Faculty and Staff Run #10forBabson

What do you do when you feel helpless during a crisis?

A group of Babson faculty and staff put their heads together, got creative, and challenged each other to raise money to help support Babson students.

Though Commencement day was postponed, these members of the Babson community—who run together frequently and know each other well—took to the roads for a socially distanced 10-mile run to raise money for The Babson Emergency Fund. They called it #10forBabson.

“Weird, messy, fun. The team had a blast, and the day was perfect. I’m still taking two steps per stair walking down stairs today, but it was worth it,” said Kristen Getchell, assistant professor of business communications at Babson College.

Participating faculty and staff included Lauren BeitelspacherDavid Blodgett, Rick Cleary, Erin Freda MBA ‘14, Getchell, Rob Major, and Ben Luippold.

The Student Emergency Fund was established to assist those impacted by the COVID-19 health crisis with current needs and when they return to campus. The group’s original goal was $1,500. They surpassed that goal by raising $5,377 so far—a true sign of support for the entire Babson community.

“You feel very helpless. I want to help, but how. This feels good, because we are doing something,” said Getchell.



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