I am thrilled to be running the 2018 Boston Marathon with HCMC! As a commitment to the greater Boston area, I am raising funds for the SUP. Please consider supporting this cause.
WHAT IS HCMC? WHAT IS SUP?
Harvard College Marathon Challenge (HCMC) is an organized group of Harvard students, employees, and alums that raises money, through running, to benefit the health, education, and welfare of Boston-area youth and families. Your donation to HCMC will benefit the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) Summer Urban Program (SUP). PBHA SUP delivers educational and enrichment programming to underserved youth throughout the Greater Boston area. Since its inception in 2005-06, HCMC runners have raised over $620,000 for causes such as PBHA SUP. Thanks for your generosity, no matter how large or how small!
WHY AM I RUNNING THE MARATHON?
My running story started the summer before college, when I ran in a local 5K series with my tia and uncle. Flashing forward three years, and I have run dozens of 5Ks, a handful of 10Ks, and a couple of half marathons. Running has taken me through the streets of Dracut, along the Charles River in Boston and Cambridge, into the mountainous regions of northern Italy, along the waterfront in Lisbon, and through the rural roads of Graciosa, the island where my family is from. The marathon distance intimidates and excites me, and I am excited to grow physically and mentally through the training process.
Throughout my college career, I have participated in the Phillips Brooks House Association's volunteer organizations, working alongside my peers at Harvard to make a difference in my community. I served as the Hurlbut Hall representative on the Freshman Service to Society Council, and directed PBHA's Elderly 1-2-1. I am excited to direct this energy towards fundraising for SUP, and know that these efforts will have huge impacts on childrens' growth trajectories.