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Recovery = Marathon

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One week to go!
October 01, 2017

Final 8 today.  3 short ones, a massage, and rest this week.  I feel ready and excited!  See more
Ruth Bossler

THE STORY:

This year, one week before my 49th birthday, I will attempt to run my first marathon. Like so many folks who actually choose to run this distance, I always knew that if I ever decided to run one, there would have to be an altruistic reason, in addition to achieving a pretty kickass personal goal.  Over 30 million men and women in America continue to suffer from one type of eating disorder or another, and eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness. The struggle is real and the healing process is often painfully and hopelessly slow.  


I will dedicate these 26.2 miles, to all who still suffer and am running in support of Project HEAL-- a registered non-profit, with chapters nationwide, that helps fund recovery treatment costs for women and men seeking such..  Aggressive eating disorder treatment is rarely adequately funded by insurance companies.  Since eds may soon be considered pre-existing conditions, there is an even greater need for funds to help those who suffer get the long-term care they need to recover. 


 I thank you for considering a donation to this cause, and will think of you all as I hit the  pavement in Newport on October 8th.  

Best,

Ruth

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$1,535

MONEY RAISED
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  • Amy Flanagan

    $50

  • Debbie Haydon-Canfield

    $100

  • Nicole and Dave Ireland

    $50

  • Mary (Bachman) DeSilva

    $50

  • Cheryl Willson

    $50

  • Jennifer Rush

    $25

  • Stephanie Graber

    $50

  • Linda Welsh

    $25

  • JD Optekar

    $25

  • Jill Silos-Rooney

    $25

  • Libby Raccio

    $25

  • Kate

     

  • Katie Worden

    $25

  • Jess Caron

    $25

  • Lauren

    $25

  • Scott & Beth Jamieson

    $50

  • Nathan Gray

    $50

  • Dan

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  • Lauren Michaud

     

  • Guido and Andrea

    $50

  • Arwen Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Project HEAL

     

  • David Loeper

    $25

  • Cindy Vihinen

    $50

  • Kristin Cartwright

     

  • Rusty and Marlene

     

  • Laurilyn Dowling

    $25

  • Sarah Oakley

     

  • Alison Hawkins

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Carolyn Bryce Morris

    $25

  • Tom P

    $25

  • Alicia D'Aloia

    $100

  • The Novak Family

    $25

  • Sabo's

    $25

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77% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Sabo's

Sabo's

DONATION: $25

Run Ruth Run! 10 months ago

The Novak Family

The Novak Family

DONATION: $25

Way to go Ruth!!! 10 months ago

Alicia D'Aloia

Alicia D'Aloia

DONATION: $100

Congrats and have a great run!! So proud of you-such great way to honor yourself-Happy 50th! 10 months ago

Tom P

Tom P

DONATION: $25

Have a great run! 10 months ago

Carolyn Bryce Morris

Carolyn Bryce Morris

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Go Ruth! You are amazing. 10 months ago

Alison Hawkins

Alison Hawkins

DONATION: $50

11 months ago

Sarah Oakley

Sarah Oakley

11 months ago

Laurilyn Dowling

Laurilyn Dowling

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

Rusty and Marlene

Rusty and Marlene

11 months ago