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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

Mo Wheeler

THE STORY:

I am Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the Samartians, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide. 

I am honored to be a part of the Samartian's 2015 Boston Marathon team!  The marathon will be held on Monday, April 20.

I am sharing my personal story to support the Samaritans and the support they offer the community.  I am doing all I can to hopefully break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness and suicide, change the lives of others, offer support, to celebrate life, to honor those who have left us, and give everyone affected by mental illness and suicide HOPE for a better day! 

THIS IS MY STORY

I have battled Bipolar Disorder all of my life. 

Following a formal diagnosis in my mid- twenties I tried everything to gain control of my disorder. Sometimes I succeeded, other times I wasn't so lucky.

Unfortunately, like many others who live with mental illness, I lost people in my life who didn't understand. There were many times I felt alien, misunderstood, ignored, and alone.

Let's face it; this topic does not come up without stigma. It's okay to not understand. But when people are struggling alone it decreases their chances of survival.

I am a suicide attempt survivor

In 2010 I decided I need to take a different approach to living with, embracing, and surviving my disorder.

I laced up a pair of sneakers and went for a run!


Since then I've run countless running races everything from 5ks to half marathons, obstacle runs, and triathlons. I push myself physically which pushes me mentally and satisfies me emotionally.

Recently, dear friends of mine lost their baby sister, Allyson Marie Kramer, who left all who loved her heartbroken on July 18, 2013, at the young age of 13. I joined their team to run in her honor at the the Samaritan 5k. I ran with my heart and my soul in her honor and to help fund an organization, the Samartians, to provide services to individuals struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide 24/7 through hotlines, outreach, and more.

The Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by alleviating despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings among individuals in our community, 24 hours a day; to educate the public about suicide prevention; and to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.

I would like to take my once very dark experiences and make good use of these scars; to help others find themselves, find HOPE, and live a life they can enjoy. Therefore I will run 26.2 miles for all of us who have felt that darkness, that despair, and that alone while helping the Samaritans to get one step closer to helping another person by putting one foot in front of the other.

I survived, others deserve that chance as well. Please join me in my mission. 

Help save a life by following my journey and participating in fundraising events to support my cause.

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!
I thank you from the bottom of my heart

-Mo-

I welcome you to follow my journey on Facebook!

www.facebook.com/pages/Mo-Runs-For-Hope/722963454450992

 

$11,188

MONEY RAISED
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  • Michael Gatta

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $45

  • Nancy and Mike Epstein Family Charitable Fund

    $350

  • Paul and Shannon Rhodes

    $27

  • Nicole Dalbec-Joyal

    $50

  • Carol Weeks

    $101

  • A Night To Remember

    $1,000

  • In honor of Ally Kramer

    $50

  • Logan Guest

    $100

  • Linda Drew

    $20

  • The Berlins

    $40

  • A Night to Remember

    $600

  • Wood Tiger Healing Art

    $50

  • Colin Cook

     

  • Freed Family

    $25

  • Patricia Eastman

    $25

  • Scott Mciver

    $475

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • A Night to Remember

    $50

  • A Night to Remember

    $75

  • A Night to Remember

    $100

  • Kate Malcolm

    $50

  • Mo's Christmas Card Donations

    $40

  • Tara Landry

    $40

  • Ron & Linda Raymond

    $100

  • Anne and Bradford Morris

    $100

  • Moe Archambault

    $500

  • A Night to Remember

    $55

  • A Night to Remember

    $60

  • A Night to Remember

    $50

  • Colin Cook

    $20

  • Jessica Greenwood

    $20

  • Ryan O'Connor

    $20

  • Kate O'Connor

    $20

  • Bobby and Christine Whitworth

    $40

  • Gloria Maderia

    $35

  • A Night to Remember

    $200

  • Judy Wheeler

    $100

  • Keith and Lisa Archambault

    $100

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Steve Mongeau and Janice Ruell

    $100

  • The Mucci Gang

    $25

  • Rose Thomas-Stoddard

    $50

  • Julie Kennedy

    $50

  • Football Raffle

    $215

  • Work Opportunities Unlimited

    $250

  • Trish

    $65

  • Mad Flash Dash for Cash

    $240

  • Stephen Ast

    $25

  • Scott & Holly Golden

    $100

  • Chantell Boisvert Wheeler

    $50

  • Rock Angel

    $50

  • Cynthia Lanciloti

    $25

  • Amy Duprey

    $25

  • Becky Moul

    $35

  • Kevin & Shari Wheeler

    $100

  • steve lacasse

    $25

  • LG and the Minion

    $50

  • Edward Gatta

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tina Argiro

    $25

  • Kevin Eldridge

    $40

  • Joe and Diane Schmitz

    $100

  • Patricia Eastman

    $15

  • Betty & Ray Barry

    $25

  • Christine Tate

    $100

  • Mucci Gang

    $25

  • Sheila Blunt

    $75

  • MK

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Francis and Breanna Scalley

    $318

  • Steve and Kris Tamblingson

    $40

  • Melanie Ludwig

    $25

  • Nadine Mack

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nancy

    $25

  • Raffle

    $20

  • The Griffin Family

     

  • Thank You Nadine

    $25

  • The Learning Experience Billerica

    $200

  • Karen

    $20

  • Nichole

    $30

  • Gail Duval

    $20

  • moe

    $500

  • Unity Construction - Fortier Family

    $500

  • T. Anthony's Restaurant Brookline

    $160

  • Century Typography

    $100

  • Cherie

    $20

  • Cosi Bella Salon and Spa

     

  • ashley kowalsky

    $100

  • In honor of Rhonda Kramer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Chad Tanguay

    $100

  • T Anthony's

    $75

  • Dave & Deb Clark

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mark Getta

    $100

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $20

  • ROSE THOMAS-STODDARD

    $50

  • The Maiona's

     

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112% Raised of $10,000 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

The Maiona's

The Maiona's

2 years ago

ROSE THOMAS-STODDARD

ROSE THOMAS-STODDARD

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Roberta Hurtig

Roberta Hurtig

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Mark Getta

Mark Getta

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $25

Strength and Courage--Go MO! 2 years ago

Dave & Deb Clark

Dave & Deb Clark

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

T Anthony's

T Anthony's

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Chad Tanguay

Chad Tanguay

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

In honor of Rhonda Kramer

In honor of Rhonda Kramer

DONATION: $50

We are honored to be your friends. Your support of me and my family is amazing!! Ally & my mom will be with you on Monday❤️ 2 years ago