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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

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

$12,635

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

  • The Nagpal family

     

  • Dr Pooja Malhotra

    $10

  • Dr. Kiran Jadeja

    $10

  • Dr. Charlie Cathcart

    $20

  • Shanno Baranwal and Shashi Arya

    $20

  • Ranjana

    $25

  • Usha and Praful Porwal

    $20

  • Dr. Champak Gandhi

    $100

  • Nick Abbott

    $25

  • Ishaan Desai

    $26.20

  • Lily Zhang

    $10

  • Rajkumar Pammal

     

  • Jodie Conway

    $50

  • Athleisure!

     

  • Dr. Raj Gitendra

    $20

  • Dr. Jayant Barai

     

  • Dr. Douglas Taylor

    $25

  • Dr. Adekunle Adeoti

    $30

  • Dr. Memmon Prasad

    $51

  • Dr. Nausher Ahmad

    $20

  • Julia Versel

     

  • Dr. Nirmala Kania

    $50

  • Angie Goldberg

    $50

  • Dad's Radiation Oncology Department

    $240

  • Dr. Layne and Dr. Subnani

    $40

  • Mom and Dad

    $11

  • David Coletti

     

  • PBHA Matching Donation

     

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482% Raised of $2,620 Goal

The Team: $64,388 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Will Flanagan

Amount Raised

$13,156

 

502% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Naomi Asimow

Amount Raised

$12,991

 

496% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kruti Vora

Amount Raised

$12,965

 

495% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joyce Zhou

Amount Raised

$12,640

 

482% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Avinash Saraf

Amount Raised

$12,635

 

482% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Donor Comments

PBHA Matching Donation

PBHA Matching Donation

3 months ago

David Coletti

David Coletti

3 months ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $11

Congratulations! 3 months ago

Dr. Layne and Dr. Subnani

Dr. Layne and Dr. Subnani

DONATION: $40

3 months ago

Dad's Radiation Oncology Department

Dad's Radiation Oncology Department

DONATION: $240

3 months ago

Angie Goldberg

Angie Goldberg

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Dr. Nirmala Kania

Dr. Nirmala Kania

DONATION: $50

Good luck! 3 months ago

Julia Versel

Julia Versel

Congratulations to you and Kruti for your dedication to this incredible cause!!!!! Lots of love 4 months ago

Dr. Nausher Ahmad

Dr. Nausher Ahmad

DONATION: $20

4 months ago

Dr. Memmon Prasad

Dr. Memmon Prasad

DONATION: $51

In Memory of Angela Mathew 4 months ago