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Samaritans 2015 Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Bryanna Reddy

THE STORY:

Hi everyone! Thank you for taking the time to visit my Boston Marathon Samaritan fundraising page! I feel extremely blessed and honored to be a part of the Samaritan team. I just finished graduate school at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions and started my career as a speech language pathologist. I love to run and this will be my first marathon!

I heard about Samaritans through the Flynn family who tragically lost their brother and son, Mark Van Gorder, when he took his own life. I am honored to support the Flynn family in their efforts to raise awareness for Samaritans. I think it’s a privilege to fundraise for this incredible organization. I am dedicated to training, fundraising, and raising awareness for Samaritans to support the Flynn family. Please consider supporting my fundraising goal through a donation!

Below is the website in honor of Mark:

http://mark-van-gorder.memory-of.com/About.aspx
 

Samaritans wrote -

Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention!

Thank you for visiting the 2015 Samaritans Marathon Team homepage! Our team is raising awareness and funds for Samaritans, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide. The 2015 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20.

Thanks to the John Hanock Non-Profit Marathon Program, this is the eighth consecutive year that Samaritans has received bib numbers for our Marathon Team. All proceeds generated from this year's team will benefit Samaritans' suicide prevention services including our 24/7 Crisis Services including a 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.

"To the heart of Gold Band at Samaritans: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for keeping me afloat for over a decade. I have called from the streets, from payphones, addicted to hard drugs and alcohol, and I have called from some of the fiercest penitentiaries in this country. There is no question in my mind, heart and soul that I would not be alive today without the incredible folks at Samaritans. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all of yours, and many, many more. Only happy and healthy ones to you and all of yours. Forever indebted." - A Crisis Helpline Caller, December 18, 2012

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.

Last year's team raised an incredible $255,000 for Samaritans and we are hoping to building upon their success in 2015! There are many ways to help us reach our ambitious goal:

  • Make a donation. Donate directly to one or more of our runners by clicking on their individual pages below, or you can make a general donation to the entire team. You can also make a donation by check by mailing it to: 41 West Street, 4th Floor, Boston MA 02111. Please be sure to include the name of the runner you would like to support in the memo line.
  • Join our Team! Are you someone who has qualified to run the Boston Marathon or has received a bib number from another source? Make your marathon experience more meaningful by training, running, and fundraising with the Samaritans Team!
  • Sponsor the team or an individual runner. Thank you to our current team sponsor, Vista Equity Partners!

If you are interested in joining or supporting the team, contact Team Manager Eve Rabinowitz.

  • Participating in physical challenge of your choosing and want to raise awareness and funds for suicide prevention at the same time? Contact Eve Rabinowitz for more information about joining Samaritans' Running Community - even if its not a running event, we're always open to new ideas and would love to find a way to work with you!
  • Track our runner's progress through Samaritans' Facebook and Twitter accounts!

No matter how you decide to contribute, please know that your support will help ensure that our services educating the public, helping to help after a loss to suicide, or providing lifesaving services for those feeling suicidal, remain free of charge to the members of our community. Thank you so much!

$7,880

MONEY RAISED
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  • MVG

    $100

  • Doherty Family

    $100

  • Doug

    $100

  • Lindsay Connors

     

  • Kristen Slagmolen

    $100

  • Kathy Casey

    $25

  • Sally

    $25

  • Susa & Dirk Slagmolen

    $50

  • JR

    $200

  • Chief

    $200

  • Charlie & Lisa Carew

    $25

  • David English

    $50

  • Sheila Marshall

    $25

  • The Baldinos

    $25

  • Tarpy Family

    $100

  • Beth H.

    $50

  • Lynda Blalock Bruce

    $50

  • McDonalds

    $50

  • Nan

    $100

  • Joe Aucoin Family

    $100

  • Powell Controls, Inc.

    $500

  • Lindsay Ahearn

    $100

  • Ginivan and Larson Families

    $100

  • Kristiana Demers

    $100

  • Carol Woloski

    $25

  • Kyle F

    $50

  • Holly Tholke

    $25

  • Jake R

    $30

  • Lynn Walsh

    $50

  • Kate Szapiro

    $25

  • Lauren Tierno

    $20

  • AnnMarie & Andy Caldwell

    $25

  • Scott Young

     

  • Chelsea DeSantis

    $50

  • Tommy McLaughlin

    $50

  • Donna & Tim Mulrenan

    $100

  • Jay and Joanie Gorman

    $50

  • Tom, Julie & Ryan Qualey

    $50

  • Fundraiser Donations

    $4,200

  • Galvin family

    $100

  • Brian Teague

     

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Steve Mongeau and Janice Ruell

    $100

  • Maggie Curran

    $40

  • Dooleys

    $30

  • Mark Swymer

    $25

  • Robin Allen

    $50

  • Sheila Walsh

    $50

  • Lisa Flagg

    $50

  • Alessandra

     

  • Emily Holland

     

  • Allie Brown

    $25

  • val lynch

    $40

  • Emily Brandjord

    $50

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $20

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158% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $142,870 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Colleen Hart

Amount Raised

$17,668

 

147% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Morin

Amount Raised

$15,858

 

106% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Asselin

Amount Raised

$15,087

 

113% Raised of $13,402 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nickie Manzo

Amount Raised

$11,661

 

117% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mo Wheeler

Amount Raised

$11,188

 

112% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deanna Scinto

Amount Raised

$11,097

 

139% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Gagnon

Amount Raised

$10,137

 

101% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz Loveless

Amount Raised

$9,000

 

100% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Roberta Hurtig

Roberta Hurtig

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Emily Brandjord

Emily Brandjord

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

val lynch

val lynch

DONATION: $40

God bless you Sue and all your family, GO Bryanna! 2 years ago

Allie Brown

Allie Brown

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Emily Holland

Emily Holland

Good luck Bry!!! 2 years ago

Alessandra

Alessandra

2 years ago

Lisa Flagg

Lisa Flagg

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sheila Walsh

Sheila Walsh

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Robin Allen

Robin Allen

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Mark Swymer

Mark Swymer

DONATION: $25

3 years ago