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WEF's 2017 Boston Marathon Charity Runners

Two runners who are passionate about education and our community have been selected to run the 2017 Boston Marathon for WEF

Please consider supporting WEF's Boston Marathon runners with a donation. Through your contributions in support of their training for and running of the Boston Marathon, you support WEF and its mission to “advance innovation and excellence in the Wellesley Public Schools".



Mark Ito- Boston Marathon 2017


Mark Ito — Mark, Principal of the Wellesley Middle School, is very pleased to be running for the Wellesley Education Foundation (WEF).  His first marathon was run 19 years ago as a "bandit" in Boston (1998), and his most recent experience was in Chicago (2016).  To date, Mark has run three marathons in an effort to maintain personal health and exercise.  For him, it is a meaningful sport that brings Mark much joy and happiness.  Currently, Mark has decided to run for a cause that is very important to him and his work as an administrator in the Wellesley Public Schools.  Mark writes, As WMS Principal, I am involved with applying, encouraging, promoting and approving WEF grants for the middle school.  I see the number of programs and students that are impacted by the generosity of this foundation. Thank you for any contribution you can make to improving the important work of our schools. I am pleased and feel privileged to be running for WEF."  CLICK HERE to support Mark.



Diana Hockett - Boston Marathon 2017


Diana Hockett — Diana graduated from Wellesley High School in 2015 after 13 years in the Wellesley Public Schools starting in kindergarten at Schofield School.  She is currently a student at the University of Chicago, majoring in Linguistics and Classics, with a focus on pre-med studies.  At UChicago, she is very active in GlobeMed, UC ballet, Delta Gamma and working in research at the UChicago Hospital in the ICU. She appreciates the excellent education she received at WHS and the support that WEF provides the Wellesley Public Schools from Pre-K through high school.  She is running this marathon for WEF to further that mission and thanks you for your support. CLICK HERE to support Diana.