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Stephanie Lubin-Levy's Fundraiser:

The Children's Room Boston 2015

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Stephanie Lubin-Levy

THE STORY:

When I was 4 years old my father died of a sudden massive heart attack, my brother was 6 and my mom was pregnant with my sister.  In the aftermath of his of death I was scare and confused, lacking a mature understanding of death but aware that my life had inexplicably changed forever.   The Children’s Room did not exist at the time, so my family and I were left to wade through the waters of our grief alone.

I felt isolated and labeled by my loss.  I was the girl whose dad died, not Stephanie. After college I started working at The Children’s Room and met fellow volunteers with similar loss experiences.  For the first time in my life I didn't feel singled out by my loss.  Similarly, at The Children’s Room I have watched as kids realize they are not the only one coping with the death of a mother, father, brother or sister.

Through my 7 years and counting of volunteering with 3-5 year olds I am constantly amazed by their ability to support each other.  When a child shares their loss and another child responds “me too!” a powerful and healing connection is made.  In a very natural way, children will share stories while drawing a picture in the art room, bouncing off the padded walls in the high-energy room or creating a cemetery in the sandbox.  There is a level of openness and comfort talking about loss and grief at The Children’s Room that teaches children and families the important lesson that no one needs to grieve alone.

After recognizing how much the kids gain from their connection with each other I realized how alone I felt in my own experience.  And through gaining this personal understanding I have developed a new commitment and passion for my work at The Children’s Room.  As the newest and youngest board member I look forward to contributing to the survival and growth of this amazing organization.  My heart has always understood the importance of the work at The Children’s Room, but now my head understands the many factors that contribute to a growing, thriving organization.

Although I run to support The Children’s Room, I have also had many personal gains from my time training for and running the Boston Marathon. Running in Boston is an amazing and unifying experience. Between the support family, friends, fellow runners and fans, I never felt alone.  The community I have felt running in Boston is a community of strength and purpose, much like the community at The Children’s Room.  I am honored to be running on The Children’s Room team again.

The Children’s Room offers its services free of charge.  Through your generous support over the past 2 years I have surpassed my fundraising goal, so this year I have increased my pledge to $12,000.  Please consider supporting my run, helping me reach my goal and helping ensure the kids at The Children’s Room continue to benefit from the support of an amazing organization.

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/Stephanie” in the memo line so that your gift will count towards my goal.

Thank you in advance!

 

$13,696

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jill Burstein

    $25

  • The McAuliff Family (McMaine)

     

  • Jill Burstein

    $100

  • The Mayer Family

    $100

  • Maureen Pursley

    $100

  • Aris and Mary Ellen Margosian

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Bert & Viv

    $250

  • Meredith Keyser

     

  • The McAuliff Family (McMaine)

     

  • David Berman

    $150

  • Mom and Don

    $1,000

  • Susie Steiner

    $50

  • Anne Helgen + Michael Gilligan

    $250

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $1,000

  • Alan and Janet Simpson

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Lane Marder

     

  • Amy Brager

    $100

  • Deborah Rivlin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Jill Braverman

    $20

  • Polly Gean & Rod Crafts

     

  • Joshua Lubin-Levy

     

  • Alex Lubin

    $50

  • Joanne, Alex and Anna Magliozzi

    $350

  • Liz Petit

     

  • Gail Gordon

    $18

  • JON & ALLIE POLLACK

     

  • Laura Pomponi

     

  • Jason and Connie

     

  • Gila Belsky

    $36

  • Adina Jick

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Tricia Seery

    $150

  • Kim Saal

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $2,500

  • Emily Plumb

     

  • Maya Klauber

     

  • Ellen Cohen & Michael Johnstone

     

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • Stephanie Cohen

     

  • Susan and Steve Nadas

    $100

  • Sarah & Tom Thornton

    $25

  • Anna Musman

    $26

  • Jade McGleughlin

    $100

  • Vicki Hayne

     

  • Megan and Andrew

    $100

  • Ashley Mahoney

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • 55 JL Corp.

    $100

  • Nina Cammarata

     

  • Jamie O'Connell

     

  • Gina Petracca

    $25

  • Kristen Pedroli

    $25

  • Jake S

    $100

  • Kyle White

     

  • Matthew Kowalski and Kathy Joy

    $75

  • Matthew Kowalski and Kathy Joy

    $75

  • Raider-Roth Family

     

  • Kayla Murphy

    $50

  • Brenda Walsh-Segesdi

    $100

  • Palmer McAuliff

     

  • Carol Kaplan and Rick Cohn

    $100

  • Kim and Mike Gruber

    $500

  • Kim and Mike Gruber

    $500

  • Caitlin and Josh Sadownik

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kate and Garrett Asher

    $25

  • Virginia Brown and Michael Barry

     

  • Deana

     

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114% Raised of $12,000 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

Deana

Deana

To a truly amazing young lady! Your strength and courage is endless.. I wish you all the best in your endeavors.. 2 years ago

Virginia Brown and Michael Barry

Virginia Brown and Michael Barry

2 years ago

Kate and Garrett Asher

Kate and Garrett Asher

DONATION: $25

Dear Stephanie, thank you for being such a terrific Team Leader this year! It's been a joy to be on your team, run the marathon together! Blessings, Kate and Garrett 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Love you more than anything and so happy to be here supporting you. 2 years ago

Caitlin and Josh Sadownik

Caitlin and Josh Sadownik

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kim and Mike Gruber

Kim and Mike Gruber

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Kim and Mike Gruber

Kim and Mike Gruber

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Carol Kaplan and Rick Cohn

Carol Kaplan and Rick Cohn

DONATION: $100

Steph, We contribute to be impressed by your level of commitment and your courage. Have a great run on Monday. love, Rick and Carol 2 years ago

Palmer McAuliff

Palmer McAuliff

So proud of you, Steph!! Can't wait for Monday! :) 2 years ago

Brenda Walsh-Segesdi

Brenda Walsh-Segesdi

DONATION: $100

Wishing you a fantastic run Monday! 2 years ago