College Runners Sponsor
Good Causes on Marathon Monday
April 7, 2005
Grateful Boston Marathon runners dub Wellesley College “the
scream tunnel” for the boost they receive from cheering
students, year after year. But this year Wellesley will add to
its community service with runners who support outstanding causes
at the April 18 event.
Seniors Corinne Savides
of Chesapeake, Va., and Samantha Rose of Cleveland Heights, Ohio,
have joined the American Liver Foundation’s
Run for Research Boston Marathon Team. “We will be running
to raise money for liver disease research,” Savides said. “One
day I hope to be a pediatric gastroenterologist and work on research
to help children with digestive illnesses, but until I become a
physician, I hope to help by raising money for digestive research.” A
neuroscience and music major, Savides will attend medical school
at the University of Virginia next year.
Rose, a Middle Eastern
studies major, joined the team in October. “I
spent this past summer volunteering full time at the Rainbow Babies
and Children’s Hospital of Cleveland on the Pediatric Oncology
and Hematology floor,” she said. “I saw not only what
happens to patients but also how family and friends of the patients
struggled with the various illnesses as well. No family should
have to go through this.”
a senior at Wellesley who hails from Pittsburgh, Pa., will run
to raise money for CityKicks, an after-school soccer and youth
Public school girls ages 11-14. The co-captain of the varsity
soccer team at Wellesley, McAuley aims to raise $3,000 as part
of Team CityKicks.
Senior Caitlin Andrews of Edgecombe, Maine, a psychology major,
will run to benefit the Brookline (Mass.) Community Mental Health
Center, a non-profit organization serving low-income clients.
absolute favorite day at Wellesley is and has always been Marathon
Monday,” Andrews said. “Wellesley women
line the streets slapping hands, holding signs and shouting words
of encouragement to the tired runners all day. I have given those
runners my hands and my voice for three years. This year I am going
to run for a cause in which I wholeheartedly believe."
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing an
excellent liberal-arts education for women who will make a difference
in the world. Its 500-acre campus near Boston is home to 2,300
undergraduate students from all 50 states and 68 countries. For
more information, go to www.wellesley.edu.