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Samaritans Inc. 2017 Boston Marathon Team

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December 02, 2016

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

DAY TO GO

Mileage Tracker: 84

Michael White

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my Samaritans Marathon Team fundraising page.  I will have the honor  of running the 2017 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Samaritans, a non-profit suicide prevention organization that has become very important to me.  

As many of you may already know I will be running in the memory of my younger brother, Shawn, who our family lost to suicide in November of last year.  One of the many things that we admired and loved about Shawn was his incredible talent as a distance runner.  Shawn was always willing to share his talent by giving aspiring runners training tips and encouragement.  Shawn also enjoyed comradery of being member of the Evanston, Il Running Club.  A month before Shawn passed away, he ran the Grand Rapids Marathon which he achieved a personal record as well as a qualifying time for the 2017 Boston Marathon.  We were so proud of him as we looked forward to cheering Shawn on in Boston, little did we know at the time this would not come to pass.  

Shawn’s passing devastated our family and friends.  I found the Samaritans when I was in need of grief support as I was trying to deal with the wide range of emotions surrounding my brothers loss.  I have seen now how much the Samaritans services means to so many people affected by suicide.  This inspired me to form our first team in Shawn’s memory at the Samaritans 5k this past October.

I decided to take up running as a way to honor my brother and in return, running has brought me renewed personal health as well as some healing.  I have come to think of it as a final gift from Shawn.  Running has now become a part of my life and I am thankful for it.  I ran my first half marathon this past October with my brother, Matt.  It was a fulfilling experience and I can now truly see why my brothers have enjoyed distance running for many years.  Although this will be my first marathon, I look forward to leaving all that I have out there on the course come April 17th for Shawn, for the Samaritans and for anyone who has lost someone to suicide. 

I could not think of a better way to honor Shawn’s memory and to help support the Samaritans than by fundraising for the important suicide prevention services they offer the community, while emulating something Shawn enjoyed so much.

Thank you for supporting the Samaritans by helping me reach and exceed my fundraising goal and to help me bring Shawn’s memory across the finish line at the 2017 Boston Marathon.  

Thank you again for your support- Michael White

Samaritans wrote -

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.

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

$12,724

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joan White

    $10

  • Chris McCarron

    $100

  • Joe & Lisa Ward

    $100

  • Joey DeFeudis

    $100

  • Chad Clark

    $50

  • Bobby Kirley

    $50

  • Matty & Dennis Nolan

    $100

  • Amanda Davey

    $100

  • Jackie Pope

     

  • Cristina Chaves

    $100

  • Mike Geha

    $50

  • Andrea and Tom Hennigan

    $50

  • PRINC3SS

    $100

  • Nancy Nichols

    $50

  • Michael McCarthy

    $50

  • Margaret Mary & Julia Finley

    $50

  • Arthur & Chris Thurston

    $75

  • Shane and Samantha Smith

    $100

  • Ryan & Laura Sanders

    $100

  • Ann Hession

    $25

  • Mike and Adria

    $100

  • Brian "Larry" Lawrence

    $100

  • Sean and Kristen Wilson

    $100

  • Rob and Lauren Farah

    $100

  • Sean Marino

    $100

  • Mark Babbitt

    $50

  • Michelle Espinola

    $100

  • Scott Naismith

    $100

  • Kevin Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Steve Woidyla

    $50

  • The Mahoney's

    $100

  • Eric and Lindsey O'Brien

    $100

  • Kevin and Stacie Swanson

    $100

  • Brendan G

    $100

  • Mike Massahos

    $100

  • John & Sarah O'Donnell

    $100

  • Jim & Lisa Chase

    $100

  • Beth Pappalardo

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Donahue Family

    $100

  • Basil & Cory Chingros

    $100

  • Chad Clark

    $50

  • Sharisse

    $180

  • The Kench Family

    $100

  • Michael & DawnMarie McCarthy

    $50

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Valerie White

    $100

  • P. Benoit

    $100

  • Joe & Teesha Keating

    $100

  • Robert Kirley

    $50

  • Michael White

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cheryl Delaney

    $50

  • Ashley Trzesiara & Larry Prentice

    $50

  • Laura and John Crosse

    $25

  • Rob Morin

    $100

  • Dave Hyatt

    $100

  • Matt Mackenzie

    $100

  • Mike C

    $25

  • Paul & MJ Plouffe

     

  • Mike Bernard

    $50

  • Sambataro Family

    $100

  • Justin and Alison Bagley

    $100

  • Jane Quercia

    $50

  • Jeff Ouellette & Alycia Avery

    $100

  • Heather McKenna

    $50

  • Vicki LaPointe

    $50

  • Chuck & Melissa Flahive

    $50

  • Brian Routhier

    $50

  • Eric & Mary Dahlgren

    $50

  • Ashley Turcotte

    $10

  • The Poolers

    $50

  • Jason Weeden

    $250

  • Joseph Sullivan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jeff & Tara Hutchings

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Douglas McKenney

    $25

  • Scott Pollock

    $50

  • Jerry Brennan

    $50

  • Steve Luebkeman

    $50

  • Maureen Capasso

    $50

  • Elias Theodosis and Laura Lackner

    $100

  • Kathleen Geary

    $15

  • DWC

    $200

  • Melissa Davis & Friends and Coworkers at HSA Insurance

    $450

  • Steve Mongeau

    $26.20

  • 24 Trauma LLC

    $500

  • 2-Way Communcations Service

    $500

  • Melanie & Randy Murray

    $100

  • Robert & Janice White

    $50

  • Salem Police Department

    $500

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • SBLI Squares "The Miracle of Miracles", Pats Win!

    $2,200

  • Supercuts

    $500

  • Rockingham County Law Enforcement Officers Association

    $250

  • Tara C.

     

  • The Costello's

    $150

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

  • Shawn, Laura, Eleanor, Charles, Louisa and Abe

    $50

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127% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $158,287 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

andrea coppola mendes

Amount Raised

$17,859

 

179% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael White

Amount Raised

$12,724

 

127% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

William Rugg

Amount Raised

$12,719

 

85% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Marulis

Amount Raised

$11,794

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL MONESTIME

Amount Raised

$11,051

 

142% Raised of $7,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Arn

Amount Raised

$10,929

 

109% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Veronica Reichardt

Amount Raised

$9,003

 

120% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Steve Watson

Amount Raised

$8,074

 

101% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Shawn, Laura, Eleanor, Charles, Louisa and Abe

Shawn, Laura, Eleanor, Charles, Louisa and Abe

DONATION: $50

Go, Mike, go! We are so proud of you! 15 hours ago

Kevin Lilly

Kevin Lilly

DONATION: $58

1 week ago

The  Costello's

The Costello's

DONATION: $150

Go for it Mike! 2 weeks ago

Tara C.

Tara C.

2 weeks ago

Rockingham County Law Enforcement Officers Association

Rockingham County Law Enforcement Officers Association

DONATION: $250

4 weeks ago

Supercuts

Supercuts

DONATION: $500

1 month ago

SBLI Squares

SBLI Squares "The Miracle of Miracles", Pats Win!

DONATION: $2,200

In memory of Shawn, a renowned Pats fan who is missed so much. 1 month ago

Terrie Perella

Terrie Perella

DONATION: $25

Thank you Terrie for the support and your donation! 1 month ago

Salem Police Department

Salem Police Department

DONATION: $500

1 month ago

Robert & Janice White

Robert & Janice White

DONATION: $50

1 month ago