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Paul Feidelson's Fundraiser:

2015 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Paul Feidelson

THE STORY:

“Dream Big!”

On April 20th I am proud to be running in the 2015 Boston Marathon for Dream Big!, a charity that provides girls from low-income situations with 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.

Unfortunately, poverty can severely limit a young girl’s involvement in sports. Imagine trying to run the Boston Marathon without the proper foot wear or sports attire.  Every day a girl in need steps on the playing field, court or track without the proper footwear, equipment, sports attire or training they deserve.  Launched in Massachusetts in 2010, Dream Big! has already had a direct, positive effect on more than 10,000 girls in need through equipment donations, program scholarships, sports clinics and the Dream Big! Leadership Conferences for middle & high school girls.

Stefanie and I have three incredible daughters: 17 years, 15 years and 10 years old. Before we had ever heard of Dream Big! we incorporated their mission into the way we have raised our girls.  Our 10-year old daughter was diagnosed with Global Apraxia as a baby and every skill she has achieved has been due to the hard work of her therapists, teachers, and her family. Growing up alongside a sibling with a disability forges complicated feelings; however, our oldest girls have learned to be flexible, generous and appreciative of their health and the opportunities they have been given. They have come to recognize how hard their sister works to be successful.  As a result, even as teenagers, they have developed early maturity and increased patience, tolerance and acceptance of difference. Stefanie and I strongly encourage all of our daughters to think about themselves and to reach beyond their comfort zone to push and test their limits. They do this knowing that learning and experiencing new things will only positively contribute to who they are.

I started running in June 2012. I recently completed the New York Road Runners Five Borough Series: New York City Half Marathon in March 2014, Brooklyn Half Marathon in May 2014, Queens 10k in June 2014, Bronx 10 mile in September 2014 and the Staten Island Half Marathon in October 2014. I have shown my family and myself that even at the age of 48 it’s never too late to realize your dreams and fitness is an important component to a wonderful life.  I know training for the Boston Marathon and simultaneously fundraising for Dream Big! will show them that you can improve yourself and also help others!

Over the next six months the Dream Big! Marathon Team, made up of myself and 15 other runners from around the world, will work to raise over $150,000 for Dream Big!. I hope you will join me in support of this important cause by sponsoring my 26.2 mile marathon run with a donation to Dream Big!. The money I raise will help to impact thousands of girls this year. For example, $35 –Will purchase a regulation soccer ball or basketball; $50 will purchase a new pair of sneakers or cleats; $100 pays for an 8 week dance or fitness class; $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.   I hope you will join me by making a donation today to Dream Big! in recognition of my run. I am appreciative of any support you can give to this remarkable cause. No donation is too little, no gesture too small.  THANK YOU!

Best regards,
Paul

For more information on Dream Big! go to: www.dream-big.org

$24,751

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Steve and Kirsten Kincade

    $1,000

  • Lawrence, Joan, Casey, Brooke, and Drew Altman

     

  • Wendy + Steve Shalen

    $1,000

  • Grotta Family

     

  • Richard & Marjorie Schneidman

    $500

  • Jay & Maxine Friedman

    $500

  • Lisi & Nick Robinson

    $200

  • Topher

    $500

  • Jeff & Suzanne Cohen

     

  • The Scanlan Family

     

  • Eric Peters

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Bradford Klein

    $500

  • Nicole and Mark

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Buckley Family

     

  • The Bochner family

     

  • Basalt Longhorn Football Team

    $50

  • Averil

    $300

  • Stefanie & Paul Feidelson

    $2,500

  • Garynn Rodner

    $100

  • Mia Bitterman

    $150

  • The Turenchalk Family

     

  • The Bears

     

  • Leah and Michael Finkelstein

     

  • McLaughlin Family

     

  • Giardino Family

     

  • The Nova Family

     

  • Rod and Caryn Aronson

     

  • Stephen Mack

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Mo Bradshaw

     

  • evan licht

    $100

  • Hartman

    $100

  • The Monroe Family

    $100

  • Meghan Graper

     

  • michael andrew

    $50

  • Julie and Dave Friedland

     

  • The Fortes

    $1,500

  • The Minicus Family

     

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124% Raised of $20,000 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

The Minicus Family

The Minicus Family

2 years ago

The Fortes

The Fortes

DONATION: $1,500

2 years ago

Julie and Dave Friedland

Julie and Dave Friedland

2 years ago

michael andrew

michael andrew

DONATION: $50

good luck on the day, a great effort and cause 3 years ago

Meghan Graper

Meghan Graper

3 years ago

The Monroe Family

The Monroe Family

DONATION: $100

We love the cause! Good luck in the race! 3 years ago

Hartman

Hartman

DONATION: $100

Good luck Phydeaux 3 years ago

evan licht

evan licht

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Mo Bradshaw

Mo Bradshaw

Paul - Best of luck next week. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago