On Sunday, April 28, a “Last Mile” walk was held around The Green at Clark University as a fundraiser for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. The Walk allowed participants to symbolically finish the marathon’s last mile for all the runners who not able to do so. Approximately 30 students, faculty, and family members participated in the Walk; many decorated flags, signed cards for victims in Boston hospitals and for hospital staff and first responders. The event allowed participants to share their feelings about the Boston bombings with the support of the Clark Community.
More photos of the Walk are available on Clark’s Flickr account.
The event was organized by Alicia Winn ’13, of Waltham, and Lissa Levine ’14, of Melrose. It raised over $500 for The One Fund Boston, set up to directly aid victims.
Winn said that since she and Levine were from the Boston area, they both felt the need to do something to show their love and support for Boston. Winn said she was extremely pleased at the turnout at the event, and especially at the excitement it generated from the Clark administration and students.
“Walking the ‘last mile’ with the Clark community was truly touching and made me proud to be a Clarkie!” said Winn. “Although our event was little, we hope it sends out positive vibes amidst an entirely tragic event. We were proud to commemorate and support the Marathon victims and the city of Boston for their strength, perseverance, and heroism. Boston Strong!”