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Team HCMC Boston Marathon 2013

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Victoria Baena via Crowdrise
November 29, 2012

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Victoria Baena

THE STORY:

Harvard College Marathon Challenge (HCMC) is an organized group of Harvard students, employees, and alums that raises money to benefit Boston-area youth and families by running the Boston Marathon. Your donation to HCMC will benefit the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) Summer Urban Program. This is a series of 12 day camps serving over 800 children from underprivileged communities throughout Boston and Cambridge. The mornings are spent in academic enrichment and ESL tutoring, since many of the children are from immigrant families, followed by daily field trips in the afternoons. Harvard undergraduates serve as directors, and also hire about 80 junior counselors - high school students who are often former campers - to provide summer jobs to teenagers in these same low-income areas.

PBHA was one of the first organizations I joined on campus September of my freshman year, an involvement I continued by serving as a Program Director last fall. The program for which I've volunteered is a term-time continuation of the Summer Urban Program, providing after-school ESL tutoring for the same students attending the summer camps. Both the Summer Urban Program and its term-time equivalent provide not only a supplement to these children's academic work (in public schools that are usually under-staffed and under-funded), but also the kind of continuity that their lives too often lack.

In short, I couldn't recommend the program enough. Running has been a part of my life for almost ten years, and I'm so excited to run my first marathon while also supporting such a wonderful organization.

Thank you in advance for your generosity!

Victoria

$6,225

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Valentin Pellissier

     

  • Kristina Early

     

  • Aunt Marita

     

  • Sophie A.

     

  • Tory fans!

     

  • The Burch Family

     

  • The Durovsik Family

     

  • Field Family

     

  • Barbara and Todd Albert

     

  • Henry Nassau

     

  • the orrsons

     

  • Burch Family

     

  • Gerald McManus

     

  • Timothy Stack

     

  • Caroline Clark

     

  • McMani

     

  • The Buckley's

     

  • Ina

     

  • Tricia O'Neill

     

  • Nicole Paulet Piedra

     

  • Angela Lee

     

  • Jack Freese

     

  • Mark and Mary Frances Szpila

     

  • Raina Gandhi

     

  • Jonathan Kaufman

     

  • Ben Wilcox's Parental Units

     

  • Naik Family

     

  • Rebecca, Rhys and Dylan

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chris Morss

     

  • Ken and Yvonne Aldrich

     

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238% Raised of $2,620 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

Fundraiser Title

Alex Boota

Amount Raised

$6,120

Donor Comments

Chris Morss

Chris Morss

5 years ago

Ken and Yvonne Aldrich

Ken and Yvonne Aldrich

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

5 years ago

Rebecca, Rhys and Dylan

Rebecca, Rhys and Dylan

Go Victoria!! 5 years ago

Naik Family

Naik Family

You are so inspiring!! This is an incredible thing you're doing and we wish you strength and luck in every moment of your run! 5 years ago

Ben Wilcox's Parental Units

Ben Wilcox's Parental Units

5 years ago

Jonathan Kaufman

Jonathan Kaufman

You are going to do wonderfully. Miss you! 5 years ago

Raina Gandhi

Raina Gandhi

Good luck!!!! You are the best :) 5 years ago

Mark and Mary Frances Szpila

Mark and Mary Frances Szpila

5 years ago

Jack Freese

Jack Freese

5 years ago