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Samaritans Inc. 2017 Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

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Dennis Sheppard

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my Samaritans Marathon team fundraising page in support of reducing the incidence of suicide. I have the great privledge to represent this non-profit organization in the 2017 Boston Marathon. I'm very excited to join a team that supports suicide prevention as it has become very important in my life.

I have the honor of running in memory of my former athlete at Marshfield High School Kevin Friedland and my friend Shawn White. 

I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to Coach Kevin for 4 years in Cross Country and Track at Marshfield High School. He was very soft spoken and reserved as an underclassmen, but began to break out of his shell each year. Kevin became very focused on improving as an individual, but more important to him was the team. Although he battled with his fair share of injuries, his commitment to his teammates never wavered. One of Kevin's greatest attributes was his kindness to friends and teammates alike. Kevin was very close to his family and a tight group of friends in Marshfield that miss him dearly. Kevin will always be remembered for his friendly smile.

Shawn was my High School teammate and friend at East Bridgewater. I was lucky enough to join the cross country team and learn alot from him. Our team was able to win the first All-State Championship in school history. We shared this and many more special moments over 3 years. Shawn always had the ability to lighten the mood with his goofy personality, a joke or long story. You could always hear his laugh from a mile away. I was very fortunate to have had spent a weekend camping last september with Shawn, his brother Matt and good friend Tj. We had a lot of good laughs remincing about the High School days. Shawn had just qaulified for the Boston Marathon and had planned to run in 2017.

I have gone and watched the Boston Marathon for 10 straight years supporting friends and family. I couldn't think of any better way to run it for the first time in memory of Kevin and Shawn.  This is such an important cause, because in both cases family and friends weren't aware of Kevin and Shawn's struggles. This is a great way to raise awareness and support an organization dedicated to suicide prevention. Please take the time to either donate or simply spread awareness.  

Thank you for your support!

-Dennis Sheppard

Samaritans wrote -

Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention!

Thank you for visiting the 2017 Samaritans Marathon Team homepage! Our team is raising awareness and funds for Samaritans, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide. The 2017 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 17th.

Thanks to the John Hanock Non-Profit Marathon Program, this is the 10th consecutive year that Samaritans has received bib numbers for our Marathon Team. All proceeds generated from this year's team will benefit Samaritans' suicide prevention services including our 24/7 Crisis Services phone and text helplines, Community Education and Outreach, and Grief Support Services for those who have lost someone to suicide.

If you have secured your own bib for the Boston Marathon and are interested in joining the Samaritans Team, please contact Sarah Cahill at scahill@samaritanshope.org.

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To This Fundraiser

$7,401

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dennis Sheppard

    $250

  • Stephen Infascelli

    $50

  • Paquette Family

    $50

  • Julie McCauley

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Gorham Family

    $50

  • Jay & Carolyn Hubbard

    $100

  • Aunt Betty

    $200

  • Sam Roecker

     

  • Mary-Anne

    $100

  • Jen Shumaker

    $100

  • Lynn Sheppard & Janice Pistorino

    $50

  • Amy Ringuette

    $25

  • The Friedland Family

    $100

  • Brenda Green

    $25

  • christina gavin

    $25

  • Bob Pauze

     

  • Cassie Butler

    $50

  • Rebecca Trax

    $50

  • Erin Sheppard and Christopher Simas

    $100

  • Eric Ashe

    $50

  • Aaron Ladd

     

  • Joyce Family

    $50

  • Coach Hatim Jean-Louis | BPS XC | West Roxbury HS TF Indoor & Outdoor

    $25

  • Valianti family

    $111.12

  • Paul Rupprecht

    $50

  • Pat, Katie and Charlie

    $50

  • The Quincy Hills

    $50

  • Holmes family

    $50

  • Wheaton Family

     

  • Casey Pereira

     

  • Conor Kane

    $25

  • Daniel Joyce

     

  • Brookline Cross Country

    $25

  • Shae

    $25

  • Jackson & Melissa Day

    $50

  • Jake Perkins

    $50

  • Kevin & Paula Maloney

    $100

  • Chris and Lindsey Ryan

    $50

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Thomas Miller

    $50

  • Henning Family

    $100

  • Jeremy McCabe

    $50

  • Rachel Pooler

    $25

  • Katherine McGill

    $25

  • Kim Nashawaty

    $25

  • Connie Velez

    $50

  • Jesse Bailey

    $50

  • Fletch

    $250

  • Michael Glennon

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Flynns

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $700

  • The McManus Family

     

  • Adam Gage

    $25

  • Rachael Kelly

    $10

  • Maria Del Carmen and Kevin MacKinnon

    $100

  • Joey Mullen

    $25

  • George McCabe

    $50

  • David & Beth Hayes

     

  • Jim and Kathy MacNeill

     

  • John and Lee Bombardier

    $100

  • Dave Bombardier

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kelliher Family

    $100

  • Steve Mongeau

    $26.20

  • Patrick Minnihan

    $50

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Super Bowl Squares

    $2,300

  • Kelly and Steve Donovan

    $100

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

  • Davia

    $20

  • John DeWolf

     

  • The Greens

    $25

  • Steve & Charlotte

    $50

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62% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $158,287 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

andrea coppola mendes

Amount Raised

$17,859

 

179% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael White

Amount Raised

$12,724

 

127% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

William Rugg

Amount Raised

$12,719

 

85% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Marulis

Amount Raised

$11,794

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL MONESTIME

Amount Raised

$11,051

 

142% Raised of $7,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Arn

Amount Raised

$10,929

 

109% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Veronica Reichardt

Amount Raised

$9,003

 

120% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Watson

Amount Raised

$8,074

 

101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Steve & Charlotte

Steve & Charlotte

DONATION: $50

Good guy, great cause! 14 hours ago

The Greens

The Greens

DONATION: $25

Forever in our hearts, Kevin 16 hours ago

John DeWolf

John DeWolf

Good luck on the 17th! 17 hours ago

Davia

Davia

DONATION: $20

one coach to another 2 days ago

Kevin Lilly

Kevin Lilly

DONATION: $58

1 week ago

Kelly and Steve Donovan

Kelly and Steve Donovan

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Super Bowl Squares

Super Bowl Squares

DONATION: $2,300

4 weeks ago

Terrie Perella

Terrie Perella

DONATION: $25

1 month ago

Patrick Minnihan

Patrick Minnihan

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Steve Mongeau

Steve Mongeau

DONATION: $26.20

2 months ago