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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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Julia Mongeau

THE STORY:

Thanks for visiting my Samaritans Boston Marathon team fundraising page! All funds raised will benefit Samaritans and their suicide prevention services. 

I am honored to run my first marathon in memory of my aunt Kathy, who we lost to suicide in 1986.

There’s a photo of my aunt Kathy that sits on my dad’s bureau. For my cousins and I who never met Kathy, or who were too young at the time to understand what her death meant for the family, that’s all I have to remember her by: a photo and a sad family memory.    

Childhood naiveté initially prevented me from understanding the impact of suicide on a family. But Samaritans brought that, and so much more, to light. 

Samaritans validates the feelings and experiences of those who have, until contact with Samaritans, felt lost, helpless, and alone. Far too often people think no one understands what it is like to be trapped inside your own head, to be set on an endlessly winding path of depression and despair. We’ve all felt sad, or felt the sting of rejection, or reflect on our life and past choices and wonder “what if.” But for most of us, a jog, a chat with a friend, or some time to yourself helps pull you out of the dark and into the light. Then there are those who fall deeper in the dark, until Samaritans shines a light.    

I will run for those who need help seeing that “next moment.” I will run for those who run their very own marathon each day just to make it through the next 24 hours. And I will run for the woman in the photograph on my father’s bureau. I do not know what it feels like to lose a mother, a sister, a daughter, or a friend to suicide. But I believe my family honors Kathy’s memory in the best way we can; not only supporting one another in our moments of grief, but also offering our support to those in need of Samaritans services, whether it be someone considering suicide or the family of a victim of suicide. We honor Kathy with love, and running the Boston Marathon for Samaritans, in honor of Kathy, is my expression of love to her memory, to her daughters, and to all of those who feel alone. I will carry them with me, each step of the 26.2 miles.  

Thank you for your support! - Julia

#RunfortheNextMoment

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To This Fundraiser

$8,053

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rada Frohlichstein

    $25

  • Pete Marsh

    $26.20

  • Linda & Chuck Yanikoski

    $100

  • Emma Pagano

     

  • Joanne Schamberg

    $25

  • Amy Trapp

    $100

  • Lillian Mongeau Hughes

    $50

  • Rita Mongeau Moore

    $100

  • Liz and Stan Arno

    $25

  • Eileen Hinchey

    $200

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Matthew Moore

     

  • Ginia

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ann Dolan Spataro

    $75

  • Dave and Alicia Collier

    $250

  • Clarissa Cheng

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sheila McElwee

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rachel, Max and Jake

    $100

  • Christopher C Cinella

    $50

  • Mary & Russ Dexter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Clare and David Kaplan

     

  • Peter & Joan Mongeau

    $2,000

  • Joe & Aleece Herlihy

    $25

  • Rick & Kathy

    $500

  • Steve Mongeau

    $826.20

  • John Harris

    $100

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • John and Ruth Ford

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Meredith and Mahk

     

  • Jeanine and Doug Murphy

     

  • Diana and Ron

    $250

  • Nina Sevilla

    $10

  • Caroline Chan

    $100

  • Debbie Russell

    $100

  • Ellen and Ron Sen

     

  • Claudia Van Essen

     

  • Beth Hurley

    $50

  • Cynthia L. Reed

    $250

  • Prologis Foundation

    $250

  • Photo Safari Raffle

    $103

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

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161% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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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

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Steve Watson

Amount Raised

$8,074

 

101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kevin Lilly

Kevin Lilly

DONATION: $58

1 week ago

Photo Safari Raffle

Photo Safari Raffle

DONATION: $103

1 week ago

Prologis Foundation

Prologis Foundation

DONATION: $250

2 weeks ago

Cynthia L. Reed

Cynthia L. Reed

DONATION: $250

2 weeks ago

Beth Hurley

Beth Hurley

DONATION: $50

Samaritans is a fabulous organization. Know them well.... 3 weeks ago

Claudia Van Essen

Claudia Van Essen

3 weeks ago

Ellen and Ron Sen

Ellen and Ron Sen

Thank you, Julie, for helping all families, like ours, that suffer from depression and suicide. 3 weeks ago

Debbie Russell

Debbie Russell

DONATION: $100

Thanks Julia, I know your mom and dad are real proud of you and your brothers. Good Luck. 3 weeks ago

Caroline Chan

Caroline Chan

DONATION: $100

3 weeks ago

Nina Sevilla

Nina Sevilla

DONATION: $10

Go Julia!! 3 weeks ago