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Dave Thompson's Fundraiser:

Samaritans' Inc. 2016 Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Dave Thompson

THE STORY:

Welcome to my fundraising page! I'm honored to be running the 2016 Boston Marathon on the Samaritans team in memory of my sister.  Please join me in remembering Katherine and honoring anyone else lost to suicide, by supporting Samaritan's lifesaving, free services, by donating whatever you can towards my goal of AT LEAST $10,000 right away.

I lost my only sister, Katherine, at the age of 37, to suicide, on March 26, 2012. Devastating. Life-changing. We didn't see it coming, but hindsight is a slippery slope. My sister was an amazing person that lived with Crohn's Disease, and kept her daily battles with depression and anxiety masked from so many of us. I would do anything to get her back. But I can't. What I CAN do is live my life proudly in her honor and make it my mission to share my story, give others hope, and see the beauty in today. I am a better person because of my sister, and she continues to teach me so much.

I am running and raising funds to save lives. I'm running to create awareness to suicide. I'm running to fight stigma and the labeling associated with suicide and mental illness. I'm running because YOU matter. I humbly ask for your help, support, and encouragement.

My official goal is to raise $10,000 for Samaritans. I hope I far exceed that. This money will help Samaritans continue to provide lifesaving services focused on community education, suicide prevention, and survivor support. My dream is to touch 10,000 lives . I ask you to be one of those people and to share this message with all those around you. Please help me support this worthy cause. I'd love comments on my blog pages, please share or like them on Facebook and elsewhere, follow me, and send me an email at dcthmpsnep@gmail.com with support. We're all in this crazy life together. Thank you.

My father was in the Air Force for more than 20 years, I was a firefighter for 10 years, and I was part of a local Critical Incident Stress Management team supporting law enforcement, firefighters, and paramedics. I also run in honor and support of all of these groups due to their increased risk levels for suicide and mental illness.

I pledge to run all 500+ training miles outdoors in Minnesota to give me continued awareness to the daily struggles that so many people face. Your donations, support and encouragement will keep me going (especially during that week or two in January when the temps don’t get above zero!).

Every dollar raised goes directly to Samaritans' lifesaving programs. For more information, please visit www.samaritanshope.org. 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 "Dave Thompson" in the memo line.

Visit my blog to see my training updates (to emphasize the struggles other face on a daily basis, I pledge to run all of my training miles outside in Minnesota which may lead to some fun winter pictures) and to read more of my thoughts on suicide, mental illness, dreaming, and living life for today: www.dreamydream.com.
 

$20,049

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carol Smith

    $50

  • Margaret Murray

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jocelyn and John Henning

    $50

  • Ken & Maria Sylvia

     

  • Judi and Roger Laurence

    $40

  • Dana Sargent

     

  • Roger Cabral

     

  • Maria Connelly

     

  • Rachel Mulroy

     

  • Joseph Carvalho

     

  • Monte and Corinne Pickens

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Flibber Flabber Flinger Booboo

    $100

  • Dan and Kate Relihan

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Fred & Judy McManus

    $100

  • Martie

    $50

  • Matt & Suzanne Oakes

    $100

  • Judi Whitcomb

    $200

  • Vicki and Don

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Steve and Jan Mongeau

    $100

  • Dave Schacht

     

  • Terrie Perella

    $25

  • Annette and Barry Feldman

    $50

  • Chris and Brenda Helsene, CB Styles

    $50

  • Nedra Wilson Coplen

    $50

  • Mike and Julie

    $50

  • Pat Monberg

    $50

  • Wayne and Sarah Bailey

    $100

  • The Stones

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Thee Rick

    $50

  • Barb Wilson

    $100

  • Gerry Spry

    $50

  • Marilyn Ortega

    $50

  • Bruce johnson

    $100

  • Gami Family

    $50

  • Fiona Collins

    $100

  • Chad and Kim Kreager

    $50

  • Diane Matthes

    $50

  • Matthew and Stephanie Finn

    $50

  • Linda Buckman

     

  • Mike and Barbara Winton

    $30

  • Laurie Kofstad

    $100

  • The Dezenski's

    $50

  • Das Family

     

  • Matt Plitzkow

    $25

  • Judy and Steve Brown

    $100

  • Preston thompson

    $10

  • Cameron thompson

    $10

  • Aniston thompson

    $10

  • Jacqueline thompson

    $100

  • Dan thompson

    $100

  • Jane Washburn

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Tracy McKibben

    $25

  • Elisia Tarnowske

    $50

  • Kaiya

    $25

  • Lauren Morris

    $25

  • Sue DeSalvo

    $25

  • Duey and Julie Harrison

    $25

  • Jen

    $25

  • Ed Oliver

    $50

  • Scott & Stacie Plourde

    $25

  • Jen Cummings

    $50

  • Brenda O'Dea

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chanda Olson

    $25

  • Jill

    $100

  • Bridgewater Credit Union

    $134

  • Gerald and Shirley Spade

    $100

  • Linda Thompson Haskell

    $100

  • Kathleen

    $25

  • Steve and Becky Blue

    $50

  • Tim and Erin Brochu

     

  • Matt & Natalie Fox

    $100

  • Paul Garratt

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sathya Silva

    $25

  • Bernice Barnes

    $100

  • Sameen Khan

     

  • Greg Roob

     

  • K. Wolf

    $100

  • Michael Kreisler

    $100

  • Keith Thorndyke

    $100

  • Jay Griep

    $50

  • Phyllis and David Toub

     

  • Cavanaughs

    $100

  • Charles S. Cox, Jr.

    $100

  • Charles S. Cox, Jr.

    $100

  • Dave and Beth Thompson

    $450

  • Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

    $227

  • Paul

     

  • Bill and Brooks Thompson

    $300

  • Dave, Beth, Colleen, Chris, and Megan Thompson

    $131

  • Dan and Jacqueline Thompson

    $20

  • Caryl Sullivan

    $50

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200% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $155,689 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

andrea coppola mendes

Amount Raised

$26,862

 

269% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Johnson

Amount Raised

$23,042

 

154% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dave Thompson

Amount Raised

$20,049

 

200% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kimberly Gagnon

Amount Raised

$13,226

 

88% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Price

Amount Raised

$11,000

 

100% Raised of $11,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MICHAEL MONESTIME

Amount Raised

$9,576

 

128% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Veronica Reichardt

Amount Raised

$9,548

 

127% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sathya Silva

Amount Raised

$8,673

 

124% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Caryl Sullivan

Caryl Sullivan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Dan and Jacqueline Thompson

Dan and Jacqueline Thompson

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Dave, Beth, Colleen, Chris, and Megan Thompson

Dave, Beth, Colleen, Chris, and Megan Thompson

DONATION: $131

In loving memory of Katherine. Our wonderful sister and aunt, who we miss and love every single day. 2 years ago

Bill and Brooks Thompson

Bill and Brooks Thompson

DONATION: $300

Way to go! We are so proud of you! 2 years ago

Paul

Paul

2 years ago

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

Christ Congregational Church, Brockton

DONATION: $227

2 years ago

Dave and Beth Thompson

Dave and Beth Thompson

DONATION: $450

Thank you to the 12 people who donated while I drove from Minnesota to New Hampshire for the big race. Here's my matching donation that I promised! 2 years ago

Charles S. Cox, Jr.

Charles S. Cox, Jr.

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Charles S. Cox, Jr.

Charles S. Cox, Jr.

DONATION: $100

Peace, Love and God Bless. 2 years ago

Cavanaughs

Cavanaughs

DONATION: $100

Way to go Dave! 2 years ago