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Leslie Unger's Fundraiser:

Team Samaritans 2013

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Leslie Unger via Crowdrise
May 16, 2013

It's not too late to support Samaritans! In the weeks following the marathon, calls went up by 20% - your donations help!  See more

BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

Leslie Unger

THE STORY:

In middle school, a neighbor just older than me committed suicide, and later in college, someone close to me attempted.  I have other friends who also grapple with depression, and I have gone through challenging times of loneliness and isolation.  All of these things have shown me the personal side to the struggles people face, and as a volunteer at Samaritans, I have seen that there are so many people out there who need support and compassion as they try to navigate life’s stumbling blocks.


Nearly a year ago, I started volunteering on the Samaritans suicide prevention helpline.  Samaritans, Inc, is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide.  They offer 24/7 crisis helplines (which also field calls from the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and answered over 125,000 calls last year alone!), provide Grief Support Services, offer Community Education and Outreach workshops, and have a Lifeline program for prisoners.  Volunteering with Samaritans has been an eye-opening and incredible experience. 


Running in the Boston Marathon has long been a dream of mine; I am SO excited to have a bib number and get to run on behalf of Samaritans this year!  I am required to raise a minimum of $5000, but my goal is $7000.  I'm calling my training and fundraising efforts "Team Muscles".  :)  Team Muscles represents unity and strength of all kinds: the strength of exercising, the strength of stepping out of your comfort zone, the strength of trying something new, the strength of reaching out and of finding hope, the strength of knowing that you are not alone.  Your support not only makes a difference for Samaritans and the people who use their services, but it means so much to me and really motivates me to work hard and do my best.


ANY and EVERY donation is 100% tax-deductible and is very much appreciated!  If you would to like mail a check, please make it payable to "Samaritans" and note on the check that your donation is in support of my marathon efforts.  Send it to:


Samaritans
Attn: Garrett Owen
41 West Street, 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02111


You can also send donations to me, and I will submit them on your behalf.   Thank you so much for your support, and check back for updates on my progress and training!


<3  Leslie

 

ANOTHER WAY TO SUPPORT:

-Team Muscles T-shirts: Super stylish, soft and comfy tees available in Espresso heather and Indigo heather (a blue-green-grey), $26 each (paid to me).  Shirts have logo that reads "Team Muscles supports suicide prevention" with the Samaritans logo underneath, actual colors may vary slightly from images.  Check them out in my photos above!   Place orders here.

$5,583

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Matta Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • ben and sharla

     

  • Cheryl January

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Alberto Ascherio

    $30

  • Jen Massa

     

  • Amber Tayor

    $20

  • S. Karren

    $30

  • The Pierson Family

    $26

  • Liza Marie Felici

    $25

  • Ken and Tammy...

    $450

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Erin Beck

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kari Staffanson

     

  • Amy Williams

     

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $25

  • Marie Taylor

    $25

  • Brother A-Ron

     

  • Sandy Munger

    $25

  • Kittergirls

    $75

  • Crystal Heung

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Melanie Brown

     

  • lydia bueno

    $10

  • Elizabeth Klemm

     

  • Kerry Nielson

    $50

  • Jacob and Ann Despain

    $20

  • Cliff & Lisa Hawkins

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Alberto Ascherio

    $50

  • Louise Craig

    $25

  • Granpa & Granma Unger

    $50

  • Anne Farley

    $20

  • Pete Marsh

    $25

  • Nancy Unger

    $50

  • Humberto Estrada

    $20

  • Edith Martineau

    $50

  • David Martineau

    $10

  • Lorelei Hauer

    $10

  • the kimballs

    $25

  • EJ

    $25

  • Lauren Kitchen

     

  • Betty Block

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Christy Parry

    $25

  • Mike & Mary Heywood

    $50

  • Doug and Tatiana Cooper

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anny Li

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Michael Schwarzschild

    $30

  • Kent Barry

    $100

  • Joe Shapiro

    $26

  • John and Patty Unger

    $100

  • Danielle

    $25

  • Xiang Gao

    $50

  • Margaret and David Lazenby

    $50

  • Margaret Rooker

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Andrew Foss

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Urban Art Bar painting fundraiser

    $137

  • Alyssa Aftosmes

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bequis Christensen

    $30

  • Allison Gordon

    $15

  • The Mahon Family

    $26

  • Lucky Strike bowling fundraiser

    $640

  • Mary Madabhushi

    $30

  • M Lucas

    $30

  • Cheryl January

     

  • Amy Beth Harrison

     

  • Matta Family

    $10

  • B..m.k

    $50

  • Jamie and Robert Marshall

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Jill Arnold

     

  • Erin Gontang & John Taylor

    $30

  • Eilis & Michael & emma

     

  • Jim & Kathy Wilde

    $20

  • Hilary Farmer

     

  • Benefit concert

    $250

  • Aaron

     

  • Melissa Bowen

     

  • Katie B

     

  • Steve and Jan

    $26

  • Daryl Smith

    $20

  • Debbie Taylor

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Red Sox raffle

    $55

  • Kari

     

  • Ed Giovannucci

    $50

  • Team Muscles t-shirts

    $276

  • Vanessa Boulanger

    $25

  • Prints for a purpose

    $60

  • Team Muscles t-shirts

    $52

  • Elisabeth Christensen

    $20

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80% Raised of $7,000 Goal

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

Elisabeth Christensen

Elisabeth Christensen

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Team Muscles t-shirts

Team Muscles t-shirts

DONATION: $52

5 years ago

Prints for a purpose

Prints for a purpose

DONATION: $60

5 years ago

Vanessa Boulanger

Vanessa Boulanger

DONATION: $25

Congratulations on a triumphant and challenging accomplishment! 5 years ago

Team Muscles t-shirts

Team Muscles t-shirts

DONATION: $276

5 years ago

Ed Giovannucci

Ed Giovannucci

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kari

Kari

5 years ago

Red Sox raffle

Red Sox raffle

DONATION: $55

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Debbie Taylor

Debbie Taylor

DONATION: $50

5 years ago