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Donna-Lee Hughes' Fundraiser:

Dreamfar High School Marathon Boston 2015

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Donna-Lee Hughes

THE STORY:

Hi friends, family, colleagues, everyone! :)

I'm Donna, and I feel so honored to be able to work with and help represent Dreamfar in their goal of encouraging high school students to set a COMPLETELY INSANE goal (run a marathon!), and then giving them all the tools to work at it and accomplish it. 

Setting a goal and working insanely hard to achieve isn't a life skill that starts or ends in high school. Developing and utilizing that drive and perseverance is a lifelong challenge, and I am psyched to work hard along these students and mentors to hone these skills myself.

I genuinely believe in the Dreamfar mission (see below) and from personal experience, I know how great it feels to accomplish something when someone who doesn't have to believe in you does, and supports you the whole time.

What I am most excited about though, is being able to give back, especially to a program that if it were in place in my high school, I would have been a part of in some capacity. High school is rough, but feeling disconnected and tuned out makes it even rougher. I am psyched that what Dreamfar does enables these students to develop self-esteem and self-confidence and chips away at any feeling of self-doubt.

This marathon will be my first, but I feel completely ready for the challenge, especially in Boston. I have loved this city for as long as I can remember, and I always thought it was a pipe dream that I’d be able to participate in one its’ oldest and most revered traditions. My head is up, my heart is open, and I am ready to push myself in a way I haven’t before. Dreamfar provides an amazing support system, and the fellow athenistas on my team, although before this, I had only ever seen their faces around the athena campus, feel like great friends already. I’m excited to watch them achieve their goals, too.

I appreciate any amount that you can contribute to my goal, and I hope to see some of you along the route wearing as much orange as possible on April 20, 2015!

Thank you for all of your support and kind words in advance!

THE MISSION OF DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON IS TO CHALLENGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL – PHYSICALLY, SOCIALLY, EMOTIONALLY AND ACADEMICALLY – THROUGH A MENTOR-SUPPORTED MARATHON-TRAINING PROGRAM. 

Dreamfar accomplishes its mission by addressing several of the issues that often get in the way of a student's success and enjoyment in high school. 

Dreamfar seeks to help each student – develop a sense of self-worth and self-respect – facilitate connections; in school with other students, teachers and adult mentors from the community – instill the value of hard work to use when tackling life's challenges in high school and beyond – and experience the value of a physically active lifestyle.

$13,680

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jean Ryan '11

    $50

  • Jess

    $20

  • ATHENAHEALTH

    $10,000

  • Kristina Kalolo

    $20

  • Bob Shephard

    $50

  • Megan S.

    $100

  • Jess Nes

    $20

  • Lesley

    $25

  • Zack Newirth

    $40

  • Kate Lewis

    $10

  • Dave Ledoux

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Vanessa E

    $25

  • Pat

    $15

  • Mikey D

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Raven See

    $20

  • Maria Rossman

     

  • GGG

    $15

  • Evan

    $100

  • Kate S. Farren

    $25

  • Liz

    $50

  • Leah M

     

  • Project Ross

    $100

  • Alison Weisburger

    $50

  • Mandira Singh

    $50

  • Kayleigh W.

    $50

  • Gabe

    $10

  • Hughes

    $80

  • Charlie Higgins

    $80

  • Mark Blair

    $10

  • Marshall Keene

    $10

  • Mary Sung

    $30

  • Emily Lilly

    $20

  • Queen Mary's Subjects

    $10

  • Mike McCall

    $20

  • Laura Longsworth

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Donna-Lee Hughes

    $10

  • Caitlin Reiche

    $40

  • #athenaRelay

    $162

  • Anonymous

    $126

  • Ryan Young

    $20

  • Becca Blais

    $25

  • Sofia, Pat, Lily & Jamie

    $100

  • Sylvie Haley

    $200

  • Rob Ward

    $25

  • Bob Shephard

    $50

  • Ari

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • AJ Esguerra

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Caitlin Palmer

    $20

  • Dwaine

    $100

  • Enrique Perez

     

  • KTS - Relay day

    $40

  • Ligmie

    $25

  • Moogys Tips 3/17

    $75

  • The Dohertys

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Kiran Patwardhan

     

  • Vanessa Etienne

    $20

  • Ladybro

    $50

  • Victoria Bartolome

    $50

  • Erik Bradbury

    $50

  • Yoga!

    $54

  • Eric "I woke up like dis" Santamaria

    $20

  • Stephanie Zaremba

    $50

  • Sandy and Alexis Avila

    $26

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ange

    $25

  • Andrea St. Pierre

    $25

  • Megan and Copper

    $20

  • Maria Bland

     

  • Jackie Fishbein

    $25

  • Paul Connors

     

  • Alanna Fuoco

     

  • Chris Mensoian

    $100

  • Janice Leone

    $30

  • jessica lanzoni

    $250

  • Megan Marshall

    $50

  • McKenzie & Tessa Trotter

    $50

  • Ben Seward

    $50

  • Nina Baehr

    $25

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101% Raised of $13,500 Goal

The Team: $81,383 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Kiran Varma

Amount Raised

$15,257

 

102% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Legere

Amount Raised

$15,153

 

101% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Fealhaber

Amount Raised

$14,596

 

97% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Bergeron

Amount Raised

$14,050

 

104% Raised of $13,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Donna-Lee Hughes

Amount Raised

$13,680

 

101% Raised of $13,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Rich Maltz

Amount Raised

$8,512

Fundraiser Title

DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON

Amount Raised

$135

 

0% Raised of $80,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Nina Baehr

Nina Baehr

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ben Seward

Ben Seward

DONATION: $50

Hey this is crazy; and we just miss you; so kick some ass and THEN COME VISIT!! 2 years ago

McKenzie & Tessa Trotter

McKenzie & Tessa Trotter

DONATION: $50

Enjoy the trip. 2 years ago

Megan Marshall

Megan Marshall

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

jessica lanzoni

jessica lanzoni

DONATION: $250

So proud of you! You're going to crush this marathon! 2 years ago

Janice Leone

Janice Leone

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Chris Mensoian

Chris Mensoian

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Alanna Fuoco

Alanna Fuoco

Best of luck! 2 years ago

Paul Connors

Paul Connors

2 years ago

Jackie Fishbein

Jackie Fishbein

DONATION: $25

Way to go Donna-Lee!! So excited for you to meet this goal! 2 years ago