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Children's Room 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Kim Gruber

THE STORY:

Our trials, sorrows and our grieves develop us.
- Orison Swett Marden

I run for everyone touched by a grief that I cannot imagine.  I am the mother of two girls and the wife of a very patient man.

I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to run on behalf of the Children's Room.  I cannot begin to imagine the grief of losing a child or spouse.   Like most mothers, I felt a strong protective bond when my children were born.   A fear of separation has always lingered in the back of my mind.  Because of this, I try to impart my limited wisdom whenever I can to my girls.  This often produces a lot of eye-rolling.  I usually persist knowing that I am blessed to have any moment to teach or inspire.   Running the Boston Marathon 2014 is a moment to inspire.

I am honored to run in the memory of Amy Miller.   Amy was a wife to Brad and mother to Eliza (11) and Kira (8).  An athlete and runner, Amy ran annually in long relay races.  I met Amy and Brad six years ago when Eliza and Ellie were classmates in kindergarten.  The girls shared a mutual appreciation of all things silly.  After being diagnosed with paragangloma, a rare cancer, Amy passed away in February of 2013 at the age of 45. 

The Children's Room provides support to Brad, Eliza and Kira and other grieving families free of charge.  The organization also reaches out to schools to inform teachers, PTOs and counselors on how to help students who have lost a loved one. 

Your donation will allow families already burdened to receive support free of charge.   Please, please consider making a donation to this incredible organization.

Come cheer on the Children's Room 2014 Miles & Memories Team on Monday, April 21, 2014!

Warmly,
Kim
 

$9,447

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom & Sandy Hubbard

    $200

  • Cindy and Rubin Gruber

    $300

  • Julia and David Worzala

    $100

  • Krista Hubbard and John Rossate

    $100

  • Bob & Sylvia Miller

    $100

  • Stephanie Wolski

    $50

  • Victoria and Don Sullivan

    $500

  • April and George Triantis

    $100

  • Jill and David Adler

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $100

  • The Sidel family

     

  • Alistair Rennie & Diane Gamble

    $100

  • Kris & Remy Horne

    $100

  • Barbara Gruber

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ayla and Brian Kavanagh

    $100

  • The Reisigs

    $100

  • Nancy Simpson-Banker

     

  • Stephanie Lubin-Levy

    $10

  • Carrie & RJ Pitts

    $100

  • Team Awesome

    $100

  • The Ripley Family

    $100

  • Murphy Family

    $25

  • The Tatarczuk Family

    $100

  • Jeff and Belinda Gower

    $100

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $400

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mary Ellen Margosian

    $50

  • Linda Boardman Liu and Henry Liu

    $100

  • The Craver Family

    $100

  • The Babson Family

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laats Family

     

  • Brad, Eliza and Kira Miller

    $250

  • Victoria Arthur

     

  • Laurel Driscoll

    $50

  • Jen & Alok

    $50

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135% Raised of$7,000 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

Jen & Alok

Jen & Alok

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Laurel Driscoll

Laurel Driscoll

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Victoria Arthur

Victoria Arthur

Good luck Monday! 5 years ago

Brad, Eliza and Kira Miller

Brad, Eliza and Kira Miller

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Laats Family

Laats Family

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

5 years ago

The Babson Family

The Babson Family

Good luck Kim - such a wonderful cause! 5 years ago

The Craver Family

The Craver Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Linda Boardman Liu and Henry Liu

Linda Boardman Liu and Henry Liu

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Mary Ellen Margosian

Mary Ellen Margosian

DONATION: $50

5 years ago