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Lauren Ruffing's Fundraiser:

The Children's Room Boston 2015

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THE STORY:

It’s been a dream of mine to run the Boston Marathon for years, particularly since I began running half-marathons two years ago and even more particularly since January 21, 2013 when my mother—my best friend and biggest hero—died of Colon Cancer at the age of sixty-two.

Last year, my older brother, Rich, ran Boston and watching him run by at mile twenty-two with “I love Mom” imprinted on his arm, I’ve never been prouder of him and the woman who raised him. I am honored to take his spot this year, to celebrate our mother’s life and the impact she had on us and continues to have on us every day.

In addition to running for Grammie (as she preferred to be called by the three little loves of her life), I am running this 26.2 for The Children's Room, and I couldn't be more thrilled. The Children's Room provides caring support for children, teens, and families that have experienced the death of a close family member. By participating in groups with others who understand what it's like to lose a parent or sibling, children have the opportunity to express their feelings in a safe space and learn that they are not alone in their grief.

I’m still learning how to grieve my mother’s death, how to surpass or at least endure the daily sorrow and loneliness that accompany such a profound loss, and so I desire so vehemently to recognize and applaud an organization that is “dedicated to creating safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen, or family has to grieve alone.”

By helping me reach my fundraising goal, you’re providing support to families facing the devastating loss of a parent or child, and you're helping me remember a mother who lived for her family.

Thank you for your support!

Lauren

 

Learn more about us at childrensroom.org and stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter

$11,271

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jeff Thornton

     

  • Shawn McGoldrick

     

  • Dan Curran

    $25

  • Krysta and Laura

     

  • Grace & Sean

     

  • Sarah S

     

  • Kate & Mike Paglia

    $50

  • Jamie Corbman

    $25

  • Karen & Daniel Corey

    $30

  • Accelerated Fitness Bootcamp

    $1,230

  • Brooke & Tim

    $100

  • Carolyn

    $50

  • Suzanne Kinahan

     

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $1,000

  • Alan and Janet Simpson

    $500

  • Laura and James

     

  • Jack and Dolly McLaughlin

    $50

  • Christe and Wayne

    $75

  • Dad

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • 3/1 Accelerated Fitness Bootcamp Donations

    $160

  • Jillian Boyce

     

  • Sandra Parks

    $50

  • Elizabeth Burnett

    $50

  • Pamela Saidnawey

    $100

  • Linda Shpilner

    $75

  • Melissa Tassinari

    $50

  • Laureen Fiola

    $50

  • Griffin Ward

    $75

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

    $20

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan and Kelsey McCarthy

    $50

  • Nancy McLaughlin

    $25

  • Dottie Marchese

    $25

  • Pat & John O'Driscoll

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jack & Janice Connolly

    $35

  • Tom and Dara Keenan

    $50

  • Rich Ruffing

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jamie Corbman and Emily LeVeen

    $75

  • Kevin & Colleen

    $500

  • Julie Buoniconti

    $50

  • Melissa & Rob Lee

     

  • Kathleen Fitzgerald

    $25

  • Lindsey LaSalle

    $50

  • Elaine Boyce

    $26

  • Elizabeth Guarino

    $25

  • Katie Duggan

     

  • Anonymous

    $964

  • Laura Scott

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Erin Blanchette

    $25

  • Robin & Jason Edinger

    $25

  • Dan & Mary Ellen

     

  • Kim and Mike Gruber

    $500

  • The Lane Family

     

  • Crisshelle

    $200

  • Brenna Q

    $20

  • The Sencabaugh Family

    $50

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • Kate and Garrett Asher

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Deana

     

  • Rachel Solomon and Family

    $100

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150% 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

Rachel Solomon and Family

Rachel Solomon and Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Deana

Deana

In memory of my husband Sean Hickey.. Thank you for running for the tcr ! You have helped my family in many others! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Kate and Garrett Asher

Kate and Garrett Asher

DONATION: $25

Dear Lauren, congratulations on a terrific run this year! And for all you have done for the Children's Room and the families who will benefit in the years to come. Blessings, Kate and Garrett. 3 years ago

Mary Ellen Margosian

Mary Ellen Margosian

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Sencabaugh Family

The Sencabaugh Family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Brenna Q

Brenna Q

DONATION: $20

Good luck Lauren! Nice job fundraising for TCR! 3 years ago

Crisshelle

Crisshelle

DONATION: $200

So proud of you, Lauren! 3 years ago

The Lane Family

The Lane Family

Best of luck on Monday. I hope you enjoy every minute of the experience. I'm sure your mom will be with you every step of the way. 3 years ago

Kim and Mike Gruber

Kim and Mike Gruber

DONATION: $500

3 years ago