Boston Resident Helps Raise over $20K for Boston Marathon

Boston resident Brendan Greally and Somerville resident Chloe Poon have raised over $20,000 and surpassed their $18,000 fundraising goal for the Boston Marathon. All proceeds go to the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Boston's largest Asian non-profit that serves immigrant families and local children and youth. 

Brendan Greally, whose sister-in-law is former BCNC Executive Director Elaine Ng, is the International Project Manager for the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, a quasi-state economic development agency. Brendan immigrated to Boston from Ireland in the 3rd grade. Brendan is a graduate of Boston Latin School, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Suffolk University Law School. He is also the Co-Founder and Vice President of Parkway-in-Motion, a local nonprofit that supports youth in West Roxbury and Roslindale neighborhoods. He is dedicated to giving back to the community which has help shape and mold who he is today. He says “I have witnessed firsthand the good work that BCNC continues to do for the community. It is this good work that inspires me as I train and ultimately hope to finish the 118th Boston Marathon whilst raising funds for BCNC to ensure that the children, youth, and families they serve have the resources and supports they need to achieve greater economic success and social well-being!”

Chloe immigrated to the U.S. from Hong Kong with her family when she was 10 years old. Throughout her career, she has worked to help other immigrants who have made the same sacrifices that her parents made during her childhood. She interned at the Asian Task Force against Domestic Violence (ATASK) for two years, and worked in BCNC’s Youth Center as summer staff. After graduating from Tufts University in 2011, she became BCNC’s Adult Educations program coordinator and advisor, and was recently promoted to the position of Assistant Director. She says “I am running in the 2014 Boston Marathon for BCNC because I want to thank my parents for everything they did for me and to thank my students and colleagues for teaching me some of the most important life lessons I have learned thus far. I hope to contribute to BCNC as it continues to be the bridge to success for immigrants, by providing the resources and support that they need to advance in this country.”

To learn more about BCNC and the great work they do for immigrant families, youth, and children, visit www.bcnc.net.

To donate or learn more about their cause, visit http://www.crowdrise.com/fundraise-and-volunteer/the-team/bcnc2014bostonmarathon/brendangreally.


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