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Talia Siravo's Fundraiser:

Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation

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I did it! I ran THE Boston Marathon!
April 20, 2017

  Here we are – 5 months later, over $12,000 raised for The Martin Richard Foundation, hundreds of miles logged and the marathon is over.  See more

BENEFITING: Martin Richard Foundation

ORGANIZER: Martin Richard Foundation

EVENT: Team MR8 Boston 2017

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Talia Siravo

THE STORY:

Hello and Welcome to my fundraising page for the 2017 Boston Marathon! My name is Talia Siravo and I teach first grade at Saint John Paul II Catholic Academy in the Lower Mills part of Dorchester, MA.  It is truly an honor to have been chosen to run for Team MR8 – I will be dedicating every mile during my training and on race day to Martin.

 

Like many people, April 15, 2013 is a day that forever changed my life.  My fiancé, Joe, who is now my husband, was running the marathon and I was at the finish line with most of my family, as well as his.  Close friends came to help cheer him on, countless text messages were sent to me from people in Rhode Island (where we both grew up) wanting updates on how he was doing.  Joe finished the marathon in 2 hours 47 minutes.

 

As the events unfolded throughout the afternoon and in the coming weeks, I remember feeling heartbroken and filled with impossible questions.  Nothing seemed fair.  However, in the weeks and months that followed, I remember seeing something incredible.  In the midst of heartache and pain, a community banded together to help one another.  I made a silent promise to myself to run the Boston Marathon and so my running journey began.  For the past 3 years I have run many races.  I feel blessed to run my most important race for Team MR8.

 

Out of everything that unfolded on April 15th, Martin’s story is one that resonated with me the most.  Running for The Martin Richard Foundation will allow me to pay tribute to a boy who has had an everlasting impact on my outlook on life, though I never actually had the opportunity to meet him.  His message of peace is something I try to live every day. 

 

The Martin Richard Foundation is dedicated to investing in education, athletics, and community and their mission calls to me because I see how important all those things are as a teacher.  The Foundation encourages youth and adults to improve the lives of others and become peacemakers, leaders, and entrepreneurs.  Martin is a symbol for peace – his words are something I try to teach and instill in my young students.

 

Thank you so much for your support as I begin my journey!  I hope you will check back frequently for updates on how my training is going in the upcoming months.  Please feel free t to forward this to anyone who you think might want to help me reach my goals!  The money raised will go towards creating and improving programs that foster peace and unity in the Boston area.

 

Again, thank you for your support!

Talia

$12,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marie Noonan

    $50

  • The Ash Family

    $25

  • Cousin Lee Bernardo

    $20

  • Tom & Cindy

    $50

  • Tom & Cindy

    $50

  • Joe

    $20

  • Denise & Harry Dowling

    $50

  • Natalie and Ellen Calamis

    $100

  • Joe

    $100

  • Talia Siravo

    $230

  • Brother Greg

    $50

  • Sue Collins

    $50

  • Rachel Dill

    $30

  • Leo & Kelly Duffy

    $25

  • Carol Corey

    $100

  • Richard and Roberta Cote

    $100

  • Cathy & Tori

    $100

  • Jimmy & Donna Brunelli

    $50

  • Bill G

    $50

  • Maureen Joyce

    $100

  • Larry and Mary Beth Keefe

    $25

  • Mary Myers

    $50

  • Deanna Russo

    $25

  • Mark Lewis

    $25

  • Sheila May

    $150

  • Rachel Romeo

    $50

  • Steven & Isabel Jepson

    $15

  • Denise Tucker

    $30

  • Angela Carr

    $30

  • Alfred and Heather Signorelli

    $30

  • Robert Joyce

    $100

  • Kenneth & Anne Souza

    $30

  • Alex and Kenny Shields

    $30

  • Jayne Harvey

    $115

  • Dottie & Greg Murphy

    $20

  • R Todd Corayer

    $20

  • Louis & Rosemarie Volante

    $30

  • Robert & Carol Maddock

    $30

  • Joe Daly

    $30

  • Edward & Barbara Folgo

    $30

  • Michelle Saslow

    $11

  • Timothy & Ann Sullivan

    $30

  • Jennifer & Michael Marran

    $30

  • Timothy & Heather McLaughlin

    $50

  • Susan Cicilline Buonanno

    $100

  • Karla Flaherty

    $50

  • Nancy & Tom Steinmeyer

    $40

  • Elizabeth DeVito

    $60

  • Edna & William DeCesare

    $40

  • Gayle Leonard

    $15

  • Will & Belinda Matson

    $30

  • MMH Investments

    $200

  • Lee Mita

    $150

  • Karen & Colin Kane

    $30

  • Melissa & Stephen Smith

    $45

  • Jane Littlefield

    $100

  • Murray and Brenda Cianciolo

    $30

  • Colleen & Kevin McKenna

    $30

  • Jane & Arnold Bromberg

    $30

  • George & Sherri Tager

    $30

  • Dottie & Greg Murphy

    $30

  • Scott & Sherril Whaley

    $30

  • Michelle Saslow

    $30

  • Tina Donate

    $30

  • Mary & David O'Connell

    $30

  • Tom Rota

    $30

  • Michael & Maggie Moretti

    $30

  • Carolyn Marrinan

    $30

  • David & Joanne Armstrong

    $30

  • Sandra Lynn Barber

    $30

  • Cynthia Bowden

    $30

  • Paul & Joanne Payson

    $25

  • Maryann & Everett Fortin

    $90

  • Alison & Todd Corayer

    $20

  • Anne Best

    $30

  • Nancy Ketner

    $30

  • Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

    $2,916

  • Jen Moretti

    $70

  • James & Lynne Harper

    $60

  • Cherae & Alan Clark

    $25

  • Donna and Steven Gouveia

    $100

  • Erica Ruggieri

     

  • Rhonda Eaton

    $35

  • Frank Woods

    $100

  • GWK

    $75

  • Fundraiser

    $300

  • Jaclyn & Gary

    $500

  • Laurie Campfield

    $10

  • Phil Capaldi

    $20

  • SJP2 Lower Mills

    $233

  • Janet & JP Marrinan

    $100

  • Jenna Biscoe

     

  • Maria & Bob Marcello

    $100

  • Mike and Cindi Farrell

    $25

  • Teresa Bennett

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • RACE FOR PEACE

    $50

  • Jean Oakley

    $25

  • The Kenyons

    $100

  • Frank Woods

    $100

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161% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $941,161 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Doherty

Amount Raised

$71,410

 

3571% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave McGillivray

Amount Raised

$67,631

 

106% Raised of $64,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maggie Crowley

Amount Raised

$32,786

 

219% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Flowers

Amount Raised

$26,250

 

100% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Max McGillivray

Amount Raised

$21,645

Fundraiser Title

Andrew Dupee

Amount Raised

$21,625

 

108% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

raymond childs

Amount Raised

$19,770

 

132% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rory O'Donnell

Amount Raised

$16,676

 

222% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Frank Woods

Frank Woods

DONATION: $100

Good luck 2 years ago

The Kenyons

The Kenyons

DONATION: $100

So proud of you!! 2 years ago

Jean Oakley

Jean Oakley

DONATION: $25

Martin you will forever look like my grandson at eight 2 years ago

RACE FOR PEACE

RACE FOR PEACE

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Teresa Bennett

Teresa Bennett

DONATION: $25

Best of luck Talia! You go girl!ð 2 years ago

Mike and Cindi Farrell

Mike and Cindi Farrell

DONATION: $25

Go Talia! 2 years ago

Maria & Bob Marcello

Maria & Bob Marcello

DONATION: $100

Good luck! Great job! 2 years ago

Jenna Biscoe

Jenna Biscoe

Go Tal! 2 years ago

Janet & JP Marrinan

Janet & JP Marrinan

DONATION: $100

2 years ago