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Kimberly Gagnon's Fundraiser:

Samaritans Inc. 2017 Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Kimberly Gagnon

THE STORY:

Two days before my 45th birthday on October 18, 2015 with my friend and running partner, I made my way to the start line of the Baystate Marathon in Lowell, Massachusetts.  Me, hoping just to finish my 20th marathon.  He, thinking we would try to run a Boston qualifying time.  Well, with his coaching and encouragement (and little bit of crazy!) and my sheer determination to just keep his pace for 26.2 miles, I crossed the finish line that day in 3 hours, 51 minutes and 16 seconds, indeed earning myself (still in disbelief!) a Boston qualifying time with almost 4 minutes to spare. 

So yes, I will soon be making my way to another marathon start line, my 24th (eek!).  On April 17th, for the 9th consecutive year I will be running the Boston Marathon on Team Samaritans in memory of my sister, Jodi Ann Sims, who this world lost tragically to suicide on July 10, 2006 and all those still fighting their battle with mental illness. With a grateful heart, this year I'm happy to be bringing my own number (finally!) to this special team.  I’ve committed to raising $10,000 for this charity that inspires me.  The Samaritans rely on the kindness of people who give of themselves and their resources to help others. Your donation will contribute to their efforts to reduce the risk of suicide and increase public awareness of prevention strategies.  It will also help many despairing individuals find emotional and often lifesaving support from their volunteer based 24 hour Befriending Services.

If you’d like to help with my fundraising efforts, please feel free to do so online or send a check made payable to “Samaritans, Inc.” to:

Kimberly Jo Gagnon

LMHS, P.C.

80 Washington Street

Norwell, MA 02061

Each year, as I lace up my sneakers and wait for the gun to go off at the start line, I think of my sister, feel grateful for the 32 years I had with her and I say a little prayer for all those still suffering from depression and struggling to find their reason to keep moving forward. I hope to run the Boston Marathon on Team Samaritans every Patriot’s Day until God tells me our work is done.  And even then, maybe I’ll lace up my sneakers one more time.  Just for fun, of course :)

Please support the work of the Samaritans if you can.

Kim Gagnon

Mother, Marathoner, Yogi, Beloved Sister

"One hundred years from now it won't matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much money you had in your bank account or what kind of clothes you wore. But the world may be a better place because you made a difference in the life of another

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To This Fundraiser

$11,757

MONEY RAISED
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  • Janet Morrissey

    $50

  • Galibois Family

    $100

  • PJR2

    $50

  • Brian D.

    $250

  • St. Germaine

    $99

  • The Schuh Family

     

  • Tim & Linda Kelly

    $1,000

  • Fopiano Family

    $25

  • Jack O Controller Emeritus

    $50

  • Shirley Condon

    $50

  • Jane Henesey

    $150

  • Paul and Molly Colasanti

    $50

  • Erin and Andy Berger

    $100

  • Mary Anne & Bob McCaffery

    $50

  • Russ and Mary Heissner

    $50

  • The Barletta Family

    $100

  • Rich Dairy Products, Inc.

    $250

  • Sally D.

     

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Cynthia M Joyce

     

  • Matthew St Germaine

    $250

  • Greg Murphy, Meco Environmental

    $100

  • James and Agnes Rogan

    $200

  • M.E. O'Brien & Sons, Inc.

    $200

  • The Bradley family

     

  • Linda Boylan

    $50

  • Kate and Adam Tenforde

    $50

  • The Roman Family

     

  • Steve Green

    $100

  • Devlin Family

    $50

  • Nancy Barone

    $250

  • Tim Pinch

    $250

  • P.A. LANDERS, INC.

    $200

  • Laenen Family

    $25

  • Lisa Fasano

    $50

  • Brad, Rita & Justin

    $50

  • Joyce Silver

    $50

  • William Synan

    $250

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $100

  • Justine Jacome & Family

     

  • Dave Thompson

    $25

  • Mike St. Andre

    $100

  • Tony and Paula Autori

    $100

  • The Benjamin Family

    $100

  • Frank Judge

    $50

  • Tom and Marie Mancini

    $50

  • Catherine Cashman

    $50

  • Marguerite and Chris

    $25

  • Judith Luciano

    $50

  • Mary McNamara-Cullinane

    $35

  • Joan Osborne

    $100

  • Moors & Cabot Investments

    $500

  • Coleen, Ben and Matt

    $50

  • Chip & Carmel Sterling

    $200

  • Ken Mulvaney

    $50

  • Photo Safari Raffle

    $103

  • The Gubitose Family

    $100

  • Kim Doran

     

  • Becky (Sherman) Nation

    $50

  • Lisa Holiman

    $25

  • Aunt Joan

    $50

  • Mandy and Matt

    $100

  • Shannon Davis

    $50

  • Joe Shapiro

    $100

  • Photo Safari Raffle

    $155

  • Valerie Richard

    $50

  • Traci Layman

    $50

  • Rhea McGonagle

    $25

  • Kathleen Bradbury

    $25

  • Taylor Gagnon

    $25

  • Charles & Anne Totoro

    $25

  • Mary Zimbone

    $25

  • Karissa Leary

    $50

  • Louise & John Hickey

    $25

  • LC Fabbo

    $25

  • Stephen & Mary Halko-Sheehan

    $50

  • Bruce & Dorothy Henriksen

    $50

  • Kimberly Figueiredo

    $50

  • Jacqueline & Robert Graci

    $50

  • Charles & Helen Fisher

    $25

  • Lauren & Todd Jacobsen

    $50

  • Ian Brown Landscaping

    $150

  • Allen & Diti Lappas

    $100

  • Paul Rogan

    $100

  • William & Susan Synan

    $50

  • Donna & Michael Holland

    $100

  • Angela Campbell

    $50

  • Stephen Leon

    $100

  • Thomas McNiff

    $100

  • HA Shaughnessy

    $100

  • Evelyn & Eric Roschlein

    $100

  • Kimberley & Joseph Quinlivan

    $250

  • Michael & Monica Braun

    $500

  • Ed Loeb

    $20

  • Sathya Silva

    $10

  • Jodi Sims

    $100

  • Deborah & Rande Graci

    $75

  • Patricia Gallagher

    $50

  • Beverly Carson

    $40

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118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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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

Fundraiser Title

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

Fundraiser Title

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

Beverly Carson

Beverly Carson

DONATION: $40

1 month ago

Patricia Gallagher

Patricia Gallagher

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Deborah & Rande Graci

Deborah & Rande Graci

DONATION: $75

1 month ago

Jodi Sims

Jodi Sims

DONATION: $100

1 month ago

Sathya Silva

Sathya Silva

DONATION: $10

2 months ago

Ed Loeb

Ed Loeb

DONATION: $20

2 months ago

Michael & Monica Braun

Michael & Monica Braun

DONATION: $500

2 months ago

Kimberley & Joseph Quinlivan

Kimberley & Joseph Quinlivan

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Evelyn & Eric Roschlein

Evelyn & Eric Roschlein

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

HA Shaughnessy

HA Shaughnessy

DONATION: $100

2 months ago