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Michael Licker's Fundraiser:

Casa Myrna Vazquez Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Michael Licker

THE STORY:

I first worked with survivors of domestic violence as a courtroom advocate during my third year of law school.  I heard their stories and was constantly amazed by their strength and courage in the face of daunting circumstances.  Some had suffered horrific abuse, others were homeless and others struggled to provide a meal for their children.  Still, they carried on and I was happy to play just a small part in hopefully improving their lives.  

I have continued this work as an attorney and regularly take on pro bono cases in which I help survivors obtain restraining orders to help insure their safety.  But I want to do more.  

That's where my legs come in.  I love to run.  I love the freedom.  I love the feeling of setting a new personal best time or running further than I have before.  I watched my first Boston Marathon in 2008 shortly after moving to Boston and it has been a goal of mine to run the marathon ever since.  It has taken longer than I hoped, but I am ready for this challenge.  

In picking a charity to run for, choosing Casa Myrna was a no brainer for me.  It is a tremendous organization that provides, among other things, shelters, legal services and other support services to survivors of domestic violence.  I have worked with Casa Myrna's advocates and am constantly amazed by the great work they do.

So, what can you do to help?  First, Casa Myrna depends on contributions to support it's great programs.  I have committed to raise at least $7,500, and hopefully more.  I need your help and support.  Second, you can help me bring attention to the issue of domestic violence.  Finally, I need your support on April 20 to make it to Boylston.

Thank you in advance for your support and please read below for some more information about Casa Myrna and it's great work.

Casa Myrna delivers solutions to end domestic and dating violence through intervention, awareness and prevention. Founded in 1977 by community activists, Casa Myrna offers:

•Three Boston-based shelters for survivors who are homeless due to domestic and dating violence.

•A comprehensive range of bilingual English/Spanish supportive services to provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency. Our services include; housing assistance; financial literacy education and job readiness skill building; individual and group counseling; legal advocacy and representation; and community-based advocacy.

•SafeLink Hotline (877-785-2020), the only statewide, 24/7, multilingual domestic violence hotline in Massachusetts.

•Education, outreach and public awareness, including annual campaigns on mass transit systems statewide about domestic and dating violence.

• Domestic and dating violence prevention trainings and education to teens and adults across the state.

Our work helps build better futures for survivors struggling with many forms of adversity, including poverty, violence and homelessness.

A donation to Team Casa Myrna for the Boston Marathon supports this important work. Your support has an impact:

•$75 – you buy three nights of healthy foods for a family of three coming into one of our shelters

•$100 – you purchase new sheets, pillows and towels for a family in one of our shelters

•$150 – you provide ten new children’s and adult books for the library in the Teen Parenting Program

•$200 – you help defray the moving costs for a survivor who is transitioning into a safe, permanent, affordable home

•$250 – you ensure a survivor is not alone in court at a restraining order hearing

•$500 – you support two workshops for high school students on dating violence and healthy relationships

•$1,000 – you keep the SafeLink hotline open for 12 hours

•$2,500 – you sponsor a five-week personal economic planning workshop for 10 survivors 

Thank you very much for your support of Team Casa Myrna!

$8,573

MONEY RAISED
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  • Stephen Gruberg

    $50

  • Jocelyn Lederman

    $25

  • Nina Page

    $25

  • Marcie

    $25

  • Rob and Porsh

    $50

  • Jim Duggan

    $50

  • Paula and Azzy Reckess

    $100

  • Cindy and Roger Lewin

    $90

  • Adam Cantor

    $100

  • Bonnie and Mark Glick

    $50

  • Lei Family

     

  • Steve and Becky

    $36

  • Michael Boudett

    $100

  • Jon & Alex

    $50

  • Aunt Sheila and Uncle Walt

    $25

  • Noah & Hatsy

    $50

  • Shelly and Alan Viani

     

  • Tom & Sharon Ayres

     

  • Brendan Coleman

    $100

  • Judy & Gary

    $200

  • Aunt Carol and Uncle Richie

    $100

  • Jessie Gruber

    $50

  • Julie Hackett

     

  • Adam Kilgore

     

  • Len & Wendy

    $100

  • Roy Katz

    $100

  • MeMe

    $25

  • Steven Licker

    $75

  • Stephany Collamore

     

  • Julie and Bobby Berman

    $50

  • Creighton Page

     

  • Amy Pepe

    $40

  • Beth Holland

     

  • Foley Hoag LLP

    $1,000

  • Anthony Mirenda and Tracey Cornogg

    $100

  • Brendan Tait Jarboe

    $50

  • Brandon and Nancy White

    $100

  • Therese Roosevelt

    $50

  • Gabrielle Bernstein

    $20

  • Carrie Benjamin

    $20

  • Rich Baldwin

    $20

  • Kate Acello

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $275

  • Margeaux Ivins

    $20

  • Ari Irvings

    $20

  • Caroline Donovan

    $20

  • Jessica Conte

    $20

  • Michael Birch

    $40

  • Michael Nelson

    $20

  • Martin Murphy

    $40

  • Rachael Licker

    $20

  • Janine Ladislaw

    $20

  • Erin Keady

    $20

  • Erica Rice

    $20

  • Daniel Procaccini

    $20

  • Claire Nielson

    $20

  • Jonathan Nichols

    $20

  • Alex Nichols

    $20

  • Jennifer Smith

    $20

  • Matthew Rosebrook

    $20

  • Marty Murphy

    $250

  • Michael and Anne Glanz

    $132

  • David, Shannon & Ben

    $50

  • Sheila and Mark LaKritz

    $50

  • Mary Ann Nataro

    $50

  • Teresa Doerre

    $25

  • Bonnie Cantor

    $50

  • Anna and Bill White

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Dr. and Mrs. Steven Rosenbaum

    $50

  • Mary O'Connell

    $50

  • Carol and Muke schwartz

    $25

  • Erin DF

    $20

  • Scott Kay

    $50

  • M&M Ivins

    $25

  • Dr. and Mrs. David Weinreich

    $36

  • Tom Spera

    $20

  • Katy Stech

    $26

  • Michael Licker

    $100

  • Dawn Laporte

    $30

  • MTN

    $100

  • Justin & Heather

    $50

  • Sandy Licker

    $200

  • Janet Donovan

    $100

  • Stephen & Amy Goldstein

    $50

  • Caroline Donovan

    $262

  • Kelly Collins-McCarthy

    $20

  • Stacey Duvall

    $20

  • Julie Amrhein

    $100

  • Ken Leonetti

    $100

  • Kevin Conroy

    $50

  • Rebecca Cazabon

    $100

  • Claire Laporte

    $200

  • Michael Licker

    $300

  • Tricia Marchese

    $25

  • Pam & Stan Beinstein

    $100

  • Caryn Solomon

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lisa and Mike Arnoff

    $50

  • Judd & Dani Katz

    $200

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95% Raised of $9,000 Goal

The Team: $40,416 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Emily Dollar

Amount Raised

$10,843

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Licker

Amount Raised

$8,573

 

95% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hillary Schwab

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

75% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mandy Pullen

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Giovanoni

Amount Raised

$5,915

 

85% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

Amount Raised

$85

 

0% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Judd & Dani Katz

Judd & Dani Katz

DONATION: $200

Don't trip... payment is conditional of you completing the whole thing 2 years ago

Lisa and Mike Arnoff

Lisa and Mike Arnoff

DONATION: $50

Go Mike! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Caryn Solomon

Caryn Solomon

Good Luck Michael 2 years ago

Pam & Stan Beinstein

Pam & Stan Beinstein

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Tricia Marchese

Tricia Marchese

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Michael Licker

Michael Licker

DONATION: $300

2 years ago

Claire Laporte

Claire Laporte

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Rebecca Cazabon

Rebecca Cazabon

DONATION: $100

You can do it Mike! A huge THANKS to you and Casa Myrna for all of the life-changing and often life-saving work that you do! 2 years ago

Kevin Conroy

Kevin Conroy

DONATION: $50

2 years ago