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Karen Isenberg's Fundraiser:

Support TEAM SAMARITANS Rhode Island at the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run 2013

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BENEFITING: THE SAMARITANS

ORGANIZER: THE SAMARITANS

EVENT: Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run 2013

EVENT DATE: Nov 10, 2013

Karen Isenberg

THE STORY:

Losing my dad, Henry Bandel, to suicide in 1999 has been the single most painful experience in my life and although time certainly helps heal and life goes on it is a loss that continues to live with me. I first connected with the Samaritans of RI's Safe Place support group for those left behind after a suicide shortly after my dad's death. It was instrumental in helping me grieve such a loss that at the time was very difficult for me to be open about because of the stigma of suicide and depression. I joined the Samaritans of RI's Board of Directors in 2011. 

Many of you in RI may know of Samaritans because of their signs on the Pell and other bridges. But, they are much more than that. They run a Crisis Hotline/Listening Line, Youth and Teen education, and Community Education programs. In 2011, Samaritans established the Forget-Me-Not Gallery in Pawtucket, RI as a place to foster inpiration and hope.

We all know of someone be it personally or a family member we never knew, acquaintance, veteran, celebrity, or person in the news that has died by suicide. Suicide prevention isn't a glamorous fundraising issue. It's hard and difficult to talk about. But just imagine if there were no organizations like the Samaritans of RI around doing the work they do. Imagine if there were no volunteers answering a call from someone in crisis who needed someone to just listen. 

The Samaritans of RI does such vital work all on an extremely limited budget. I hope you will help me in supporting them so that their programs can continue. 

For more information about The Samaritans and its programs visit www.samaritansri.org

 

 

$1,072

MONEY RAISED
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  • Barbara Bandel

    $100

  • Rach

    $50

  • The Kamms

    $20

  • Kate & Chuck

    $25

  • Jill Smith

    $18

  • Amanda and Jeremy

    $50

  • Fred Franklin

    $50

  • Lisa Bigney

     

  • Jill and Jim Tobak

    $50

  • Debby Levine

    $50

  • Lisa Davis

     

  • Judy and John Moseley

    $50

  • Laurie Sholes

     

  • Barbara and Jeff Brown

    $25

  • Elaine and Bob Sandy

    $50

  • The Hertzbergs

    $25

  • Sarah Mack and Jeffrey Isaacs

     

  • Jesse & Jessica Holden Sherwood

    $25

  • Toni Rifenburg-Walker

     

  • Lynda Golditch

    $20

  • dianne isenberg

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dave and Becky Ascher

    $50

  • O'Connell

    $50

  • David Isenberg

    $50

  • Karen and Michael Isenberg

     

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143% Raised of$750 Goal

The Team: $13,466 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Denise Panichas

Amount Raised

$2,810

Fundraiser Title

Julia Starak

Amount Raised

$1,405

 

141% Raised of$1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bryan Ganley

Amount Raised

$1,380

Fundraiser Title

THE SAMARITANS

Amount Raised

$1,361

 

14% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sidra Scharff

Amount Raised

$1,188

Fundraiser Title

Karen Isenberg

Amount Raised

$1,072

 

143% Raised of$750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim Roehm

Amount Raised

$725

 

145% Raised of$500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Irene Ogarek

Amount Raised

$710

Donor Comments

Karen and Michael Isenberg

Karen and Michael Isenberg

In memory of Henry Bandel 6 years ago

David Isenberg

David Isenberg

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

O'Connell

O'Connell

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Dave and Becky Ascher

Dave and Becky Ascher

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

dianne isenberg

dianne isenberg

DONATION: $50

Karen, I am proud of yuu for all your hard work. I hope this puts your total over the top. Love, Dianne dianne 6 years ago

Lynda Golditch

Lynda Golditch

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Toni Rifenburg-Walker

Toni Rifenburg-Walker

In memory of your Father Karen Isenberg. I am a friend of your Mother's. 6 years ago

Jesse & Jessica Holden Sherwood

Jesse & Jessica Holden Sherwood

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Sarah Mack and Jeffrey Isaacs

Sarah Mack and Jeffrey Isaacs

6 years ago