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Alexandra Rogers' Fundraiser:

2016 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

Alexandra Rogers

THE STORY:

Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page for the 2016 Boston Marathon! This is my first time running the Boston Marathon and I am very excited. I'm honored to have been selected as one of the 18 team members to run for Dream Big!. This organization is committed to empowering girls in need. Dream Big! is dedicated to helping girls in  low-income  and homeless situations through breaking down the economic barriers that stand in the way of allowing them to participate in sports. 

"The evidence supporting sports participation for young people is overwhelming...It has the power to combat everything from racism to low self-image, to the high-school drop-out rate" - Sue Castle, Executive Producer of PBS Sports: get in the Game.

Growing up in a small town, (Pembroke, MA), I played every sport you could imagine, and I strongly believe that my participation in these sports was vital to my personal growth and general well-being. The ability of kids and young adults to be able to participate in sports has a long-lasting impact that will follow them throughout their lives, both personally and relationally. In addition, it contributes to their physical health and well being and provides an (often much-needed) outlet for stress and anxiety.

Unfortunately, the positive influences and benefits that sports participation can have on young girls is often limited by poverty. Girls are stepping on the fields, courts, and tracks without the proper foot wear and equipment, and families are struggling to pay program fees.

I personally started playing sports at a very young age and went on to play college soccer at Emmanuel College in Boston (a dream of mine). I can say with confidence that my participation in sports contributed to my physical and mental health, my education, and my overall well-being. I was a better student and I was always surrounded by friends (my teammates). The camaraderie and bonds that are made with other girls while playing on team sports can be extremely helpful and supportive especially when it is lacking elsewhere.

I want this for every young girl who has the same dreams I did as a child. As a member of this team, I am committed to empowering these girls. Please strongly consider donating to this wonderful organization to ensure continued impact on young girls though the Dream Big! organization. Let's all help these girls achieve their dreams!!

Love, 

Alex

$5,727

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jacque & Bill Foster + 4

     

  • Jimmy & Adrienne

    $100

  • Ken and Paulette

    $250

  • Lynn Johnson

    $25

  • Boston NAPS

    $200

  • Scotlyn

    $25

  • Chris and Kathi Glynn

     

  • Paul and Taylor Torino

    $50

  • Show this name

     

  • Tara and Brian

    $50

  • Jim, Danielle & Skylar

    $100

  • Mia Lang

    $50

  • Walter and Kristen

    $100

  • Terri Benoit

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Billy & Amy Rogers

    $100

  • M.A.Z

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Clair & Jerome Mello

    $100

  • Greg Acerra

    $500

  • Bob and Mary Jane Rogers

    $25

  • Barbara Casagrande

    $20

  • Barbara Casagrande

    $20

  • Lola Adebanjo

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Seavey Family

    $100

  • Richard & Sheri Blasser

    $100

  • Patricia Wagner

    $50

  • Al Fletcher

     

  • Kenny's friend Buddy...Good Luck !!

    $50

  • Bob McMakin

    $100

  • Samantha and Candace Valente-Phillips

    $50

  • $25

  • Joe Murphy

    $100

  • Paul and Deidre Pierce

    $50

  • Denise Driscoll

    $30

  • Bianca

     

  • Rick St. Jean

    $100

  • Lizzy

    $50

  • Ami Howes

    $50

  • Bob Sewall

    $100

  • John, Carrie, Ali, & Jack D'Angelo

    $50

  • Mark D'Angelo

    $50

  • Lacey

    $25

  • Alex & Nate

     

  • Rachel and Jon

    $100

  • Haley Schram

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chantel

    $50

  • Paul

    $40

  • Terry Marshall

    $47.85

  • Kate Willsen

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • janet lawatsch

    $50

  • Richard Peinert, MD

    $25

  • Considine Family

    $100

  • Robin Merrill

    $20

  • Bill O'Connell (OM Financial Group)

    $500

  • Tracy Johnson

    $10

  • Dan & Meagan Leahy

    $100

  • The Miller Family

    $25

  • Julie & Paul Leone

     

  • Kristin & David Koha

    $50

  • Greta and Andrew Marcoux

    $50

  • M+D

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • Robyn, Emma, Rachel and Doug

    $50

  • Kim Lane

    $30

  • Your CVS 654 family!

    $50

  • Robert DiPietro

    $100

  • Eric and Jen Spindt

     

  • Kate Spelman (Dream Big 2015 team!)

    $10

  • Alicia & Will Cashman

     

  • Kathy & Kevin Conroy

    $40

  • Sharon Skladany

    $50

  • Joseph Gallagher

    $50

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115% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $215,730 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Annette Mitchell

Amount Raised

$33,382

 

167% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenna Hoopingarner

Amount Raised

$30,260

 

303% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Thimot

Amount Raised

$20,755

 

104% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alison King

Amount Raised

$12,515

 

125% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stefan Lanfer

Amount Raised

$10,309

 

147% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maura Keith

Amount Raised

$9,752

 

98% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Johnson

Amount Raised

$9,250

 

109% Raised of $8,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Lynch

Amount Raised

$9,140

 

91% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Sharon Skladany

Sharon Skladany

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Joseph Gallagher

Joseph Gallagher

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kathy & Kevin Conroy

Kathy & Kevin Conroy

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

Alicia & Will Cashman

Alicia & Will Cashman

So proud of you and your hard work to run your first marathon! 2 years ago

Kate Spelman (Dream Big 2015 team!)

Kate Spelman (Dream Big 2015 team!)

DONATION: $10

Go Alex! Go Dream Big! 2 years ago

Eric and Jen Spindt

Eric and Jen Spindt

2 years ago

Robert DiPietro

Robert DiPietro

DONATION: $100

Good Luck! 2 years ago

Your CVS 654 family!

Your CVS 654 family!

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kim Lane

Kim Lane

DONATION: $30

Good Luck Alex! I am so proud of you! 2 years ago

Robyn, Emma, Rachel and Doug

Robyn, Emma, Rachel and Doug

DONATION: $50

2 years ago