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Jean Kelly's Fundraiser:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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THE STORY:

On November 6, I will be running my fourth (and last!) New York City marathon.  To make my last marathon more meaningful, I decided to run on Team AFSP to raise awareness and funding for suicide prevention. 

Although suicide affects people of all ages, my goal is to encourage parents of teens to have a conversation with your children about mental health and suicide.  

I had never discussed these topics with my children until I read about Madison Holleran, a talented runner who died by suicide while a freshman at University of Pennsylvania in 2014.  Madison’s parents were publicly outspoken because they wanted to break the stigma and to encourage other parents to talk with their children.

Since Madison’s death, my two oldest children have each lost a classmate to suicide, and they are not alone. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among adolescents and the second for college aged students.

I'd like to support the AFSP's efforts to spread the message that "Talk Saves Lives." While a senior in high school, my daughter distributed “Life Saver” candies labeled with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number:  1-800-273- TALK (8255). She literally put help in the hands of each of her classmates.  We need to tell our loved ones -- especially teens -- that help is available if they ever need it.

Please join me in my efforts to end the stigma, raise awareness, and support the AFSP. My goal is to raise $3,000 by the end of October.  Any amount that you can contribute is greatly appreciated and is tax deductible.  But most importantly, I encourage you to have a conversation with your teens. 

$3,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kelly Family

    $500

  • Amy, Owen, Evan, Maxine, Peter Lloyd

    $100

  • Roberta Burns

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Bob Gordon

    $100

  • McVeety Family

    $50

  • The Christensen Family

     

  • Mulholland Family

    $100

  • Kevin and Alicia Murray and Family

    $50

  • Susan Murray

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Linda, Kelly and Jaclyn Roache

    $25

  • The Franco Family

    $100

  • Bridget Kelly

    $200

  • david kelly

    $200

  • Meg Kelly

    $200

  • Colleen Kelly

    $200

  • J&B Clements

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • jean kelly

     

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The Team: $60,882 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jamie-Lee Josselyn

Amount Raised

$13,151

 

132% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cara Quigley

Amount Raised

$10,552

 

106% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Megan Murray

Amount Raised

$7,120

 

178% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cassie Glenn

Amount Raised

$6,621

 

189% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katie Graham

Amount Raised

$6,130

 

123% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Graham

Amount Raised

$3,836

 

110% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Kinne

Amount Raised

$3,825

 

109% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Allie Muchmore

Amount Raised

$3,320

 

95% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Donor Comments

jean kelly

jean kelly

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

J&B Clements

J&B Clements

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Meg Kelly

Meg Kelly

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

david kelly

david kelly

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Bridget Kelly

Bridget Kelly

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

The Franco Family

The Franco Family

DONATION: $100

God bless, Jean. 2 years ago

Linda, Kelly and Jaclyn  Roache

Linda, Kelly and Jaclyn Roache

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

2 years ago