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Team AFSP - 2017 Boston Marathon

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Boston Strong
April 17, 2017

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Melissa Laurila Rogers

THE STORY:

Support me as I run the Boston Marathon!  A decade is too long to go without seeing a loved one. But in 2017 I will have suffered over the loss of my brother for 10 years. Michael - known affectionately as Mikey to everyone - took his life at the age of 30. It was a shock to all who knew him. Mikey was funny, energetic, a fantastic athlete and daring sportsman. He loved Christmas, cheering for the Cleveland Browns, and playing sports well beyond college. He loved his family, his friends, and was so proud to become the father of a precious baby girl the year before he died. Mikey made people laugh, he wrote poetry and was learning to play the guitar. He was adventurous enough to snowboard down the mountains in Colorado, or tailgate in the wee hours of the morning before football games but he couldn't conquer the sadness he found in 2007. It was a depression brought on by several life changes and one that went deeper than any of us could ever fathom. I am running because I miss him and the only thing I can do is to honor him with how I spend my own life. I am running to create awareness. I am running because my baby brother can't. I am running for all of the contemplators of suicide and for those left in the agonizing aftermath of it. I am running with the hope that my small gesture will contribute somehow to the greater good. Please help support me by making a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Thank you!

$11,253

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cyndy Dunne

    $100

  • Leigh Gaspar

    $50

  • Chach, Pam, Nick and Ava

    $100

  • Meg

    $25

  • Eric A.

    $25

  • Evelyn and pat

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Andrew, Andrea, & the girls

    $25

  • Theresa Brophy

    $50

  • Nikki

    $25

  • Suzi and Tyler

    $25

  • David Balsom

    $25

  • Andy & Amy Ferguson

    $100

  • The Arnpriester Family

     

  • Yukon Landscaping, Inc.

    $100

  • David O'Leary

    $25

  • Cathy Balcom

    $100

  • Jenn Spira and family

    $25

  • Beth, Steve, Annie, Joe and Matt

     

  • Courtney Hudson

    $50

  • Gregg Carlo

    $50

  • Mark and Marsha Bookman

    $100

  • Melissa Rogers

    $10

  • Tom Molloy

    $250

  • Brady Baker

    $25

  • Tom Boyd

    $100

  • John and Pat Souza

    $100

  • Kim Kisiel

    $100

  • Sarah Jarvis

     

  • Nicole Gamer

    $50

  • Kristen Fox and family

    $50

  • Kris, Mary-Beth & Sarah Petit

    $100

  • Brenda

    $100

  • Pamela griffith

    $100

  • RE/MAX Welcome Home

    $100

  • Tom and Lorraine

    $100

  • Erin, Connor, Nolan and Caitlin Anderson

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chad and Megan Kinnear

    $25

  • Phil Belanger

     

  • Becky Lambert

    $100

  • Aimee Watts

     

  • Trudy

    $25

  • Janie and Nick Gildone

    $25

  • Mark Oldaker

    $25

  • First Citizens Federal Credit Union

    $50

  • Amanda Soares

    $100

  • Rhonda Andler and Jessica Shea

    $50

  • NFL Matching Gift

    $100

  • Greg Maynard

    $100

  • Suzanne Lopes

    $25

  • Skeels Family

    $100

  • Stephanie Trodello

     

  • Pat

    $50

  • The Lightbody Family

     

  • Meredith Olsen

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nicole Long

    $20

  • Michael, Pam and McKenzie Lemmo

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Professional Firefighters of Raynham

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Katie Langille

    $50

  • Debbie & Dean Crandall

    $50

  • Jane Sherwood

    $25

  • Lisa Quieto

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kimberly Katser

    $25

  • The Ardingers

    $375

  • Meg Umlas

    $20

  • Nancy O'Brien

    $50

  • The Strafusses

    $100

  • Stephanie Burnett

    $40

  • Michelle Perry

    $100

  • Corey McDonald

    $25

  • Event Cash

    $1,328

  • David Pearson

    $50

  • Shannon Pike

    $50

  • The Cords

    $485

  • Mary Abbott

    $25

  • Susan Richardson

     

  • Ashley Zolenski

    $25

  • Antonia Blinn

    $100

  • Bridgewater Pediatrics

    $100

  • Kermit Randa

     

  • Megan Bowker

    $25

  • Erin Houghton & Family

    $50

  • Jack P

    $100

  • Jenn Adams

    $50

  • Lynn Berthiaume

    $50

  • Jeff, Melissa and Payton Rogers

    $700

  • Jen McGrath

     

  • Todd A Shapiro

     

  • Heather Kispert Hagerty

     

  • Michael Ruggiero

    $50

  • Leigh Gaspar

     

  • Matt & Charlotte Baldwin

    $100

  • Holly F

    $100

  • Levine Familt

    $500

  • Phil and Holly Knight

    $250

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113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $80,446 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ralph Peterson

Amount Raised

$20,994

 

105% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Micaela Connelly

Amount Raised

$20,500

 

103% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Scott Wakefield

Amount Raised

$12,863

 

64% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Dooling

Amount Raised

$11,764

 

118% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Melissa Laurila Rogers

Amount Raised

$11,253

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tim Irving

Amount Raised

$2,746

 

275% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

American Foundation for Suicide Pre...

Amount Raised

$325

 

0% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Phil and Holly Knight

Phil and Holly Knight

DONATION: $250

1 year ago

Levine Familt

Levine Familt

DONATION: $500

In memory of Mikey, in honor of Melissa 1 year ago

Holly F

Holly F

DONATION: $100

YOU are AMAZING, Melissa!! XO 1 year ago

Matt & Charlotte Baldwin

Matt & Charlotte Baldwin

DONATION: $100

Mikey Lemmo 1 year ago

Leigh Gaspar

Leigh Gaspar

1 year ago

Michael Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero

DONATION: $50

Awesome!! 1 year ago

Heather Kispert Hagerty

Heather Kispert Hagerty

in honor of Melissa - a woman of incredible spirit and strength. 1 year ago

Todd A Shapiro

Todd A Shapiro

1 year ago

Jen McGrath

Jen McGrath

In celebration of Melissa and her commitment to doing good and bringing joy. 1 year ago

Jeff, Melissa and Payton Rogers

Jeff, Melissa and Payton Rogers

DONATION: $700

1 year ago