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Children's Room 2014 Boston Marathon

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February 03, 2014

WE did it! $5000 in 1 month! Cheers to the most fabulous friends & family! Can't wait to cross that finish line w/ my head held high!  See more

BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Andrea Desantis

THE STORY:

Some of you who know me know that I lost my father suddenly to a heart attack when he was only 49 years old.  My brother and I awoke to paramedics attempting to resuscitate my father in his bedroom while my mother was crying in the background.  I was only 12 years old when this happened. I didn’t understand really what was going on only that we were waiting at home for the phone call to hear everything was going to be fine…but it wasn’t.  No one around me had experienced something like this before and I never felt so alone.

I had a great support of friends; some whom I will never forget who stepped up to help me but I always felt like labeled as the “kid whose dad died.” 

I wish at the time there was a place like The Children’s Room.

A safe place to go, to talk about what I was feeling along with others my age going through similar circumstances.

I chose this charity to run with because it the meaning behind it holds a special place in my heart.  The Children’s Room provides a safe, supportive environment so that no child or family member has to grieve alone when something tragic happens.  They provide Family Peer Support Groups and allow children of all ages to express their grief through play, art, music, and encourage sharing of all memories of their loved one.

There is no charge for this spectacular service and The Children’s Room relies on donations like yours to keep them running.

I am proud to be running the Boston Marathon for the 2014 Miles & Memories Team.  Your donation will go a long way!

See you at the finish line!

Lots of love,

Andrea

$6,859

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Donna and Mike DeSantis

    $100

  • Melanie and Brian McElroy

    $50

  • Lesley Silverman

     

  • Zach Raffa (The Cake Foundation)

    $20

  • Ron Lacro

    $50

  • Kimberly and Jeff Newton

    $50

  • Laura Tunison

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Martha King

    $50

  • Ray Poole

    $50

  • Gavin Twilley

    $50

  • Andy Powell

    $50

  • Andrea Gamble

    $50

  • Amanda Brennan

    $20

  • John & Terri Malgieri

     

  • Mindy & Kevin Taylor

    $25

  • Martha Lipshitz

    $25

  • Dave Harrild

    $30

  • Sheri Gilmartin

    $50

  • Jennifer Romanski

    $200

  • Claire Liston

    $100

  • Tom and Gina Mercuro

    $50

  • Cummings Family

    $50

  • Brianne Tobin

     

  • Noni DeSantis

    $50

  • Michele McLaughlin

     

  • Alison & Tom Marchitelli

    $100

  • The Baupost Group

    $500

  • Alexis OLeary

    $50

  • Lisa and Michael Heavey

     

  • Stacey (Streitmater) Tempesta & Family

     

  • Slippers Dragone

    $50

  • Jessica Cotrone

     

  • Paul and Bonita Cotrone

    $100

  • The Boulanger family

     

  • Laura & Frank Robillard

    $50

  • Michelle Hines

    $50

  • Mike & Lori Smith

    $50

  • Trish and Donny Cotter

    $50

  • Debbie Huesgen

    $50

  • Lindsay Waller

    $50

  • Linda Barry

    $100

  • Jill and David Adler

    $1,000

  • Helen Costas

    $25

  • Gregg and Cathy LeBlanc

    $100

  • Derek and Julie Hayes

    $50

  • Chris & Theano Jacovides

    $50

  • The Garcia Family

    $50

  • Shelly Jacobson

    $50

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • Lauren and Justin Amico

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kathy and Mark Mandigo

    $30

  • Joan Cronin

    $100

  • Charlene & Scott Nassa

    $100

  • Larry Walden

    $100

  • Angelini Family

    $20

  • William Cotrone

     

  • Jake n Joes Sports Grille

    $181

  • Sara Rocha

     

  • Nancy Simpson-Banker

     

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

    $10

  • Thomas and Helen Marchitelli

    $25

  • Jodi MacLeod

    $30

  • Sara Rocha

     

  • Jen O'Keefe

     

  • Ellsworth Family

    $50

  • Dawn & Jon Baker

     

  • The Groves Family

    $20

  • Derek and Kristen Souza

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Claire Liston

    $100

  • The Schwarzmans

    $100

  • Rita Nelson family

    $20

  • Sherrin & Chris Gallagher

    $50

  • Cristin Carroll

    $50

  • Cakes To Complement

    $100

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $400

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • Anne Hollesen

    $100

  • Catherine Milliken

    $26

  • Victoria Arthur

     

  • Corrie MacLean

    $25

  • Bruce Talbot Joziatis

    $25

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114% Raised of$6,000 Goal

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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

Bruce Talbot Joziatis

Bruce Talbot Joziatis

DONATION: $25

Best of luck. You have GREAT weather for your run . See you next week. btj (talbot) 5 years ago

Corrie MacLean

Corrie MacLean

DONATION: $25

Best of Luck! Children's hospital holds a special place in my heart! They do such great things for kids! 5 years ago

Victoria Arthur

Victoria Arthur

Good luck Monday! 5 years ago

Catherine Milliken

Catherine Milliken

DONATION: $26

Good luck Andrea! 5 years ago

Anne Hollesen

Anne Hollesen

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Mary Ellen Margosian

Mary Ellen Margosian

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

DONATION: $400

5 years ago

Cakes To Complement

Cakes To Complement

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Cristin Carroll

Cristin Carroll

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Sherrin & Chris Gallagher

Sherrin & Chris Gallagher

DONATION: $50

5 years ago