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2017 Sandy Hook Promise TCS NYC Marathon Team

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2 months away!
September 06, 2017

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Sarah Chappell

THE STORY:

I am excited to share with you that I will be running the TCS NYC Marathon on behalf of Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) to help spread their mission and raise funds and awareness.  

SHP is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. They are led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Sandy Hook Promise is focused on preventing gun violence (and other forms of violence and victimization) BEFORE it happens by educating and mobilizing parents, schools and communities on mental health and wellness programs that identify, intervene and help at-risk individuals.     

To say I am honored to be a part of the SHP Team is an understatement. Although I did not grow up in Newtown, CT, I have seen first-hand how this tragedy has impacted people I love. I was asked to run this race on behalf of Wendy Bowen, a retired Newtown school teacher. I first met Wendy in 2013, less than a year after her life was changed forever following the Sandy Hook Massacre. On the day of the Sandy Hook Massacre, Wendy was teaching at Newtown Middle School, just down the street from Sandy Hook Elementary School. Wendy and her students were forced into a terrifying two-and-a-half-hour lockdown with no communication from the outside world. She was responsible for keeping her students calm and safe during a terrifying time. Unfortunately, this was only the beginning of the nightmare, as she later learned that twenty children and six educators had been murdered. Wendy continued to teach in Newtown for two years following the tragedy, but eventually retired and moved to Rhode Island full time. Although Wendy no longer lives or teaches in Newtown, she is a passionate educational consultant who dedicates her time advocating for safer schools and preventing violence in our communities.  

On November 5th, I will be lacing up my sneakers to run 26 miles, one mile for each life lost on that tragic day. I will proudly run in their memory. No child, parent, teacher, or community should ever have to experience tragedies like the Sandy Hook Massacre, yet we continue to see it time and time again in the news. I will run to raise awareness and raise funds for SHP. Together we can make a difference! If you have the ability to do so, please consider donating to this excellent foundation. No amount is too small and every penny could help save a life. I thank you in advance!    

Feel free to check this article Wendy Bowen wrote that was published in the Providence Journal: http://www.providencejournal.com/opinion/20170424/its-time-to-stop-concealed-carry-in-schools).  

For more information on SHP, visitwww.sandyhookpromise.org.       

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To This Fundraiser

$1,080

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Chappell

    $50

  • Wendy Bowen

    $300

  • Satish Gupta

    $100

  • Nancy Heroux

    $50

  • lindsay daskalopoulos

    $30

  • Paula Phillips

    $250

  • Janie Larson

    $100

  • Bob Houghtaling

    $50

  • Rosanne Zimmerman

    $100

  • Matt McKelvey

    $50

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36% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $42,075 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Carl Pombar

Amount Raised

$3,500

 

117% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Anathea Simpkins

Amount Raised

$3,115

 

104% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Mason West

Amount Raised

$3,010

 

100% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Laura Nowacki

Amount Raised

$2,600

 

87% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Kendra Broad

Amount Raised

$2,431

 

81% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Jennifer Friedlin

Amount Raised

$2,429

 

81% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Brenda Herman

Amount Raised

$2,300

 

58% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Jeanne Theisen

Amount Raised

$2,100

 

38% Raised of $5,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Matt McKelvey

Matt McKelvey

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Rosanne Zimmerman

Rosanne Zimmerman

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Bob Houghtaling

Bob Houghtaling

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

Janie Larson

Janie Larson

DONATION: $100

For every teacher, parent and child that was impacted by this tragedy. Thank you, Sarah, for running for us all. 1 month ago

Paula Phillips

Paula Phillips

DONATION: $250

Thank you for creating this. 2 months ago

lindsay daskalopoulos

lindsay daskalopoulos

DONATION: $30

2 months ago

Nancy Heroux

Nancy Heroux

DONATION: $50

2 months ago

Satish Gupta

Satish Gupta

DONATION: $100

2 months ago

Wendy Bowen

Wendy Bowen

DONATION: $300

Thanks for running for me Sarah! Your run will help prevent another Sandy Hook! In memory of my colleagues and friends who lost their lives or a family member that day! And for those of us who were touched by this tragic event. 2 months ago

Sarah Chappell

Sarah Chappell

DONATION: $50

2 months ago