Welcome to My Personal Page In Support of Team Chris Shea's Smile
Welcome to my personal fundraising webpage in support of the team Chris Shea's Smile at the 2017 Samaritans 5K on Saturday, September 23rd!
My siblings and I, for the SIXTH consecutive year, are participating in the Samaritans 5K in memory of our youngest brother, Christopher James Shea, who in a tragic moment of despair, took his own life 15 years ago, to raise funds and awareness for Samaritans, a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide in Greater Boston and Metrowest. As many of you are aware, I'm also involved as board member.
A challenging thing about losing anyone is the simple fact that "life goes on" without them. There's a tough balance between wallowing in your loss and the true anquish of knowing you'll never see them again, and moving forward. Our family involvement with this wonderful organization has provided a relevant, meaningful way to remember Chris, to celebrate the kind, loving, talented and much loved person that he was, while supporting an organization that is uniquely committed to helping others in their moments of insanity and despair and preventing suicide, as well as providing havens and support for the family members in the wake of a suicide.
Please click the Donate Now button to sponsor my efforts in meeting my fundraising goal, or click Join This Team to create your own page and join me and my siblings, friends and extended family on Saturday, September 26, in raising funds and awareness for this organization's amazing cause!
Thank you so much for your support! By supporting Chris Shea's Smile you are helping to save lives!
Kathy Shea Ruggiero
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