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Stephanie Lubin-Levy's Fundraiser:

The Children's Room 2013 Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: The Children's Room

ORGANIZER: The Children's Room

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Stephanie Lubin-Levy

THE STORY:

When I was 4 years old my father died suddenly of a heart attack.  My brother was 6 and my mom was pregnant with my sister.  In the aftermath of his of death I was scared and confused, lacking a mature understanding of death but aware that my life had inexplicably changed forever.

Gone were the days of my carefree childhood.  I began to constantly worry about the health and safety of my loved ones, especially my mother.  I believed that talking about my loss outside of my family made others uncomfortable, and I often felt misunderstood. Through volunteering at The Children’s Room, I met fellow volunteers with similar loss stories. For the first time in my life I had friends who understood my loss through the powerful connection of a shared experience.

Currently I am in my fifth year as a volunteer with 3 to 5 year olds who have lost a parent or sibling.  I am constantly amazed by the ability of the children I work with to support each other.  When a child shares their loss and another child responds “me too!” a powerful and healing connection is made that normalizes loss.  In a very natural way, children will share stories while drawing a picture or creating a cemetery in the sandbox.  There is a level of openness and comfort when talking about loss and grief at The Children’s Room that teaches children and families the important lesson that no one needs to grieve alone.

As an adult I’ve begun to recognize the ways I was shaped by my loss, and I’ve gained personal strength through this knowledge.  In the greatest test of my physical and mental strength yet, I will be running the Boston Marathon on April 15th, 2013 in support of The Children’s Room and in memory of my father.  I am also running for all families who enter The Children’s Room – families as devastated as my family was 22 years ago.  The hope that TCR brings to the many children and families served will help propel me 26.2 miles towards the finish line.

The Children’s Room offers its services free of charge. However, it costs a total of $1,500 for one child to participate in the support group program for one year.

In the “littles” group in which I volunteer, there are six children who are 3 – 5 years old. My fundraising goal is $10,000, which will more than cover the cost of the six children in my group this year. Please consider supporting my run and a great cause!

To make a secure donation to my fundraising page, click the donation button on the top right of this page. You may also send checks to The Children’s Room at 1210 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476. Please make your check out to "The Children's Room" and write “Marathon/Stephanie” in the memo line so that your gift will count towards my goal.

 

Thank you in advance! 

- Stephanie

$11,351

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Aris and Mary Ellen Margosian

    $100

  • Gina

    $10

  • Meredith Keyser

     

  • Jamie O'Connell

     

  • Hanna Gerlovin

    $30

  • Nina Cammarata

    $50

  • Ashley Mahoney

    $50

  • Maya Klauber

    $75

  • Jess and Dave Fefferman

    $100

  • Victoria Hayne

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • The Thomas Mayer Family

    $100

  • Robert, Becky and Allie

    $200

  • Jill Burstein

    $50

  • Jill Kovin Braverman

    $25

  • Gail Walowitz Gordon

    $10

  • Dave Rogers

    $50

  • Lisa Insole

    $50

  • rod crafts and polly gean

    $100

  • The Magliozzi Family

    $300

  • Susan and Stephen Nadas

    $100

  • Carol Kaplan and Rick Cohn

    $100

  • Amy and Nathaniel

    $150

  • Bert & Viv

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Christopher F. Tvarnø

    $50

  • Deborah Rivlin

    $25

  • Lane Marder

    $25

  • Anna Peary

    $25

  • Adina Jick and Rose Zoltek-Jick

    $180

  • Andrew & Anne McAuliff

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joshua Lubin-Levy

    $250

  • Casey O'Boyle

     

  • JON AND ALLIE POLLACK

    $10

  • Liza and Tim Gleason

    $25

  • Laurie Gallagher

    $100

  • anonymous

    $500

  • Ann Gildea

    $100

  • Belsky Family

    $180

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Miriam, Mark, Jonah, Emma & Talia Raider-Roth

    $50

  • Alan Stern and Lori Tenser

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Liz P

     

  • Karen Silva

    $100

  • Laura Pomponi

    $50

  • Kaitlin Donahoe

    $20

  • Kate Stone

    $25

  • Greg Kenawell

    $50

  • Sarah Thornton

    $25

  • Dani

    $150

  • Steph Cohen

     

  • Palmer McAuliff

    $25

  • Megan Smith

    $10

  • Richard Move

     

  • Nell Bridger

    $50

  • Maureen Pursley

    $50

  • Virginia Brown

    $25

  • Deb Morrill

    $50

  • Epstein family

    $50

  • Patrick Sanders

    $15

  • Ellen and Michael Johnstone

    $100

  • Turnbull-Klein

     

  • Camille Aylmer

    $100

  • Bonnie & Mal O'Connor

    $100

  • Donald Levy

    $500

  • Amy and Steve Andrus

    $50

  • Amy and Nathaniel

    $100

  • CustomInk LLC

    $20

  • Ruiz family

    $100

  • Meagan Devine

    $50

  • Jamie Burstein

    $25

  • Neil Fisher and Meryl Loonin

    $1,000

  • Bailey Woodhull

    $20

  • Jonathan and Emily Kaufman

    $25

  • Victoria Arthur

     

  • Jim, May & James Pomakis

    $100

  • Laura Kalin

    $100

  • Matthew H. Kowalski, DC

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Jake Shapiro

    $20

  • Margaret and Patrick Carolan

    $100

  • Diane Boettcher

    $25

  • Florence and Marty Jesser

    $100

  • Ellen and Michael Johnstone

    $100

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114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $76,807 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brenda Walsh-Segesdi

Amount Raised

$13,489

 

180% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Deana Hickey

Amount Raised

$12,811

 

128% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Simpson

Amount Raised

$11,860

 

158% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephanie Lubin-Levy

Amount Raised

$11,351

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristen Pedroli

Amount Raised

$8,094

 

162% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Scharpf

Amount Raised

$7,475

 

150% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Dudley

Amount Raised

$5,776

 

77% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Terri Tsagaris

Amount Raised

$5,401

 

72% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ellen and Michael Johnstone

Ellen and Michael Johnstone

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Florence and Marty Jesser

Florence and Marty Jesser

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Diane Boettcher

Diane Boettcher

DONATION: $25

My parents 5 years ago

Margaret and Patrick Carolan

Margaret and Patrick Carolan

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jake Shapiro

Jake Shapiro

DONATION: $20

Go Steph! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Matthew H. Kowalski, DC

Matthew H. Kowalski, DC

DONATION: $75

Stephanie - Have a great run tomorrow. With appreciation and admiration for your dedication. 5 years ago

Laura Kalin

Laura Kalin

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Jim, May & James Pomakis

Jim, May & James Pomakis

DONATION: $100

Go Steph!!! Thank you. In Memory of Susanne Pomakis 5 years ago

Victoria Arthur

Victoria Arthur

Good luck Monday! 5 years ago