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Alison Searle's Fundraiser:

Team Wediko Boston Marathon 2013

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April 19, 2013

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Alison Searle

THE STORY:

Dear Support Squad,

I'm lacing up my sneakers and running the Boston Marathon! Yes, THE Boston Marathon, as a fundraiser for Wediko Children's Services.

Like others have inquired, you may be wondering: Why Boston to check 26.2 miles off your bucket list?  Heartbreak Hill didn't get its name for being easy. $10,000 as a fundraising goal?! Seriously, that's 10 THOUSAND dollars.

Well, my mantra for most things is Go Big or Go Home!

Not only is this an exciting physical challenge for me personally, but it's an opportunity for me to expose a fantastic organization to an entirely new network of friends and supporters. Over the years I have taught in the classroom and also had the opportunity to work with various non-profits that provide essential services for children--Wediko is no different.

Wediko Children’s Services is a non-profit organization that specializes in working with children with emotional and behavioral challenges.  These are children who others have given up on and sometimes who have given up on themselves.  They have struggled to make friends, succeed at school, or have positive family time.  They are children who are experts at failing. 

Wediko works hard to help these children succeed.

Through various programs, Wediko helps students find their strengths and build skills so that they can face challenges in a new way.  When students come to Wediko’s summer program, the year round residential school, or participate in school-based services, they experience success.  Wediko works to capture that success, harness it, grow it, and use it to propel students forward to address other challenges that they face in life.   For more information about Wediko you can visit www.wediko.org

Please consider making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal and propel me through the winter training regimen so I can succeed on race day!  All money raised will go directly to Wediko and is 100% tax deductible.  If you have any questions or prefer not to donate online, email me at ams583.searle@gmail.com and I will be happy to send you additional information.  

Donation Amount:

          $26.20     One dollar per mile to keep me moving

          $52.40     Two dollars per mile to see me run a bit faster

          $100         Get me over Heartbreak Hill

          $262         An inspirational $10 per mile

          $415.13   Happy Marathon Monday! (Race day 4/15/13)

          $500         Help Me Finish Strong

          Other       Any donation helps me reach my goal!

 

I would love any words of encouragement you'd like to include with your donation, fundraising is only half the battle!  Many thanks for supporting Wediko Children's Services and helping me with this exciting challenge!

Alison :o)

$10,837

MONEY RAISED
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108% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $49,389 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Gregg Gerken

Amount Raised

$11,050

 

111% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alison Searle

Amount Raised

$10,837

 

108% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kurt Nelson

Amount Raised

$9,410

 

94% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Sousa

Amount Raised

$7,645

 

96% Raised of$8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Genevieve Seton-Harris

Amount Raised

$5,001

 

100% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Laina & Sarah Bay-Cheng

Amount Raised

$1,871

 

75% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jonathan Metcalf

Amount Raised

$1,850

 

93% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES INC

Amount Raised

$1,700

 

4% Raised of$40,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Cash donations

Cash donations

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 years ago

Pat Ryan

Pat Ryan

7 years ago

Kim Vinick

Kim Vinick

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

7 years ago

Pete Steinberg

Pete Steinberg

7 years ago

Christine Latini

Christine Latini

7 years ago

Lindsay C.

Lindsay C.

I could never run a marathon! 7 years ago

Ally G

Ally G

So proud of you Searle!! Congrats and Good Luck!!!! 7 years ago

Oscar and Judy

Oscar and Judy

Best of luck during your Marathon. When it gets tough near the end of your run just think of all the kids that you and others will help through your efforts!!! 7 years ago