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Children's Room 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: The Children's Room

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

THE STORY:

The Children’s Room creates safe, supportive communities so that no child, teen or family has to grieve alone.

We’re proud to introduce the 15 runners on our 2014 Miles & Memories Team, 7 of whom are returning to the team after having their race cut short by the tragic bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon. Please be sure to read through our team’s personal fundraising pages—we have an amazing group of people running for us this year!

By helping our runners reach their fundraising goals, you’re providing support to families facing the devastating loss of a parent or child.

Children, teens and adults come together for bi-weekly peer support groups at our Arlington center, a welcoming Victorian home. Kids meet with kids their age while parents have their own support group with other parents who have experienced a similar loss. By participating in groups with others who know the sadness of losing 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.

One eight-year-old girl who attended group at TCR shared, “I only talked about [my mom’s death] with my dad until we started going to The Children’s Room. It was easy to talk with the adults and kids who had been through the same thing as me… I started to feel better. It’s nice to not feel afraid anymore.”

In addition to talking together during “circle time,” children and teens are free to play games and explore a variety of rooms in the house. Our beautiful art room contains a dazzling display of materials for children to create something to express thoughts that may be hard to put into words. Children of all ages love jumping and playing in the “high energy room,” where padded walls and a large punching bag can safely absorb whatever energy and emotions are thrown their way. There is also a game room devoted to foosball, dress-up and other games where kids can simply be kids among others who understand their grief.

The Children’s Room also serves grieving families far beyond the walls of our Arlington home.

We offer peer support groups for grieving children and teens at schools and community groups in the Boston area, serving those who may not otherwise be able to access grief support services. Our professional staff also provides education and consultation services to families.

We know that grief and loss can be difficult topics to address. Our training, education and community outreach programs enable professionals to gain skills in providing caring and effective grief support to children and families. We also share information and referrals with individuals and professionals who contact us looking for additional support.

Families are able to attend our programs free of charge. All of these services for grieving families wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of donors and volunteers and the efforts of our inspiring Marathon runners.

Thank you for supporting our 2014 Miles & Memories Marathon Team as they prepare to run 26.2 miles for grieving children, teens and families!

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

$160,349

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Rams Family

     

  • Tom Spera

    $100

  • Sam P

    $50

  • Victoria Arthur

     

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  • Victoria Arthur

     

  • Victoria Arthur

     

  • Debby and David Kanner

    $50

  • Nancy Rich

    $100

  • The Klein Family

     

  • The Hansburg Family

    $50

  • Shawn McGoldrick

    $25

  • Leslie Wiesner & Nancy Bott

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Ressijac Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Corrie MacLean

    $25

  • Patty McCarthy

    $50

  • the Slattery Family

    $100

  • Donna Smith Sharff

     

  • Donna Smith Sharff

     

  • Donna Smith Sharff

     

  • Margie Smoot

     

  • Donna Smith Sharff

     

  • Donna Smith Sharff

     

  • Donna Smith Sharff

     

  • Donna Smith Sharff

     

  • The Shearer Family

    $50

  • Helen Mayer

     

  • Laurel Driscoll

    $50

  • Loralee Harding

    $20

  • Josh Hines

     

  • Bob & Kathleen Donnellon Dziadzio

     

  • Jen & Alok

    $50

  • Helen Claire and LeRoy Sievers

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

    $10

  • Amanda and Brandon White

     

  • Jaclyn Headings

    $15

  • Hurley family

    $25

  • Kathleen McCarthy

    $50

  • Chris Holcombe

    $25

  • Donna Laforest-Walpert

    $50

  • Lauren and Andy Caverly

     

  • Wendy Fox and Amelia, Emma and Finn

    $100

  • Bill and Andrea

    $52

  • Julie Wurtz

    $25

  • Dan and Meghan Sencabaugh

    $50

  • Ginny and Vic Muschiano

    $50

  • Rob and Denise Mosher

    $100

  • Noelle

    $50

  • Jeanne Mooney & Family

    $100

  • Jess Rat

    $25

  • Alice Peisch

    $100

  • Bruce Talbot Joziatis

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • declan slevin

    $250

  • Paul & Carla McMullin

    $100

  • Jim & Jeanne O'Sullivan

    $100

  • Rich and Laurie Gliklich

    $150

  • Kathryn Marous

    $100

  • Kristen Pini Mullen

    $25

  • The Butler Famly

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Heather Michelson

    $25

  • Julie & Colin Nally

    $100

  • Whole Foods 5% Day

    $2,549

  • Sarah McSwegin

    $50

  • Nancy Smith

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marilyn Hirsch

    $100

  • Matching Gift

     

  • Tricia Seery

     

  • Maryjane and Steve Walsh

    $100

  • Florence and Marty Jesser

    $25

  • Marlene Zbinden Shea

    $50

  • The MathWorks, Inc.

    $890

  • Shirley Owen

    $50

  • Elaine and Al Corwin

    $54

  • Margaret and Patrick Carolan

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Fischmans

     

  • Carol Shea-Porter

    $50

  • Matching Gift

    $100

  • Elma Kunz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $0

  • Anonymous

    $0

  • George and Gail Greenidge

     

  • Bob & Kelly Hayward

    $100

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The Boston Marathon on Crowdrise John Hancock on Facebook John Hancock on Twitter

The Team: $160,349 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

The Children's Room

Amount Raised

$24,070

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Lubin-Levy

Amount Raised

$14,366

 

144% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rich Ruffing

Amount Raised

$14,012

 

187% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deana Hickey

Amount Raised

$13,938

 

279% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellen Fleming Clark

Amount Raised

$12,791

 

142% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susan Retik-Ger

Amount Raised

$11,409

 

190% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kim Gruber

Amount Raised

$9,447

 

135% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Harding

Amount Raised

$8,201

 

117% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Bob & Kelly Hayward

Bob & Kelly Hayward

DONATION: $100

Thank you Brenda Walsh Segesi for the light that you give and for being a hero to others. 3 years ago

George and Gail Greenidge

George and Gail Greenidge

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $0

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $0

3 years ago

Elma Kunz

Elma Kunz

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Matching Gift

Matching Gift

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Carol Shea-Porter

Carol Shea-Porter

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Fischmans

The Fischmans

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Paula, I am sorry I am so late in making this donation. Congratulations on participating in the marathon, what a huge accomplishment and what a great cause. Kara Field 3 years ago

Margaret and Patrick Carolan

Margaret and Patrick Carolan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago