Skip to content
vadimrey's profile image - click for profile

Vadim Rey's Fundraiser:

Tufts 2015 Boston Marathon

Vadim's Photo
Vadim's Photo
Vadim's Photo
Vadim's Photo

BENEFITING: Trustees of Tufts College

ORGANIZER: Trustees of Tufts College

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Vadim Rey

THE STORY:

Update: Marathon completed with my good ol' running chap, ShanZhi, in ~6:20 (timer stopped at 6:00 so we don't have an official finish time). According to the race director, it was the worst conditions he'd experienced. According to us, we agree. ShanZhi had some irritable bowels and I had an irritable knee, and through it all we stuck together til the end. Would we do it again? Maybe to get an official time. Otherwise, there are less sadistic ways to help raise money to prevent childhood obesity and raise health consciousness for the world - speaking of which, I'm still taking donations for the kids!

 

For those of you that know me, you know I like to challenge myself, especially when it's an opportunity to help others. I've never enjoyed running, but I've been craving the opportunity to challenge myself by running a marathon (though I've actually learned to appreciate long-distance running now - certainly helps to have a great group with which to run!). I finally have the opportunity to run not just any marathon, but the Boston Marathon. Even better, to run it, I am raising money for the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

I've furthered challenged myself to raise as much of my funds as possible by helping other people in exchange for donations. As of February 13, I've been shoveling snow from the multiple snowstorms that have hit our area. The work is certainly back-breaking at certain houses, but it's not about me or how my body feels. This is for the little guy in my head who keeps telling me, "California is so much warmer right now! Why would you want to climb out of bed and escape your memories of warm, sunny beaches to go train in sub-freezing temperatures?" ** Update** Snow has melted, the Charles is free flowing again, no more shoveling!! **Update** This is about those who are unable to run a marathon because their nutrition is lacking, because they're running away from violence in their neighborhood, because they have to work multiple jobs to support their family. This is for those who serve others in the classroom, on the battle field, in the home. As Eric Greitens said, “This test isn’t about me. This test is about my ability to be of service to the people who are asleep in that tent right now.”

Each year, 100 Tufts 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.

For checks: on the memorandum please write (my name/Boston Marathon) and mail to:
Tufts University
Boston, MA
PO Box 3306
02241

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

$841

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Whitfield Women

     

  • Task Force: SHOVEL

     

  • James Kiefner

     

  • Ben English

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Task Force: SHOVEL

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • the Dicther family

     

  • Jackie Kercheval

     

  • Jackie Kercheval

     

  • Cay Enns

     

  • Shirley Blake

     

  • Marc Schuhl

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lois Levy

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Joon Kim

     

  • Zena Reznik

     

  • Polly Murray

     

  • Bob Kahn

     

  • Steven Bartolotta

     

  • Olan Wicker

     

  • Will Castellanos

     

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

42% Raised of $2,000 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

Fundraiser Title

Casey Tucker

Amount Raised

$5,785

 

116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Dean Jordan

Amount Raised

$5,603

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Goldstein

Amount Raised

$5,540

 

111% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeff Phillips

Amount Raised

$5,495

Donor Comments

Will Castellanos

Will Castellanos

2 years ago

Olan Wicker

Olan Wicker

2 years ago

Steven Bartolotta

Steven Bartolotta

In memory of Cupid 2 years ago

Bob Kahn

Bob Kahn

2 years ago

Polly Murray

Polly Murray

Crush it tomorrow! 2 years ago

Zena Reznik

Zena Reznik

2 years ago

Joon Kim

Joon Kim

In honor of Vadim's first Boston Marathon and a good cause. Be careful, Vadim, Heartbreak Hill is named that for a reason ;) Take it from personal experience! Good luck! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Lois Levy

Lois Levy

Good luck Vadim!!! 2 years ago