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April 17, 2012

I did it! I ran all 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon. And it was amazing! Thank you to all my donors for your incredible support.  See more

BENEFITING: Harvard College Marathon Challenge

ORGANIZER: Harvard College Marathon Challenge

EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012

Margaux McDonald

THE STORY:

Hi Team Margaux Supporters (or future supporters!);

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting my fundraising page and for (hopefully) supporting me and Phillips Brooks House and all of its fantastic work for urban kids in and around Boston.  Here's a little bit about me and this challenge (and challenge is indeed the right word as running 26+ miles sounds like a rather painful experience, right?!).

As I have done for the last few years, I set a goal for myself on my birthday last September to commemorate my 32nd year - this time, despite a loud voice in my head telling me to set a goal that would be easier on my joints, I decided that I would challenge myself to run a marathon.  And since they tell me that, in the marathon world, Boston is the one to run, I was fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to partner with Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) to raise money for a great charity that supports the education and engagement of ubran youth during the summer months and run the Boston Marathon while raising money for this great organization. 

PBHA is also student-run, and does amazing work at Harvard in getting students interest in public service connected with opportunities to gain real-world service experience - often which leads to careers or more education in public service fields.  You can check them out here - http://pbha.org/ .  The point is - they are a deserving charity, and both PBHA and I would really love and deeply appreciate your support.  I'll be sending you regular updates about my training, and would love to see you on April 16th, race day, in Boston MA!

Just to add to the challenge (did I mention I really love a good challenge?), I recently discovered that I have a tear in one of the supporting ligaments around my right hip – it’s called a labral tear, and as you can guess, it doesn’t like that I’m running so much.  But I have a great orthopedist who thinks that PBHA is worthy and that I can run despite the tear.  So the plan is to get regular cortisone injections and a lot of physical therapy, and with a little luck and your support, I’ll cross the finish line with energy to spare.  Keep your fingers crossed for me and my bum hip!

Thanks so much for your support!!

Margaux

 

Here's some more on the challenge:

Harvard College Marathon Challenge (HCMC) is an organized group of Harvard students, employees, and alums that raises money, through running, to benefit the health, education, and welfare of Boston-area youth and families. Your donation to HCMC will benefit the Phillips Brooks House Association Summer Urban Program (SUP). PBHA SUP delivers educational and enrichment programming to underserved youth throughout the Greater Boston area. Since its inception in 2005-06, HCMC runners have raised over $213,000 for causes such as PBHA SUP. Thanks for your generosity, no matter how large or how small!

$6,621

MONEY RAISED
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  • Naomi

    $20

  • Adam Watt

    $100

  • Steve Rayton

    $50

  • EDGAR TORRES GARRIDO

    $30

  • Janette DeVan

    $50

  • Stella Shouldice

    $50

  • Alanna McDonald

    $100

  • Jess Paulus

    $100

  • Linda Bilmes

    $50

  • Clare ONeil

    $100

  • Donald McDonald

    $100

  • All Ivy Writing Services

     

  • Jenny Redding

    $20

  • Howell Jackson

    $250

  • McArter Family

    $100

  • Sara Ehrhardt

    $20

  • Jane Lloyd

    $100

  • Jennifer Pachus

    $25

  • Karen Minn

    $50

  • Kathryn Rosenberg

    $50

  • Katie Van

    $50

  • Debra Freeman

    $72

  • Richard Albert

    $129

  • Sa'ed Atshan

    $25

  • Bina

     

  • Michelle Looney

    $50

  • bulbul

     

  • Jillian and Nathan Shouldice

     

  • DQ

    $20

  • Eilis and Michael O'Reilly

    $60

  • Jess & Max Anderson

    $25

  • Jenny Miron (Perkins)

    $10

  • Linda Adamson

    $25

  • Steve Rayton

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Aussie Margaux McDonald

    $10

  • Xavier GT

    $20

  • Noelle Legrain

    $50

  • April

    $50

  • Anthea Kavanagh

    $50

  • Kelsey Heebink

    $25

  • John Scanlon

    $50

  • sam moulton

    $50

  • Chris Halloran

    $30

  • Jonathan Schleifer

    $26

  • Craig Altemose

    $10

  • Roland McDonald

    $50

  • Kate BG

    $25

  • ralph james

    $1,000

  • Dan

    $10

  • Ruth Loescher

    $20

  • Anna Gall

    $40

  • K. Aldrich

     

  • Kristin Lindemann

    $50

  • Dyanne Lyons

    $200

  • Glenna and Dave McDonald

    $200

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127% Raised of$5,200 Goal

The Team: $29,739 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Ali Evans

Amount Raised

$6,750

 

132% Raised of$5,120 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaux McDonald

Amount Raised

$6,621

 

127% Raised of$5,200 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Senan Ebrahim

Amount Raised

$6,003

Fundraiser Title

Molly Murphy

Amount Raised

$5,120

Fundraiser Title

Brian Hughes

Amount Raised

$5,120

Donor Comments

Glenna and Dave McDonald

Glenna and Dave McDonald

DONATION: $200

7 years ago

Dyanne Lyons

Dyanne Lyons

DONATION: $200

7 years ago

Kristin Lindemann

Kristin Lindemann

DONATION: $50

8 years ago

K. Aldrich

K. Aldrich

8 years ago

Anna Gall

Anna Gall

DONATION: $40

8 years ago

Ruth Loescher

Ruth Loescher

DONATION: $20

8 years ago

Dan

Dan

DONATION: $10

8 years ago

ralph james

ralph james

DONATION: $1,000

Go Harvard! 8 years ago

Kate BG

Kate BG

DONATION: $25

8 years ago

Roland McDonald

Roland McDonald

DONATION: $50

All the best tomorrow, Margaux! Chris ran Boston in '07 (coldest in history), and Mark ran Houston in January...you are not alone in your marathon madness in the extended McDonald family . 8 years ago