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Tufts Marathon Team 2013

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BENEFITING: Trustees of Tufts College

ORGANIZER: Trustees of Tufts College

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Riley Jack Meehan

THE STORY:

As many of you may know, I've been a runner for a long time, from my high school days of track and cross country to various less competitive running events while in college.  Well, on April 15th, 2013 I am lacing up my sneakers and running the Boston Marathon to raise money to support nutrition, medical, and fitness programs at Tufts including some very important, very cool research on childhood obesity.  The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and one of the world's best-known running events.  Most people have to meet very competitive qualifying standards to run in the Boston Marathon.  Tufts has its own Marathon Team which has 100 bibs reserved for runners of the Tufts community wanting to compete in the marathon. Since its inception in 2003, the TMT has raised more than $3,572,629.
 
I am fortunate to have been selected for Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) in my senior year.  This means I get to compete in the marathon without qualifying; however, I have another responsibility to the Tufts team.  In addition to training for months to run a marathon, in joining TMT I have pledged to raise $1,500 for Tufts nutrition, medical, and fitness research programs.  In short, I have fifty days to raise $1,500 dollars and finish my months of training, at which point I will put myself through the most physical exertion of my life.  So, here's where you can lend a hand.  All you need to do is sponsor me.  Any amount gets me closer to the starting line of the marathon and that day is just around the corner, so please donate as generously as you choose to through my fundraiser page.
 
With your donation you're helping me:
  1. Finish my 8 months and almost 500 miles of training.
  2. Run twice the distance I've ever run competitively while you're eat your breakfast on the morning of April 15th.
  3. Fund research to combat childhood obesity which has more than doubled in children and tripled in adolescents in the past 30 years to the point that more than one third of children AND adolescents in the US are considered obese.
 
Feel free to spread the word because every dollar helps.  If you would like more information about the programs to which the money goes, the likelihood of me crossing the finish line on my own two feet, or would just like to chat then feel free to shoot me an email or call.
 
Your marathon bound friend or family member,
Riley

$1,515

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cailin and Rob

    $250

  • Barbara (Grammy) Townend

    $100

  • Diana Meehan & Gary Goldberg

    $1,000

  • Uncle Terry & Cuz MIchael

    $79

  • Greg Quetin

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Pierce Hawthorne

     

  • Sparky

    $16

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101% Raised of $1,500 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

Sparky

Sparky

DONATION: $16

5 years ago

Pierce Hawthorne

Pierce Hawthorne

RUN RUN RUN RUN RUN 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Finally!!! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Greg Quetin

Greg Quetin

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Uncle Terry & Cuz MIchael

Uncle Terry & Cuz MIchael

DONATION: $79

In honor of your feat (and feet!) We will fast the morning of April 15. Cheers! - Unle Terry & Michael. 5 years ago

Diana Meehan & Gary Goldberg

Diana Meehan & Gary Goldberg

DONATION: $1,000

Does this mean you'll finish? We'll be rooting from NYC! 5 years ago

Barbara (Grammy) Townend

Barbara (Grammy) Townend

DONATION: $100

I am so proud of you. 5 years ago

Cailin and Rob

Cailin and Rob

DONATION: $250

5 years ago