I am so excited to be running the 2020 Boston Marathon as a part of the TMT 50! As a charity runner for Tufts, I have been tasked with raising funds for the Friedman School of Nutrition, which will go towards benefitting several critical issues in food and nutrition, including childhood obesity, hunger, and cancer.
My running journey started during my Junior year of high school. During my time on the cross country team at the International School of Beijing, I learned not only to love running as a sport, but also as an activity that built community. Some of my closest friends came from long, therapeutic runs in high school, and the same has come about from my time on the Tufts Marathon Team. There's nothing like an incredible group of people like TMT to get you out of bed at 6:30 AM on a Wednesday to face the freezing elements!
Since my time running 5Ks in high school, I've moved on to longer distances! I've run two half marathons so far, and I'm excited to be running my first marathon this April. I'm sure it will be a challenging and exciting journey.
Thank you so much for your donation!
See you at the finish line,
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.