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Belma Margot Mendez's Fundraiser:

Roxbury Community College Foundation Boston 2017

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The Countdown Begins!
April 14, 2017

Dear Friends, There is only three days until the Marathon Day and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of you for your generosity  See more
Belma Margot Mendez

THE STORY:

Never stop dreaming

Running the Boston Marathon is now going to be a dream come true. I’m from Ecuador, and I came to the United States in 1993. After getting divorced and becoming a single mother, I was extremely challenged during the hardest time period of my life. I found myself alone in a country with no family or relatives to count on. I literately had both hands tied. I did not speak English, I did not drive, I lost my job and my landlord asked me and my daughter to move out.

I started running to release my anguish. Running gave me the strength and clarity to put my thoughts together that led me to the conclusion that in order to move forward in this society I must get a training certificate or degree. It was the fall of 2002 when I enrolled at Roxbury Community College (RCC) to take English classes. I was asked to write a paper about a hobby. I researched about running a marathon and wrote my paper on marathon running. I learned so much about marathon running that I have been dreaming ever since then about running the Boston Marathon.  The marathon in the city I love!

I was so thrilled when the Director of Development, Alumni, and Foundation Affairs informed me that the Roxbury Community College Foundation was selected as an Official Charity of the Boston Marathon and received 15 Bibs. I was the first to volunteer to run. I was more than interested in just running because I love to run, but also to support and give back to the college that has given me so much. RCC has been my second home since day one as a student and now as my employer. I owe much to who I am today to RCC. Without the support from the faculty and some staff during my time as a student and after, I would not have been able to accomplish my goals. I came here just to take an English class, but ended up getting an Associate degree and then transferring to UMass Boston where I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2014.

I am asking you to please support me as a member of the Roxbury Community College Foundation Marathon Team. The Foundation provides support to RCC’s programs and projects including The Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center and Media Arts Center. Plus assisting students with scholarships that do not qualify for financial aid but still cannot afford the cost of their school expenses.

Thank you!

$7,295

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carolyn Price

    $10

  • BPD Detective

    $100

  • Carolyn Price

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Steve

    $100

  • Joe Lally

    $100

  • Christine

    $25

  • Your neighbors in 201

    $25

  • Dale

    $200

  • Lise Snow

    $25

  • Kurt Mueller

    $50

  • Marjory Aronson, Jeff Prebluda

    $75

  • Rick Iacobucci

    $100

  • Faye Naderi

    $50

  • Jeff feuerman

    $250

  • Salvador Pina

    $25

  • Marilyn and Andre

    $100

  • Jim Carey

    $50

  • Marshall

    $50

  • KENNETH HALL

    $50

  • Patricia West

    $100

  • Lucy Méndez

    $25

  • Andre Danesh, Marilyn Danesh, Sonya Wilder

    $200

  • Lise Snow

    $50

  • Ms. Ruth Hines

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lorita B. Williams

    $100

  • Steven R. Keyes

    $50

  • Gautam

    $50

  • John Orfanides

    $100

  • Phuong Tang

    $25

  • Marlena A. Karami

     

  • Bill Hoag

    $50

  • Marissa Gaskin

    $25

  • LaVerne Dickson

    $25

  • Ken Tangvik

    $50

  • Shannon Duarte

    $50

  • Susan Kalt

     

  • Laura Uerling

    $100

  • Janet Nolan

    $100

  • Steven Deschenes

    $250

  • Darren Eaton

    $50

  • Risvald Kume

    $25

  • W.T. Rich Co., Inc.

     

  • Lynn

    $50

  • HERNAN OCHOA

    $25

  • Peter Antonellis

    $50

  • Jordan Emily

    $50

  • Priscilla Bolte

     

  • Antonio Gutierrez-Marquez

     

  • Kevin Hepner

    $1,500

  • Valerie Roberson

    $1,500

  • Marc

    $50

  • Claudia Naranjo

    $50

  • Shannon O'Hearn

    $25

  • Edward Oluokun

    $50

  • Judy M. Pugh

    $50

  • Seth Jameson

    $25

  • Nunotte Zama

    $50

  • Victor Ng

     

  • Nikolaus

    $100

  • Ruth Kiefson

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • veronica mccormack

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Valerie I Lake-Hart

    $30

  • Hillel Sims

    $25

  • Juanita Breene

    $5

  • Susan Rittling

    $100

  • Diane and David

    $25

  • Karen Hallett

    $30

  • Lisa Carter

     

  • David Marsh

    $20

  • Winsome Bennett

    $25

  • David H. Updike

    $30

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146% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $79,383 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Belma Margot Mendez

Amount Raised

$7,295

 

146% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jake Jordon

Amount Raised

$5,889

 

118% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lupe Gallardo

Amount Raised

$5,650

 

113% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katey Baruth

Amount Raised

$5,355

 

107% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Heitsmith

Amount Raised

$5,105

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz Daley

Amount Raised

$5,078

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alexey Mikheev

Amount Raised

$5,010

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ellysia Dierker

Amount Raised

$5,000

 

100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

David H. Updike

David H. Updike

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Winsome Bennett

Winsome Bennett

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

David Marsh

David Marsh

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

2 years ago

Karen Hallett

Karen Hallett

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Diane and David

Diane and David

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Susan Rittling

Susan Rittling

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Juanita Breene

Juanita Breene

DONATION: $5

2 years ago

Hillel Sims

Hillel Sims

DONATION: $25

Go Belma. 2 years ago

Valerie I Lake-Hart

Valerie I Lake-Hart

DONATION: $30

2 years ago