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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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Jeremy Devlin

THE STORY:

Samaritans wrote -

Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention!

Thank you for visiting my 2017 Samaritans fundraising page.   I am honored to have been chosen  for this team and such a worthy cause.   I hope that I can do a small part in helping those who have and will be affected by suicide thru this process.   There is nothing that can take your breath away faster than hearing that a loved one is no longer with you and that you did not get the chance to say goodbye.   The impact seems even more profound when the loss comes as a result of suicide.   As a psychologist I often find myself on the other side of the conversation helping others begin to process the gamut of emotions when they have lost their loved one’s.   There was no textbook or training that could have prepared me for the emotional impact two years ago when I received the phone call that we had lost my cousin Chris.  I am eternally grateful for the support that the Samaritans were able to give to his parents during this tragic time in their lives.   A support and understanding that can’t always be found your everyday circle of friends and family given the unique nature and issues that suicide presents.  If my running in the marathon and raising the awareness and funds to help the Samaritans continue their mission then 26.2 miles is a welcomed task.     

Chris was someone who I could identify with growing up.   He was quiet and unassuming , but with a sarcastic and funny wit when he needed to hold his own.   He was someone who was talented with his hands and could build anything.   He went on to be a successful electrician and during many recent winter storms I have him to thank for helping restore power back to thousands of families.   In many ways it was some of these jobs that made me appreciate him more.  To go out in harsh elements, being away from  your family for days on end, getting little sleep and dealing with high voltage electricity.   To Chris it was like second nature, that despite the difficulty of the elements and long hours he knew that people counted on him to restore order in their lives. This is what I will remember and cherish about Chris the most, not necessarily the immense talents his hands could produce, but the heart that was behind it.   The person who would offer a helping hand, with no questions asked and no matter how much of an inconvenience to him.   He was a devoted father of two who was so invested and proud of his children, whether it was the long hours of tossing a baseball around with his son or traveling from tournament to tournament he was there with his quiet presence.      

When I tell people that I am running the marathon for Samaritans the first question I often get asked are you really prepared for the training and running 26.2 miles.   My first response back is that the running part and the training is the easy part.  The hardest part is the loss, but I believe that on April 17th, 2017 Chris in his own way will be there in Boston, and his quiet presence will be felt and carry me across the finish line. 

Thank you for supporting me and this mission. 

 

Jeremy 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,889

MONEY RAISED
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  • Harold and Joanne Devlin

    $500

  • Ellen Spadafora

    $100

  • Debra Wehmeyer

    $100

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Jolene, Frank, Enzo and Devlin

    $250

  • Tim and Amy Martin

    $100

  • Sorila's

    $25

  • Fr. Jim Mazzone

    $200

  • Erin Purcell Gallo

    $50

  • Aida Chaves

    $100

  • Gail Cohen

    $25

  • Mary Tynan Cassidy

    $50

  • Mark and Lorrie Nash

    $50

  • Diane and Dennis Wilbur

    $150

  • Kelly Wilbur

    $50

  • Chris and Erin Griffith

    $100

  • Steve Mongeau

    $26.20

  • Michael Gesualdi

    $25

  • Eddie Valenti

    $50

  • Paul & Marie Jerard (Aura Wellness Center)

    $100

  • Sheila Devlin Jackson

    $50

  • Lisa Frost

     

  • Aunt Jackie

    $50

  • Jane Caufield

    $100

  • Diana Iannucci

     

  • The Winns

    $100

  • Amanda Mahoney

     

  • Terrie

    $25

  • Susan Tevnan

    $50

  • Dale & Ce Loverin

    $50

  • Dino and Jacqueline Scaletti

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Deanna Di Salvo

    $100

  • Susan Sullivan

    $20

  • Salvatore & Maureen Pellitteri

    $25

  • Robert & Veronica Grau

    $25

  • Frances Elfbaum & Lori O'Neill

    $50

  • Marian Pendergast

    $50

  • Shane Cox

    $75

  • Leigh Kelepouris

    $50

  • Diane Voye

    $50

  • Patti Cotter

    $50

  • David & Michele Ricketson

    $50

  • Robert & Lauren Bougas

    $100

  • Mary Seavey

    $100

  • John & Peg Courtney

    $100

  • Canton Police Association

    $250

  • Beverly Elfbaum

    $500

  • John & Betty Thoener

    $500

  • Karen & David MacNeill

    $500

  • Jack & Chris Leslie

    $50

  • Sherri Martin

     

  • Jimmy and Karen Flaherty

    $200

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

  • Jacquie & Bill Wehmeyer

    $50

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84% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $158,287 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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andrea coppola mendes

Amount Raised

$17,859

 

179% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Michael White

Amount Raised

$12,724

 

127% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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William Rugg

Amount Raised

$12,719

 

85% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Craig Marulis

Amount Raised

$11,794

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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MICHAEL MONESTIME

Amount Raised

$11,051

 

142% Raised of $7,800 Goal

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Kristen Arn

Amount Raised

$10,929

 

109% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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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

Jacquie & Bill Wehmeyer

Jacquie & Bill Wehmeyer

DONATION: $50

Your brother will be running beside you supporting you throughout the marathon! Good luck! 7 days ago

Kevin Lilly

Kevin Lilly

DONATION: $58

1 week ago

Jimmy and Karen Flaherty

Jimmy and Karen Flaherty

DONATION: $200

May the Peace of God guard your heart and mind as prepare and run in memory of Chris in Christ Jesus 2 weeks ago

Sherri Martin

Sherri Martin

2 weeks ago

Jack & Chris Leslie

Jack & Chris Leslie

DONATION: $50

In memory of Christopher Thoener 3 weeks ago

Karen & David MacNeill

Karen & David MacNeill

DONATION: $500

3 weeks ago

John & Betty Thoener

John & Betty Thoener

DONATION: $500

3 weeks ago

Robert & Lauren Bougas

Robert & Lauren Bougas

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Mary Seavey

Mary Seavey

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

John & Peg Courtney

John & Peg Courtney

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago