November 29, 2016
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Mileage Tracker: 52
I am honored to be raising awareness and funds for Samaritans, Inc., a non-profit dedicated to reducing the incidence of suicide for the 2017 Boston Marathon, Monday, April 17th.
I am running my fifth marathon and third Boston Marathon in memory of my dad, Thornton "Tee" Fuge who took his life in 1992 at the age of 44. My dad was an avid sailor, fisherman and loved to hunt at the Tunxis Club in Tolland, MA. He was a cheerleader at my soccer games and I know he would have loved seeing me run road races. I think about him all the time when I run.
Please help in supporting this incredible organization and in support of remembering my dad. I am proud to call myself a runner and proud to be his daughter. As I grow older, I realize all the hobbies and interests we had in common and would have shared together. Thank you for your support and I look forward to all the miles of running and healing to come.
All proceeds generated from this year's team will benefit Samaritans' suicide prevention services including the 24/7 Crisis Services phone and text helplines, Community Education and Outreach, and Grief Support Services for those who have lost someone to suicide.