I am so excited to announce that I am running the Boston Marathon this April with the Tufts Marathon Team! As one of 50 charity runners for Tufts, I am tasked with raising funds for the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition. The funds raised by the team will go towards benefiting crucial issues in food and nutrition such as childhood obesity, hunger, and cancer.
Running has been an important part of my life since joining cross-country in high school. Some of my best firends have been made and most important lessons have been learned through running. I am incredibly excited to participate in one of the most historic races of all time as part of the largest collegiate marathon team in the country!
From the Trustees of Tufts College:
The Tufts Marathon Team (TMT), in collaboration with John Hancock, offers the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon while raising critical funds to benefit childhood obesity, cancer, hunger/famine, and healthy aging to name a few. Since first taking part in the Marathon in 2003, TMT has raised more than $6.7 million to support these crucial issues in food and nutrition.
Fundraising is a requirement for TMT runners. Minimums are $1,500 for students and $7,500 for staff, alumni, parents, and friends. The Friedman School is honored to have 50 runners fundraising for some of the most pressing issues in the world today. All runners focus their fundraising on one or more of the following crucial issues in food and nutrition, helping to make a real difference in the United States and the world.
TMT is the largest known collegiate marathon program in the United States, attracting runners from around the country. A lottery system is used to determine the students, staff, alumni, parents, and friends representing the TMT on Patriots Day. To receive more information regarding joining the Tufts Marathon Team please contact Coach Don Megerle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your gift will benefit the Tufts nutrition community and will help to ensure the future of this campaign at the Friedman School while demonstrating your support and encouragement of the runners.