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2016 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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April 17, 2016

WOW. Tomorrow, at this time, I will be on my way to the starting line for the BOSTON MARATHON. I'm so overwhelmed by ALL of your generosity,  See more

BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

Carly Abarbanel

THE STORY:

Why Am I Doing This?!

I am running this marathon in memory of an incredible man and for the future of girls all across this country.  

In Memory...

This past Marathon Monday, April 20, 2015, my loving father, Jerry Abarbanel, passed away suddenly.  To honor his memory, on the one-year mark of his passing, I will run the race he said he'd one day see me run and ensure Dream Big! has at lease $7,200 more to give girls all over the country access to athletics.

My father supported me in athletics my whole life. From patting me on the back (and lightly mocking me) when I tried to pretend I wasn't crying at a playoff loss in little league soccer, to showing up in Wellesley garb at my college rowing races, to flying to Detroit and donning a banana suit for my first marathon.  He never stopped telling me he was proud, sending me articles on women in athletics, inviting my team over for dinner, and generally exuding pride at raising a daughter who could throw a ball better than her brother (David may deny this, but I swear Dad claimed it)!

For the Future...

I am a product of girls’ athletics.  Being on a team and learning inumerable life-long lessons through every practice I attended, every game lost, and every competition won has shaped my life and the way I see the world.  From pickup games to practices for basketball, soccer, tennis, rowing, volleyball, softball and others, I learned to work as part of a team on a mission, to play hard even when we were down, to hold a growth mindset for myself, to live a healthy life, and to set goals and build plans to achieve them.  Athletics are a huge opportunity to open up a young girls’ eyes to her potential, and I want to make that happen for many more girls through Dream Big!

I've also seen this in action.  For two years, I taught at a high school in Detroit that served students almost entirely from low-income areas.  While there, I had the privilege of coaching tennis.  For the girls, this was a tremendous experience in improving their fitness, growing as part of a team, tracking their goals, and being part of an athletic experience and effort that was bigger than themselves.  Their self-esteem, healthy habits, and personal and academic achievement went through the roof, and I'm looking to YOU to help bring these opportunities to girls everywhere by donating to Dream Big!

"How Much Should I Give?"

Here are some suggestions:

$26.20 for every mile I'll run to honor my father's memory

$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.

$8,166

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kayla Scire

    $50

  • Leah Ofsevit

    $50

  • FAYE & PAUL JESER

    $36

  • Lily Guenther

    $18

  • Harvey

    $50

  • Jodi, Seth, Matthew and Morgan

    $36

  • Harvey

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kate Baquis

    $20

  • Shani Miller

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Abigail Russo

     

  • Bob Z

    $25

  • Amy Heir

    $18

  • Charles and Gwenn Lerman

    $18

  • Ari

    $200

  • Esther Silberstein

    $50

  • Adam Simkin

    $25

  • Rachael Goldenberg

    $20

  • Tessa, Beth and O!

     

  • Carleen Brody

    $25

  • Jen Migliore

    $26.20

  • Matching Gift in honor of Fran & Bob Driscoll

    $26

  • Matching Gift in honor of Fran & Bob Driscoll

    $25

  • Saad

    $20

  • Matching Gift In Honor of Fran & Bob Driscoll

    $20

  • Joe Tarkoff

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Julie Triba

     

  • Syd Berkman

    $18

  • Seth Berkman

    $19

  • Anisha Vachani

    $18

  • Florence Brody - "In Memory of Carly's Father"

    $200

  • Viktorija

    $36

  • katie towey

     

  • Abigail Henderson

    $10

  • Casey Burkard

    $25

  • Joel, Lani, Marisa & Lola

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Super Bowl Event

    $1,016

  • Carly Abarbanel

    $360

  • Meir & Melanie

    $100

  • Janaki

     

  • Rachel Grosser

     

  • David and Ellen Feder

    $25

  • Ellen Samon

    $50

  • Linda and Joel Zizmor

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Bridget

     

  • Emily Wood

    $18

  • Sydney Berkman

     

  • Tess Ruderman

    $25

  • Alexis Rosen

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Laura Coffin

     

  • Emma Townsend-Merino

    $25

  • Beatrice Sims

    $75

  • Ricca

     

  • Carrie Watkins

    $25

  • Joan Laves and David Reitblatt

     

  • Joanna Porvin

    $25

  • Julian Gertner

    $50

  • Naama Green

    $50

  • Jordan Caverly

    $50

  • Janet Liu

    $10

  • Chip Denis

     

  • Jess Schulman

    $26

  • Andy Delman

    $25

  • Mouna

    $25

  • Michael Denis

    $20

  • Josh Satok

    $18

  • Nancy Mazonson and David Ofsevit

     

  • Daniel Feder

     

  • Aaron Sarna

     

  • March Madness & Bowling Events

    $254

  • Annie Kopena

    $50

  • Daniel Packer

    $100

  • Molly K. Eckel

    $26.20

  • Jon Samon

     

  • Bob Z

    $10

  • Tracy Johnson

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $166

  • Naomi Hachen

     

  • Naomi Deutscher

    $250

  • Hicham El Guerrouj

    $26.20

  • Sandy Kendall

    $26.20

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Emma Lebwohl

    $50

  • Andy & Kobi Shemesh

    $36

  • Kate Spelman

    $10

  • Katie Nicholson

    $75

  • Amber & Nikki

    $30

  • Ruby

    $97

  • Laurel Marcus

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Sarah Schiel

    $75

  • CeCe

    $35

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113% Raised of$7,200 Goal

The Team: $215,730 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Annette Mitchell

Amount Raised

$33,382

 

167% Raised of$20,000 Goal

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Jenna Hoopingarner

Amount Raised

$30,260

 

303% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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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

CeCe

CeCe

DONATION: $35

Way to go Carly! 3 years ago

Sarah Schiel

Sarah Schiel

DONATION: $75

Carly's KEEP Collective Social Fundraiser 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Laurel Marcus

Laurel Marcus

DONATION: $36

Good luck!!! (From Tali Marcus's sister) 3 years ago

Ruby

Ruby

DONATION: $97

3 years ago

Amber & Nikki

Amber & Nikki

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Katie Nicholson

Katie Nicholson

DONATION: $75

I am so proud of you and so thankful to have met your incredible father 3 years ago

Kate Spelman

Kate Spelman

DONATION: $10

One more push over the finish line! I'll be cheering for you the whole way! GOOD LUCK, Carly! 3 years ago

Andy & Kobi Shemesh

Andy & Kobi Shemesh

DONATION: $36

In memory of Jerry Abarbanel 3 years ago

Emma Lebwohl

Emma Lebwohl

DONATION: $50

3 years ago