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The Children's Room Boston 2017

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April 15, 2017

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BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

James Oleary

THE STORY:

I’m running in memory of my mom and in honor of my dad.

In 1992 my mom passed away over the Christmas Holiday break after a very short bout with cancer. I vividly recall my feelings when it was announced over the PA system at my high school as school was back in session. The first few weeks were a blur, I understood what happened however there were still many questions & feelings which I did not clearly understand or clearly verbalize.

I had a good family circle. I had a good group of friends from church. But it wasn’t until I was invited to a high school support group of students who lost a parent that I began to feel safe and vocalize the feelings which I was experiencing.

This is why I’ve chosen to run the Boston Marathon for The Children’s Room. To experience the loss of a parent or a sibling is a terrible thing for a child. Having a safe place to open up and express their feelings begins a long road to dealing with their loss. It’s been almost 25 years since my mom passed and every day I miss her. Every child and parent walking through the doors at TCR will continue to experience that loss but being able to express it will only occur if they feel safe.

Running the Boston Marathon for The Children’s Room will provide more children a safe, supportive community so no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone.

Learn more about The Children's Room at childrensroom.org and stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter

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To This Fundraiser

$15,655

MONEY RAISED
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  • Maria Pepe-Wiliams

    $50

  • Baochau Truong

     

  • Elizabeth Rebeil

    $50

  • Steve and Kendra Boyd

     

  • BC

     

  • Sean Metras

     

  • Bob Knapp

    $75

  • Rick Bodmer

    $50

  • Eduart Golloshi

     

  • Jennifer Rivard

    $100

  • John Vo

    $100

  • Sheila A. Martin

     

  • Karine Stephens

    $50

  • Philip & Christine Yates

     

  • Terry Flanagan

     

  • Federico Family

    $100

  • BC

    $50

  • Fitzy

     

  • Kenneth W Stout

    $250

  • Silverthorn family

    $100

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

     

  • Edward Silverthorn

    $100

  • 22 and 33

    $50

  • Nagle Family

     

  • Pam Peters

     

  • Carolyn O

    $25

  • The Despres

    $100

  • Arthur Tourigny

    $25

  • Ted and Keri Kelly

    $50

  • Hettenbach family

    $25

  • Beza

    $25

  • Barry Peterson

    $25

  • Tod Marvell

     

  • Panos

    $100

  • Yonatan Peña

     

  • DANIEL ELLIOTT

    $25

  • Paro Fmaily

    $100

  • Polansky Family

    $100

  • Gattuso Family

     

  • The O'Leary Family

     

  • Joe DeMartino

     

  • Chip Johnson

     

  • Scott Bleckinger

     

  • Tim Caldwell

     

  • Panos Argiras

     

  • Mike Polansky

     

  • Doru Stocia

     

  • Thary Pailin

     

  • Chartlon Lewis

     

  • Robert Handshuh

     

  • Amy

    $100

  • M & M Buchwalder

    $25

  • Bob Tarsa

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Clarke Family

     

  • George Ingles

    $25

  • Erin Yerrington

    $25

  • Lila Li

    $100

  • KK

    $50

  • Vikram

    $100

  • dan oleary

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Alan and Janet Simpson

    $333

  • Marathon Auction Proceeds

    $2,500

  • Becca Harris

     

  • Donna and Louis Marino

    $262

  • Terry Flanagan

     

  • ed and bill

    $90

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • Stewsan Solomon

    $100

  • Amy Otto

    $50

  • Steve Goldner

    $25

  • Pat Sacco

    $100

  • James O'Leary

     

  • Peck family

    $25

  • James and Beverly Pero

    $50

  • Liz and Paul Chambers

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Eric Felz

    $20

  • The Fobert Family

     

  • Doug Ducharme

    $50

  • Pam and Keith Furfure

    $25

  • The Osborne Family

    $100

  • Jean Walsh

    $50

  • Joe & Maureen DeMartino

    $250

  • Shire Employees

    $1,550

  • Sharon Cotnam

    $50

  • The Salter Family

    $30

  • Manny V.

    $25

  • Mel

     

  • Gerry

    $50

  • Stephen Campbell

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Karen Arneson

     

  • Cathleen O'Connor

    $50

  • Dale Hubbar

    $25

  • Jean DiSturco

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • KKrauss

    $50

  • ko

    $100

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125% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $129,173 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Tim O'Brien

Amount Raised

$44,359

 

89% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexander Ebling

Amount Raised

$26,257

 

210% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Oleary

Amount Raised

$15,655

 

125% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shane Richardson

Amount Raised

$14,200

 

142% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Shea

Amount Raised

$12,218

 

163% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

TEAM WHS

Amount Raised

$8,630

Fundraiser Title

Antonio Willis-Berry

Amount Raised

$6,609

 

88% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Children's Room

Amount Raised

$1,245

 

1% Raised of $125,000 Goal

Donor Comments

ko

ko

DONATION: $100

Congrats on another great success- all the way around! 4 days ago

KKrauss

KKrauss

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Congrats!! 1 week ago

Jean DiSturco

Jean DiSturco

James O'Leary! 1 week ago

Dale Hubbar

Dale Hubbar

DONATION: $25

In memory of Nancy Pirello 1 week ago

Cathleen O'Connor

Cathleen O'Connor

DONATION: $50

My brother Tommy 1 week ago

Karen Arneson

Karen Arneson

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 week ago

Stephen Campbell

Stephen Campbell

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Gerry

Gerry

DONATION: $50

In honor of Dan Young 1 week ago