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2015 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

Tom Thimot

THE STORY:

Family, Friends and Business Associates,

UPDATE: In late February, Dream Big! Marathon Team Member Tom Thimot took a bad fall while skiing and broke his pelvis, thus leaving him unable to run this year. Kim Sullivan, a dear friend of Tom's, will be training and running in his place to finish the wonderful journey he started as he rehabs for next years marathon.

Every day a girl in need steps on the playing field, court or track without the proper footwear, equipment, sprts attire or training. Imagine trying to run the Boston Marathon without the proper footwear or training. In April 2015 the Dream Big! Marathon Team, made up of 17 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 from participating in sports and physical activities because they don't have the money.

As a father of three daughters, Tom has seen the impact sports and dance can have on their development. As the mom of two children, Kim has also seen the amazing benefits sports has played in both her daughter and son's lives both on and off the playing field.  We are fortunate that we can afford the fees, shoes, uniforms and other items required for them to participate.  We want to run for Dream Big! as they work to not only level the playing field, but enable all girls to take the field.  

Dream Big! works to provide girls from low-income and homeless situations with the equipment, uniforms, athletic footwear, program fees, training expenses, and the supplies they need to participate in sports, dance and physical activities that contribute to their health, education and overall well-being.  Over the past five years Dream Big! has had a direct impact on more than 12,000 girls in need through their efforts.

Unfortunately, poverty can severely limit a young girl’s involvement in sports, dance and other physical activities. Dream Big! is working to breakdown the financial barrier that currently prevents girls from participating. There are many examples of the impact Dream Big! donations had from money raised in the 2014 Boston Marathon:

  • Donating basketball sneakers and uniforms to teams in need
  • Supporting a soccer team for girls suffering with trauma and abuse
  • Providing volleyball nets and equipment to allow a high school volleyball team to have their first home game in two decades
  • Dream Big! Program Scholarships sent girls to basketball and volleyball camps to improve their skills outside of school 
  • Providing dance lessons throughout the year to aspiring dancers
  • 150 girls attended their first ever NBA basketball game
  • Hundreds of girls attended Dream Big! Sports Clinics in partnership with local college sports teams
  • The Dream Big! Leadership Conference brought together 220 female athletes from economically disadvantaged communities with former collegiate and Olympic female athletes, community and corporate leaders, to hear about the impact sports had on their lives and about the college and career opportunities available to them.

We encourage all of our family, friends and business contacts to help us earn the bib for the Boston Marathon with a donation to this amazing charity.  Any amount is appreciated from $26.20 to $262.00 ($1 to $10 per mile).  Payment is simple by clicking on the yellow "DONATE to this fundraiser" button on the right side of the screen.  

Carpe Diem!

Tom Thimot and Kimberly Sullivan
 

$15,850

MONEY RAISED
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  • George Thimot

    $262

  • McIver Family

    $260

  • Deborah Weinstein

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $52

  • Alexa Smith

    $30

  • Chris Gates

    $52

  • Ingrid Solomon

    $262

  • Jonathan & Monica Blacker

    $131

  • Venkateswar Reddy Melachervu

    $25

  • Richard Fronapfel

    $52

  • Stollberg Family

    $262

  • Fiedler Family

    $100

  • The Polsky Family

    $100

  • Dayna Schonberg

    $26

  • Jules

    $100

  • Brian & Nancy Thimot

    $262

  • Sheli Flieger

    $100

  • Dan & Linda Fairfax

    $150

  • Steve & Natalie Fazio

    $393

  • The NY Solomons

    $500

  • Erik Hutchins "Cousi"

    $131

  • Peter & Susan

    $131

  • Melissa Mayhew

     

  • Peter Naylor

    $50

  • David and Donna Arnold

    $131

  • Melissa Moore

    $50

  • Teichmann-Moroder Family

    $150

  • Ian Locke

     

  • Srivatsan

    $52

  • Dhiren Patel

    $100

  • BHutch

    $131

  • Frances Ferguson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John and Karen Bender

    $5,000

  • The Rudin Family

    $262

  • Work&Partners;

    $100

  • Jane Thimot

    $315

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pam Moore

    $104

  • Ryan Hutchins

    $100

  • Sutherland Circus

    $100

  • Dylan Lloyd

    $100

  • Tom Thimot

    $1,000

  • The Clark Family

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $26

  • Kristie Carney

    $100

  • Julia Burg

    $50

  • Paul Kostadimas

    $150

  • ROVA

    $500

  • Mark and Gwen Iwanowski

    $50

  • The Gibbs Family: Matt, Pam, Tucker and Lana

    $50

  • Rashmi and Bibhakar

    $51

  • Dan and Michel

    $50

  • Peter & Josie Curtis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jim G

    $50

  • Michael T

     

  • Kimberly Lytle

    $100

  • Kurt

    $100

  • John Kwarsick

    $100

  • Paul, Gaby and Kolya

    $50

  • Prasad Pashte

    $50

  • Adithya Sastry

    $100

  • The Mays

    $100

  • Steve Simmons

    $100

  • Noreen Brooker

    $50

  • Marisa Solomon

    $50

  • The Kevin Walter Family

    $30

  • Melody Monk and Steven Womack

     

  • Irene

     

  • mike Barbato

    $20

  • The Schmidts

    $200

  • Rob & Cheryl Thomas

    $100

  • Taira Kenney

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Victor Szczerba

    $50

  • Cathcart family

     

  • Kim!

    $100

  • Jen MacNeil

    $20

  • Noreen Brooker

    $151

  • Betsy Merriam

     

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63% Raised of $25,000 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

Betsy Merriam

Betsy Merriam

3 years ago

Noreen Brooker

Noreen Brooker

DONATION: $151

Get well Noreen! 3 years ago

Jen MacNeil

Jen MacNeil

DONATION: $20

Way to go Kim! 3 years ago

Kim!

Kim!

DONATION: $100

In Honor of Tom! 3 years ago

Cathcart family

Cathcart family

We'll be there with cow bells on!!! 3 years ago

Victor Szczerba

Victor Szczerba

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Taira Kenney

Taira Kenney

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Rob & Cheryl Thomas

Rob & Cheryl Thomas

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Schmidts

The Schmidts

DONATION: $200

Forget having fun. Win. 3 years ago