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Dreamfar High School Marathon Boston 2015

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Kiran Varma

THE STORY:

Hello friends and family!

I feel so privileged to have the opportunity to not only run the Boston Marathon this coming April, but also raise money for Dreamfar High School Marathon. Dreamfar is an amazing charity with a great mission. In their words, "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."

The other day, after I found out that I was accepted to run on behalf of Dreamfar and my employer, athenahealth, one of my co-workers asked me why I wanted to run the Boston Marathon. He said he thought most people had a main underlying reason for wanting to participate in such an undertaking. I imagine a lot of you might have the same question.

There are a few reasons I jumped at this opportunity. The first small one is that lately I have been challenging myself into becoming a more "serious" runner by signing up for and participating in road races. "Serious" is relative, because I was never a runner even in previous years. It's still new to me, but I'm really loving it. The second big reason is that I love doing things for charity. And Dreamfar's mission really appealed to me. Raising money to aid charity that helps teens achieve their potential physically and mentally was kind of a no-brainer for me. Even though I played sports year-round in high school, I definitely still felt disconnected to my peers socially and emotionally. If this program was available to me back then, I would have 100% taken part. And a third reason - I like to challenge myself. But this isn't a challenge I could ever imagine doing on my own. The fact that I have a team of co-workers, and Dreamfar's team of high schoolers and mentors, training with me is how I know I can complete this challenge.

If you help me with raising money for Dreamfar, I promise to train as hard as I can and cross that finish line on April 20th. And hopefully see some of you cheering along the route!

Thank you SO much for your support. 

With gratitude,

Kiran

$15,257

MONEY RAISED
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  • Hema and Babu Rao

    $200

  • Renuka Kamerkar

    $25

  • Natasha Sequeira

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • athenahealth

    $10,000

  • Desmond and Rye Butler

    $100

  • Saf

    $30

  • Tim & Samm

    $100

  • Vivek and Dimple

    $201

  • Eric Carlsen

    $20

  • Tony V.

    $50

  • Anjali & Andrew Ahn

     

  • Vilas, Michelle, and Dhilan

     

  • Cindy Hoyle

    $50

  • Hemant, Hansa, Neil & Jamie

     

  • Amy Callahan

    $20

  • Jack Stewart

    $50

  • Fatty Coburn

    $50

  • avik

    $50

  • Anik, Sita, Ronan, Alfie

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $101

  • Tejash

     

  • Kimbu

     

  • Sheila massarelli

    $25

  • Geeta and Arun Heble

    $101

  • Maneesha Auntie & Udayan Uncle

    $25

  • Zenie Popkin

    $25

  • Kanti and Paulomi Kanzaria

    $150

  • Asavari and Amandeep

     

  • Samantha Barney

    $25

  • Sameer, Anjali, and Naveen

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jeanie and Keith Hilliker

    $25

  • Aditya Nadkarni

    $51

  • Athi, Greg and Nora

    $25

  • Varma Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $262

  • Ami and Anish

     

  • Kunda and Ravi Patwardhan

    $50

  • Stephany & Drew

    $20

  • Ramesh and Pramila Mundra

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mihir and Deepti Naware

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nilima, Matt, Maya & Jasmine

    $75

  • Joe and Sandy Celona

     

  • The Vakil Family

     

  • Meena Jayant Sane

    $50

  • vahid

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kristin and Peter Becker

    $100

  • Avi and Nilima Patwardhan

    $250

  • Neal and Marissa

    $50

  • Neena and Rashmi Patwardhan

     

  • Sarah Downing Welch

    $50

  • Stephen Naso

    $50

  • Liz Yu & Adam DeTora

    $100

  • Emily Madison & Joseph Sumberg

    $50

  • Chris

    $25

  • Paddy Kalish

    $27

  • Lindsey and Alex

    $50

  • Sonja

     

  • Kasthuri Gopalaratnam

    $25

  • Niks

    $30

  • Paula Madison

     

  • Anil & Jyotsna Mhatre

     

  • Gail Hill Teach

    $50

  • Tricia & Joe

     

  • Deepa

     

  • Celicia, Ken & Kasen Zhao

    $163

  • Fotini

    $50

  • Katie

     

  • Kristen, Joseph, & Melanie Llobrera

    $20

  • Sravanthi and Sashanka

     

  • Akshat

    $25

  • Ravi Parab

    $25

  • Sarah Sather

    $100

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102% Raised of $15,000 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

Sarah Sather

Sarah Sather

DONATION: $100

Proud to know you! Good luck tomorrow! 2 years ago

Ravi Parab

Ravi Parab

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Akshat

Akshat

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sravanthi and Sashanka

Sravanthi and Sashanka

2 years ago

Kristen, Joseph, & Melanie Llobrera

Kristen, Joseph, & Melanie Llobrera

DONATION: $20

Run, Kiran, run!!! 2 years ago

Katie

Katie

Go, Kiran, go!!! 2 years ago

Fotini

Fotini

DONATION: $50

in memory of my grandparents 2 years ago

Celicia, Ken & Kasen Zhao

Celicia, Ken & Kasen Zhao

DONATION: $163

Go Kiran Go! So proud of you! 2 years ago

Deepa

Deepa

Go Kiran go!! 2 years ago

Tricia & Joe

Tricia & Joe

SO much love and SO proud of you Kiran! Run hard :) 2 years ago