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Lauren Benoit's Fundraiser:

The Children's Room Boston 2015

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Lauren Benoit

THE STORY:

Hi there! If you have made your way to my fundraising page you may already know me and my story. But if not, then here is a little insight on why I am choosing to run the Boston Marathon with The Children's Room.

When I was 4, my dad died in a car accident. Being that young, I did not understand what was happening or why it was all happening. Every night after March 12, 2000 I was patiently waiting to get back to my nightly routine with my dad: go to bed (pretend to go to bed), sneak downstairs, grab a Trix yogurt from the fridge, and watch cooking shows with my dad. It was our nightly tradition, and I always thought he was the coolest for letting me stay up later past my bedtime.

I was introduced to The Children's Room 15 years ago. At the time to me it was just another place to go and play. But going through the program helped my sister, mom, and me cope with the loss.

The Children's Room was a safe spot for me when I was younger. In my class, I was the only one who only had one parent. It was weird for me, and I felt different from the other kids. It was especially awkward around Father's Day, when all of the other kids were making cards for their dads, I was just playing on the computer. But when I went to The Children's Room, I felt included.

As a previous attendee of The Children's Room, I know firsthand as to how important these programs are for young children and their families. The volunteers and social workers and the most compassionate people you will ever meet. I cannot imagine how different my life would be now if I hadn't have gone to The Children's Room when I was younger.

Though I have long aged out of the program, I am still supporting The Children's Room in any way possible. I have been running for the past six years, and it has always been my dream to run the Boston Marathon. When I heard that The Children's Room had a marathon team, I wanted to be a part of it from the very beginning. I am extremely grateful that I am one of the few chosen to represent The Children's Room in the 119th Boston Marathon. I am eternally grateful for all that the Children's Room has done for me, and this is my chance to give back. 

The Children's Room provides its services free of cost for grieving families. During these difficult times, it is comforting to know that there are support systems available to help your family cope, and not cause further financial loss. I 100% back the mission of The Children's Room, and that is why I am asking for your support to help other young children have access to these services. 

Any donation is much appreciated, and I am thanking you for your support on my journey to run the Boston Marathon!

Catch you at the finish line!

Many thanks,

-Lauren 

 

"May you always walk in sunshine"

$11,673

MONEY RAISED
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  • Susan & Matt Roswell

    $200

  • Mike Caprigno

    $50

  • Crissy Straub

    $200

  • Sara and Mitch Hoffman

    $25

  • Lisa Lavoie

    $100

  • N. Demonteverde

    $150

  • Susie Steiner

    $50

  • The Hoffman Family

    $155

  • Cathy Spear

     

  • Goos

    $20

  • Alex Irwin

    $10

  • Pat Jordan

    $25

  • Chastity Dupuis

    $25

  • Lindsay MArtinez

    $20

  • Alexandra Doudera

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Delaney Lanker

    $50

  • Christi Conkling

    $40

  • Lopez Family in Florida

    $50

  • Rachel

    $30

  • The Kirchners

    $25

  • Esther Fernandez

    $50

  • The Resendiz Family

    $100

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $1,000

  • Alan and Janet Simpson

    $500

  • Pat K

    $150

  • Usem/Walker family

    $50

  • sharon morton

    $25

  • The Poirier Family

    $100

  • Vicki & Ed Doudera

    $50

  • Richard Manson

    $50

  • Mike Bufano

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Alissa Ferro

    $30

  • BARBARA SCIBELLI

    $50

  • David Londino

    $50

  • Your MHS supporters in Br486

    $175

  • MHS supporter

    $50

  • The Ho Family

    $50

  • Pamela Jones

    $50

  • Joanne Margey

    $25

  • Cousin Cheryl

    $100

  • Jim and Linda Cuddy

    $100

  • Eileen Reid

    $25

  • Lauren Elia

    $30

  • Tom Burt

    $40

  • Isabel Ramsey

     

  • Alicia

     

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

    $20

  • Louis Copolov

    $40

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • Andrea Scrima

    $25

  • Lisa Hines

    $25

  • The Brown Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Jordan Domeier

    $50

  • An Holmqvist

    $30

  • Heather and Jerry Domeier

    $250

  • John Cronin

    $50

  • Iris

    $20

  • Joe Bogle

    $40

  • Genevieve Mack

     

  • Johnny Willcox

     

  • Mike Figueroa

    $50

  • Caitlin Cala

    $15

  • Amalia Quesada Nylen

    $40

  • Grandma and Pepe xoxoxo

    $200

  • John and Nancy Benoit

    $200

  • Erika Israelson

    $50

  • Jess Hughes

    $50

  • Neal Anderson

    $50

  • Elyse Valente

    $10

  • Rachael Matvichuk

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Miss Patti

    $25

  • Ellen Nylen

    $25

  • Judy Oliver

     

  • Kathi Reinstein

    $100

  • Laura

     

  • The Naughton Family

    $25

  • Louis Dumortier

    $100

  • Morgan Weadock

    $10

  • The Fleury Family

    $100

  • Kyle Eisenmann

    $26

  • Kim and Mike Gruber

    $500

  • Vicki Coombs

    $100

  • Liam

    $25

  • Keilani Lai-Hipp

    $25

  • Chris Cordeiro

    $100

  • The Curran Family

     

  • Angela Colarusso

    $30

  • Mary Callahan

    $25

  • The Kummins Family

    $25

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • Paula Valente

    $26

  • Kate and Garrett Asher

    $25

  • Camille Chrenis

    $30

  • Deana

     

  • The Nylen Family

    $25

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156% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $89,145 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

The Children's Room

Amount Raised

$18,820

 

16% Raised of $120,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Lubin-Levy

Amount Raised

$13,696

 

114% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deana Hickey

Amount Raised

$13,550

 

181% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Benoit

Amount Raised

$11,673

 

156% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Ruffing

Amount Raised

$11,271

 

150% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Ford

Amount Raised

$11,175

 

149% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Asher

Amount Raised

$8,960

 

119% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

The Nylen Family

The Nylen Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Deana

Deana

It was a pleasure meeting you this year!! Hopefully I will see you soon! Congrats on the marathon! 2 years ago

Camille Chrenis

Camille Chrenis

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Kate and Garrett Asher

Kate and Garrett Asher

DONATION: $25

Lauren, congratulations on a fabulous run this year! You are an inspiration! And thank you for touching the lives of many other children and families who will join the Children's Room in years to come. Blessings, Kate and Garrett 2 years ago

Paula Valente

Paula Valente

DONATION: $26

You're amazing Lauren! 2 years ago

Mary Ellen Margosian

Mary Ellen Margosian

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Kummins Family

The Kummins Family

DONATION: $25

Congratulations to you on your first Boston Marathon! What an accomplishment! We know your family must be extremely proud of you, Lauren! We're sure your dad was smiling down on you as you crossed that finish line! XOX 2 years ago

Mary Callahan

Mary Callahan

DONATION: $25

Best of Luck! 2 years ago

Angela Colarusso

Angela Colarusso

DONATION: $30

What a beautiful tribute to your dad. Good Luck today.... 2 years ago

The Curran Family

The Curran Family

2 years ago