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Brenda Herman's Fundraiser:

Sandy Hook Promise Foundation TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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owner profile image24 HOURS AWAY and $2200 away from reaching my goal!!!
November 05, 2016

Good morning everyone!  It's here!!!!! We are 24HRs away from the start of the 2016 NYC Marathon. The excitement and nerves are palpable and  See more
Brenda Herman

THE STORY:

I am thrilled, honored and privileged to be running the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise. Running the NYC marathon will be fulfilling a life-long dream of mine. Partnering with Sandy Hook Promise and working to impact the mental health crisis and the resulting epidemic of gun violence will make this endeavor even more meaningful for me.  

It's one of those "dates"..... 

I recall where I was that morning of 12/14/12 when the news about the Sandy Hook shootings started to emerge from various news sites. I was back at work at "the cheese company" after being home with my 3 boys for 6 years. At the onset of the news I wanted to leave work and go to them immediately and never leave my house again. It was the same nauseous feeling that chilled me for the days, weeks and months following 9/11.  That day and weeks, months to follow rocked all of us, our nation to it's core. How could this happen? Who does this? And we began to scrutinize school security, doors, cameras, guards. How do we talk to the kids about the lock down drills? What happens if none of it works? What about the mailman who visits everyday? What about the UPS guy who drops off books? Who lives nearby? Is our school, our town next? And we keep asking ourselves the same question each day or week when we learn of more tragedy from the epidemic of gun violence, one of many symptoms of the growing mental health crisis in the US.

My goal is $26,000 (am I nuts?) and that's a bold goal but its simple math: $1000 in honor of each person killed that day: 20 children, ages 6-7, the age of my youngest son Ben, and six other fearless caregivers who were also called to be angels that fateful morning.  Personal contributions, corporate gift matching and commitment will make this happen. 

More about Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise is a national non-profit organization founded and led by several family members whose loved ones were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. Our Mission: Prevent gun-related deaths due to crime, suicide and accidental discharge so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.

Based in Newtown, Connecticut, our intent is to honor all victims of gun violence by turning our tragedy into a moment of transformation by providing programs and practices that protect children from gun violence.

By uniting people of all beliefs and backgrounds who value the protection of children to take meaningful actions in their homes and communities, we will prevent gun violence and stop the tragic loss of life.

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Thank you in advance for reading my page and choosing to learn more about Sandy Hook Promise and my goal. I hope you are moved to support my goal and please SHARE, and SHARE and SHARE so we can attain and surpass our goal.  We can get there!!

All my best, 

Brenda

$8,004

MONEY RAISED
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  • Giancoli Family

    $100

  • Eamon Spain

    $50

  • Germano/Bonarti Family

    $250

  • Skabich Family

    $50

  • W J Andre

    $50

  • Catherine E. Petrozziello

    $25

  • Holland Family

    $50

  • Kenrick Family

    $50

  • Rich and Christa Ahrens

    $100

  • Marcy Gadeck

    $10

  • McAneney

    $150

  • Lissa and dan

    $50

  • Bernardino Family

    $100

  • Honan Family

    $100

  • Maia Germain

     

  • The Pope Family

    $50

  • Kathy McDonough Makas

    $50

  • Heather Giampapa

    $25

  • Tara

    $25

  • The Wilson Family

    $50

  • Brett

    $50

  • The Sherer Family

     

  • Debbie Tucker

    $50

  • Scott Koplowitz

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Kavanagh Family

    $127

  • Ed Arnold

    $100

  • Neil Wittenberg

    $100

  • Nancy

    $50

  • Cap

    $50

  • Lauren Daley

    $50

  • The Doyles, go Brenda!

    $50

  • Elizabeth Sweeney

    $50

  • Chris Lynch

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Match for Maia Germain donation

    $50

  • The Scipione Family

    $50

  • Risa

    $100

  • Lisa Roosa

    $25

  • Lisa Riczko

    $50

  • The Chanana Family

    $100

  • Mary Vitello

    $25

  • Maureen and Larry Raff

    $150

  • Alyse Aruch

    $50

  • Kolbe family

     

  • Dana Mehalaris

    $25

  • Ziebert Family

    $50

  • Robin Rockman

    $25

  • Chris Schaap

    $25

  • The Gioia Family

    $100

  • Melissa Montan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Haughney Family

    $50

  • Jenn Hanf

    $100

  • Maureen Coyle

     

  • Alaina Smith

     

  • Donna Krusznis

    $25

  • Beverly Kirby

    $25

  • Kevin Garvey

    $20

  • Liggio Family

    $50

  • Dallas Williams

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Gina Ruppert

    $50

  • The Lareau Family

    $100

  • Cyril

    $50

  • Craig and Lauren Ahrens

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Waldrons

    $50

  • Jennifer Heimall

     

  • The Duffs

    $50

  • Corisa Walker

    $26.02

  • The Fowler Family

    $25

  • Patricia and Grover Smart

    $100

  • Lauren Zingaro Toth

    $25

  • Debra Cooney Taliaferro

    $25

  • Ursula Konrad

    $25

  • Genevieve Murphy-Bradacs

    $50

  • Kristen Donohue

    $50

  • Seth & Lauren Leiman

     

  • Laurie Barrow

    $50

  • Jill Major

    $50

  • The Kaulback Family

     

  • Jen Critchley

     

  • Linda Coleman

     

  • Suzanne Giarrusso

     

  • someone at OLL Athletics

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Heather Melvin

    $100

  • The Battersby family

     

  • Freedman Family

     

  • Aileen Carroll

    $25

  • Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program

    $150

  • Pfizer Matching Gift Program

    $828

  • Brian Jendryka

    $126

  • Melissa Symczak

    $15

  • Lisa Riczko

    $25

  • The Ferrer Family

    $50

  • Julie and Chris Nippes

     

  • Carvajal Family

     

  • karen ejdys

     

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80% Raised of$10,000 Goal

The Team: $120,621 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Goos

Amount Raised

$10,225

 

102% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Lach

Amount Raised

$8,112

 

119% Raised of$6,812 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brenda Herman

Amount Raised

$8,004

 

80% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Douglas MacLeod

Amount Raised

$7,121

 

142% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Barrett Small

Amount Raised

$6,715

 

134% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Connolly

Amount Raised

$6,005

 

120% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joy Martini

Amount Raised

$5,845

Fundraiser Title

Lauri Ericson

Amount Raised

$5,527

 

111% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

karen ejdys

karen ejdys

3 years ago

Carvajal Family

Carvajal Family

3 years ago

Julie and Chris Nippes

Julie and Chris Nippes

3 years ago

The Ferrer Family

The Ferrer Family

DONATION: $50

Best of luck! Proud to know you! 3 years ago

Lisa Riczko

Lisa Riczko

DONATION: $25

I think I already donated but wanted to give one more time. :) Good luck! 3 years ago

Melissa Symczak

Melissa Symczak

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Brian Jendryka

Brian Jendryka

DONATION: $126

3 years ago

Pfizer Matching Gift Program

Pfizer Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $828

3 years ago

Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program

Goldman Sachs Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Aileen Carroll

Aileen Carroll

DONATION: $25

3 years ago