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Rich Ruffing's Fundraiser:

Children's Room 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Rich Ruffing

THE STORY:

There was a time I considered myself a “runner”.  And there was a time where running the Boston Marathon was a goal of mine.  In 2001 I accomplished that goal and followed it up by running Boston the following year.  It was not until 2007 that I ran the marathon again after being talked into it by a good friend of mine.  And after that one in 2007 I decided to hang my running shoes up.  Not only was I was done marathon training; I was done with all distance running.  Then something happened that changed the way I look at life, the way I used to look at life and the way I way look at life in the future.   After a three-year battle with cancer my mom passed away this past January.  Finishing those Boston Marathons years back had been some of the best experiences of my life.  Now I had endured the most devastating moment of my life.  My mom had always been so proud of me when I finished those three marathons.  She was always there to give me a big hug after each finish.  I wanted to make her proud again and I wanted to do something to honor her memory.  I decided I would run the Boston Marathon again.

            So I laced up my running shoes after a six-year lay off and started running again.  As training picked up I learned about the Children’s Room, a wonderful organization for grieving children and families who have lost a loved one.  It was a perfect match.  Not only would I be running in memory of my mom, but also I would be running to make a difference for others; others who may not have had the chance to spend thirty-seven wonderful years with their mom or dad. 

So as I continue on with my training to get me to the starting line of the Boston Marathon as part of the Miles and Memories Marathon Team, I ask for your support in helping me reaching my fundraising goal.  Thank you in advance for your donations and support.

To learn more about The Children’s Room go to http://childrensroom.org/

            

$14,012

MONEY RAISED
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  • JDuds

    $100

  • Sharon

    $100

  • The Cuff Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • MLBZ

    $200

  • Janice & Jack Connolly

    $100

  • Kelly Williamsom

    $100

  • Sean and Kristen Gray

    $100

  • Kim S

    $50

  • A. C. Jackson

    $25

  • T. Mix

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Judd & Saretta

    $100

  • Lauren

    $100

  • Irene

     

  • Greenough-Waters

    $200

  • Jill and David Adler

    $1,000

  • Will Barron

    $500

  • Laurey and Jeff Brainard

    $50

  • Brenna

    $25

  • John and Pam Saidnawey

     

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Deb and John Zaffiro

    $500

  • rich ruffing

    $100

  • ES

    $50

  • Roy Cockrum

    $100

  • Denise A.

    $50

  • Denise LaCarubba

    $100

  • Nancy Simpson-Banker

     

  • Wendy

     

  • The Sidel Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Heidi Friedlander

    $26

  • Cathy Thompson

    $250

  • Dawn Farrell

    $100

  • Lorri and Gordan Owades

    $100

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

    $10

  • Matt & Kim Obreza

    $100

  • Joyce Teitelbaum

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Moira McKenna

     

  • Jim Colorusso

     

  • Kevin Ruffing

     

  • Accelerated Fitness

     

  • Will

    $10

  • Jenn and Marc Scalia

     

  • David Keaveny

    $25

  • Nanette Jacobson

    $50

  • Liz Cooper

    $100

  • Josh

     

  • Lisa Rookard

    $50

  • Liz Burnett

    $100

  • Aprill lane

    $50

  • Kelly

     

  • Susan Szambelan

    $100

  • Allison Jane

    $25

  • Jeanette Macht

    $100

  • Danielle Walsh

     

  • Dan and Beth Friedlander

    $100

  • Martha Downs

     

  • Accelerated Fitness

    $80

  • Kathy Ilsley

    $100

  • Melissa

    $50

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $400

  • Karen Shaw

     

  • William Smith and Robin Travers

    $100

  • Kara Colby

     

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • Linda and William Kofoed

    $250

  • Dan Friedlander

     

  • Lea Elkin

     

  • Patricia O'Driscoll

     

  • Crisshelle

    $200

  • Christine

    $50

  • Shawn Cavalieri

     

  • Ted & Tracey Toran

    $130

  • The Rams Family

     

  • Victoria Arthur

     

  • Shawn McGoldrick

    $25

  • Margie Smoot

     

  • Josh Hines

     

  • Dan and Meghan Sencabaugh

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marlene Zbinden Shea

    $50

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187% Raised of$7,500 Goal

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The Team: $160,349 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

The Children's Room

Amount Raised

$24,070

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Lubin-Levy

Amount Raised

$14,366

 

144% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rich Ruffing

Amount Raised

$14,012

 

187% Raised of$7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deana Hickey

Amount Raised

$13,938

 

279% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Fleming Clark

Amount Raised

$12,791

 

142% Raised of$9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan Retik-Ger

Amount Raised

$11,409

 

190% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Gruber

Amount Raised

$9,447

 

135% Raised of$7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Harding

Amount Raised

$8,201

 

117% Raised of$7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Marlene Zbinden Shea

Marlene Zbinden Shea

DONATION: $50

Your mom is proud of you no matter what you do. She has a wonderful son. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Dan and Meghan Sencabaugh

Dan and Meghan Sencabaugh

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Josh Hines

Josh Hines

5 years ago

Margie Smoot

Margie Smoot

5 years ago

Shawn McGoldrick

Shawn McGoldrick

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Victoria Arthur

Victoria Arthur

Good luck on Monday! 5 years ago

The Rams Family

The Rams Family

5 years ago

Ted & Tracey Toran

Ted & Tracey Toran

DONATION: $130

Good work Rich, go get it! 5 years ago

Shawn Cavalieri

Shawn Cavalieri

Your mom was an amazing lady, best of luck brotha! 5 years ago