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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

Carrie Asselin

THE STORY:

26.2 Miles for Suicide Prevention!

I am incredibly excited to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon, both in memory of my brother Nathaniel and to raise money for Samaritans, Inc., an organization that focuses on suicide prevention, survivor support, and community education. Nathaniel took his life on April 15th, 2011 after a 13-year struggle with severe Body Dysmorphic Disorder, an OCD-spectrum disorder that is characterized by intense preoccupation with a perceived defect in one's physical appearance. Despite the fact that he sought the best treatment available, his illness slowly robbed him of the freedom and life opportunites that we all take for granted. Each day was a testament to his strength of spirit, and he quietly shouldered his burden with incredible endurance. A brilliant student and gifted teacher, he greatly touched the lives of those around him with his humor, wisdom, and unfailing loyalty. I miss him constantly.

Those who knew Nathaniel remember him as a dedicated and passionate runner. For him, running was both a natural talent and a method of coping with the effects of his BDD and depression. The summer after he died, I myself turned to running as a way to both move through my grief and connect with him by doing something he loved. I completed my first half marathon in his honor that fall, and have never looked back. I like to think of running as Nathaniel's parting gift to me, and it has become one of the most treasured aspects of my life.

Last year I was also given this same incredible opportunity to run on behalf of Samaritans, although I broke my big toe by chance on a stair railing two weeks before the race, and was unable to run. I had surpassed my $10,000 to over $13,000 (for a whopping team total of $255,000) and felt surprisingly ready to tackle my first marathon; the disappointment and heartache I felt after the accident are still with me, and motivating me to try once more after taking the summer to heal physically.

As I begin the daunting task of training once again to run 26.2 miles, my hope is to surpass my prior fundraising accomplishment of $13,401. Please join me in helping support the work of Samaritans by sponsoring me as I train for the second time to run my first ever marathon to honor Nathaniel, the work of Samaritans, and everyone else who has been impacted by suicide. Additionally, please visit my blog for updates on my training and fundraising progress!

$15,087

MONEY RAISED
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  • The Phil Gordon Fund

     

  • Robert Rosenberg

     

  • Lisa Pomeroy Dooley

     

  • Uncle Fred

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Denis and Judy Asselin

     

  • Daniel Nicholson

     

  • Dan, Allison, Hannah, and Nathaneal

     

  • FRANCE BILODEAU

     

  • Forest and Sally Rittgers

     

  • Linda & Alston Forrester

     

  • Maximillian Yeh

     

  • Sylvia & Mimi Sargent

     

  • Hilary Myers

     

  • Carolyn Griffith

     

  • Bertah May Nicholson

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Daniel Powell

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Annette Hearing

     

  • The Shipley School

     

  • Diane Decot

     

  • No Tail & Noëlle

     

  • Ben Hartman & Family

     

  • Lee Reinert and Family

     

  • Sally Brown

     

  • Tom and Sandi Richards

     

  • Norman and Cathy Robinson

     

  • Julie Porter and John Griffith

     

  • Jessica Ghofrani

     

  • Louise Knox

     

  • Emily Terao

     

  • Anny & Larry & Sam & Henry

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Jane Carlisle, PhD

     

  • A. Raechel Hackney

     

  • Mary Barcio

     

  • Brian Smith

     

  • Thomas and Ellen Hay

     

  • Joe and Barbara Marchese

     

  • Stuart Mays

     

  • Louise M. Beede

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Nathaniel's Collection

     

  • Bunny Clover

     

  • Norman Mininger

     

  • Diane Davey and family

     

  • Denise Egan Stack and family

     

  • Ashley Hazen

     

  • Amanda Forrester

     

  • Laurie Worth

     

  • Karen and Mark Powell

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Steve, Sunny, and Shipley

     

  • Katie Hyten

     

  • Nate Terrell

     

  • Terrie Perella

     

  • Steve Mongeau and Janice Ruell

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Sean J Miller

     

  • Katie Franco

     

  • Margaret Brown

     

  • Charlotte Feierman

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ted and Irene Moon

     

  • Margaret, Matt, and Mackenna Woods

     

  • Pat Nicholson

     

  • Justin Klee

     

  • Nathaniel's Collection

     

  • John & Cathy Ignas

     

  • Whitney Leonard

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ann Moses

     

  • Anny & Larry & Sam & Henry

     

  • Kathy Angell & Dutch Leonard

     

  • Forest and Sally Rittgers

     

  • Greg and Marcia Coleman

     

  • Jon, Melissa, Rachel, Hannah, Jeremy

     

  • Nancy van Arkel

     

  • Denis and Judith Nicholson Asselin

     

  • Bertha May Nicholson

     

  • John Woodcock

     

  • far Naib

     

  • Helene Newberg

     

  • The Mays Family The Mays Family

     

  • Sasha Lauterbach and Peter Sturges

     

  • Jean Nicholson

     

  • Card Sales

     

  • Anthony Tulumello

     

  • Paige Russell

     

  • Amanda Huskey

     

  • Jennifer Thorne

     

  • Doug Gablinske

     

  • Owen Baron

     

  • Bob and Laura Nicholson

     

  • Tim Barnard and Meredy Patterson

     

  • Robert and Terri Autieri

     

  • Roberta Hurtig

     

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113% Raised of $13,402 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

2 years ago

Robert and Terri Autieri

Robert and Terri Autieri

2 years ago

Tim Barnard and Meredy Patterson

Tim Barnard and Meredy Patterson

2 years ago

Bob and Laura Nicholson

Bob and Laura Nicholson

2 years ago

Owen Baron

Owen Baron

2 years ago

Doug Gablinske

Doug Gablinske

Best of luck to you tomorrow, good luck and great job! 2 years ago

Jennifer Thorne

Jennifer Thorne

2 years ago

Amanda Huskey

Amanda Huskey

2 years ago

Paige Russell

Paige Russell

In memory of Kirk 2 years ago

Anthony Tulumello

Anthony Tulumello

2 years ago