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Sara Fealhaber's Fundraiser:

Dreamfar High School Marathon Boston 2015

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Sara Fealhaber

THE STORY:

Hi Guys! I'm so excited to be running the Boston Marathon (my first marathon!) with the Dreamfar Team. This year I've completed several races and I'm thrilled I have the opportunity to take the next step in running - a full 26.2 miles. A run from Hopkinton to Boston which usually takes 40 minutes DRIVING. Ok, I'm a little terrified. 

BUT I really believe in the mission of the Dreamfar High School Marathon team which 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.

This mission inspires me because I've never been a "runner" until this year when I changed jobs and to avoid a (more) terrible commute from RI, I’d leave my  house at 5:30 am to avoid traffic and arrive in Watertown at 6:30 am to work out before going to the office. I did this for 5 months until I eventually moved to Boston; over those 5 months, I started to run the Charles River path. Since starting at athenahealth, I’ve completed 3 half marathons, my last one under 2 hours, an accomplishment I never thought possible a year ago. I've gotten a lot out of this new lifestyle and I hope to give more students the opportunity to experience that. 

Also, working with high school students to develop self-worth and self-respect has been an important part of my life. As a college student, I ran an arts program for first year college and area inner-city high school students that enriched their appreciation of the arts while simultaneously enhancing student’s self-esteem by giving them an opportunity to present and sell their artwork. I saw firsthand how a group like Dreamfar can make a difference.  

As I team up with this worthwhile organization, train with my 4 fellow "athenistas," and run with my new city, I'd appreciate any support you can give. A monetary or raffle prize donation or lining up somewhere along the 26.2 miles on April 20th to cheer me on would be amazing. My company has already donated $10k (isn't that incredible?!) so I'll be fundraising for the additional $3500 throughout the Winter. Get excited! 

Thanks in advance!

Love, 

Sara

$14,596

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ben Whittaker

    $100

  • Diane Daly

    $75

  • athenahealth

    $10,000

  • Jeff Hake

    $20

  • Heather, Tony & Tyler Guglielmo

    $50

  • Tracy O'Meara

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jimmy Brennan

    $25

  • Lincoln Landscape

    $200

  • Matt Appenfeller

    $25

  • GGG

    $15

  • Chirpa

    $30

  • andrew miles

    $20

  • Matante Lisa

    $26

  • Debra Fealhaber

    $200

  • Olivia Kim

    $30

  • Bob & Susie Warren

    $25

  • Nicole Laprise

    $50

  • Ashley and Neal Laferriere

    $75

  • Mem & Pep

    $25

  • Ally Malonis

    $25

  • Elizabeth & John Whitaker

    $40

  • Mary Ann Cote

    $25

  • Anna McCann

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Rob Round

    $25

  • Libby and Phil Webb

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jay LeBeau

    $50

  • Lindsey Roseman

    $20

  • Chris Barbin

    $50

  • Henry McGovern

    $20

  • Alissa Chellis

    $40

  • #athenarelay

    $272

  • Mike McCall

     

  • RI Ventilating Company

    $100

  • Your FAVORITE Matante Lisa

    $26

  • skinny

    $20

  • Cadillac

    $66

  • Shaun Baker

    $100

  • Lindsay Knapper

    $50

  • Harmony Cafe Fundraiser

    $2,235

  • Ben Sawyer

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Andrea Dupell

    $25

  • Kelly M

    $25

  • Jess and Kyle Breidenstine

    $20

  • Kaitlin and Chelsea

    $26.20

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97% 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

Kaitlin and Chelsea

Kaitlin and Chelsea

DONATION: $26.20

Great job, Sara!! 2 years ago

Jess and Kyle Breidenstine

Jess and Kyle Breidenstine

DONATION: $20

Good Luck Sara!!!! Have a great run!!! 2 years ago

Kelly M

Kelly M

DONATION: $25

Good luck!! 2 years ago

Andrea Dupell

Andrea Dupell

DONATION: $25

Good Luck Sara! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Sara...you are a rock star. Good luck with your marathon! 3 years ago

Ben Sawyer

Ben Sawyer

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Harmony Cafe Fundraiser

Harmony Cafe Fundraiser

DONATION: $2,235

3 years ago

Lindsay Knapper

Lindsay Knapper

DONATION: $50

GO Sara!! 3 years ago

Shaun Baker

Shaun Baker

DONATION: $100

3 years ago