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Team CJ SIDS 2013 ING NYC Marathon

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Jim O'Brien

THE STORY:

I run for my son Owen.
I run for his brothers Connor and Liam, his baby sister Reilly Ann, my wife Carla and myself.
I run for all families impacted by the Death of a Child, especially those from SIDS.

My son Owen was born on February 12, 2012.  He was our third boy.  After much debate, we named him Owen Michael after my great uncle and my wife’s grandfather.

Our second son Liam wanted to name him Jude…  St. Jude, the patron saint of desperate and lost causes… We didn’t know how fitting that name might have been.

Owen grew fast.  Our older boys are 99th percentile, but by his four-month birthday, Owen was outpacing both.  He was strong too, already able to roll-over and sit-up.  He was a big healthy baby, or so we thought.

On the eve of his five month birthday, we put Owen to sleep in his crib as we had 151 times before, but he was never to wake-up again.  Owen passed away on the morning of July 12th, 2012.

About 2,500 children in the United States die from SIDS each year.  Some die rocking in their parents’ arms.  We avoided all the associated risk factors but it didn't matter.

I run to remember.  Owen accompanied me on my long runs when the older boys had outgrown the stroller.  On his six month birthday, I ran the 10 mile roundtrip to his grave and he was with me the whole way.  He will always be with me.

On Sunday November 3rd, 2013 I am running the New York City Marathon in memory of my dear son Owen and in support of the CJ Foundation for SIDS.  If you are able and willing, your support would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Jim

 

The CJ Foundation for SIDS, Inc.

The CJ Foundation has been hard at work putting a special team of dedicated runners together to race in the 2013 ING NYC Marathon.  Each runner is geared up both on and off the track, putting countless training miles away at a blistering pace and collecting an inspiring wealth of valuable funds to go toward SIDS Research.

$5,410

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jim O'Brien

    $100

  • Carla O\'Brien

     

  • Julia Dickson

    $200

  • Jessica Iben

    $100

  • Sondra Berger

     

  • Hong Chen

    $100

  • Brian and Nicole Preston

    $100

  • Phil Grubb

    $50

  • Wendy Sherry

     

  • Sharon Feherty

    $100

  • Justin Somers

     

  • Lauren & Jonathan Schap

    $50

  • Suzanne Bonanno

    $50

  • Raegan Armata

     

  • Christa Menichini

    $25

  • Alyssa & Derek Weiss

    $100

  • Vien Malathong

     

  • Joe Pandolfo

     

  • Allen Koski

    $50

  • Jennifer Palmieri

    $50

  • Karen Cai

    $50

  • Joyce Olore

     

  • Cheryl Fiaschetti

    $50

  • Meg Woolley

     

  • Mary Lynn Hitz

    $50

  • Peggy Glascock

     

  • The Aubes

     

  • Dinesh and Olivia Ganesan

     

  • Jenell Smith Janes

     

  • Lisa & Todd Suter

    $50

  • The Donatos

    $100

  • Raul Gutierrez

    $50

  • Cheryl Stella

     

  • Russ Hyde

    $100

  • Gail Staron

    $50

  • Will McDowell

     

  • Tyrrell and Joe Schmidt

    $100

  • Dimitri, Kara, Merlin, & Kostas

     

  • Erin & Kevin Dippold

    $100

  • Jhenny V.

     

  • Isha Weerasinghe

    $25

  • Barbara and David Picard

    $150

  • Priyanka Biswas

     

  • KATHLEEN O'BRIEN

     

  • The Gersters

    $250

  • The Taggard's

     

  • The Wiss Family

     

  • Gen Foley

    $500

  • The Rudnick Family

     

  • The Chhabras

    $50

  • Stephanie and Jason

    $50

  • Tommy, Debs, Teddy & Matthew

    $50

  • Maureen Atkins

    $50

  • David and Kathleen Kinne

    $100

  • Annie & Forest

    $50

  • Brian Sherwin

    $50

  • Suzanne and Mike Zeman

    $25

  • The Hughes family

     

  • Tiffany Bowen and Paul Giresi

    $50

  • The Allegretto Family

     

  • Janice Greenwald

    $100

  • Joel R. Farrior

     

  • Tom Richardell

    $30

  • John, Rita, Tristan and Colton Glover

    $20

  • Mike Duggan

    $25

  • Susan Boyle (Erin's Auntie)

    $25

  • Zein & Yanal

    $60

  • Shannon Bird Castellanos

    $50

  • Pat & Tom Byrne

    $50

  • Jennifer & Tim McConville

    $50

  • Jeanne Lee

    $50

  • The Pollacks

     

  • Treacy family

    $200

  • Danielle Turner

    $100

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54% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $48,894 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

The CJ Foundation for SIDS, Inc.

Amount Raised

$19,725

 

26% Raised of $75,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samuel Hollander

Amount Raised

$8,153

 

82% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jim O'Brien

Amount Raised

$5,410

 

54% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zachary Claudio

Amount Raised

$4,045

 

101% Raised of $4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Keith Harrison

Amount Raised

$3,671

Fundraiser Title

ken curtin

Amount Raised

$2,975

Fundraiser Title

Patti Straub

Amount Raised

$2,215

Fundraiser Title

Dave Wolfe

Amount Raised

$1,250

Donor Comments

Danielle Turner

Danielle Turner

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Treacy family

Treacy family

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

The Pollacks

The Pollacks

5 years ago

Jeanne Lee

Jeanne Lee

DONATION: $50

Sorry this is late, but better late than never. Thanks for sharing your experience and for your efforts in bringing awareness to such a worthy cause! I'm so proud of you! 5 years ago

Jennifer & Tim McConville

Jennifer & Tim McConville

DONATION: $50

In Memory of our precious babies, Owen and Christopher 5 years ago

Pat & Tom Byrne

Pat & Tom Byrne

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Shannon Bird Castellanos

Shannon Bird Castellanos

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Zein & Yanal

Zein & Yanal

DONATION: $60

In memory of Owen. 5 years ago

Susan Boyle (Erin's Auntie)

Susan Boyle (Erin's Auntie)

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Mike Duggan

Mike Duggan

DONATION: $25

5 years ago