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Avinash Saraf's Fundraiser:

Harvard College Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: Harvard College Marathon Challenge

ORGANIZER: Harvard College Marathon Challenge

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

DAY TO GO

Avinash Saraf

THE STORY:

My name is Avi Saraf, and I'm running the Boston Marathon in Spring 2017. To do this, I need your help! I'm raising money for PBHA SUP, a major summer program for underprivileged kids in the Boston area, and I want to raise 2620 (100 dollars per mile I run) for this worthwhile cause. 

A little about me: I'm a senior at Harvard, and I've been running ever since I was a kid. From freeze tag during recess to middle and high school track, I've always aimed to run fast. In college, I overcame my fear of long distances and have now run two half marathons. I can't think of a better way to close out my time in college than raising money for SUP running my longest distance yet. 

To show my appreciation, I'll be using my own special way of saying thank you. Based on how much you donate, here's what I'll do for you:

$10 - A sincere thank you.

$15 - A fervent thank you.

$20 - A fervent thank you from the bottom of my heart.

$25 - A thank you card (please supply me an address!)

$50 - I'll name one of my routes after you and think of you every time I use it to train, along with a thank you card!

$100 - I'll dedicate one of the miles along the race to you on social media. To sweeten the deal, you get to decide which mile!

$200 - I will tattoo your name or an image of your choice (temporarily) during the race so everyone watching knows just how amazing a person you are.

$300 - I will do all of the above and Facetime you during the race. 

$500 - Upon finishing the race, I will personally go to where you are (<=5 miles from finish) and thank you. 

If you have any other ideas, reach out to me and I'm sure we can work something out. Thanks for considering me!

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More about the Marathon Challenge:

Harvard College Marathon Challenge (HCMC) is an organized group of Harvard students, employees, and alums that raises money, through running, to benefit the health, education, and welfare of Boston-area youth and families. Your donation to HCMC will benefit the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) Summer Urban Program (SUP). PBHA SUP delivers educational and enrichment programming to underserved youth throughout the Greater Boston area. Since its inception in 2005-06, HCMC runners have raised over $620,000 for causes such as PBHA SUP. 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,520

MONEY RAISED
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  • JN Fang

    $26.20

  • David Sheynberg

     

  • Carolyn

     

  • Smit Acharya

    $25

  • Daniel Tartakovsky

     

  • Kevin Xiong

     

  • Danielle Quartararo

    $20

  • Victor Kamenker

    $20

  • Ron Lerner

     

  • Madhavi Narayanan

    $10

  • Anu

     

  • Anonymous

    $603

  • The Vora family

     

  • Mei Yin Wu

     

  • Hana

     

  • Dr. Pooja Malhotra

    $40

  • Raymond Walker

    $20

  • Katherine Poingue and Emily Dumua

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Hans Gaebler

    $20

  • Vinay

    $10

  • Sid Yarlagadda

    $15

  • HarvardUniversity Employees Credit Union

    $200

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58% Raised of $2,620 Goal

The Team: $10,926 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kruti Vora

Amount Raised

$2,965

 

113% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Naomi Asimow

Amount Raised

$2,841

 

108% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joyce Zhou

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

86% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Avinash Saraf

Amount Raised

$1,520

 

58% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Will Flanagan

Amount Raised

$1,350

 

52% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Donor Comments

HarvardUniversity Employees Credit Union

HarvardUniversity Employees Credit Union

DONATION: $200

Good luck! 10 hours ago

Sid Yarlagadda

Sid Yarlagadda

DONATION: $15

Do it for the endorphins...best of luck man, I love you! 4 days ago

Vinay

Vinay

DONATION: $10

Good luck dude! 4 days ago

Hans Gaebler

Hans Gaebler

DONATION: $20

5 days ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

RUN AVI RUN :-) 5 days ago

Katherine Poingue and Emily Dumua

Katherine Poingue and Emily Dumua

DONATION: $40

Go Avi!!! Good luck! 5 days ago

Raymond Walker

Raymond Walker

DONATION: $20

5 days ago

Dr. Pooja Malhotra

Dr. Pooja Malhotra

DONATION: $40

5 days ago

Hana

Hana

Good luck Avi! 4 weeks ago

Mei Yin Wu

Mei Yin Wu

4 weeks ago