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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

DAY TO GO

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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$6,894

MONEY RAISED
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  • Your work family.

    $1,000

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Kirstie Cusick

    $26.20

  • Steve Mongeau

    $26.20

  • Woonsocket Glass Fabricators

    $300

  • The Ciampa family

    $50

  • 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

     

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69% Raised of $10,000 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

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Steve Watson

Amount Raised

$8,074

 

101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Justine Jacome & Family

Justine Jacome & Family

In memory of all who suffer from depression and those who have lost the battle 3 days ago

Roberta Hurtig

Roberta Hurtig

DONATION: $100

Thank you for always doing all you can for Samaritans! 3 days ago

Kevin Lilly

Kevin Lilly

DONATION: $58

1 week ago

William Synan

William Synan

DONATION: $250

1 week ago

Joyce Silver

Joyce Silver

DONATION: $50

Best of luck. Hope you have a great run. 1 week ago

Brad, Rita & Justin

Brad, Rita & Justin

DONATION: $50

Jodi 2 weeks ago

Lisa Fasano

Lisa Fasano

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Laenen Family

Laenen Family

DONATION: $25

3 weeks ago

P.A. LANDERS, INC.

P.A. LANDERS, INC.

DONATION: $200

3 weeks ago

Tim Pinch

Tim Pinch

DONATION: $250

3 weeks ago