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Alicia O'Donnell's Fundraiser:

Team Samaritans 2013

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

Alicia O'Donnell

THE STORY:

 

On April 15 2013 I will be running the Boston Marathon as part of The Samaritans’ Marathon Team.  I am slightly terrified at the prospect but I am so proud to be running on behalf of a charity that carries out such amazing and vital work. 

The Samaritans’ mission is to reduce the incidence of suicide by providing free services to individuals that help alleviate despair, isolation, distress and suicidal feelings.  One of the core services is a free helpline, accessible 24 hours per day that offers confidential, non-judgemental and compassionate listening with the aim of providing some hope and relief to callers.  Grief support services are provided for people who have been affected by the loss of someone to suicide.  The Samaritans’ also work tirelessly to educate the public about suicide prevention and try to reduce the stigma attached to suicide and mental health issues.

Suicide is non-discriminating, it affects people from all walks of life from people who have nothing to those who seem like they have everything and the signs are often invisible to even the closest people.  The Samaritans’ need donations to raise their profile and let people know that they are there at the end of the phone as a voice and an ear, last year over 150,000 people made the decision to call the helpline.

I have pledged to raise $5000 and every one of the freezing cold, ridiculously early morning training runs will be worthwhile if more people can be helped so please think about making a donation to this amazing cause and support me in this challenge.  

Thank you!

 

$2,548

MONEY RAISED
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  • John O'Donnell

    $150

  • dan & margaret murphy

    $150

  • Danny and Kirstie

    $150

  • Gayle and Paul Santi

    $100

  • Amanda Cottrell

    $50

  • Declan Murphy

    $100

  • The Silversteins

    $150

  • the benjamins

    $200

  • Eoin & Lauren

    $100

  • Jhaleh & Ben

    $100

  • The Pierson Family

    $26

  • Natalie McNairn

    $40

  • Jenny and Mark

    $40

  • Laura, Jonny and Eve

    $40

  • Ross,Cara and Lewis Ballantyne

    $100

  • Ciaran & Agnes McCready

    $100

  • Sara Murphy

    $100

  • Mike and Marie

    $50

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $25

  • Catriona and James

    $75

  • Pete Marsh

    $25

  • Kellie McGowan

    $50

  • Joe Shapiro

    $26

  • The Strachans

    $75

  • Pat & MJ

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • KIRSTY, STEVEN + BEAR

    $50

  • Chris and Les Dole

    $50

  • RORY AND DONNA

    $100

  • Steve and Jan

    $26

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Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $111,549 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Laura Aloisi

Amount Raised

$10,033

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erin Wallace

Amount Raised

$8,191

 

117% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Mongeau

Amount Raised

$8,167

 

136% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Gould

Amount Raised

$7,886

 

158% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Carrie Flynn

Amount Raised

$7,718

 

103% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Helene Newberg

Amount Raised

$7,590

 

76% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Susanna (Xana) Locke

Amount Raised

$7,405

 

106% Raised of $7,013 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Quinlan

Amount Raised

$7,212

 

96% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Steve and Jan

Steve and Jan

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

RORY AND DONNA

RORY AND DONNA

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Chris and Les Dole

Chris and Les Dole

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

KIRSTY, STEVEN + BEAR

KIRSTY, STEVEN + BEAR

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $150

Go Alicia!!! 5 years ago

Pat & MJ

Pat & MJ

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

The Strachans

The Strachans

DONATION: $75

Go girl xx 5 years ago

Joe Shapiro

Joe Shapiro

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Kellie McGowan

Kellie McGowan

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Pete Marsh

Pete Marsh

DONATION: $25

Thank you Alicia 5 years ago