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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

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

$9,253

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

  • Bill Bottiggi on behalf of Braintree Electric Light Department

    $50

  • The Queally's

    $100

  • IBEW Local Union 104

    $104

  • R.I. Nurses

    $250

  • Frank Carey

    $100

  • Enzo & Lina Cairone

    $25

  • Boston Firefighters Local 218

    $200

  • Nancy Tribuna

    $100

  • Maynard & Carol Craig

    $25

  • Noelle & Lipowicz

    $150

  • Thomas Kreckler II

    $100

  • Deborah & Marc Thoener

    $300

  • Jules Vaillancourt

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Gus and JoAnn Bregnard

     

  • Jennifer Shawles

    $10

  • Utility Workers Union of America Local 379

    $250

  • Braintree Electric Lighting Dept (BELD)

    $1,270

  • Robert Beatson, Jr.

    $25

  • The Quinlan Family

    $25

  • Doug and Diane

    $50

  • Salon Fabio

    $25

  • RI Nurses

    $60

  • Sathya Silva

    $10

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132% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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The Team: $218,171 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

William Rugg

Amount Raised

$20,313

 

102% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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andrea coppola mendes

Amount Raised

$18,424

 

184% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Tim Granger

Amount Raised

$14,607

 

195% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael White

Amount Raised

$14,169

 

142% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL MONESTIME

Amount Raised

$13,401

 

172% Raised of $7,800 Goal

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Craig Marulis

Amount Raised

$12,828

 

128% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Dennis Sheppard

Amount Raised

$12,001

 

100% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Gagnon

Amount Raised

$11,757

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sathya Silva

Sathya Silva

DONATION: $10

3 months ago

Salon Fabio

Salon Fabio

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

RI Nurses

RI Nurses

DONATION: $60

3 months ago

Doug and Diane

Doug and Diane

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

The Quinlan Family

The Quinlan Family

DONATION: $25

In memories to all of those whose lives ended much to soon. 3 months ago

Braintree Electric Lighting Dept (BELD)

Braintree Electric Lighting Dept (BELD)

DONATION: $1,270

3 months ago

Robert Beatson, Jr.

Robert Beatson, Jr.

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Utility Workers Union of America Local 379

Utility Workers Union of America Local 379

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Jennifer Shawles

Jennifer Shawles

DONATION: $10

4 months ago

Gus and JoAnn Bregnard

Gus and JoAnn Bregnard

In memory of Chris Thoener 4 months ago