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2015 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Cara Ackerman

THE STORY:

I am so excited to be lacing up my sneakers next April in an effort to raise money for the Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team. I have always wanted to run a marathon and this will certainly be something I can check off the proverbial 'bucket list'. More importantly, I am truly honored to be running for such a great cause. Sports have undoubtedly shaped me into the woman I am today. I was so lucky to have all the opportunities that were given to me-- from dance classes to swim team, running camps, basketball leagues, and everything in between. I never had to think twice about having shoes to wear, fees to pay, or equipment to use. The work ethic and confidence developed in the gym and on the field have positively impacted my life in ways that are evident everyday.  And once I walked off the track, the love and support from my family made it clear to me why these skills were so important. No young lady should ever miss out on that experience for any reason!

On April 20th, 2015 the Dream Big! Marathon Team, made up of 16 runners from around the world, will take to the start line of the Boston Marathon to help breakdown the economic barrier that prevents thousands of girls in low-income situations from participating in sports and physical activities. Dream Big! works to provide girls from low-income and homeless situations with equipment, uniforms, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, sports opportunities and the supplies they need to participate in sports and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.

Over the past four years Dream Big! has had a direct impact on more than 10,000 girls in need through equipment donations, program scholarships, sports clinics and the Dream Big! Leadership Conferences for middle and high school female athletes. For example:

  • $35 will purchase a regulation soccer ball or basketball
  • $50 will purchase a pair a new pair of sneakers or cleats
  • $100 pays for an 8 week dance or fitness class for 1 girl
  • $200 pays for a new bike and helmet
  • $500 pays for a week long summer sports camp
  • $1000 pays for new uniforms, equipment and training for an entire sports team
  • $2500 pays for physical education equipment for one full year for hundreds of children in an elementary or middle school
  • $10,000 pays for a new community based sports program for 100 female athletes

Please join my on this journey to challenge myself while raising money for an unbelievably great cause and consider donating NOW!

$5,976

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cara Ackerman

    $50

  • Bruce & Jennifer Zemba

    $50

  • Bailey Ackerman

    $50

  • Copper

    $50

  • Brooke and Scott

    $50

  • Vicki Van Ness

    $100

  • Amanda Wolf

    $50

  • Cindy Schone

    $50

  • Tammy

    $25

  • Scott Beuoy - Raffle

    $50

  • Grandma Elsie & Grandpa George

    $200

  • scott beuoy

    $40

  • Jim and Kathie

    $50

  • Joan

    $25

  • Patrick McLaughlin

    $25

  • Bob & Gloria

    $50

  • Scott Beuoy - Raffle

    $50

  • Cara Ackerman - Raffle

    $50

  • Lana and Dale Schnittker

    $60

  • Donna Fry

    $25

  • Dad & Mom

    $250

  • Scott & Brooke

    $40

  • Ryan and Jenna Wood

    $40

  • Paul & Marsha Yeager

    $100

  • Christopher Cedrone

    $40

  • Debbie Winters

    $50

  • Joan

    $20

  • Ron and Patti

    $50

  • Tammy

    $20

  • Tracy and Seth Link

     

  • Kara Rossetti - Raffle

    $100

  • Meadow's @ Osborn Mgt. Team

    $150

  • Ava Ackerman

    $60

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Taylor Hart

    $100

  • Andrea & Rob

    $50

  • Bob and Brenda Rice

    $150

  • Michael and Susan Brunner

    $25

  • Cara Ackerman

    $50

  • Mary Garman

    $50

  • Uncle Dan & Aunt Chris

    $100

  • Lyle Marquardt

    $20

  • Meera Viswanathan

    $100

  • Superbowl Event

    $1,050

  • Lexie and Gregory Pudloski

    $50

  • In memory of Daniel A. McLaughlin

    $100

  • Renee Ackerman Harnsberger

    $75

  • John and Karyn Reddaway

    $50

  • LeBron Saulter

    $25

  • Mare & Gene Kidwell

    $100

  • Ann & Leon Groff

    $100

  • Wil and Sam

    $50

  • John & Becki Stock

    $100

  • Rich & Bev Everett

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • John and Sheila O'Nan

    $50

  • Duane & Sue Galloway

    $50

  • Megan and Brendan McFadden

    $50

  • Chris & Kelly Shields

    $50

  • Kristen Bessette

    $26

  • Tim and Amy Didion

    $25

  • David Chabot

    $50

  • John & Susan Murray

    $50

  • Krissy and Doug

    $40

  • The Dornheckers

    $50

  • Cara Ackerman

    $500

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80% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $180,455 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Paul Feidelson

Amount Raised

$24,751

 

124% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Thimot

Amount Raised

$15,850

 

63% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Crissy Straub

Amount Raised

$15,400

 

220% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathy Wilder

Amount Raised

$14,754

 

174% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bethany Rappoli

Amount Raised

$14,239

 

178% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Lynch

Amount Raised

$11,999

 

141% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Clare Leathersich

Amount Raised

$10,595

 

125% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

sara lieberman

Amount Raised

$10,200

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Cara Ackerman

Cara Ackerman

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

The Dornheckers

The Dornheckers

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Krissy and Doug

Krissy and Doug

DONATION: $40

Good Luck Cara!!! I wish I could be there to watch you cross the finish line but I know you will rock it!! 2 years ago

John & Susan Murray

John & Susan Murray

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

David Chabot

David Chabot

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Cara!! 2 years ago

Tim and Amy Didion

Tim and Amy Didion

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Kristen Bessette

Kristen Bessette

DONATION: $26

Go GIRL Go!!! So exited for you and PROUD of you!!! Have a great run! We will be cheering for you! 2 years ago

Chris & Kelly Shields

Chris & Kelly Shields

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Megan and Brendan McFadden

Megan and Brendan McFadden

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Duane & Sue Galloway

Duane & Sue Galloway

DONATION: $50

3 years ago