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Lisa John McNamara's Fundraiser:

The Herren Project TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: HERREN PROJECT

ORGANIZER: HERREN PROJECT

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Lisa John McNamara

THE STORY:

 

You  all know my story by now I'm proud to say I just celebrated my 5th year in Recovery! But I would like to share a story that shook my family to pieces recently. My niece awoke very early one morning and found her son  unresponsive, blue lipped, on her couch from a heroin overdose! First responders tried bringing him back w Narcan, an opiate antidote, to no avail. He was flown to a Boston hospital where he spent three days in ICU, on a ventilator as his heart recovered from oxygen deprivation, and then two more days of observation. With God's grace and the compassionate care of the many professionals at Brigham and Women's, he was brought back to us!

One of the first reach outs my niece made in those desperate early hours of anxiety and fear for her son's life, was to me and and then a member of The Herren Project team. She was very familiar with not only my personal recovery but also with my involvement with The Herren Project, so she reached out for my advice. Immediately I contacted the very people I run for. They jumped on assisting us, from many prayers,  to planning and navigating a roadmap to recovery. They found him a bed, arranged flights to coordinate with discharge from the hospital, phone assessments, and a recovery plan, support for the family and much much much more HOPE.  They were amazing! This is what The Herren Project is all about saving lives and families one step one family at a time!

Fast forward to today and my nephew & family are doing great, one day at a time. This is why I'll be running the New York Marathon in November, in support and in honor of my nephew as he continues to fight day by day. With your support we can save another life but I need your help! We hear everyday about this epidemic sweeping through our nation. Addiction is present everywhere, rural and urban areas, affluent and impoverished cities and towns. The recent alarming spike in heroin use and overdose incidents should sound an alarm through the nation. But here is HOPE! This why I will run to keep the hope alive!

Please help me save another life. The time has come to say "enough is enough". Help me fight addiction and end the damage that drug and alcohol abuse inflicts on our families, our communities, our country.

As for myself well life is great. October 10 2016 i will celebrate 5 years of sober living! So this race will be a celebratory one for sure! Im now a  Grandma of two beautiful grandbabies,  I conquered the "W" circuit hiking in Chile, completed my first Ultra run (31+ miles).

More importantly Im giving back, helping others still struggling with addiction. I want everyone to know we do recover & there's always HOPE!

$6,325

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • The Dooley Family

    $250

  • Chris and Donnie

     

  • Johann & Maureen Cooper

    $50

  • Jim and Donna Boulanger

    $250

  • The Multer Family

    $250

  • karin doonan

    $100

  • Angela & Jason Chapman

    $100

  • Joan Cunnick

    $100

  • Joanne Harrington

    $100

  • Aunt Julie

    $100

  • Jayne Bowman

    $25

  • Mike and Sue Duffy

    $100

  • Pat and Bill

    $100

  • My promised $25 donation per donations from Andy Waterman and Cathy Sulliva

    $50

  • John and Judy arroll

    $100

  • John McNamara

    $25

  • Tom & Heather Field and Family

    $100

  • John McNamara

    $175

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda Uphoff

    $500

  • Joan McNamara

    $100

  • Phil Olsen and Mary Doherty

     

  • Jeanne Barreta

     

  • Michelle Hurn

    $25

  • Misti Davidson

    $50

  • Graeme Leonard

    $100

  • Ken Connolly

    $100

  • Joanna Richie

    $25

  • Kevin Fee

    $500

  • Terry Bostaph

     

  • Todd & Katrina Bresnahan

    $100

  • Isaiah 40:31

    $500

  • Bob Ludwig

    $100

  • Marian & Tom Multer

    $600

  • John McNamara

    $100

  • The Grays.

    $100

  • Shaun & Vicki McMenamy

    $200

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115% Raised of$5,500 Goal

The Team: $59,470 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Dave Gesmondi

Amount Raised

$11,975

 

48% Raised of$25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chris Herren

Amount Raised

$9,300

 

93% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tyler Sargent

Amount Raised

$8,414

 

210% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lisa John McNamara

Amount Raised

$6,325

 

115% Raised of$5,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Olenik

Amount Raised

$5,383

 

135% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rachel Malaka

Amount Raised

$4,383

 

110% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meg Mullins

Amount Raised

$4,150

 

104% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mitch Rogers

Amount Raised

$4,140

 

83% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Shaun & Vicki McMenamy

Shaun & Vicki McMenamy

DONATION: $200

We're proud of you, Lisa! Way to hang tough! 3 years ago

The Grays.

The Grays.

DONATION: $100

In memory of family very near and far who have and still suffer from addiction. God bless Lisa and her supportive family for sharing her story. 3 years ago

John McNamara

John McNamara

DONATION: $100

One more small donation as Lisa's sprints to the finish to get her over the $6,000 mark, 50% more than her original target! So many generous supporters of this great cause, than you all for your generosity and for your prayers and support for Lisa's run and for the incredible work of The Herren Project! 3 years ago

Marian & Tom Multer

Marian & Tom Multer

DONATION: $600

Lisa, This is in memory of my sweet friend Susan Aenchbacher, in recovery 6 years, who had a heart attack; in honor of her son Michael, who is in early recovery; and in memory of dear friends' son Charles, a suicide who refused help. Continue helping others! Prayers, Luck, and Love from Marian & Tom 3 years ago

Bob Ludwig

Bob Ludwig

DONATION: $100

Thanks for taking Shane to NYC again! 3 years ago

Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:31

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Todd & Katrina Bresnahan

Todd & Katrina Bresnahan

DONATION: $100

Go Lisa! You are amazing. 3 years ago

Terry Bostaph

Terry Bostaph

You go girl! You are such an inspiration to so many! 3 years ago

Kevin Fee

Kevin Fee

DONATION: $500

Lisa, thank you for all your support for a great cause. 3 years ago

Joanna Richie

Joanna Richie

DONATION: $25

3 years ago