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Tufts 2015 Boston Marathon

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BENEFITING: Trustees of Tufts College

ORGANIZER: Trustees of Tufts College

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Kelvin Ma

THE STORY:

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the 2015 Boston Marathon!

After the events of the 2013 Marathon, and my experience at the finish line (http://now.tufts.edu/articles/remembering-day), I made a quiet committment to myself that I would run in 2015 — not just for myself, but for all the people affected and those who supported me as I processed what happened in the immediate aftermath of the bombings (http://blog.kelvinmaphoto.com/2014/04/15/one-year-later/).

As a kid growing up within earshot of the Hopkinton starting line, I got to hear the hum of race from my bedroom window every April. Then usually, I'd get out of bed, head downstairs on turn on the TV and watch the race from the comfort of my living room. I was, after all, a kid with a day off from school and there wasn't much else to watch on a Monday morning.

Fast forward to adulthood, where I've continued to set higher and loftier goals. I can add countless 5ks, 10ks, a handful of half marathons and triathlons, and even a bunch of bike races to my medal and bib collection. And thanks to the support of my friends at November Project workouts and our Breakfast Club runs in between, I've never had more fun getting fit.

The 2015 Boston Marathon will be biggest goal yet. 

Thanks to the folks at Tufts University, I now have the opportunity to attempt it. If you've made it this far, I appreciate your taking the time to read about my story, and I ask for your help and generosity as we fundraise for the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition and their efforts to combat childhood obesity. 

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Trustees of Tufts College wrote -

Each year, 100 runners make the journey from Hopkinton to Boston to support nutrition, medical, and fitness programs at Tufts University, including research on childhood obesity at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

The Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) is the largest known collegiate marathon program in the United States, attracting runners from around the country.

During the 2014 marathon season, the team raised $467,139. Since its inception in 2003, the TMT has raised more than $4,554,711.

Please support our runners for the 2015 marathon by making a gift online. If you prefer, you can mail in the pledge form to pay by check or credit card offline.

If you have any questions about the Tufts Marathon Team, please contact Coach Don Megerle at donald.megerle@tufts.edu.

$5,136

MONEY RAISED
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  • your sister, brother-in-law, and niece

    $50

  • Vin Diesel

     

  • Lizz

    $25

  • Matt Neistein

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Colin Hackley

    $20

  • Mary Beth

    $50

  • Yvette Hammett

    $20

  • KCV

    $25

  • Mike Bufano

    $50

  • Nicola S.B. Raghunathan

    $25

  • Timmy

    $25

  • Lyza Bayard

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Greg McGonigle

    $20

  • Jackie

    $100

  • Bruce

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Dean Jim Stavridis, Fletcher

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Peter Ma

    $200

  • CATHY

    $100

  • Ann M

    $100

  • Betsy + Mitch Hayes

    $25

  • anonymous

    $50

  • Micaella Panessiti

    $26

  • Genevieve Rajewski

    $26

  • Alonso Nichols

    $150

  • Ben

    $20

  • Rommie J.

     

  • Charles Krupa

    $26

  • Lauren Taiclet

    $50

  • Colby Doi

    $200

  • H & M Bray

    $25

  • Adam Hoyt

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jason Methner

    $50

  • Gail Bambrick

    $50

  • SE Gallagher

    $25

  • Anderson Magro

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Adam Van Buren

    $50

  • Laura Ingalls

    $20

  • BuntyLLC

    $150

  • Vin Loves You Man

     

  • Susan Bhole

    $26

  • Mary Jeka

    $100

  • Fundraising Party!

    $1,215

  • Karen Bailey

    $100

  • Kayana

    $25

  • Sara Melillo and Greg Presto

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Stormageddon The Thunderbringer

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Walt Junior Jr.

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Dominick

    $26

  • Andrew DelCid

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Max

    $25

  • Nancy Bigelow

    $25

  • Kelly Benvenuto

    $26

  • Joev Dubach

     

  • Jane Carter

    $26

  • Christine Power

    $15

  • Rosa Evora

    $30

  • Britt Dresser

    $15

  • Abby Getman

     

  • Amiina

    $40

  • Sara Gunter

    $26.20

  • Dan "Judd" Jones

    $20

  • Julia "Better Late than Never" Keller

    $36

  • Jessica L.

    $26.20

  • Cricket Alioto Fuller

    $40

  • Lydia B

    $20

  • Courtney Lizotte

    $25

  • Colin Sapp

     

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Eric Johnson

    $100

  • Helene Ragovin

    $20

  • Lauren Perkins

    $20

  • Diane Kaplan

    $25

  • Everett

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bethany

    $30

  • David Brittan

    $25

  • Robin

    $25

  • Roberson Family

    $50

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103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $473,597 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Trustees of Tufts College

Amount Raised

$259,534

 

52% Raised of $500,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Liz Gross

Amount Raised

$15,486

 

103% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Johnson

Amount Raised

$14,500

 

58% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

William Thompson

Amount Raised

$6,628

 

133% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Casey Tucker

Amount Raised

$5,785

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Dean Jordan

Amount Raised

$5,603

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Lauren Goldstein

Amount Raised

$5,540

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jeff Phillips

Amount Raised

$5,495

Donor Comments

Roberson Family

Roberson Family

DONATION: $50

Kelvin, The race is on. Best wishes for a Strong Finish! 3 years ago

Robin

Robin

DONATION: $25

You freaking rock Kelvin. I know you're destroy the course, and I hope this is the first of many Boston marathons in the future for you. 3 years ago

David Brittan

David Brittan

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Bethany

Bethany

DONATION: $30

Have a great run Kelvin 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Everett

Everett

DONATION: $20

Sorry I couldn't make the event - Kill it on marathon day! 3 years ago

Diane Kaplan

Diane Kaplan

DONATION: $25

go Kelvin! 3 years ago

Lauren Perkins

Lauren Perkins

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Helene Ragovin

Helene Ragovin

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

DONATION: $100

3 years ago