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Rebecca Ruehlman's Fundraiser:

2017 Dream Big! Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Dream Big!

ORGANIZER: Dream Big!

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

Rebecca Ruehlman

THE STORY:

Two years ago, I had major ankle surgery. While I was in physical therapy, I kept telling myself that I would be back to running by the time the snow melted. After the snowiest winter on record, I was in fact running again by the time the snow melted!

From there, I decided to dream big and start training for my first marathon ever. I am excited to be training and fundraising with the Dream Big! team for the 2017 Boston Marathon. As I overcome my personal obstacles, I will also be helping girls in low-income situations overcome their financial obstacles to participating in sports. 

What does Dream Big! do? 

Dream Big! works to provide girls from low-income situations with the with the equipment, uniforms, sports attire, 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.

Why should I donate? 

Unfortunately, poverty can severely limit a young girl’s involvement in sports. Dream Big! is working to breakdown the financial barrier that currently prevents girls from participating.

Here's what they have done in the past year-

  • Dream Big! donated over $100,000 in new sports attire and athletic footwear to girls track, basketball, double dutch, volleyball and soccer athletes in urban communities
  • A donation of a volleyball net and equipment allowed a high school volleyball team to add a girls volleyball program to their school
  • Dream Big! Program Scholarships sent hundreds of student athletes to basketball college showcases, soccer and volleyball camps, dance classes and gymnastics lessons
  • Hundreds of girls attended Dream Big! Sports Clinics in partnership with local college sports teams and the Dream Big! Leadership Conference brought together 220 female athletes from economically disadvantaged communities with former collegiate and Olympic female athletes, now community and corporate leaders, to hear about the impact sports had on their lives and about the college and career opportunities available to them.

What impact will my donation have?

No donation is too small! Every little bit makes a difference. Here are a few examples of what your gifts can provide-

  • $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 girls
  • $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 am SO excited to partner with Dream Big! for the 2017 Boston Marathon. Please consider donating and thanks in advance for your support!

To learn more about Dream Big! visit their website- www.dream-big.org

$8,726

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian & Kristy Jennings

    $100

  • Martha & Jan Vandemerwe

    $50

  • Barbara & Robert Little

    $20

  • Charles Meyer

    $50

  • Larry & Lynne Haggart

    $40

  • Hoger

    $100

  • the roodhouse clan

    $50

  • Chris H JBT

    $50

  • Michele Oistad

    $25

  • Amy vogele

    $50

  • Samantha Wasserman

    $25

  • Ochsenhirt

    $104.50

  • Amy & Steven Wasserman

    $50

  • Jeff Hausfeld and Alice Feldmann

    $25

  • Stephen & Margaret Cone

    $35

  • Alli Grecco

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cynthia & Richard Tripp

    $50

  • Walter & Margaret Lunsford

    $100

  • Connie Greene

    $100

  • Robert Dumont & Annie Desbois

     

  • Liz Koeppe Kennard

    $25

  • Mary Beth & Craig Young

    $50

  • John & Karen Bender Matching Gift - Dr. Marvin Lopez

    $50

  • Ryan Paquette

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Meaghan Harrigan

    $40

  • Karen & Jim Young

    $25

  • John Ruehlman

     

  • Jessie Cassady

    $75

  • Aimee Brown

    $75

  • Brooke Hoger

    $100

  • Kristina Crowley

    $40

  • Scott & Dina Morrison

    $150

  • Will

     

  • Katie Braggins

    $40

  • David and Sandy Folkers

    $250

  • Joseph Duquette

    $40

  • Kathy Palmer

    $25

  • Kristen Sheeks

    $40

  • Paul A

    $40

  • Sandra Walters Defeo

    $100

  • Debra Ruehlman

    $125

  • Dr Marvin Lopez

    $50

  • Suzanne Hughes

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Chris & Lori Davis

     

  • Jennifer Feeley

    $100

  • Anne White

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Cheryl Ferry

    $110

  • Samantha Wasserman

    $40

  • Victor Hernandez

    $20

  • Jim Kennedy

    $40

  • Joey Grill

    $10

  • Joey

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Thomas Franklin

    $25

  • Nicole G

    $25

  • Doris Owens Woodruff

    $50

  • Martin Gitomer

    $25

  • Erin King

    $25

  • Eleanor Broadbent

    $25

  • Kelsey Bruun

    $50

  • Leigh Forbush

    $75

  • Ken and Lillian Chisolm

    $100

  • Matt

    $25

  • Krista Paolucci

    $50

  • Debra Ruehlman

    $165

  • Corey Chamberlain

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Debra Ruehlman

    $20

  • Karen Haberthier

    $50

  • Austin Hewitt

    $50

  • Raffle

    $10

  • Austin Jennings

     

  • Katie Jamieson

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Gwen Walden

    $25

  • Tom Carleton

    $25

  • Debra Ruehlman

    $90

  • Debra Ruehlman

    $125

  • Debra Ruehlman

    $30

  • Chris

    $25

  • Donald and Laura McCammon

    $100

  • Debra Ruehlman

    $80

  • Tea Party Special Event

    $1,161

  • Greg, Krista, Duncan and Mallory

    $50

  • Chris and Jen Maddox

    $50

  • Joy Klemencic

    $25

  • Theodore & Melissa Braggins

    $30

  • Florence Chisolm

    $50

  • Deborah & Roger Billings

    $50

  • Jennie Robbiano

    $25

  • Gewn Walden

    $40

  • Joseph Sclafani

    $100

  • Stacey

     

  • Rolfes & Swisher

    $250

  • Brooke Hoger

    $26.20

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109% Raised of $8,000 Goal

The Team: $236,116 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Mark Williamson

Amount Raised

$27,437

Fundraiser Title

Jim Fallon

Amount Raised

$15,935

Fundraiser Title

Laura Lang

Amount Raised

$15,336

 

192% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

tom kelley

Amount Raised

$14,577

 

146% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Herbst

Amount Raised

$13,104

 

131% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Haley Florsheim

Amount Raised

$11,340

 

113% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rick Gagnon

Amount Raised

$10,352

 

104% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tracy Johnson

Amount Raised

$9,540

 

106% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Brooke Hoger

Brooke Hoger

DONATION: $26.20

Because you did it 2 years ago

Rolfes & Swisher

Rolfes & Swisher

DONATION: $250

2 years ago

Stacey

Stacey

Way to go! You're gonna crush it! 2 years ago

Joseph Sclafani

Joseph Sclafani

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Gewn Walden

Gewn Walden

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Jennie Robbiano

Jennie Robbiano

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Deborah & Roger Billings

Deborah & Roger Billings

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Florence Chisolm

Florence Chisolm

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Theodore & Melissa Braggins

Theodore & Melissa Braggins

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Joy Klemencic

Joy Klemencic

DONATION: $25

2 years ago