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Samaritans Inc. 2017 Boston Marathon Team

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April 18, 2017

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Tim Granger

THE STORY:

 

Thank you for visiting my Samaritans Marathon Team fundraising page.  I have the honor of running the 2017 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Samaritans, a non-profit suicide prevention organization. This will be my first ever marathon!

As many of you know suicide became a part of my life when my brother took his own life in October 2014. The loss of my younger and only brother was and still is devastating to my family and I. We struggle with his loss every day. JJ took his life only a few weeks before his 19th birthday due to health and mental difficulties. JJ was energetic, kind hearted and an amazing person. But he hid his internal struggles from all of us. One of the things we learned from his passing was that he felt ashamed of himself and therefore did not feel comfortable talking to us about his challenges. Unfortunately for JJ he never knew about the Samaritans and their life-saving programs.

In addition to helping spread awareness about the Samaritans I am fundraising money to help support the many programs the Samaritans provide, which are all 100% free of charge. Please help me in supporting the Samaritans by donating. Every donation, even as small as 5 dollars makes a difference because there are many people like JJ who suffer with depression on a daily basis. If just one life is saved from my efforts, it will mean the world to me because everyone has a JJ in their life.

 

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

$10,916

MONEY RAISED
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  • Phoebe & Chris Carter

    $25

  • Elana Brochin

    $25

  • Nia Lewis

    $150

  • Dumanis Family

     

  • Eva Schmitt

    $25

  • David Winn

    $100

  • Pamela Richmond

    $50

  • Aaron Bickel

     

  • Bauckman Family

    $50

  • Winnie McCarthy

    $50

  • Lisa White Haddon

    $50

  • Lew Lipsitz

    $50

  • Sue and John Kilcoyne

    $50

  • Matt G

     

  • Ed, Tammy, Eddy , and Bri Tortora

    $200

  • Kacy Cerasoli Maitland

    $10

  • Sheila & Mike Bulak

    $50

  • Alyssa Dufour

    $50

  • Will Alves

    $25

  • Joseph Philbin

    $50

  • The Mias family

    $50

  • Amanda Lorbergs

    $50

  • Caitlin DiCapua

    $25

  • Arunima Awale

    $50

  • Karen Devereaux

     

  • Gloria L. D'Elia

    $25

  • The Rossi's

    $25

  • Coach Lou

    $50

  • Arduino Family

    $25

  • Mariel VanAtta

    $50

  • Zach & Susan Achin

    $20

  • Bernard

     

  • Timothy Love

     

  • The Soucie Family

    $25

  • Lage Family

     

  • The McKinnon Family

     

  • Arthur Luger King Jr.

     

  • Jackie Legnos

     

  • Marian T. Hannan

    $100

  • Brodie

    $50

  • Purcell Crew

     

  • Nick Brodeur

     

  • Kyle Shepherd

    $50

  • Jesse Carr

    $250

  • Monica and Al DiMarzio

    $75

  • Bob McLean

    $25

  • Jane & Mark Minardi

    $50

  • Bobby Guidal

     

  • Mary Michaels

    $50

  • Bill and Lisa Hilli

    $100

  • Patti P

    $25

  • Kaily

    $100

  • Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff's Associaton

    $100

  • Mac, Diane, Aiden and Julius McCarthy

    $50

  • Mary and Fran Granger

    $50

  • Leslie Tortorelli, John Bonneville and our family

    $100

  • Ann Philbin

    $100

  • Ehab Hamdan

    $100

  • Joe Rubino

    $200

  • Jerrod Heiser

    $38

  • Trev

    $100

  • Oliver Sullivan

     

  • Thomas Gammel

    $50

  • Deanna

     

  • Parisa Taheri

     

  • J Lo

     

  • Luke B

     

  • SigEp Mass Beta Class of 2014

    $100

  • Ben Achin

     

  • The Rancourt Family

    $100

  • Tara & Amanda Wood

     

  • Rachel Harrison

    $25

  • Jamie

    $25

  • Kim and Steve Jenkinson

    $25

  • Celtics 50/50 Raffle

    $242

  • Steve Mongeau

    $50.50

  • Angela Rossi

     

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Kimberly Perry & Michael Hewlett

     

  • Brittany

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Auntie Bonny Granger-Pacillo

    $200

  • Kevin Lilly

    $58

  • Mark Adamiak

    $25

  • Davia Moore

    $20

  • John + Vikki Brodeur

    $200

  • Crystal Brown

    $250

  • The Chojnowski family

    $100

  • Ms. Merriweather

     

  • Fundraising Event at Breens Cafe

    $3,545

  • Kerry B.

    $50

  • Kelley & Michael Flowers

    $200

  • Aunt Jane & Uncle John

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kaliela

    $50

  • The Wilcox Family

    $26

  • Dani Carroll

    $50

  • Amie and Stephen Nangle

    $333

  • Maria DePaoli

    $30

  • Sathya Silva

    $10

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146% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

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

Fundraiser Title

Michael White

Amount Raised

$14,169

 

142% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL MONESTIME

Amount Raised

$13,401

 

172% Raised of $7,800 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Craig Marulis

Amount Raised

$12,828

 

128% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Gagnon

Amount Raised

$11,492

 

115% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Arn

Amount Raised

$11,469

 

115% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tim Granger

Amount Raised

$10,916

 

146% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Sathya Silva

Sathya Silva

DONATION: $10

6 days ago

Maria DePaoli

Maria DePaoli

DONATION: $30

Tim, all the best to you in running the marathon . . . and for such a great cause!! 2 weeks ago

Amie and Stephen Nangle

Amie and Stephen Nangle

DONATION: $333

2 weeks ago

Dani Carroll

Dani Carroll

DONATION: $50

It takes courage to rise from such a grievous loss to spread support and understanding to others in need. Many lives will be touched by JJ's life. Wishing you an amazing run. 2 weeks ago

The Wilcox Family

The Wilcox Family

DONATION: $26

In Loving Memory Of JJ 3 weeks ago

Kaliela

Kaliela

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

Aunt Jane & Uncle John

Aunt Jane & Uncle John

DONATION: $100

â 4 weeks ago

Kelley & Michael Flowers

Kelley & Michael Flowers

DONATION: $200

We are so proud of you Timmy. We will be thinking of you and JJ as we always do. Best of luck, you'll be great! 1 month ago

Kerry B.

Kerry B.

DONATION: $50

Congrats Tim on this huge accomplishment!! 1 month ago