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Team Trevor NYC Half Marathon 2011

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BENEFITING: Trevor Project

ORGANIZER: Trevor Project

EVENT: NYC Half 2011

EVENT DATE: Mar 20, 2011

Brian Roach

THE STORY:

 

On Sunday, March 20th, 2011, I will be running the New York City Half Marathon (13.1 miles) to raise money for The Trevor Project.  The Trevor Project operates the nation’s only 24 hour a day, 7 day a week, suicide prevention and crisis intervention lifeline geared towards supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth (www.thetrevorproject.org).  I serve as a lifeline counselor, taking calls during two four-hour shifts per month and know first hand the positive impact that the lifeline has on the LGBTQ young people who call. 

Why The Trevor Project?  When I was growing up and struggling with the identity that I have now embraced and accepted I felt very alone and confused.  I did not have a resource such as The Trevor Project that I could reach out to and be reassured that what I was feeling and going through was normal, and okay.  I felt isolated and alone, which resulted in feelings of uncertainty, sadness, and a deep depression that I was certain would never lift.  These collective feelings culminated with an attempt to end my life in the fall semester of my freshman year of college.  

At this, my lowest point, The Trevor Project had been founded however I was unaware of its existence.  Had I known I might have called and talked to a lifeline counselor who could have reassured me that I was not alone and that I could rise above what I was feeling.  This is why this organization has become so important to me. Not only through the calls that I take, but also by making sure that young people know that it exists as a resource when they are feeling what I had once felt.

I have signed up to run the NYC Half Marathon to raise money, as well as awareness, for The Trevor Project.  I have an ambitious goal of raising $1500.00 but believe that with the support of my family, friends and colleagues it is easily attainable.  No donation is too small and any help that you can provide is appreciated, not only by myself, but also by the young LGBTQ callers whose lives are saved, and feelings are validated, by a lifeline counselor.

If you are able to make a donation, please visit my fundraising page at the following website:http://www.crowdrise.com/teamtrevor/fundraiser/thetrevorprojectbrianroach

Offline donations are also accepted, please email me for more information.  If you know of someone who would like to contribute to The Trevor Project, please feel free to forward this email to them.

Thank you in advance for any help that you can give, and please make sure that any young person you know is aware of The Trevor Project and that they can call and speak to a lifeline counselor any day, any time, at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR.  

Please feel free to email me with any questions, or if you would like to learn more about The Trevor Project.  

With your help, hopefully one day a resource such as The Trevor Project will not be needed.

All my best,

Brian

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$2,050

MONEY RAISED
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  • Dan Spinello

    $50

  • Anonymous association

    $50

  • Lukas

    $50

  • Tanya and Dylan

    $50

  • Tyra

    $200

  • Ellen Schall

    $100

  • Christine Ramos

    $100

  • Heidi Koeppel

    $30

  • Adam

    $25

  • Rose Anderson

    $25

  • Christopher Taggart

    $25

  • Ryan Farias

    $50

  • David Schachter

    $100

  • AiLun & Karsten

    $100

  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Bonnie & John

    $100

  • Raczynski Family

    $100

  • Aja

    $50

  • Kevin

    $50

  • Jessica Muoio

    $25

  • Trevor

    $50

  • Ivan Rodriguez

    $30

  • Tracey

    $25

  • Eric Cipra

    $25

  • Christopher Rohr

    $50

  • Tom and Wendy

    $100

  • Vickie Bliss

    $25

  • Mary and Chris Hale

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Andres Pellot

    $25

  • Minda

    $50

  • Jason & Elaine

    $50

  • Ann Lin

    $25

  • Erik Groves

    $100

  • Tim R

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  • Ryan Johnson

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137% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $15,536 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Blake Swerdloff

Amount Raised

$2,665

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Brian Roach

Amount Raised

$2,050

 

137% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Michael Meltzer

Amount Raised

$1,913

 

128% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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J J.

Amount Raised

$1,701

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Stacey Cooper

Amount Raised

$1,638

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Monte Albers de Leon

Amount Raised

$1,538

 

103% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Meredith Shouse

Amount Raised

$1,425

 

95% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Nina Choi

Amount Raised

$1,045

 

70% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

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Tim R

Tim R

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Erik Groves

Erik Groves

DONATION: $100

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Ann Lin

Ann Lin

DONATION: $25

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Jason & Elaine

Jason & Elaine

DONATION: $50

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Minda

Minda

DONATION: $50

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Andres Pellot

Andres Pellot

DONATION: $25

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

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Mary and Chris Hale

Mary and Chris Hale

DONATION: $50

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Vickie Bliss

Vickie Bliss

DONATION: $25

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