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TEAM MIKEY - Samaritans 4th Annual BE A FRIEND Walkathon

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BENEFITING: SAMARITANS OF NEW YORK INC

EVENT: Samaritans 4th Annual BE A FRIEND Walkathon

EVENT DATE: Sep 25, 2016

Anthoula Katsimatides

THE STORY:

It's here . . . the 4th Annual 'BE A FRIEND' 5K Walkathon on Sunday, September 25 which supports Samaritans Suicide Prevention Center, whose mission is to help New Yorkers in distress and save lives… one at a time! 

I am walking in memory of my amazing brother Michael who took his own life 16 years ago when he was just 25 years old. Mental illness is a sickness and we need to create an awareness about this and prevent suicide from happening. I could have chosen to be silent about how my brother died but I much rather be vocal and help save lives!

Samaritans operates NYC's only 24-hour suicide prevention hotline, support groups that provide solace to those who have been touched by suicide, and education programs that teach the public and health professionals how to help people in crisis.

Whenever a person in distress needs a place to turn, a shoulder to lean on, someone to talk to who will take them seriously and listen--Samaritans Is There! They were there for me after Mikey died. I went to suicide "survivor" groups which provided me with so much love and understanding from people who also lost a loved one to suicide. Those group therapy sessions saved MY life!

Suicide is still a taboo subject, though most of us know someone who struggles with mental illness, trauma, sexual abuse, bullying or some kind of tragedy. That stigma means very few people think to make charitable donations to Samaritans, which is able to operate on a shoestring thanks to the contributions of its caring volunteers.

Please support my efforts to help this unique community-based organization continue its all-important, life-saving work. Every donation is 100% tax-deductible. TRUST ME, your money is going to a VERY GOOD CAUSE!

THANK YOU.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marcie Rudell

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Stella Lymberis

    $50

  • Christen Paleologos

     

  • Martin Liebman

    $25

  • Paul Lountzis

    $100

  • Marian Fontana

    $50

  • Stella Moniaros

     

  • Joanna Tzouvelis

    $50

  • Frank Pangas

    $50

  • Maria and Tommy

    $100

  • Olympia Milonas

    $50

  • billy karis

    $100

  • Kalliopi Kohas

     

  • Dean & Tina Tsavaris

    $100

  • Christine Kakoulas and Costa Podias

    $250

  • Catherina Papathanasis

     

  • Lotas Productions

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Patricia Reilly

    $50

  • Marisa Kakoulas

     

  • Alexa Christina Politis

    $10

  • Penelope Bouklas

    $75

  • Anthoula Katsimatides

    $190

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100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $2,000 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Anthoula Katsimatides

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Anthoula Katsimatides

Anthoula Katsimatides

DONATION: $190

my brother mikey 1 year ago

Penelope Bouklas

Penelope Bouklas

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Alexa Christina Politis

Alexa Christina Politis

DONATION: $10

Sa Ga Po Mikey 2 years ago

Marisa Kakoulas

Marisa Kakoulas

2 years ago

Patricia Reilly

Patricia Reilly

DONATION: $50

Michael Katsimatides 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Lotas Productions

Lotas Productions

DONATION: $100

Team Mikey! 2 years ago

Catherina Papathanasis

Catherina Papathanasis

In memory of Michael 2 years ago

Christine Kakoulas and Costa Podias

Christine Kakoulas and Costa Podias

DONATION: $250

In Memory of Mikey 2 years ago

Dean & Tina Tsavaris

Dean & Tina Tsavaris

DONATION: $100

Miley was a great guy and will never be forgotten! 2 years ago