Marine Corp Marathon for Daniel Barden

For: Barden Family Fund
Organizer: Susan Olsen
Marine Corp Marathon for Daniel Barden (Barden Family Fund)
$24,712
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 194 donors
98% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

On December 14, 2012 a senseless act of violence took the lives of 20 first graders and 6 teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary school.  My nephew Kyle is a second grader in the school and thankfully escaped but his best buddy Daniel Barden and so many other 1st graders sadly did not. Mark and Jackie Barden are friends and neighbors of my sister Melissa and her husband Jac and as we all try to find ways to help and extend our hearts we have decided to run...to run for Daniel, and for Kyle and for all of the lives affected by this tragedy.  We are raising money for the Barden Family Fund and I hope you can help so that no one ever forgets. We will run with Daniel's beautiful smile and spirit in our hearts. To donate you can use PayPal, credit/debit card through this site or send me a check directly and I will contribute it directly to the Barden Family Fund. My address is 111 Watkins Pond Blvd, #201, Rockville, Md 20850. Thank you so much for your kindness!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 29, 2013

Posted on October 29, 2013

As my sister Carrie just reminded me that the running may be done but not our journey.  We are continuing to raise money for the Barden Family and plan to present it to them over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Helping them to be able to start a non-profit foundation in Daniel's name makes all of our hard work worth it!!  Stay tuned...

Posted on October 29, 2013

Posted on October 29, 2013

WE DID IT!!!  Finished 26.2 miles in 4hrs 22 minutes with Team Daniel cheering us on the whole way!  The weather was perfect and we were feeling great.. Until around mile 22 when my legs started revolting.  But that is where the mental stamina and motivation to help the Bardens kicks in and drives us across that finish line.  Our long journey is sadly over but we have done to help the Bardens will last a lifetime!!  Thank you all so much!

Posted on October 25, 2013

Posted on October 25, 2013

2 days to go!  The warners just arrived in DC and the pre-race preparations are underway!   The fundraising continues, with Carrie organizing an amazing event in Ridgefield last night that raised $6000!!   We will keep the site open for another week or two as the donations are still coming in strong.  The local news has gotten wind of our story and are featuring us during the marathon coverage.  The support from family, friends, co-workers and friends of friends has been truly amazing and quite humbling and we LOVE it!  The Barden family will use this money for a foundation they are starting in Daniel's name, so all of this support will go to an even bigger cause!
We will keep you posted on the events!

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