Alexis Avila

Alexis Avila's Return Quest to Take on Heartbreak Hill

Alexis Avila 's fundraiser for MASS MENTORING PARTNERSHIP INC

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Victory Pose after the brutally hot 2012 Boston Marathon

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My now 21 Year old Lil Bro Danielson with that million dollar smile

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Marathon Shoes

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Little Bro Danielson Graduation from Somerville High School

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Danielson and I tackled the BAA 10K Race 2012

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Sporting my 2012 Marathon Shirt at JJ McKays in Wayland

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W 2012 Mass Mentoring Teammates Maggie Lapan and Ryan Sterling

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Post Marathon Celebration with the Mass Mentoring 2012 Boston Marathon Team

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I've been a Big Brother since 03'-was a Big Brother Finalist in 2010-& have seen my "Little" grow up into a successful, young professional.

  • When I first met my little brother Danielson in 2003, he was a shy, introverted sixth grader who spoke only a few words to me.
  • Flash forward ten years into the future and now little brother Danielson lights up a room when he enters it. His outgoing, positive, charismatic attitude is infectious. He's a successful 21 year old IT Specialist at a Fortune 500 company. He's a runner who won the 2012 Year Up 5K and successfully completed the 2012 BAA 10K and BAA Half Marathon.
  • So why am I bragging so much about Danielson? Because MENTORING WORKS!
  • I am dedicating this marathon journey-my second- to programs such as Mass Mentorship and the Big Brother Big Sister that allow marginalized youth the chance to succeed in this ultra-competitive society.
  • Running the 2012 Boston Marathon was one of the hardest challenge of my life. Staying focused on this mentoring cause kept me in the mental game and a good hydration plan and five months of rigorous training kept my body upright for the 26.2 miles.
  • The journey to the marathon is not a cakewalk. There are injuries, there are set-backs, and tons of sacrifice. But in the end I raised over 6,000 dollars and the Mass Marathon Coalition raised over half a million dollars to youth programs and charities. I think making the world a better place for these kids is worth the sacrifice.
  • Running is not about moving backward, it's about moving forward; it's about moving forward with your life and moving forward with your health. And a good mentor can teach a kid how to move his or her life in a positive direction.
  • I'll see you at 26.2 and I'll be the one wearing the Michigan blue.

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Organization Information

105 Chauncy St
Ste 300 Boston, MA 02111


Mass Mentoring Partnership is fueling the movement to expand quality mentoring for youth to meet the needs of communities across MA.

EIN: 223207958

Reports: Guidestar

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