Wellesley Marathon Runner Exceeds Fundraising Goal in Support of the Fund for Wellesley

By: Bree Simmers

Originally from Zimbabwe, Graham Masiiwa has been a Wellesley resident for the past 10 years with his wife and three children. As a Coach at Dana Hall and personal trainer, Graham is well-known and admired by the Wellesley community.

He was was unable to finish the Boston Marathon in 2013 and was given a second chance this year when Terri Tsagaris, Chair of the Wellesley Board of Selectmen, awarded him a bib number in support of the Fund for Wellesley - a town fund of the Foundation for MetroWest.

"Graham is an outstanding individual with a tremendous outlook on life and a role model for his students and all who know him," said Tsagaris. "When Wellesley was awarded invitational entries for the Boston Marathon, I immediately thought of Graham. He is committed to Wellesley and I knew he would be a perfect fit to run for the Fund for Wellesley."

Graham successfully completed this year's marathon and throughout the past month, we have seen an outpouring of support from those in the Wellesley community. He has exceeded his $4,000 fundraising goal by 50%, raising nearly $6,000 for the Fund for Wellesley.

Congratulations Graham on all your successes!