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Team Samaritans 2013

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Peter Gould via Crowdrise
April 01, 2013

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BENEFITING: Samaritans

ORGANIZER: Samaritans

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

Peter Gould

THE STORY:

Every April I wonder why I didn't run the Boston Marathon.  I have been running since 1980, and have run 5Ks, 10Ks, 10K+1s and 3 Half Marathons (the most recent was in November in Wayland). 

I usually decide to think about it for "Next Year".  Over the past few years our family has lost some people that we were very close with well before we should have lost them, to cancer, ALS and Teen Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  That along with having been involved in the Patrick’s Pals Basketball tourney in support of finding a cure for Fragile X for the past 16 years has helped me to decide that this (2013) is "Next Year".

Running Boston is the only Marathon that I would want to run, and if I am going to train and do this - I want it to mean more than just a personal achievement.

Morgan has done some volunteer work at the Samaritans, and with that she has provided our family with an understanding of the sheer number of people that the organization helps.  They do this with a dedicated volunteer staff.  Nancy and I attended a session for the parents of the volunteer team, and it was an eye opener for both of us.  Knowing about the services provided by Samaritans, and the financial needs required to continue to help, I am going to run the marathon as a fundraising effort.

Please see the information below, and watch the Acts of Kindness video - and think about supporting my fundraising efforts for the Samaritans

Thanks,

Peter

 

 

 

 

Samaritans wrote -

Running the Distance for Suicide Prevention!!

Thank you for visiting the 2013 Samaritans Marathon Team homepage! Our team is raising awareness and funds for Samaritans, Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide in Greater Boston and Metrowest. This year's event will be held on Monday, April 15, 2013.

Thanks to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program, this is the sixth consecutive year that Samaritans has received bib numbers for our Marathon Team. All proceeds generated from this year's team will benefit Samaritans' suicide prevention services including our 24-hour crisis helplines, which answered over 125,000 calls last year; our prevention services that provide hundreds of Community Education and Outreach workshops annually; and our Grief Support Services that provide support to thousands for those who have lost a loved on to suicide. For more information about Samaritans life-saving programs, please visit our http://www.samaritanshope.org.

Last year's team raised an incredible $112,000 for Samaritans and we are hoping to build upon their success in 2013! There are many ways to help us reach our ambitious goal:

  • Please consider making a donation. You can donation directly to one or more of our runners (see their individual pages below), or you can make a general donation to the entire team.
  • Join our Team! Are you someone who has qualified to run the Boston Marathon or has received a bib number from another source and want to make your marathon experience more meanginful by training, running and fundraising with the Samaritans Team? Let us know! You can start by creating an free fundraising account here on Crowdrise, but please email Marathon Team Manager, Garrett Owen, and let him know as well!
  • Want to fundraise with our team, even though you are not a runner? That's still OK! Feel free to create a Crowdrise account and start asking friends and family to make a donation. Our team greatly appreciates your help!
  • Follow our team through Samaritans' Facebook and Twitter accounts! It's a fun way to support our runners and track their progress.

No matter how you decide to contribute, please know that your support will help ensure that our confidential and anonymous befriending services remain available to the members of our community who are feeling lonely, desperate and suicidal. Thank you so much!

$7,886

MONEY RAISED
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  • Deb and Mike Feldman

    $50

  • Linda and Warren Sukernek

     

  • Ben Norris

    $25

  • Bob and Marina Gross

    $50

  • Barbara & Dick Norris

     

  • Kris

    $75

  • Joanne and Howard Floch

    $50

  • Mark & Laurie Collins

    $50

  • Durand Clan

    $50

  • Dan and Janet Gould

    $50

  • David

    $50

  • Aidan & Ellen Smith

    $100

  • Joanne, Mike and Max Cantara

    $100

  • Nancy & David Grossman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sharon & Rob Burton

    $100

  • Todd and Gail Sheldon

    $50

  • Gill Family

    $50

  • The Kotkowski Family

    $50

  • Michael and Alana

    $50

  • Rick Davis

     

  • Herb and Harriet Sandberg

    $25

  • Appelman Family

    $100

  • Vikram & Urmila

    $50

  • Emilee Slate

    $50

  • Harry & Amy Fox

    $100

  • Geoffrey & Allison Davis

     

  • Rachel Norris

    $26

  • Jane and Howard Goldstein

     

  • Laurel Baker

     

  • John Lightfoot

     

  • Nancy Ham

    $100

  • Marianna Epstein

     

  • Thalia

    $65

  • Morgan Gould

    $50

  • YOGI SZABO-BLENKHORN

    $100

  • Lawrence Lavigne

    $50

  • Meredith Dwyer

    $100

  • Maddie Norris

    $27

  • Donn Rosenblum

     

  • Sam Gould

     

  • Bob, Miche and Brett Snyder

    $50

  • Paula Kopp

    $100

  • The Slaters

    $50

  • Nancy Brown

    $100

  • Andrew Blackmon

     

  • Nikki and Gary Davidson

    $50

  • Tom & Sue Daly

    $50

  • Ashley Santiago

    $25

  • randy weisbart

    $50

  • Michele Mouradian

    $100

  • The Vershbow Family

    $100

  • Linda Francis

    $100

  • Deidre Sacra

    $100

  • Dave Graham

    $50

  • The Monell Family

    $100

  • Mike Wallin

    $101

  • Keith Simpson

    $50

  • The Pierson Family

    $26

  • David & Holly Tursky

     

  • Russell DeRosier Familu

    $50

  • Jim and Jo-Ann Lanzafane

    $100

  • Roberta Hurtig

    $25

  • Sino Sebastian

     

  • Trish Brennan

    $50

  • Ryan D

    $50

  • Betsy Gitelman

     

  • Anthony & Mary Beth Pante

    $100

  • Craig Bresnahan

    $50

  • Kim Bacher

    $25

  • Michael Bleiweiss

     

  • Lisa Benett and Stephen Hamburger

    $36

  • Sarah Ciano

     

  • T Shepherd

    $150

  • Red Sox Opening Day Raffle Proceeds

    $260

  • Additional Opening Day Raffle Tickets

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Irwin and Joni Rich

    $100

  • Joe Shapiro

    $26

  • MIKE T

    $26

  • Terry Zysk

     

  • Howard & Wendy Schwartz

    $50

  • J.Serrano

     

  • Charles (Chuck) Miller

    $25

  • Margie and Jim Silver

    $50

  • Tami Bloomstein

    $50

  • Maura Marczewski

    $50

  • Sheri and Carl Barnett

     

  • John Chisholm

    $50

  • Chris Mario

    $50

  • Priya Karthik

    $50

  • Irene and Steve Rubin

     

  • Ellen Stuart-Tuma & Simon Tuma

     

  • The Rudich Family

     

  • Geoffrey & Allison Davis

    $296

  • Julie Anne Bonee

     

  • Steve and Jan

    $26

  • KT & Danielle

    $50

  • Mary Robinson

    $25

  • McKesson Matching Donations

    $760

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158% Raised of $5,000 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

McKesson Matching Donations

McKesson Matching Donations

DONATION: $760

5 years ago

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

DONATION: $25

In memory of David Robinson In honor of all the runner, volunteers, victims, and first responders of the Boston Marathon 5 years ago

KT & Danielle

KT & Danielle

DONATION: $50

Go Peter!!! 5 years ago

Steve and Jan

Steve and Jan

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Julie Anne Bonee

Julie Anne Bonee

Good luck Peter! 5 years ago

Geoffrey & Allison Davis

Geoffrey & Allison Davis

DONATION: $296

5 years ago

The Rudich Family

The Rudich Family

5 years ago

Ellen Stuart-Tuma & Simon Tuma

Ellen Stuart-Tuma & Simon Tuma

Good luck in the race Peter! 5 years ago

Irene and Steve Rubin

Irene and Steve Rubin

5 years ago

Priya Karthik

Priya Karthik

DONATION: $50

5 years ago