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Sarah Ford's Fundraiser:

The Children's Room Boston 2015

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Sarah Ford

THE STORY:

Welcome to my fundraising page! I’m new to The Children’s Room, but here is my story.

My story is a little different from the others in that I’m not running for my own personal loss of a family member or loved one; I’m running for my husband’s.  At the age of 17, he lost his older brother, Michael, tragically to suicide.   As anyone can imagine, this has greatly affected his life, and something he has to live with every day.  Even to this day, my husband has a very hard time opening up and talking about his brother.  

Being somewhat removed from the situation, it’s sometimes hard for me to fully comprehend such a loss and not knowing what to do or say to do. I find myself probably in the same situation as many people before me. Friends, family members, coworkers of people who have lost someone have all felt this same feeling. .. trying to console, searching for the right words, and just wondering how you can take even a little bit of that pain and heart ache away.  For my husband, I know now that just being there with a simple hug and an open ear is sometimes the best thing you can do.  

One way he was able to cope with this loss was through exercise. He found peace and solace in running. This is how I came to love running. It became more than just another way to exercise.  When we run together, I feel like it has a deeper meaning now, a deeper bond.  Almost to say, “I’m here for you, every step of the way, whatever the road might bring.”

As I continue to train through the months of cold days and even longer runs, all the people who have had someone in their lives who has lost someone will be running through my mind.   My husband will be training with me, knowing that my race will be helping the healing process for many others. 

I will be running to help support The Children’s Room, a wonderful group that helps families heal and cope with the loss of a loved one.  The Children’s Room provides their services to these families free of charge so fundraising efforts, like supporting Miles & Memories marathon team, are a huge part of what continues to make this group successful and available to families. From the first moment I stepped into the building, the staff welcomed me like family. Each room felt like a warm living room or playroom that would be in any of our own homes. I could just tell that this was a very special place.  

I am truly honored to be chosen for the 6 member team to run this year’s Boston Marathon and support The Children’s Room.  Know that your donation will go directly to helping these families in need and to ensuring the continued success of this invaluable organization & it’s staff.

I appreciate any donation so that it helps me reach my goal and to support The Children’s Room.

To make a secure donation to my fundraising page, click the donation button on the top right of this page. You may also send checks to The Children’s Room at 1210 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476. Please make your check out to "The Children's Room" and write “Marathon/Sarah” in the memo line so that your gift will count towards my goal.

Thank you so much for your generosity and I look forward to seeing you at the finish line!


~ Sarah

$11,175

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christopher

    $100

  • Megan

    $50

  • Mike and Linda Peraino

    $50

  • pam carney

    $50

  • Mary H

    $250

  • Kevin & Alisa

     

  • Meghan and Owen Kilpatrick

    $50

  • The Brown-Medros Family

    $25

  • Chris deGrandpre

    $30

  • Amy G

    $25

  • Meredith and Jerry Keybl

    $20

  • Patti Donahue

    $25

  • Joanna K

    $20

  • Dr C

    $30

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $1,000

  • Alan and Janet Simpson

    $500

  • Karen Frank

    $50

  • Sarah

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Lyndsay

    $50

  • Peggy Dwyer

    $10

  • Vesna Maneva-Spoelhof

    $5

  • Jim Curran

    $20

  • Brenda Drusak

    $30

  • Sharon Fogarty

    $50

  • Monique Maglozzi

    $300

  • Albanese Family

     

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

    $20

  • Michelle Kokoszka

    $50

  • Paula Spencer

    $50

  • Catherine McCabe

    $50

  • Bob Marfione

    $20

  • Stephen Jennings

    $50

  • Dayle Maynard

    $100

  • Eveline Turcotte

    $100

  • Ellen Fraumeni

    $50

  • Teresa Mathai

    $100

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • Maria Estey

    $50

  • Therese Henderson

    $25

  • Mario Moreira

    $25

  • Claire Foley

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lisa S Rubinstein

    $75

  • Patricia Henebury

    $50

  • Amy Kulp

    $50

  • heather and pat Reardon

    $50

  • Joshua H. Kay

    $20

  • The McNamara's

     

  • Kari Solomon

    $35

  • Stephanie Robbins

    $100

  • Richard Turcotte

    $50

  • Gloria Lau

    $50

  • Amy Lees

    $25

  • Elias Lie

    $20

  • Susan Lees

    $10

  • Constance Philips

    $10

  • Gloria Lau

    $50

  • Amy Lees

    $25

  • Elias Lie

    $20

  • Susan Lees

    $10

  • Constance Philips

    $10

  • Biff Productions

    $100

  • Dad

    $200

  • Gina VanderLoop

    $100

  • Alanna Fuoco

    $25

  • The Alepidis Family

    $100

  • Jim B.

    $50

  • Jackie and Kevin

    $100

  • Sherry Messias

    $50

  • Palek Family

    $30

  • Fraternal Order of Eagles- Rockland

    $300

  • Hingham Police Association

    $100

  • Sharon Marie May

     

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Brett Law Advisors

    $100

  • Gerard Bouchea

    $100

  • Rosalie Dicrescenzo

    $25

  • John Courtney

    $150

  • Donna Markussen

    $30

  • Cheryl Farello

    $100

  • Siobhan Hanley

    $25

  • The Schrock Family

    $25

  • Ethan Maniatis

    $50

  • Kim and Mike Gruber

    $500

  • Phyllis Donovan

    $20

  • Ellie Hulse

    $20

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • David Sweeney

    $20

  • The Mobilia Family

    $50

  • Kate and Garrett Asher

    $25

  • Paula Mabee

    $10

  • Jennifer Carias

    $30

  • Nicole Hanover

    $10

  • Lisa Langner

    $15

  • Jeffrey Zieger

    $20

  • Jeffrey Zieger

    $20

  • Deana

     

  • Norma Palazzo

    $30

  • Vida Everett

    $20

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149% 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

Vida Everett

Vida Everett

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Norma Palazzo

Norma Palazzo

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Deana

Deana

Thank you for all your help and running for this amazing organization! It has been a pleasure mtg you! 2 years ago

Jeffrey Zieger

Jeffrey Zieger

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jeffrey Zieger

Jeffrey Zieger

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Lisa Langner

Lisa Langner

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Nicole Hanover

Nicole Hanover

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Jennifer Carias

Jennifer Carias

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Paula Mabee

Paula Mabee

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Kate and Garrett Asher

Kate and Garrett Asher

DONATION: $25

Dear Sarah, congratulations on a terrific run this year! It was such a pleasure to be on the team together. Blessings, Kate and Garrett 2 years ago