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Arredondo Family Foundation Marine Corps Marathon & 10k

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BENEFITING: Arredondo Family Foundation Inc

ORGANIZER: rachel

Cara Bednar

THE STORY:

Welcome to our fundraising page! Thank you for stopping by! Craig and I will be running the Marine Corps Marathon this October and could not be more honored to be running for the Arrendondo Family fund. For those of you that know Craig and I this will be his 1st marathon and for me this will be one with a much greater purpose as we will be raising funds to provide emergency aid to military families related to suicide burials, raising funds to help with suicide prevention, and raising funds to support military siblings in education.    


The Boston Marathon bombings effected everyone in a different way, and made Boston stronger as we united and rallied together. Carlos, the co-founder and president of the charity, to many in Boston is known as the cowboy who rushed into the attacks and helped Jeff Bauman. Carlos lost both of his sons, one while serving in Iraq and one to suicide. I ran the Boston Marathon the year of the attacks, while my family waited at the finish for me. I still can't even type this without getting a lump in my chest and water in my eyes thinking about the "what ifs". Luckily they were all safe, and I was honored to run the following year and stand with so many against injustice, fear, and doing what we love.   


I never want to imagine that heartbreak he felt, but I do know that this happens and families are affected by it, and if Craig and I can run and help raise valuable funds for this charity and help potentially prevent suicide through their charity, and help accommodate families dealing with an immeasurable lose we are up for the challenge.    


Please consider donating to our fundraising efforts, no amount is too small, and we are so grateful for the amazing friends, family, and strangers in our lives. Hero's help everyone, strangers and friends, they help with no motivations of their own, they run in when others run out, and they strive to always do more. Thank you for letting us share a little insight into our journey with you.   


WHAT THE ARREDONDO FAMILY FOUNDATION DOES?

AFF (the Arredondo Family Foundation) provides military families support in the following manners:


By providing emergency funds to aid with military related suicide burials or with other after burial costs for military families who have lost a loved one to suicide.

By providing referrals to after-care so families can meet with a support group and also a therapist if necessary. AFF does this with the help of our partner agencies.

By providing scholarships to military siblings for university or military siblings or kids for parochial school.

By providing QPR suicide prevention training so that military families and friends are able to be aware of how to prevent another military related suicide.

By providing a turkey giveaway at Thanksgiving for families who have lost someone to suicide well as veterans, military and Gold Star families.

By providing holiday support and/or activities.

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To This Fundraiser

$611

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jessica Lee

     

  • Melissa Glavin

    $50

  • Ally and Dennis Dickinson

     

  • Jen

    $50

  • Brianna

    $25

  • Kristin

    $20

  • Alexandra Goodman

    $150

  • Catie Hsieh

     

  • Jill & Yoda

    $50

  • Nora

    $25

  • Jenny Sheehan

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Thong

    $50

  • Sarah & JR

    $25

  • Reynolds walper

    $25

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31% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,798 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Nicole Murphy

Amount Raised

$1,865

 

93% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Ashley Gosnell

Amount Raised

$1,415

 

142% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Katie Barrett

Amount Raised

$1,285

 

103% Raised of $1,250 Goal

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Timothy Johnson

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

77% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Anne marie Mc donnell

Amount Raised

$1,020

 

102% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Dante Zappala

Amount Raised

$950

 

95% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Erin Joyce

Amount Raised

$825

 

83% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cara Bednar

Amount Raised

$611

 

31% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Reynolds walper

Reynolds walper

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Sarah & JR

Sarah & JR

DONATION: $25

3 days ago

Mary Thong

Mary Thong

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 weeks ago

Jenny Sheehan

Jenny Sheehan

DONATION: $26.20

4 weeks ago

Nora

Nora

DONATION: $25

Good luck to you and Craig!!! 1 month ago

Jill  & Yoda

Jill & Yoda

DONATION: $50

You guys are going to crush it! 1 month ago

Catie Hsieh

Catie Hsieh

1 month ago

Alexandra Goodman

Alexandra Goodman

DONATION: $150

2 months ago

Kristin

Kristin

DONATION: $20

This donation for Cara. Craig....you know what you have to do.... 2 months ago