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Micaela Connelly's Fundraiser:

Team AFSP - 2017 Boston Marathon

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Holding up my end of the bargain!!
May 28, 2017

Happy Sunday morning everyone it's half marathon day and beautiful weather for 13.1 miles in a bathing suit!! I'm holding up my bed of the bargain  See more
Micaela Connelly

THE STORY:

 

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited and humbled to be one of five team members running the Boston Marathon for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention this year.

As many of my friends and family know, this is a cause that is very dear to me. Four years ago I lost my father to suicide, when he lost his battle with mental health and depression. He became yet another victim, another statistic associated with the devastatingly prominent black hole of depression. This is a battle that many of us are not familiar with or do not understand, and maybe for these reasons it is too seldom discussed. However it is important not only that we provide those who struggle with the help and resources they need, but also that we as a society educate ourselves, start talking, and end the stigma surrounding mental health. 

This year, in addition to running the marathon, I will be raising funds for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. These funds will be used to improve programs for those who struggle, to educate the public and facilitate events that bring people together and get them talking, as well as for research and improvements in treatment, so that we may reduce the percentage of our loved ones who fall through the many cracks in our current mental health system. 

Although I will never fully understand and my questions will never be answered, I now have the opportunity to be the voice that starts the conversation. Please help me spread the word by sharing with all your friends, family, and coworkers.

Thank you all so much for your support....see you at the finish line!!

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention wrote -

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health through education and community programs, develops suicide prevention through research and advocacy, and provides support for those affected by suicide. Led by CEO Robert Gebbia and headquartered in New York, and with a public policy office in Washington, D.C., AFSP has local chapters in all 50 states with programs and events nationwide. Learn more about AFSP in its latest Annual Report, and join the conversation on suicide prevention by following AFSP on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

$20,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Georgeanne and Steve DiCenso

    $50

  • Gottfried & Somberg

    $260

  • Kurt Filosa

    $25

  • Munroe family

    $25

  • Lisa and Rick Eldridge

    $100

  • Greg & Marie DeNies

     

  • Chris D'Auria

    $50

  • Camilla Scott

    $100

  • Ralph & Sally Munroe

    $20

  • Elissa & Steve Kavovit

    $50

  • The Brosseau family

     

  • Ginger and Mike Smith-- Parents of Elizabeth Eldridge

    $25

  • Michael Burgan

    $25

  • Barb

    $25

  • Stephanie

    $50

  • Trice Burke Pascual

     

  • a former student of Chris Connelly

     

  • Jeff C.

    $25

  • Richard Dlugos

    $50

  • Patrick West

    $25

  • Anne Erickson

    $50

  • Josh Zimmer

    $25

  • TJ and Kerry McGuire

    $100

  • Carol Lacoss

    $50

  • Mary Stitt

    $100

  • kathy and Jeff Visinski

    $25

  • The Komars

    $25

  • Sam Thurston

    $25

  • Ed and Donna Sweeney

    $100

  • John & Florence O'Sullivan

    $25

  • The Jakacky Crew

     

  • Leslie Talbot

    $100

  • A friend from RHAM

    $50

  • Dan Vinegrad

    $100

  • Kristen Fox and family

    $50

  • Alan and Ann Hughes

    $50

  • Michael and Nancy Sweeney

    $25

  • GHS English Department

    $350

  • RHAM Winter Concert Fundraiser

    $885

  • Carol O.

    $100

  • Jacquelyn Hedlund

    $100

  • Patricia Mooney

    $250

  • Tish Fortin

    $50

  • Corey's Pastrami on Wry

    $751

  • Haesche Family

    $25

  • Barbara Weinstein

    $100

  • Margaret Dwyer

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Aubin Family

    $25

  • Karissa

    $10

  • Rick & Linda Skehan

    $25

  • Lyubina Yankova

    $20

  • Will Llamas

     

  • The Goddard Family

     

  • The Peterson Family

    $50

  • Andrea Lattanzi Lotreck

    $10

  • Joni Wall

    $25

  • David Ruddick

    $25

  • Marcella MacDonald

    $100

  • Catherine Buchholz

    $50

  • Matt and Mary Walsh

     

  • Lisa Bruno

    $25

  • Anne Russo

     

  • The Botticello-Mandigo Family

     

  • Deborah Raicik

    $25

  • Wendy Upton

     

  • Laura Brunson

     

  • Christopher Connelly

    $75

  • Christopher Connelly

    $25

  • Nick and Mary Lou Peters

    $100

  • Sue & Brian Medeiros

    $25

  • Kathy Broggini

    $25

  • David and Maureen Shaffer

    $100

  • Frank D

    $100

  • Laurie Howe

    $100

  • Micaela Connelly

    $50

  • The Bancroft Family

    $100

  • Barbara Hitchcock

    $25

  • AFSP Check donations

    $3,752

  • Miscellaneous cash donations

    $4,055

  • Laura Sweeney

    $26.20

  • Jenn Adams

    $50

  • Mac Campbell

    $25

  • Elena Novero

    $25

  • Kristen Noone

     

  • Jacqueline Cole

    $40

  • Cathy's niece Pam and Family

    $50

  • Suman Minnick

    $100

  • Tim & Allison

    $100

  • Susan Boggini

     

  • Melody and Paul Ryan

    $100

  • Michael Ruggiero

    $50

  • Jeff Fields

    $25

  • Lynn McCauley

    $25

  • Stu and jane

    $100

  • MIDI Jim

    $50

  • Elissa Kavovit

    $25

  • The Angelo Family

    $50

  • Laurie Howe

    $25

  • Betty Gunn

    $50

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103% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $80,446 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ralph Peterson

Amount Raised

$20,994

 

105% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Micaela Connelly

Amount Raised

$20,500

 

103% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

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

Betty Gunn

Betty Gunn

DONATION: $50

Chris Connelly 1 year ago

Laurie Howe

Laurie Howe

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

The Angelo Family

The Angelo Family

DONATION: $50

You go girl!!! 1 year ago

Elissa Kavovit

Elissa Kavovit

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

MIDI Jim

MIDI Jim

DONATION: $50

I'm very proud of you. 1 year ago

Stu and jane

Stu and jane

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Lynn McCauley

Lynn McCauley

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jeff Fields

Jeff Fields

DONATION: $25

Congrats, Micaela. Hope it was a Great Day for you. 1 year ago

Michael Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero

DONATION: $50

Awesome! 1 year ago

Melody and Paul Ryan

Melody and Paul Ryan

DONATION: $100

1 year ago