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Katie Graham's Fundraiser:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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Katie Graham

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,
In a few short months on November 6th, 2016, I will be runnning my second NYC Marathon as part of Team AFSP. This day is incredibly important and meaningful to me as I am running to raise awareness and funding for suicide prevention. As many of you know, this cause is personal to me. I lost my best friend and older sister, Pam, to suicide in March of 2012. Her passing has left those of us who knew and loved her, forever changed, with hearts that constantly mourn her death, yet determined to find purpose and meaning in the lessons and gifts that she gave us. Part of her legacy, and now my honor, is to strive to make a difference by preventing others from taking their own lives. After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death. In 2014, (the most recent year for which full data are available), 41,149 suicides were reported, meaning that someone took their own life every 12.8 minutes. A suicide attempt is made every minute of every day, resulting in nearly one million attempts made annually. Please help me reach my goal of raising $5,000 dollars to this very important, life-saving cause. I have served on the Southern CT Board Chapter of AFSP, participated in their Out of the Darkness Walks, and can attest first-hand to the amazing, far-reaching, vitally important work that they do. Although my own connection to AFSP was by learning first-hand about the tremendous role they play in supporting survivors of suicide loss, they are also at the forefront of outreach and prevention. Thru research, education and advocacy, they are making a difference by preventing suicide and saving lives. 
I realize that we are all asked frequently to contribute to many different causes that are meaningful to each of us in different ways and for different reasons. While I wish so much that I never had a reason to be sending this email, I am determined to do everything that I can to help others find the help and support that they need. As I run those 26.2 miles on 11/6, I will be reminded with every step, that the pain I may feel along the way is representative of the pain felt by so many - those who are struggling, those who may be worried about someone, and those who are grieving. Thank you so much for your consideration in donating to Team AFSP. Even a small amount can mean a life-saving difference for someone else. 
 
 

$6,130

MONEY RAISED
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  • Katie Graham

    $25

  • Orangetheory Fitness - Fairfield

    $100

  • Lolly Garcia

    $100

  • Sarah & John Gilbert

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Katie Kelly

    $25

  • Lis & Peter Reed

    $100

  • Kelly Takacs

    $50

  • Kelly Fedak

    $250

  • Mehdi

    $50

  • Aaleya Koreishi

     

  • Cliff Barneman

    $50

  • Mary Kay and Alan Albert

     

  • Megan Foley

     

  • Laura Macca

     

  • Greg and Elise Bates

     

  • Dabney Bowen

    $100

  • the Hendler family

    $50

  • Alex and David Preschlack

    $100

  • Aunt Kate Graham

    $50

  • Tiffany, Joshua & Martha Woods

    $150

  • The Harvey Family

    $25

  • The Noland Family

     

  • The Shaw Family

    $100

  • The Barrios Family

     

  • Jeff & Traci Provost

    $75

  • the Umbricht Family

     

  • Rachel Darden

    $100

  • Selter Family

     

  • Shelly Molisani (Rucker)

     

  • Tina Sabuda

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The McMahons

     

  • McDonald Family

     

  • Renee Gallagher

    $25

  • The Mount Family

    $50

  • Betsy, Gavin & Daphne Nash

    $100

  • Stretch

     

  • Nassi

    $100

  • Ted and Keri O'Neill

    $100

  • The Carleys

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Polatseks

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tom and Dru Graham

    $250

  • Broder Family

    $50

  • The Kagan Family

    $100

  • Sarah Kleinman

    $100

  • Joe and Barbara Walsh

    $250

  • The Jandovitz Family

    $50

  • Nicole Fasold

    $50

  • Lorino Family

     

  • Henley Family

    $100

  • brooke and Mark

    $100

  • Colleen

     

  • The Evanko Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Liz Lakeman

    $25

  • John and Karen Franse and Family

    $100

  • John and Karen Franse and Family

    $100

  • The Russell Family

    $75

  • Christina Rikhoff Foley

    $50

  • The Merchant Family

    $50

  • Mia Johnson

    $100

  • The Bowers Family

    $100

  • The Baron Family

    $100

  • Emily Krout

     

  • Sarah and Brad Essig

    $100

  • Megan Pratt

    $15

  • Cynthia & Gordon

    $50

  • Cathleen Runfola

    $25

  • Stu & Siobhan Graham

    $50

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123% Raised of$5,000 Goal

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

Fundraiser Title

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

Stu & Siobhan Graham

Stu & Siobhan Graham

DONATION: $50

Great job Katie! ð 3 years ago

Cathleen Runfola

Cathleen Runfola

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Cynthia & Gordon

Cynthia & Gordon

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Megan Pratt

Megan Pratt

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Sarah and Brad Essig

Sarah and Brad Essig

DONATION: $100

So proud of you, Katie!! Lots of love to you!! xo 3 years ago

Emily Krout

Emily Krout

Go Big K!!! I am so proud of you. 3 years ago

The Baron Family

The Baron Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Bowers Family

The Bowers Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Mia Johnson

Mia Johnson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Merchant Family

The Merchant Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago