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Before marathon, BPS teacher warms up to support Dorchester schools

Posted by Patrick Rosso  April 12, 2013 01:47 PM

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(Image courtesy Chris Hall.)


David Jesser joined by students.


One Boston Public School teacher recently got in a little extra practice before Monday’s marathon.

David Jesser, a teacher at the Joseph Lee School in Dorchester, held a “fun run” at the Boston Public School on Wednesday, getting students involved to help raise money for the FAMILY School Initiative.

Students, families, and staff raised over $2,700 for the program at the 1st Annual Joseph Lee Fun Run. The program represents a partnership between the Joseph Lee, Lee Academy, the Oliver Holmes School, and various health centers and community partners.

The money raised will help contribute to the $25,000 Jesser and four others hope to raise for the partnership that provides enrichment and health programs to students at the Joseph Lee School, Lee Academy, and Oliver W. Holmes school.

Although students only ran a mile Wednesday, Jesser and his teammates will be tackling the 26-mile course at the 117-annual Boston Marathon on Monday.

For more information about how to donate to Jesser, click here.

For a few fun facts about the marathon, click here.

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