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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

Nickie Manzo

THE STORY:

I am running the 2015 Boston Marathon on behalf of the Samaritans because of the amazing support and guidance they’ve given to the Williams Family after they lost their loved one, Christian Caldaroni. I first learned about the Samaritans after my boyfriend’s cousin, Christian, took his life in 2005.

After Christian’s death, the Williams family started the Christian Caldaroni Memorial Foundation and have formed a Samaritans 5k team for the past ten years to help keep Christian’s memory alive!

The Samaritans were able to offer support and strength in the wake of a horrible tragedy. What has come from such a tragedy is an amazing closeness and support system unlike any I’ve ever seen. It is safe to say without the Samaritans, it may not have been possible. It is something that has truly been inspiring to be a part of and has motivated me to help give back!

If raising money and running the marathon can make it so that just one family does not have to go through what this amazing family has, it will be worth all the effort and more. I am truly honored to be running on behalf of the Williams family, in Christian’s name, as part of the 2015 Samaritan’s Marathon Team!

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.

$11,661

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kitty

    $100

  • Rachel Tepper

    $25

  • Vilma

     

  • Patti, Mike&Kaitie; Manzo-Macchioni

    $100

  • Kirstie Crawford Cusick

    $26

  • steve & sal manzo

    $200

  • Nina and Matt Wamback

    $20

  • The McCarthy Family

    $100

  • #Finish T-Shirt Sales

    $746

  • Patricia Caldaroni

    $20

  • Melissa Sheehan

    $50

  • The Woerdeman Financial Group

    $1,000

  • Christian M. Caldaroni Memorial Fund

    $1,000

  • Ben O'Sullivan-Pierce

    $150

  • Auntie Cousin

     

  • May

    $75

  • Taylor Albertini

    $100

  • Self Defense Fundraiser

    $520

  • Melissa Glasper

    $50

  • MeLinda Holmes

    $100

  • Marguerite MacPhail

    $100

  • Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser

    $1,250

  • Maddie Savaria

     

  • Maureen O'Sullivan and Laurence Pierce

    $100

  • Justin & Melinda Holmes

    $250

  • Uncle Mike & Auntie Janet Manzo

    $75

  • Denise Olesen

    $25

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Katie Keefe

    $20

  • Steve Mongeau and Janice Ruell

    $100

  • The Stephanies

    $126

  • Timmy Decker

    $50

  • Chris and Erica Shapazian

    $100

  • Chelsie

    $25

  • Nickie and Ray's Fundraiser

    $2,500

  • Olivia & Anthony

    $100

  • "Go All in for Charity" Poker Tournament

    $1,402

  • Tom B

    $50

  • art surabian

    $100

  • Carolyn and John OCallaghan

    $26

  • Matt Redmond

    $25

  • Underwood Property Management and Development

    $100

  • Brian and Peggy Pierce

    $50

  • Amy Vitale

    $10

  • Heather Geyer

     

  • GG&KJ;

    $25

  • Haylee, Sammi, Nico and Lexy

    $50

  • Dawn Savaria

    $25

  • Brettlyn Caine

    $20

  • Kelly Coates

     

  • Sam & Anne Moustafa

    $50

  • Katie and Peter Manzo

    $50

  • Allie & Mike Pierce

    $50

  • Deborah Canejo

    $25

  • Christine

    $25

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $20

  • Mike Jocius

    $130

  • Matching gift for Christian Shapazian

    $100

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117% 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

Matching gift for Christian Shapazian

Matching gift for Christian Shapazian

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Mike Jocius

Mike Jocius

DONATION: $130

2 years ago

Roberta Hurtig

Roberta Hurtig

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Christine

Christine

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Deborah Canejo

Deborah Canejo

DONATION: $25

In memory of Nancy R. Shay 2 years ago

Allie & Mike Pierce

Allie & Mike Pierce

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Katie and Peter Manzo

Katie and Peter Manzo

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sam & Anne Moustafa

Sam & Anne Moustafa

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kelly Coates

Kelly Coates

In memory of Christian! 2 years ago

Brettlyn Caine

Brettlyn Caine

DONATION: $20

Good luck Nickie!! 2 years ago