adolescent Wellness Inc. (AWI) comes into play. When I researched charities that were active in Wellesley, I stumbled across AWI whose mission is for children “to get through adolescence without developing symptoms of anxiety and depression”. Right when I saw those words, I knew that AWI was the charity that I wanted to devote my time, effort, and training towards. Spreading awareness about the importance of mental health has always been something that is important to me. Being personally affected and seeing my friends struggle with anxiety and depression as early as middle school, I realized that this importance of taking care of not only your physical state, but also your mental state, is definitely underemphasized.

 

Specifically, I am running in honor of Nicholas Leonhardt, one of my high school classmates who passed away this past October. Before his death, Nick was working at Three Points Center in Utah where he felt he could share and help others with anxiety and depression. I will always remember the memories shared with Nick, including going to the Wellesley Pancake Festival and playing foosball in my basement together. Nick’s passing breaks my heart and underlines the reasons why I chose to run for Adolescent Wellness specifically. I would love to make a difference that could help spread awareness about these important issues in our local communities. Research shows that if you teach healthy coping skills to 22 youth, it prevents 1 case of severe depression. This is a theme for my fundraising: it is my goal to raise 22 thousand dollars for Adolescent Wellness. Together we can raise money to save one life, or even prevent one case of mental illness, and I need your help to make that difference.

BECOME A MILE DONOR: 

Each of the possible 26 Mile Donors below have donated at least $1k to this fundraiser to stop teen anxiety and depression. 

1. Robert Anthony

2. Seth Merrin

3. Sapna Syngal

4. John Worrall

5.Lesley and Bob Leonhardt

6. Bill and Jan Russel

7. Sally Webster

8. Anonomys

9. Anonomys

10. Anonomys

11. Stephen Marcus

12. Theresa and Steven Levy

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$23,441

MONEY RAISED
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  • Leah Fine

    $10

  • Laurie Haig

    $100

  • Patricia Chong

    $50

  • Janet Sozio

    $25

  • Seth Merrin

    $1,000

  • Amie Larson

    $10

  • Rosana Libermann

    $300

  • Jon Pressman

    $100

  • Daniel Tierney

    $50

  • Julie Boehm

    $50

  • jacqueline spangenberg van gaver

    $50

  • Deirdre Savarese

    $100

  • Sapna Syngal

    $1,000

  • Ron and Tim

    $25

  • Robin Evans

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kelly Saberi

    $20

  • Rachel Cohen

    $50

  • Maddy Odenwald

    $25

  • Goettel Family

    $50

  • Jonathan Terdiman

    $250

  • Rick Wenstrup

    $100

  • Peggy Van Slochem

    $500

  • Sonia Syngal

    $200

  • Ruth Liberman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bobbi Snapper

    $100

  • John Worrall

    $1,000

  • Terrence McGrath

    $100

  • Betsy Kamio

    $250

  • Phyllis Gimbel Schnitman

    $200

  • Donna & Bill Vello

    $50

  • Rose-Marie van Otterloo

    $250

  • David Blakelock

    $100

  • Ali Russell

    $25

  • Hongbo Deng

    $100

  • Lesley and Bob Leonhardt

    $1,000

  • Kathleen Baum

    $100

  • Kathleen Hood

    $25

  • The Brown Family

    $100

  • Bill and Jan Russell

    $1,000

  • Stephanie and Phil Hirshberg

    $50

  • sushma syngal

    $100

  • Kressy Family

    $25

  • Matt and Lori Yurgelun

    $300

  • Jannie van Nifterick

    $50

  • The Weiner Family

    $250

  • Lucy Sur

    $50

  • Sally Webster

    $1,000

  • nina mayer

    $50

  • Tina deZarraga

     

  • Addie Gautier

    $20

  • Julie

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $26.62

  • Rich Bonk

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Meredith Arendt

    $100

  • Mike Pegnato

    $150

  • Liv Dobrin

    $10

  • Kate Hovan

    $10

  • Sally

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $3,000

  • Anonymous

    $26.22

  • Olivia Snapper

    $25

  • Ryan & Gretchen Plotner

     

  • Scott and Sarah Wessel

     

  • Farzeen Chunara

    $42

  • Marijke Van der Schatte Olivier

    $25

  • Scott and Kim Snapper

    $500

  • Jodie Ouahed

     

  • Lori Zimmerman

     

  • The Fishman Family

     

  • The Shouval family

    $50

  • Jeff Mittleman

    $50

  • Stephen Marcus

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jasmine Theermann

    $25

  • Carolyn Swan

    $100

  • Theresa and Steve Levy

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian B Buckley

    $100

  • Lori Ashworth

    $26.20

  • Sevilla Family

     

  • Tara Snapper

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Stephen Marcus II

    $600

  • Wayne Lencer

     

  • John and Debby Saltzman

    $50

  • Lisa Strate

    $25

  • Jim& Mara Mangan

    $100

  • The Georges

    $50

  • Steve Savarese

    $100

  • Castoro Family

    $50

  • Dave and Betsy Powell

    $100

  • The Gillim Family

     

  • Jerry and Judy Turner

     

  • Abreu-Martin Family

     

  • Laura & Bob Hockett

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Menno and Judy Verhave

     

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107% Raised of $22,000 Goal

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The Team: $23,441 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Menno and Judy Verhave

Menno and Judy Verhave

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

In tribute to Natasha. Well done! 2 years ago

Laura & Bob Hockett

Laura & Bob Hockett

2 years ago

Abreu-Martin Family

Abreu-Martin Family

2 years ago

Jerry and Judy Turner

Jerry and Judy Turner

go natasha! 2 years ago

The Gillim Family

The Gillim Family

2 years ago

Dave and Betsy Powell

Dave and Betsy Powell

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Castoro Family

Castoro Family

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Steve Savarese

Steve Savarese

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Georges

The Georges

DONATION: $50

2 years ago