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Tufts 2015 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: Trustees of Tufts College

ORGANIZER: Trustees of Tufts College

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Jeff Phillips

THE STORY:

Allow me an introduction- My name is Jeff Phillips and this will be my first marathon ever.  I'm proud to be able to run with such a wonderful team and fantastic, internationally recognized coach, Don Megarle.

This year's race has particular meaning for me, professionally and personally.  First and foremost, we are training and running to raise funds for an excellent cause- research and support for programs which fight obesity and promote healthy nutrition.  As a primary care doctor, and alumni of the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program, I spend most of my day treating illnesses which are preventable.  80-90% of disease in the US is preventable- meaning if folks ate less, moved more, didn’t smoke and ate more fruits and veggies, there would be significantly less illness and death.  I’m proud that this money will go directly towards this fight.

Personally, I am moved and honored to be running the 2015 Boston Marathon.  Having grown up, studied, and now living in the Boston area, I was tremendously affected by the terrorist bombings that took place in 2013.  A friend of mine was killed, my wife (an anesthesiologist at Brigham and Women’s) treated several of the victims, and thousands of lives were shaken.  I vowed on that day that I would someday run in their honor.  I am also running to honor the late Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital who was recently shot and killed by a former patient’s family member.  By all accounts, he was a wonderful physician, father, and human being.  The entire medical community is saddened by his loss.  When I have trouble finding motivation to train, remembering these folks inspires me to keep going.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my amazing wife Angela, family, friends, coworkers, and patients- all of whom have been extremely supportive in this challenging endeavor!

Please Consider donating.  Every little bit helps!

 

Trustees of Tufts College wrote -

Each year, 100 runners make the journey from Hopkinton to Boston to support nutrition, medical, and fitness programs at Tufts University, including research on childhood obesity at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

The Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) is the largest known collegiate marathon program in the United States, attracting runners from around the country.

During the 2014 marathon season, the team raised $467,139. Since its inception in 2003, the TMT has raised more than $4,554,711.

Please support our runners for the 2015 marathon by making a gift online. If you prefer, you can mail in the pledge form to pay by check or credit card offline.

If you have any questions about the Tufts Marathon Team, please contact Coach Don Megerle at donald.megerle@tufts.edu.

$5,495

MONEY RAISED
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  • Linda & Mike Fournier

     

  • Andy & Jess

    $50

  • Mom, Dad, and Kristin

     

  • Rachel Fournier

     

  • Christine & Jonathan

     

  • Peter and Jeri Barker

    $25

  • MaryAnn Walker

    $40

  • Stacy Rubtchinsky Kamer

     

  • Liz Yu & Adam DeTora

     

  • Wayne Altmsn

    $200

  • Alan Bennett

    $150

  • Carmel and Peter Bennett

     

  • Kate and Trevor

     

  • Niah Roy

     

  • Trevor & Katie

     

  • Lisa & Ethan Ceplikas

     

  • Maury Martin

    $50

  • Michelle and Vilas

     

  • Craig & Thirza

    $25

  • Alec Style

     

  • Rach

    $25

  • Lordals

     

  • Jenny & Augie

     

  • Linda & Sonny Tice

     

  • Greg & Jennifer Larson SAwin

    $200

  • Kristyn & Jeff

     

  • Denise Barnes

    $25

  • John, Chris, and Grandma.

    $35

  • Shannon Laffey

    $50

  • Jay Friberg

     

  • Claire and Brian Ceplikas

     

  • Wendy Beaumier

    $40

  • Jan & Dave Flaherty

    $50

  • Scarlett VerHalen

    $25

  • Craig & Lorraine Martin

     

  • Sara Smoller

    $75

  • Sharon & Gary Cumiskey

    $100

  • Cheryl

     

  • Sharleen, Harry, and Adam

    $50

  • George and Beth Maxted

    $50

  • Jalie!!

    $25

  • Jim & Sue Vaille

    $100

  • Dave and Judith

     

  • Amanda and Miguel

    $100

  • Paige and James

     

  • Bob & Diane Donahoe

    $40

  • Ed & Linda Almeida

     

  • Tom & Diana Andruszkiewicz

     

  • Sally and Terry Kelly

    $100

  • Uncle Sully

    $50

  • Jeff Philips

    $25

  • Stanimal

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ali Friberg

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Todd and Amanda

     

  • Keith Nobil

    $75

  • Wendy Gilman

    $35

  • Allen & Myp

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Peachblossom...Happy birthday!! :)

     

  • Amy and Vesal

     

  • Family Doctors Staff Cash and Checks!

    $790

  • G&G, Jack and Diane

    $155

  • Jess

    $40

  • Rollie Fingers

    $20

  • alison Weisheipl

     

  • Liv Fournier

     

  • Kelly & Jorge

    $35

  • Ann and John Maguite

    $50

  • Jorge, Cristina and Elena

    $50

  • Chelsea Santos

    $20

  • Marisa and Ethan

     

  • Holzanckies

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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The Team: $473,597 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Trustees of Tufts College

Amount Raised

$259,534

 

52% Raised of $500,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz Gross

Amount Raised

$15,486

 

103% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Johnson

Amount Raised

$14,500

 

58% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

William Thompson

Amount Raised

$6,628

 

133% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Casey Tucker

Amount Raised

$5,785

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dean Jordan

Amount Raised

$5,603

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Goldstein

Amount Raised

$5,540

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Phillips

Amount Raised

$5,495

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Holzanckies

Holzanckies

DONATION: $50

We are so proud of you. Thank you for running. 2 years ago

Marisa and Ethan

Marisa and Ethan

2 years ago

Chelsea Santos

Chelsea Santos

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Jorge, Cristina and Elena

Jorge, Cristina and Elena

DONATION: $50

G'luck tomorrow! 2 years ago

Ann and John Maguite

Ann and John Maguite

DONATION: $50

Brodie Kelly 2 years ago

Kelly & Jorge

Kelly & Jorge

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Liv Fournier

Liv Fournier

2 years ago

alison Weisheipl

alison Weisheipl

2 years ago

Rollie Fingers

Rollie Fingers

DONATION: $20

Dude, sorry to be late to the game but have been impressed with your mid-winter training regiment -- no easy feat! Will be looking for you on the online stream come Monday. Run well, The Body! 2 years ago