On April 21, 2014, NH Red Cross CEO, Maria White and NH Board Member, Linda Roche will join thousands of others to run 26.2 miles in the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.
Both Maria and Linda will raise funds to support the NH Red Cross mission to alleviate human suffering in the face of disaster, and they will run to honor those affected by the Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath. And we will finish, Boston Strong.
This is the first time the NH Red Cross will be participating in the marathon but they will be joining their fellow Red Cross teammates from Massachusetts who have been running in this event since 2012. With every mile run and every dollar raised, NH Red Cross will help to save and transform the lives of those in their greatest time of need.
The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: disaster relief, supporting America’s military families, supplying lifesaving blood, health and safety services, and international services.
Funds raised by NH Red Cross 2014 participants will benefit American Red Cross of New Hampshire programs and services. We stand ready to assist the citizens of the Granite State in times of disaster to meet emergency needs; to make ours a more resilient New Hampshire, and to educate our next generation in preparedness, health, safety and aquatics.
The American Red Cross - Keeping Boston Strong Boston was forever changed on April 15, 2013. Within minutes of the Boston Marathon bombing, the American Red Cross responded by helping runners, visitors, spectators and first responders navigate the chaos. In the days, weeks and months to follow, the American Red Cross provided food, shelter, financial support, and mental health services to those affected, from victims and family members to first responders and community members. The American Red Cross remains committed to keeping Boston strong and resilient.
For more information about the American Red Cross response, visit http://www.redcross.org/ma/boston/boston-marathon-2013.