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Boston Marathon to benefit Camp Kita

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BENEFITING: CAMP KITA INC

ORGANIZER: CAMP KITA INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Mary Jo Stanton

THE STORY:

CAMP KITA INC wrote -

About Us

Camp Kita is a summer camp open to children ages 8-17 who are survivors of familial suicide. The camp was established in 2013 by the Mosher siblings, many years after losing their father to suicide. Like many suicide survivors, the Mosher’s recognize the large impact suicide leaves behind on many American’s.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2011, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans

The Need

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2011, suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for Americans—equating to an American dying by suicide once every 13.3 minutes. In a broader sense, every 13.3 minutes even greater amounts of people are impacted as family and friends are left behind to grieve the lost of a loved one caused by suicide.  While these numbers are staggering, the topic of suicide is often avoided or reserved due to the common stigmas that come from one choosing to take their own life—this leaves the survivors, many just children, to suffer in silence.

Our Mission

Our mission at Camp Kita is to provide a safe, constant environment for young survivors of suicide, by giving direction through common interests, activities and grief management.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a safe, nurturing environment where child survivors can connect with one another while learning constructive ways to deal with the often unspeakable and fierce emotion of losing a parent to suicide.  By creating a space for child survivors, we effectively ease the stigma around what it means to have lost a parent to suicide.  The campers’ shared loss and experience affords them the opportunity of forming deep, knowing bonds with others and thereby forging supportive connections that we hope will last a lifetime.  As a community of survivors, our week-long focus will be to provide and explore constructive forms of self-expression.  We will practice self-awareness as a way of identifying feelings and communicating them in a focused way.  Our focus on grief—on shattering apart—will dovetail with an equally important focus on hope—the power and purpose of piecing oneself together.  Most importantly, we will empower campers to utilize the tools and resources we provide so that they may draw upon them throughout their lives.

www.campkita.org

www.facebook.com/campkitaforkids

$9,752

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ashley Walka in memory of Jeff Fraza

    $15

  • John LaPann

    $150

  • Nancy LaPann

    $150

  • Sue Smith

    $100

  • Eileen Jacobson

    $50

  • Travis Ames

    $50

  • Hair by Emily Oliveira

    $600

  • Peggy Tierney

    $50

  • Lauren Spencer

    $100

  • Kyoko Kato

    $50

  • Diane Vey

     

  • David Lischer

    $50

  • TJ

     

  • Ed Reidy

    $50

  • Nuclear Medicine

    $20

  • Olivio Goncalves

    $20

  • Emily LaPann

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mandy & Paula Wong

    $40

  • Henrietta Lebba

    $25

  • Angelina Antczak

    $25

  • Bryan Zabatta

    $25

  • The Hailey Family

    $25

  • Mr. and Mrs. Dedian

    $25

  • Adele and Charlie Pistorino

    $50

  • Dr. Gilpatrick

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Erica Sully

    $20

  • Tax Jockey

    $10

  • Auntie Molly

    $100

  • Mary Phalan

     

  • Mrs. Spencer

    $25

  • Carol McGlone

    $25

  • McGlone Family

    $100

  • Bryan Gonzales

    $20

  • Dorothy Giarla & John Govoni

    $35

  • Mary McH Sanstrom

    $100

  • Lyle J. Micheli, MD

    $100

  • Stacey Gigante

    $20

  • Carly

    $50

  • Emily Hannon

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $22

  • Tom Donahue

    $40

  • Kathleen

    $25

  • Grace Marshia

    $35

  • J. Mei-Mei Chow

    $50

  • Christine Lulejian

    $20

  • karen rapallo

    $25

  • Bunny Gina

    $50

  • Katie Dedian

    $50

  • Mitchel M.

    $25

  • Mike

    $25

  • Lily Hannon

    $50

  • Beverly Obremski

    $50

  • Marcia Motta

    $25

  • The Urban Art Bar

    $370

  • Kathleen

    $25

  • Jess Bolton

    $50

  • Sarah Gapp

    $50

  • Margaritas

    $101

  • Mary L Weaver

    $39

  • Melissa Kiernan

    $50

  • Leah Milby

    $20

  • Liz Simoes

    $50

  • Lady Catherine Stanton

    $100

  • Patricia Kleinman

    $50

  • the farley family

    $200

  • Chris Donahue

    $25

  • Vincent Recca

    $125

  • Shayna

    $20

  • Natalia Miranda

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $42

  • Patty Hecht

    $100

  • Saint Patrick\'s Fundraiser

    $1,664

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    $30

  • Chris Halliday Lyons

    $40

  • Tom and Marla Clough

    $50

  • lynn scott

    $20

  • Joe and Ashley Bouchard

    $100

  • Dan and Barbara Donahue

    $30

  • Uncle Scott

    $100

  • Antczak Family

    $50

  • J.Villani

    $50

  • Flaire

    $200

  • Derek Carver

    $50

  • Josephine Stanton

    $362

  • Melody Brunell

    $40

  • Jessica DeNaples

    $20

  • Our Lady of Mercy Academy

    $1,500

  • Jen Doran

    $20

  • Diane & Allan

    $50

  • MJ Scofield

    $40

  • Dad

    $100

  • Vik Purushotham

    $30

  • Impeccable Barbers Co Cut-a-thon

    $275

  • Dan H.

    $25

  • Steve Bilozur

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margaritas

    $77

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130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $21,266 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mary Jo Stanton

Amount Raised

$9,752

 

130% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laura Regan

Amount Raised

$9,364

 

125% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CAMP KITA INC

Amount Raised

$2,150

 

11% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Margaritas

Margaritas

DONATION: $77

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Steve Bilozur

Steve Bilozur

DONATION: $50

Thanks for your wonderful "donation" . Best wishes for a great run. 4 years ago

Dan H.

Dan H.

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Impeccable Barbers Co Cut-a-thon

Impeccable Barbers Co Cut-a-thon

DONATION: $275

4 years ago

Vik Purushotham

Vik Purushotham

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Dad

Dad

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

MJ Scofield

MJ Scofield

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Diane & Allan

Diane & Allan

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jen Doran

Jen Doran

DONATION: $20

4 years ago