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Ben's Lighthouse's Fundraiser:

Philly Marathon for Ben's Lighthouse

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BENEFITING: Ben's Lighthouse

THE STORY:

Ben Wheeler’s family and friends always knew he was destined to do great things. His boundless energy and enthusiasm was contagious. Ben loved to learn and explore and developed a deep fondness for lighthouses.

When we lost Ben in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings last December, his energy, enthusiasm and love were absorbed by a group of friends, family teachers, and others who created Ben’s Lighthouse in his memory and in honor of all those who were lost on that day. Ben’s Lighthouse supports the children of Newtown and surrounding towns through community-building events, outreach programs to help youth heal by helping others, and workshops to deal with issues relevant to the trauma suffered by this town. Already, thousands of children have felt the positive impact of Ben’s Lighthouse.

Mark Gerace is a Physical Education teacher at Reed Intermediate School in Newtown where he teaches Ben’s brother, Nate. Mark is a very active member in the Newtown community as he coaches several sports teams and runs an annual 5K in the spring. When given the chance to run for Ben's Lighthouse, he jumped at it.

The Wheeler family has a strong connection to the Philly area, so this race will be special to them.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,017

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Patrick Family

    $100

  • Sarah Hemingway

    $25

  • The Hull Family

     

  • The Shull Family

    $50

  • The Sordi Family

    $100

  • Bob&Marilyn; Getace

    $50

  • Marilyn and Mel Drukin

    $25

  • Lynn and Rick Wexler

    $50

  • Himesh, Gianna, Aditya, and, Nikhil Bhise

    $250

  • Ruth, Michael, Quinlan & Garrick

     

  • The Chamiec-Case Family

    $26

  • The Daigle Family

    $26

  • Dan, Meri, Hana Emi, and Ben Rosenthal

    $50

  • Cathy Dembski

    $15

  • Thanks Coach!

    $100

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39% Raised of $2,600 Goal

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The Team: $1,017 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Thanks Coach!

Thanks Coach!

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Cathy Dembski

Cathy Dembski

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Dan, Meri, Hana Emi, and Ben Rosenthal

Dan, Meri, Hana Emi, and Ben Rosenthal

DONATION: $50

What an awesome tribute to Ben and Ben's Lighthouse! We will be cheering for you from Newtown! Go Mr. Gerace!!! 4 years ago

The Daigle Family

The Daigle Family

DONATION: $26

What a wonderful thing for you to do! We wish you the best, Mr. Gerace! 4 years ago

The Chamiec-Case Family

The Chamiec-Case Family

DONATION: $26

Mark, thank you for running in honor of Ben & his friends, as well as your support of Ben's Lighthouse. We will be cheering from CT. 4 years ago

Ruth, Michael, Quinlan & Garrick

Ruth, Michael, Quinlan & Garrick

In loving memory of our buddy Ben, and in tribute to David, Francine & Nate and their bravery. 4 years ago

Himesh, Gianna, Aditya, and, Nikhil Bhise

Himesh, Gianna, Aditya, and, Nikhil Bhise

DONATION: $250

With love to Fran, David, Nate in memory of Ben. To the runner(s), have a wonderful run and thank you for doing this! 4 years ago

Lynn and Rick Wexler

Lynn and Rick Wexler

DONATION: $50

In memory or Ben and in tribute to his uncle Steve Lobis who never lets us forget Ben. May Ben's death not be in vain and may it be a step to ending gun violence in the U.S. 4 years ago

Marilyn and Mel Drukin

Marilyn and Mel Drukin

DONATION: $25

In honor of our dear friends, Ben's grandparents, Annette and Carmen Lobis. 4 years ago

Bob&Marilyn; Getace

Bob&Marilyn; Getace

DONATION: $50

Mark, We are proud of your participation in such a worthy tribute. 4 years ago