Miles & Memories Marathon Team

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2015 Boston Marathon Team

All six of TCR’s Marathon runners crossed the finish line on Marathon Monday!

2015 Miles & Memories Marathon Team

Every step of their 26.2 mile accomplishment was made to support children, teens, and families who have experienced the death of an immediate family member. We are so grateful for and amazed by their dedication to making a difference in the lives of grieving families.

It’s not too late to support their fundraising efforts!

If you want to congratulate an individual runner or the team as a whole, you can make a secure online donation on their Crowdrise fundraising page.

Each year our Marathon Team plays a crucial role in raising much-needed funds to support TCR’s services for grieving children, teens, and families. Runners receive ongoing support from The Children’s Room in reaching their fundraising goals.

Thank you for supporting our Boston Marathon team and the children and families who count on TCR for caring support.

Check out TCR’s Facebook page to see photos from Marathon Monday!

We’re grateful to the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program for providing TCR with 6 bibs for the 2015 Boston Marathon.

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Meet the Team
Each runner has a personal fundraising page on the website Crowdrise (the official online fundraising partner of the Boston Marathon). Click on a runner’s name to read their story.

Kate Asher
Kate ran in memory of her son’s father.

“Centers of support, like the Children’s Room, are so critical to families like ours.  The Children’s Room offers its services free of charge in a warm, welcoming, loving environment.”

Lauren Benoit
Lauren ran in memory of her dad, who died when she was 4 years old.

“As a previous attendee of The Children’s Room, I know firsthand as to how important these programs are for young children and their families… I cannot imagine how different my life would be now if I hadn’t have gone to The Children’s Room when I was younger.”

Sarah Ford
Sarah ran in memory of her husband’s older brother, Michael.

“As I continue to train through the months of cold days and even longer runs, all the people who have had someone in their lives who has lost someone will be running through my mind. My husband will be training with me, knowing that my race will be helping the healing process for many others.”

Deana Hickey

Deana ran in memory of her husband, Sean. This is her 2nd year running the Boston Marathon for TCR.

“I knew TCR would be a place where we would be understood without words, a place where you could cry, be angry, vent – and believe it or not – laugh! A place where everyone just ‘gets’ you the way you are. It has been so beneficial for me and most importantly my children who get to interact with other children who have suffered the same devastating loss.”

Steph Lubin-Levy
Steph ran in memory of her dad, who died when she was 4 years old. This is her 3rd year running the Boston Marathon for TCR, and she is serving as Team Captain.

“Through my 7 years and counting of volunteering with 3-5 year olds I am constantly amazed by their ability to support each other… There is a level of openness and comfort 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.”

Lauren Ruffing
Lauren ran in memory of her mother – her best friend and biggest hero.

“By helping me reach my fundraising goal, you’re providing support to families facing the devastating loss of a parent or child, and you’re helping me remember a mother who lived for her family.”

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If you have any questions about supporting our Marathon Team, please contact Becca at or 781-641-4741 x334.