BENEFITING: The Children's Room
ORGANIZER: The Children's Room
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
After my wife Keri passed away unexpectedly in November 2015, several people recommended the programs at The Children’s Room to me. TCR was able to find an opening for my family in the Thursday night groups, and we have been coming regularly since February 2016. The groups have truly been a lifeline of support for us, providing an opportunity to share and receive support through a peer group who truly understand what each other are going through.
Keri was a kind and loving person whose life was tragically cut short by mental illness. That love and energy, which was such an essential part of her, has been reflected back to me in so many ways, by so many people. I'm asking you to honor her legacy by making a donation to The Children's Room.
As for the running part...Over the years I've periodically considered running a marathon as a fundraiser. What had always held me back was finding an organization that I could get excited about raising funds for. Several months ago, while out on a run, I was reflecting on how valuable TCR has been and continues to be in my family’s healing process. And I realized that I wanted to do something to pay it forward, to make sure that TCR can continue to do its important work. I connected up the idea of running a marathon as a fundraiser with my desire to do something to benefit TCR. The more I thought about the idea, the more excited I got. I realized I was more excited about raising the funds than I was about running the marathon (and I get pretty excited about running a marathon). I am proud and honored to represent TCR as one of its fundraising marathon runners.