Dana Coach to Run Boston Marathon for Special Cause
On Wednesday, April 5, CBS Boston spotlighted Dana’s Admission Counselor and Athletics Coach Graham Masiiwa. Masiiwa is running the Boston Marathon and raising money for Flying Kites, a Boston-based charity and school in Ruran, Kenya. Flying Kites provides education, meals and housing opportunities to Kenyan children in need.
Seventeen years ago, Masiiwa moved to the United States from Zimbabwe. As a child in Zimbabwe, he experienced first hand the struggle to afford an education. Now he feels fortunate to be able to provide schooling for deserving children in Kenya.
“You know you’re running for something bigger than yourself,” said Masiiwa in the story. “Every mile that I’m running — painful or not painful –I know that there’s someone who is going to smile at the end of the day.”
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."