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Princess Daisy Akita's Fundraiser:

Team HCMC Boston Marathon 2013

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Princess Daisy Akita

THE STORY:

Dear Family and Friends,

Welcome to my fundraising page for the 2013 Boston Marathon! This will be my first ever marathon (!!!!) and I am excited to be a part of Harvard College Marathon Challenge (HCMC). Thank you for donating to this page and supporting the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA), a Harvard based charity that makes a big difference for Boston underprivileged youth.

I have always enjoyed running, but I had never really pursued the sport until March of 2012 when I started my year-long leave in Ghana. I had been reading a lot about health and wellness, and had decided to make lasting positive changes to my life. I became a vegetarian, and started running. It was fresh, and exciting, and I could seldom think of better ways to start my morning. I slowly began to fall in love with the rush of the wind against my skin and the rapid thumping of my heart whenever I'd put my fingers to my temple. I felt alive – in ways I had never before experienced.

In October 2012, I completed my first 10K in Nairobi. It was an incredible experience running in a massive crowd of equally excited people ( Kenyans! ). I could not stop smiling, even through my tiredness. And it was not just because of the confetti. Being in the midst of so much motivation was exhilarating; I was hooked. That day, I set my heart on finishing this year's Boston Marathon. It's been an interesting journey thus far. I have learned a lot about myself and grown tremendously in many aspects of my life. After all these months, the most valuable lesson I take away from this will be the remarkable strength of the human will. I know that the race next Monday shall not only test my physical preparedness, but also my discipline, tenacity, and most of all, my belief that the human spirit is indomitable.

I would like to invite you to join me in completing this journey. I chose to dedicate my training and my running to raising money for PBHA, and I would be very grateful if you could support my fundraising efforts by donating here. A tiny contribution would go a long way towards helping the remarkable work that volunteers from all over campus do on a daily basis. All donations to this page are tax deductible.

I leave you with a quote from Ayn Rand I have grown to love:
“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me.”
I hope this speaks to you as much as it does to me. I also encourage you to consider embarking on this very exciting journey of running a marathon at least once in your lifetime.

Princess Daisy

Harvard College Marathon Challenge wrote -

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 (PBHA) 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 $250,000 for causes such as PBHA SUP. Thanks for your generosity, no matter how large or how small!

$6,150

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    $10

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308% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $51,613 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Alana Ganz

Amount Raised

$6,480

 

247% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Szonyi

Amount Raised

$6,400

 

91% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Jahnke

Amount Raised

$6,269

 

239% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Victoria Baena

Amount Raised

$6,225

 

238% Raised of $2,620 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Princess Daisy Akita

Amount Raised

$6,150

 

308% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caroline Weaver

Amount Raised

$6,140

 

267% Raised of $2,300 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Todd Lubin

Amount Raised

$6,120

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Alex Boota

Amount Raised

$6,120

Donor Comments

Ken & Yvonne Aldrich

Ken & Yvonne Aldrich

DONATION: $3,500

5 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $1,135

5 years ago

Hussain Khimji

Hussain Khimji

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Theophilus Akita

Theophilus Akita

DONATION: $110

Go Aunty! 5 years ago

Rebecca Akita

Rebecca Akita

DONATION: $100

So proud of you Aunty! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Vi

Vi

DONATION: $15

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

I hope you are safe, Princess. So proud of you! 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

Because I'm inspired. 5 years ago