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Team Trinity 2017 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: Trinity Boston Foundation Inc

ORGANIZER: Trinity Boston Foundation Inc

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Darrell Young

THE STORY:

On April 17, 2017, I’ll be running the 121st Boston Marathon. I’m excited to be in this year’s class, but I’m even more humbled to run at the request of my dear friends, Rich and Anna Levitan, in honor of their daughter Merritt.

Although I never had the opportunity to meet Merritt, I’ve come to know that she was an exceptional young woman with a real passion for life.  She didn’t let any obstacle ever get in her way, not even a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at age 7.  Merritt was a beloved daughter and sibling, a mentor, champion and dear friend to many, all while becoming a certified ski instructor, co-captain of her varsity tennis team and an accomplished scholar preparing for Colgate University – and all of this in 18 years.  Merritt was tireless, determined, committed – an inspiring woman. 

On July 2, 2013, Merritt lost her life to a young driver who was texting behind-the-wheel on a country road in Arkansas. The 21-year old driver hit her, while she was participating in a cross country bike trip, the Overland American Challenge, from South Carolina to California.  Merritt and her fellow teammates biked almost 1,000 miles and crossed the Mississippi the day before she was hit. Her determination and celebration for life ended too soon.  Merritt died the next day in Memphis from a traumatic brain injury.

Out of this tragedy Merritt’s Way Fund was established to start TextLess Live More, a national awareness campaign to educate young people about the dangers of distracted driving and to save lives. I run to celebrate Merritt and her awesome passion for life. On behalf of the Levitan Family, I’m committed to raise $10,000 for TextLess Live More. 

Join me in honoring Merritt to end distracted driving, support education and raise awareness about the dangers of texting behind-the-wheel.  I’ll be reaching out to each of you personally to share more of Merritt’s story and how you can make an impact.  Thank you for your support and I look forward to talking with you soon.

 

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To This Fundraiser

$7,585

MONEY RAISED
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  • Darrell Young & Jon D'Agostino

    $1,000

  • Cathy Young

    $500

  • Larry Breedlove

    $500

  • Carl-Marianne Salas

    $100

  • Evan Kavanagh

    $150

  • Nancy Chernett & Dan Sutton

    $50

  • Olivia Herbert

    $150

  • Kelly Noble

    $100

  • Catherine Cubbin

    $100

  • Shae Breitenbach

    $100

  • The Glicks

     

  • Charles and Andrea Spahr

    $25

  • Jennifer Lockhart & Jonathan Hicks

    $200

  • Maria Pepe Kinney

    $50

  • Michael Breedlove

    $50

  • Maryl

    $500

  • The Springers

     

  • The Coopers

    $25

  • Ben Grabenstein and Jill Goodman

    $50

  • Liz Chernett

     

  • Melanie Leopold

    $25

  • Karen Patton

    $50

  • brooke

    $20

  • Christina & Mike

     

  • Vicky Cagliola

     

  • Mr. Dobalina

    $100

  • Semmy Purewal and Emily Watson

    $100

  • David Davis

    $1,000

  • Anthony Reisinger

    $25

  • Sang

     

  • Chris and Analisa Sondergaard

    $25

  • Anna, Rich, Hunter and Joe Levitan

    $500

  • Omar T

     

  • Corinne & Chris

     

  • Kristina Falcon

    $25

  • John Edmonds

    $50

  • Alex Chernett

    $36

  • Carolyn

    $200

  • Patrick and Chris

     

  • Jim Ramoni

    $100

  • Go Darrell, what a wonderful thing you're doing for Merritt and her fa

    $100

  • Tina Garlock

    $10

  • John, Chu, Wesley, and baby Corey

     

  • Brendan Rawson

    $50

  • Dandee

    $52.40

  • Rebecca Maury

    $25

  • El Cubano

    $100

  • Allison Parrish

    $50

  • Susan & Stewart

     

  • G. Scott Shatzer

    $100

  • Joe and Lori Cagnoli

    $100

  • Pam & Christine

    $50

  • The Boolie Boolies

    $100

  • Bill and Lucy Bender

    $25

  • Kelly Tomlin

    $102

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kelly Harris

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $35

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101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $94,773 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hartley Bingham

Amount Raised

$15,018

 

188% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deepika Sawhney

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Trinity Boston Foundation Inc

Amount Raised

$9,307

 

11% Raised of $82,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Gately

Amount Raised

$9,006

 

120% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julie Carroll

Amount Raised

$8,000

 

100% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Karan Singh

Amount Raised

$8,000

 

107% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Darrell Young

Amount Raised

$7,585

 

101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Basile

Amount Raised

$7,565

 

101% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

5 months ago

Kelly Harris

Kelly Harris

DONATION: $25

Way to go Darrell 5 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Kelly Tomlin

Kelly Tomlin

DONATION: $102

6 months ago

Bill and Lucy Bender

Bill and Lucy Bender

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

The Boolie Boolies

The Boolie Boolies

DONATION: $100

6 months ago

Pam & Christine

Pam & Christine

DONATION: $50

6 months ago

Joe and Lori Cagnoli

Joe and Lori Cagnoli

DONATION: $100

Good luck Darrell!! 6 months ago

G. Scott Shatzer

G. Scott Shatzer

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Frank Gochenhauer 6 months ago

Susan & Stewart

Susan & Stewart

6 months ago