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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

Jessica Greenwood

THE STORY:

 

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.

 

January 19, 2016 is a day that I will never forget.  I recieved a call that my friend had not shown to work, then it dawned on me that he didn't show to a race, and a friends father's funeral, and I panicked.  I wish every day what ensued in the next few hours did not, but it did.  My life long friend died by suicide.

I felt like I should've stopped it, I should've seen it coming and I should've gotten there, but sadly, this was not to happen.

I can't save Dougie, but I can help others.

I met Doug in the 6th grade, we were probably 10/11 years old.  We met due to a mutal friend and we all lived in the same area.  We grew up in the same neighborhood and it turns out our parents shared some experiences in highscool as well.  We were destined to be friends.  As time goes by, many experiences between the two of us created a life long bond that even through anger, could never be broken.

Doug was funny, friend and an ass.  He worked the same job for 19 years and if the clothing would last long enough he would never shop for a new pair of pants.  He loved having a great time!  He loved riding his motorcyle way to fast and drinking a few too many and laughing so loud I can still hear it.

In 2012 we got a dog. Doug said if he were ever to get a dog his name would be Porkchop, after Doug Funny.  So, we did.  I still have Porkchop and I know Dougie visits him often.

Dougie didn't love babies, but he loved his nieces and nephews, especially when they would climb him like a jungle jim.  He loved his little Lily, she was his best girl. His family is the best and I can not wait to share this journey with them!

Dougie had great friends, the best anyone could ask for.  When he died, the Fast and Furious song popped in my head the next day, they were true friends until the end, and so are all of us.

 

Dougie started running in 2014 and quickly became a competitor!  He loved it!  He had run 2 marathons and a few half marathons as well as multiple 5ks.

I wanted to run for the Samaritans because I need to help spread the word and stop the stigma.  We all get sad, but at times our sadness and anxiety take over, and we need to be loud and clear that there is always HOPE!

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

$5,102

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amanda McCann

    $25

  • Kim and Rob Monnar

    $25

  • Doug Harrison

    $150

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Sparton Technology Corp and the Breton family

    $500

  • Rachel Laliberte

    $50

  • Keri Harrison

    $100

  • Jude & Kerry

     

  • Christine Plante

     

  • Joanne Goguen

    $100

  • Steve Mongeau

    $26.20

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

  • Diane Olsen

    $25

  • Jennifer Holmes

    $20

  • Diane + Emmet

     

  • Beth K

    $25

  • Davia Moore

    $40

  • Tania Keefe

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Joe Shapiro

    $500

  • Tippy

    $50

  • Jill FitzGerald

    $50

  • Kim Lowell

    $25

  • Jamie Greenwood

    $25

  • Mia

    $50

  • Sara Baldwin

    $50

  • Yuki

    $25

  • Denis & Lisa Duquette

    $50

  • Ryan Godbout

    $50

  • Fundraising event

    $623

  • Dee and Dennis Foley

    $20

  • Icon Broadcast

    $450

  • Mariette AUBUT

    $25

  • Bonnie

    $100

  • Lilyan, Jeff and Amber

    $100

  • Jessica Greenwood

    $580

  • Heather, Jay, Emma & Addyson

    $100

  • Pam Ragan

    $100

  • Brian LaFontaine

    $100

  • BMayo

    $40

  • Tracey, Brian, Nikki, Gracie and Connor

    $100

  • The Pride and Joy of Nashua

    $100

  • Darrell Ouellette

    $50

  • Ashley & Tom

     

  • Beth morris

    $25

  • Tom

    $100

  • Ann Belair

    $25

  • Ray-Hokanson Family

     

  • Beth Whipple

    $25

  • Sathya Silva

    $10

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102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $217,371 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

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Michael White

Amount Raised

$14,169

 

142% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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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

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Kimberly Gagnon

Amount Raised

$11,757

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sathya Silva

Sathya Silva

DONATION: $10

2 months ago

Beth Whipple

Beth Whipple

DONATION: $25

have a great run Jessica! 2 months ago

Ray-Hokanson Family

Ray-Hokanson Family

Go get 'em! 2 months ago

Ann Belair

Ann Belair

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Tom

Tom

DONATION: $100

3 months ago

Beth morris

Beth morris

DONATION: $25

3 months ago

Ashley & Tom

Ashley & Tom

For You and Doug 3 months ago

Darrell Ouellette

Darrell Ouellette

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

The Pride and Joy of Nashua

The Pride and Joy of Nashua

DONATION: $100

I'm so proud of you, Mama!! Love You!!! 3 months ago

Tracey, Brian, Nikki, Gracie and Connor

Tracey, Brian, Nikki, Gracie and Connor

DONATION: $100

In loving memory of my brother Doug â 3 months ago