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Tim O'Brien's Fundraiser:

The Children's Room Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Tim O'Brien

THE STORY:

After my wife Keri passed away unexpectedly in November 2015, several people recommended the programs at The Children’s Room to me. TCR was able to find an opening for my family in the Thursday night groups, and we have been coming regularly since February 2016. The groups have truly been a lifeline of support for us, providing an opportunity to share and receive support through a peer group who truly understand what each other are going through.

Keri was a kind and loving person whose life was tragically cut short by mental illness. That love and energy, which was such an essential part of her, has been reflected back to me in so many ways, by so many people. I'm asking you to honor her legacy by making a donation to The Children's Room.

As for the running part...Over the years I've periodically considered running a marathon as a fundraiser. What had always held me back was finding an organization that I could get excited about raising funds for. Several months ago, while out on a run, I was reflecting on how valuable TCR has been and continues to be in my family’s healing process. And I realized that I wanted to do something to pay it forward, to make sure that TCR can continue to do its important work. I connected up the idea of running a marathon as a fundraiser with my desire to do something to benefit TCR. The more I thought about the idea, the more excited I got. I realized I was more excited about raising the funds than I was about running the marathon (and I get pretty excited about running a marathon). I am proud and honored to represent TCR as one of its fundraising marathon runners.

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To This Fundraiser

$50,359

MONEY RAISED
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  • Clare Sweeney Short

    $25

  • Georgia & Chris Smith

    $50

  • The Plottel Family

     

  • Lisa Scanlon Stahovec and family

    $100

  • John McDargh

     

  • In memory of Keri O'Brien

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Liz Padula and John Tourtelotte

     

  • Don B

    $50

  • Matching Gift- Crum and Forster

     

  • Jennifer Russell

     

  • Rick & Carolyn

    $25

  • Amy

    $100

  • Jamie Walsh

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Frank Turner

     

  • Anu Rao

    $10

  • Linda

    $100

  • Bob Smith

    $50

  • The Graham family

    $100

  • Roger

    $25

  • Tully Recines

     

  • Morgan Rosenberg

     

  • Angie Bodozian

     

  • Lewis and Diane Silverman

     

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

     

  • Emma Maloney

     

  • Colleen Walsh

     

  • Alex Garfield

    $100

  • Lori Ford

     

  • O'Sullivan family

    $100

  • Mary Roetzel

    $50

  • The Loosian Family

    $100

  • Mary Ellen Gearin, BUMBA

    $50

  • giorgio lodi BUMBA

     

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Jim and Mary Caffrey, BUMBA

     

  • Lauren Ackland & George Hayman

    $50

  • Aileen & Michael Murphy

     

  • Charlie Purtell

    $250

  • Meghan and Madeline Lytton

    $100

  • Jon, Heather and Nikolai Berntsen

    $50

  • Pieter Du plessis

    $200

  • Roger Ericson

    $25

  • Catherine C. Demetriadi

     

  • The Boston Whites

    $50

  • Katherine Carter

    $25

  • Donovan/Hogan Family

     

  • Roger & Julie House

     

  • The Stolow Family

     

  • The Wheelers

    $50

  • The Wangs

    $50

  • The Mignones

    $50

  • Damon spitz

     

  • The Martin Family

    $100

  • Rhanna Kidwell

     

  • Heather and Erica

     

  • Alan and Janet Simpson

    $333

  • Marathon Auction Proceeds

    $2,500

  • Chris & Ann Cunniffe

    $50

  • The Beauregards

     

  • Sheelyn Marker Michael

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Alex Rice

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kabir

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Perry

    $100

  • Becca Harris

     

  • The Mackeys

     

  • Lori Whyte Fernandez

     

  • Anthony Novak

    $25

  • The Freitas Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ariel

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anne Charlton

    $50

  • Meghan, George, Georgie, Healy, Logan Grace and Finn Knight

     

  • Andrew Wesson

    $100

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • The Swidey Family

     

  • Elizabeth Greenspan

    $100

  • Paul Phillips & Bud Lavery

    $50

  • Kristina and Jimmy Storey

     

  • Jennifer Cloherty

    $25

  • Alanna Maida

     

  • Bill Kelly

     

  • Patrick

    $50

  • Jim O'Brien

    $500

  • The Kenslea Family

     

  • Deirdre Tarrant

    $50

  • Karla Hailer

     

  • Jennifer Evans Ryan

     

  • The Fay Family

     

  • Mark Tisdahl

    $250

  • The Nesin-Perna Family

     

  • Bart Simon

     

  • Karen and Michael Weissel

    $150

  • Goff Famlily

     

  • Margaret Schmidt and Kenneth Danila

     

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101% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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The Team: $138,951 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Tim O'Brien

Amount Raised

$50,359

 

101% 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

$16,058

 

128% 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

Antonio Willis-Berry

Amount Raised

$9,609

 

128% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

TEAM WHS

Amount Raised

$9,005

Fundraiser Title

The Children's Room

Amount Raised

$1,245

 

1% Raised of $125,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Margaret Schmidt and Kenneth Danila

Margaret Schmidt and Kenneth Danila

2 months ago

Goff Famlily

Goff Famlily

2 months ago

Karen and Michael Weissel

Karen and Michael Weissel

DONATION: $150

2 months ago

Bart Simon

Bart Simon

2 months ago

The Nesin-Perna Family

The Nesin-Perna Family

Tim, Great Cause. Best of luck. Thinking of you and your family. 2 months ago

Mark Tisdahl

Mark Tisdahl

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

The Fay Family

The Fay Family

2 months ago

Jennifer Evans Ryan

Jennifer Evans Ryan

In memory of your wife. 2 months ago

Karla Hailer

Karla Hailer

2 months ago

Deirdre Tarrant

Deirdre Tarrant

DONATION: $50

Best of luck, Tim! In memory of your wife and in tribute to the Mullaney Family. 2 months ago