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Nora Schmitt'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

Nora Schmitt

THE STORY:

Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page for the 2017 Boston Marathon! 

I grew up just outside of Boston in Concord, MA and now live in Cambridge with my husband, Chris.  I am devoted to my Newfoundland, Heidi, and to my two cats, Buster and Pork Chop.  I am an attorney with a specialty in health care. 

I lost my father to suicide in July, 2013.  The Samaritans showed me that there is life after suicide.  Safe Place meetings reminded me that I wasn't alone in my struggles and that there were people all around me who knew what I was going through.  At Safe Place meetings, I was able to interact with other survivors who had lost a parent, sibling, child, or spouse  but who were still standing on their own two feet.  I am currently training to become a facilitator for Samaritan's Safe Place meetings and a participant in the Samaritan's Survivor to Survivor Network. 

Running also plays a huge role in my personal story.  I was training for my first marathon when I lost my father.  Training was extremely difficult for me in the early days after my father's death.  But with lots of support from friends and family (and, especially, my amazing husband) I crossed the finish line of the Philadelphia Marathon just four months after losing my dad.  Not only was it one of the proudest moments of my life, but it was concrete evidence that amazing things could still happen even after suicide -- that I could still achieve my goals, that I could still make happy memories, and that I could still grow and thrive.  I have made distance running a part of my life since then. 

My journey is far from over and there isn't a day (or a run) that I don't think about my dad.  But I can confidently say that I am a better, stronger, more compassionate and joyous person today than I was before I lost him, and that is in large part to the Samaritans. I cannot think of a better way to honor my father's memory, to share my story, and to say thank you to the Samaritans and myfellow survivors than by running the Boston Marathon on behalf of this incredible organization. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation. 

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To This Fundraiser

$8,256

MONEY RAISED
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  • Nora Schmitt

    $500

  • Chris Schmitt

    $1,000

  • Kyle MacDonald

     

  • Joyce Skwierawski

    $25

  • Regina Hurley

    $100

  • Brian O'Rourke

    $100

  • Janice D'Amato

    $15

  • Lesley Moulaison

     

  • jeffrey heidt

    $100

  • Julie Fogarty

    $50

  • Margaret Lawrence

    $40

  • Stephanie Lin

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lynde D'Amore

     

  • Gary Rosenberg

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brendan Lawrence

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Randy James

     

  • Lindsay Russell

    $25

  • Maureen O'Neill

    $100

  • Audrey Alberts

    $25

  • Brian Lawrence

     

  • Sarah Grandfield

     

  • Leah Segal

     

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Mark & Ellen Borreliz

    $200

  • Jim and Karen Schmitt

     

  • Phoebe

     

  • Eli Terris

     

  • Emmy Smith

     

  • Nathan and Angela Evans

    $25

  • Ted and Wendy Lawrence

    $250

  • Paul & Susan Shaw

    $250

  • Jackie & James Brown

    $100

  • Jane Quercia

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pork Chop

    $25

  • Diana Lawrence

    $25

  • Evelyn

    $100

  • K.C. Jones

    $50

  • Molly Schranz

    $25

  • Laila Ameri

     

  • Julia Jacobs

     

  • Nancy Tyler and Dan Jacobs

    $50

  • Michelle & Nathan Sandals

     

  • Andy

     

  • Cindy Schmitt

    $25

  • Mike O'Neill

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Brandon Muncy

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $55

  • Roger Clement

    $100

  • Shiffen

     

  • Hoiwan Cheung

    $25

  • Pete, Cathy, and Ralph

    $100

  • Sally Caras

    $50

  • Kinne and Steve Manente

    $200

  • Misti Munster & Marcel Ouellette

     

  • Fred and Kathy Lawrence

    $500

  • Ben & Barb Ford

    $100

  • Rebecca Sander

     

  • Emily Rackleff

     

  • Old Greg

     

  • Miriam Lawrence

     

  • Kate Healy

    $100

  • Steve Mongeau

    $26.20

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Diane LeClair

    $25

  • Karen Wolf

     

  • Natalia Belland

    $20

  • Colette

    $25

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

  • Elizabeth LaStaiti

    $50

  • Marylana Helou

    $25

  • Corey Beauvais

    $25

  • Nazir Savji

    $50

  • Victoria Krinsky

    $50

  • Michael Britt

    $50

  • Rob Dzialo

    $25

  • Go Nora Go!

    $50

  • Karen Schmitt

     

  • Suzanne Filippi

    $50

  • Patrick Jones

    $25

  • Aunt Nancy

    $100

  • Lindsey Polishook Sherer

    $25

  • Marija Ozolins

    $50

  • Kristen

    $25

  • Ted and Wendy Lawrence

     

  • Kate Heffernan

    $262

  • Joanna Bowers

    $50

  • Aaron

    $50

  • MB

    $25

  • Nancy Tyler and Dan Jacobs

     

  • Sarah Trautz

     

  • Penny, Violet & Spenser

    $100

  • Joan McCallion

    $100

  • Michael L. Fay

    $100

  • Sathya Silva

    $10

  • Michael Greenberg

    $20

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138% Raised of $6,000 Goal

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The Team: $210,680 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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William Rugg

Amount Raised

$20,263

 

101% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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andrea coppola mendes

Amount Raised

$18,394

 

184% Raised of $10,000 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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Kimberly Gagnon

Amount Raised

$11,492

 

115% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Kristen Arn

Amount Raised

$11,469

 

115% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Tim Granger

Amount Raised

$10,916

 

146% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Michael Greenberg

Michael Greenberg

DONATION: $20

17 hours ago

Sathya Silva

Sathya Silva

DONATION: $10

6 days ago

Michael L. Fay

Michael L. Fay

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Joan McCallion

Joan McCallion

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Penny, Violet & Spenser

Penny, Violet & Spenser

DONATION: $100

For their Super Aunt! 2 weeks ago

Sarah Trautz

Sarah Trautz

2 weeks ago

Nancy Tyler and Dan Jacobs

Nancy Tyler and Dan Jacobs

In memory of Billie Wallens Goldenberg and Philip Lawrence 2 weeks ago

MB

MB

DONATION: $25

Run, Nora, Run!! 2 weeks ago

 Aaron

Aaron

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Joanna Bowers

Joanna Bowers

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago