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Samaritans 2014 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

Nicole Costa

THE STORY:

Samaritans wrote -

Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention!

On April 21, 2014, I will run the 118th Boston Marathon. I am running for the fourth time on the Samaritans' Marathon team for a reason much more important than the personal challenge of completing the 26.2 mile course. I hope you will consider being one of my sponsors for this event.

As you may know, I lost someone very near and dear to my heart, my cousin Christian Caldaroni, to suicide on May 31, 2005.  Since then my life has been forever changed.  I was introduced to the Samaritan's through their SafePlace support group. I now volunteer as a facilitator at the Quincy SafePlace group, on their Survivor to Survivor Network team and recently joined their Board of Directors. I know firsthand how important their services are to people like me and have seen how many others have benefited from all that they do.  This organization has been a lifeline for me and my family, and I will be forever grateful for all of their help and support. 

Thanks to the John Hanock Non-Profit Marathon Program, this is the seventh consecutive year that Samaritans has received bib numbers for our Marathon Team. At Samaritans, we believe that happiness, at its core, is based in the profound human connection that happens when we are heard, understood, and valued. Everyone deserves happiness, and everyone needs to be heard. All proceeds generated from this year's team will benefit Samaritans' suicide prevention services including our 24/7 Crisis Services including a new Crisis Text Line providing emotional support to young people via text. Last year, we answered over 142,000 calls and more than 900 chats; our prevention services reached almost 13,000 people through our Community Education and Outreach Program workshops; and our Grief Support Services provided more than 900 connections to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Each day - because of donors like you - Samaritans is able to provide a moment of light and hope to people who are struggling, isolated, or feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes the warmth of a voice and the ear of someone who cares is all any of us needs to make it through a difficult moment. For more information about Samaritans life-saving programs, please visit us at www.samaritanshope.org.

Will you join me as a part of the team? I will do the running and together we will support their important mission to reduce the risk of suicide and not let another person endure the pain of losing someone they love to suicide.  I have committed to raising $10,000 this year to help in these efforts.

No matter how you decide to contribute, please know that your support will help ensure that our confidential and anonymous befriending services remain available to the members of our community who are feeling lonely, desperate and suicidal.

Thank you for your continued support!

Nicole Costa

In Loving Memory of Christian Caldaroni

10/10/74 - 5/31/2005

 

 

$14,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Christian M. Caldaroni Memorial Fund

    $1,000

  • Katharine Rolfe

    $100

  • Adriana Borrero

    $30

  • Michael & Sara Monestime

    $100

  • Stephani Finks

     

  • Tom Tierney

    $50

  • Greg Bell

    $100

  • Joanna Shannon

    $50

  • Jenn Newcomb

    $26

  • Tish

    $100

  • LaRaia Family

    $40

  • Steph Carroll

     

  • Chrissy Plowman

    $50

  • Karen Ferreira

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Andy O'Connell

    $25

  • Adi Ignatius

    $50

  • David Wan

    $100

  • John O'Donnell

    $100

  • Ania Wieckowski

    $15

  • Mary Dolan

     

  • Nancy Donohue Byrne

    $50

  • Sally Ditenhafer

    $50

  • Paul Goldberg

    $100

  • Sofia Di Iulio

    $75

  • Thom Hansen

    $50

  • Thanks for all the hard work - Kirstie

    $26

  • Gary Shunk

    $100

  • Melanie & Greg St. Pierre

     

  • Jennifer Mason

    $50

  • Super Bowl Square Fundraiser

    $2,500

  • Dennis Donnelly

    $50

  • Melissa Sheehan

    $50

  • David Gale

    $50

  • Elaine Spencer

    $50

  • Katie Fiore

    $50

  • Amy Couture-Rizzo

    $50

  • Jeff Medar

    $50

  • Ismail Ozyigit

    $50

  • Bianca Arruda

    $50

  • T.Gallagher

    $30

  • Maureen Foley

    $100

  • George Crotty

    $25

  • Roberta - Thank you for running the distance for suicide prevention!

    $26

  • Rosemary Heiseler

    $50

  • Christine T

    $20

  • Donalda Hingston

    $25

  • Liz Ramos-Prosser and Jess Prosser

    $100

  • Buttons Up Boston

    $20

  • Betsy Grant

    $25

  • Jeff R. & Nickie M.

    $150

  • Ashley Keating

     

  • Tiffany Ciccarelli-Moore

    $25

  • Nicholas and Eileen Shea

    $100

  • Aprile Capostagno

    $40

  • Mary Jane Weber

    $50

  • Foley's Barbarshop

    $1,000

  • George O'Brien

    $100

  • Brenda Gilchrist #13

    $67

  • Tina Donato

    $50

  • Caitlin O'Callaghan

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris & Al Downey

    $50

  • Norman Mininger

    $50

  • Michelle Miller

    $25

  • Meg Lawler

    $25

  • Mike Crovo

    $50

  • Sean Alailima

    $50

  • RhodePop and Family

    $50

  • Tammy Darling

    $25

  • Deanna Cook

    $25

  • Rocio Owens

    $25

  • Lizzie DiGirolamo

    $25

  • Ryan & Stefanie Lenane

    $50

  • Padilla Fam

    $50

  • Mike Cicchese

    $40

  • Jennifer Baptista

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Steve and Jan

    $52

  • Samantha Joseph

    $250

  • Birthday Party Fundraiser

    $3,700

  • Pure Barre Fundraiser

    $500

  • Rosie Diletizia

    $40

  • Karen Ferreira

    $100

  • Denise and Keith Fay

    $100

  • Javier Benzan

    $100

  • Peter Lofgren

    $50

  • Lisa and David

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sheik Ali

    $100

  • Michelle Canas

    $25

  • Peter Bean

    $103

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140% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $255,452 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Gablinske

Amount Raised

$35,026

 

140% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Marcus and Michelle Goldhaber

Amount Raised

$30,400

 

116% Raised of $26,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Robert Christo

Amount Raised

$20,051

 

134% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Whitney Leonard

Amount Raised

$16,251

 

135% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Rappaport

Amount Raised

$15,713

 

105% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nicole Costa

Amount Raised

$14,000

 

140% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Asselin

Amount Raised

$13,401

 

107% Raised of $12,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Mongeau

Amount Raised

$12,361

 

124% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Peter Bean

Peter Bean

DONATION: $103

Great job Nicole!! Had to get you to $14,000!! 4 years ago

Michelle Canas

Michelle Canas

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Sheik Ali

Sheik Ali

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Lisa and David

Lisa and David

DONATION: $500

4 years ago

Peter Lofgren

Peter Lofgren

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Javier Benzan

Javier Benzan

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Karen Ferreira

Karen Ferreira

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Denise and Keith Fay

Denise and Keith Fay

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Pure Barre Fundraiser

Pure Barre Fundraiser

DONATION: $500

4 years ago