Last week Jones & Bartlett Learning and Ascend Learning employees gathered to support a fellow employee in benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital and enjoy a tasty afternoon ice cream sundae. Jenn Solomon, VP of Sales, and JB Learning Cares, the employee led charity committee of Jones & Bartlett Learning, organized the “Jenn Runs Boston” raffle fundraiser and ice cream social. Jenn is running the Boston Marathon on behalf of Boston Children’s Hospital and has set a goal to reach $10,000 in donations before she runs the world renowned marathon taking place on April 20th for the first time.
Jenn joined the Miles for Miracles team through Boston Children’s Hospital as a sign of her gratitude for all that the hospital has done for her family. “Children's has a special place in my family's hearts. We consider ourselves lucky to live so close to such an amazing hospital. I am so very excited to run Boston for this amazing place,” she professed.
Employees purchased raffle tickets in advance and at the event for a chance to win a variety of fantastic prizes, including an Amazon Fire HD 6 Tablet, Apple TV, a tour of Boston Symphony Hall, Red Sox Tickets, and more. The donations for an ice cream sundae with the money from the raffle ticket sales and the $1,000 match from JB Learning Cares resulted in over $5,000 raised to support Jenn on behalf of Boston Children’s Hospital!
“Thank you so much for your donations and supporting Boston Children’s Hospital and my participation in the 2015 Boston Marathon! I am so humbled by everyone’s generosity,” Jenn said in thanks to the generous employees of Jones & Bartlett Learning and Ascend Learning.
Jenn created a Facebook page chronicling her training - Jenn Runs Boston. Her progress during the marathon can be followed by texting her Bib number:25684 to 234567. Jenn's full story is on her donation site through Boston Children's Hospital.