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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

Kruti Vora

THE STORY:

My name is Kruti Vora, and I am a senior attending Harvard College from Wayland, MA. I am so happy to announce that I will be running the 2017 Boston Marathon with the Harvard College Marathon Challenge (HCMC) to raise money for the Phillips Brooks House Association to help fund the annual Summer Urban Program which provides education and enrichment programming for hundreds of underserved youth in the Greater Boston area every summer.

WHY AM I RUNNING?

I fell in love with running at the beginning of college. While I started running to stay in shape, I kept running to explore more of Boston and Cambridge while running along the Charles River or weaving through Boston Commons.  During the summer of 2015, I lived along the banks of Lake Geneva for two months, where I ran through vineyards while the lake's pristine waters led to a stunning view of the Alps. I was hooked.

Although I've had the opportunity to run all around the world, as a local of Wayland, MA, the Boston Marathon has always had a special place in my heart. The route crosses Framingham, Natick, Wellesley and Newton, all towns that shaped my childhood, before ultimately ending up in downtown Boston. As a capstone of my senior year in college, I can't imagine a better way to commemorate the city that has shaped who I am. On the road to Boston 2017, I will mentally and physically challenge myself more than ever before to come out stronger on the other side.

I am especially excited to be running Boston 2017 for the Phillips Brooks House Association, an organization which has helped me grow and mature so much throughout my college years. PBHA runs 80+ volunteer organizations on Harvard's campus including advocacy groups (e.g. Student Labor Action Movement), youth mentoring groups (e.g. South Boston Big Sib), afterschool tutoring services (e.g. Mission Hill Afterschool Program), and adult services (e.g. Alzheimer's Buddies). In addition to these term-time programs, PBHA also offers the Summer Urban Program for Greater Boston underserved youth every summer.

I joined PBHA during my freshman fall  in 2013 and have since been a mentor and co-director of South Boston Big Sib, student science teacher for 1st-3rd graders with ExperiMentors, and PBHA's Mentoring Program Group Officer, overseeing PBHA's 14 youth mentoring programs.

Serving children in underserved communities through these programs, I have gotten to see firsthand just what a difference PBHA's support and programming has in expanding the available resources to ultimately improve  kids' overall lives. I assure you that any donation made towards PBHA is going to an incredible cause with an enormous impact for our youth participants.

WHO AM I RUNNING WITH?

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. Thanks for your generosity, no matter how large or how small!

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To This Fundraiser

$12,965

MONEY RAISED
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  • Howard Lenow and Derry Tanner

    $100

  • Victor Kamenker

     

  • Angela Wu

     

  • Ann and Bill Weber

     

  • JN Fang

    $26.20

  • Manizha Kholmatov

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Gandhi Family

    $50

  • Viraj & Shreya

     

  • Dan Smith

    $50

  • Kira Brenner

     

  • Torsten Meissner

    $50

  • Madhavi Narayanan

    $10

  • Sahar

     

  • Anonymous

    $409

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Neil and Sunil Mehta

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Zack Chauvin

    $20

  • Ashit and Preeti Parikh

     

  • Tushar Bhuta

    $50

  • Cori

     

  • Howard Lenow

    $100

  • Christopher Perret

    $26.20

  • Heidi Friedlander

     

  • Kunal and Nirali

     

  • Dilip and Kalpana

     

  • Jim and Lisa Valone

     

  • The Bullions

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mihir Shah

     

  • Matt and Sue Malvese

    $100

  • Jessica Imbornone

    $50

  • Brendan Swords

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Brooks Lambert-Sluder

    $35

  • Paul Lisker

    $18

  • Dawn Truong

     

  • Ellen Brogan

     

  • Sid Yarlagadda

    $10

  • Jeff & Lynn Heuer

     

  • Harvard University Employees Credit Union

    $200

  • Matching Donor

    $10,000

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495% 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

Matching Donor

Matching Donor

DONATION: $10,000

3 months ago

Harvard University Employees Credit Union

Harvard University Employees Credit Union

DONATION: $200

Good luck! 4 months ago

Jeff & Lynn Heuer

Jeff & Lynn Heuer

4 months ago

Sid Yarlagadda

Sid Yarlagadda

DONATION: $10

For the endorphins! For the Cabotians! For the Pre-meds! For the Browns! I'm rooting so hard for you, Kruti -- hope it's the most amazing experience to date :) 4 months ago

Ellen Brogan

Ellen Brogan

4 months ago

Dawn Truong

Dawn Truong

4 months ago

Paul Lisker

Paul Lisker

DONATION: $18

Good luck :) 4 months ago

Brooks Lambert-Sluder

Brooks Lambert-Sluder

DONATION: $35

Go Kruti! Thanks for being an inspiration. 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Brendan Swords

Brendan Swords

4 months ago