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Joe Lessard via Crowdrise
April 08, 2013

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BENEFITING: Trustees of Tufts College

ORGANIZER: Trustees of Tufts College

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Joe Lessard

THE STORY:

Something about the Boston Marathon, and the Tufts Marathon Team in particular, keeps drawing me back in. Through the countless miles of training - on cold winter nights, through pouring rain, and up seemingly endless hills - it's the smiles and cheers and feeling of accomplishment that make it all worth it. Having a coach like Don Megerle makes the mental anguish and physical toil seem small, and having friends and family supporting me fires me up to get out the door and start running.

This will be my 5th time running the Boston Marathon. Slightly side-tracked by last year's unprecedented weather during the Marathon, I am again chasing my personal goal of qualifying for the Marathon by running the 26.2 miles in under 3 hours and 5 minutes.

I am running as part of the Tufts Marathon Team for many reasons. For the comraderie and guidance provided by the coaches and teammates, for the pride of representing Tufts. But most importantly, for the opportunity to help raise money for a great cause by doing something I love. By running for the TMT, I hope to raise $5,000 in support of nutrition, medical and wellness programs at Tufts University, including research on childhood obesity through the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts. I know that this money goes to many great causes sponsored by Tufts, and last year I was able to raise over $1,500! I hope to raise much more this year and would greatly appreciate any help you might be able to offer. As a group, the TMT and I raised over $500,000 in total last year, and to date the TMT has raised more than $3,500,000.

I would greatly appreciate any donation you can make online. If you prefer, you can mail in the paper pledge form to pay by check or credit card the ol' fashion way.

Thank you so much, Go Jumbos!

-joe

$3,317

MONEY RAISED
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  • Joe Lessard

     

  • Richard & Janice

    $25

  • Mr. & Mrs. Don Lessard

    $10

  • Chongyang

    $10

  • John & Amy Beveridge

    $40

  • choco-chipz

    $50

  • Susan, Matt & Bo

    $75

  • Katie Muller

    $25

  • Jean Mozolic

    $50

  • Mike Del Moro

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Leonid Shekhter

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jennifer Boisvert

    $20

  • ioannis valsamakis

    $50

  • Jennifer and Phil Lessard

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Harold Coderre

    $50

  • Aunt Claire

    $20

  • Ben Mitchell

    $50

  • Kyle Jones

    $25

  • T$

    $26

  • Sarah Sperry

    $10

  • Bill Wray

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Elaine Canina

    $50

  • Michael, Erica, Evan, & Alex

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gabriella Goldstein

    $30

  • The Wood Family

    $30

  • Hui Xu

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jen

    $26

  • Matthew Damon

    $30

  • David A.

    $30

  • Brenda & Bill

    $25

  • Cathy and David Miles

     

  • Julie and John Rapisarda

     

  • NR & TL

    $75

  • Eddie Mayerson feat. Andrew Altman

    $70

  • Sue Conway

    $25

  • Aunt Shelly

    $20

  • Strit

    $40

  • Horvath Family

    $25

  • Boots

     

  • Marty Vreeland

    $25

  • The Mayerson Family

    $50

  • Uncle Pete and Aunt Cecile

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nancy Bigelow

    $25

  • Quickels

    $50

  • Christopher & Jennifer Lessard

     

  • Favorite aunt in nh

    $25

  • Melissa Phillips

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Uncle Shawn and Family

    $50

  • Rahul Sharma

     

  • Branko

    $26

  • Inbar

     

  • Valerie eacret

    $10

  • Maureen O'Neill

    $50

  • Megan Kono

    $50

  • John and Laura

    $20

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66% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $515,023 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Trustees of Tufts College

Amount Raised

$309,212

 

124% Raised of $250,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Harris

Amount Raised

$24,624

 

492% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alonso Nichols

Amount Raised

$6,310

 

126% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Nash

Amount Raised

$6,200

 

100% Raised of $6,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Ellen Alderman

Amount Raised

$5,860

 

98% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gabriela Sanchez-Bravo

Amount Raised

$5,030

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Gunselman

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Steven Loy

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

John and Laura

John and Laura

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Megan Kono

Megan Kono

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Maureen O'Neill

Maureen O'Neill

DONATION: $50

Better late than never! I know you will kick ass today (you always do) Can't wait to celebrate with you in a week! 5 years ago

Valerie eacret

Valerie eacret

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Inbar

Inbar

5 years ago

Branko

Branko

DONATION: $26

5 years ago

Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

5 years ago

Uncle Shawn and Family

Uncle Shawn and Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Hi Joe, Good luck next Monday -- I'll be cheering you on from NYC!! I've raised money for races and I know how hard it is... hopefully this helps! Bette Marston 5 years ago

Melissa Phillips

Melissa Phillips

DONATION: $20

5 years ago