BENEFITING: FamilyAid Boston
ORGANIZER: FamilyAid Boston
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
I fell into running to become more active, and haven't looked back since! After completing a 5k, 10k, then tackling a half, I took on the challenge of marathons. This is my first Boston marathon, and third overall. While Boston (the city and the marathon) has always been close to my heart, running in this year's race is especially meaningful: I have the honor of running on such sacred 'running ground,' and fundraise for Family Aid Boston, an organization that impacts the Boston community in a direct and positive way.
FamilyAid Boston wrote -
FamilyAid Boston works with families at all stages of the journey from homelessness to housing by providing homelessness prevention assistance, emergency shelter and permanent, affordable housing in conjunction with support services. Along the way, we work with families to identify and address the problems that led to their current crisis. Our goal is for the families who we serve to remain housed, stable, and able to provide for themselves long after they leave our care.
For the last three years, FamilyAid Boston has partnered with the John Hancock Non-Profit Marathon Program to raise $107,280 to help homeless families.
Last year's marathon team raised a record $50,000 to help homeless families. This year, we hope to exceed $55,000 with your help!