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Alan C. Botsford

Alan C. Botsford
Boston, MA United States
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I am running the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2nd on behalf of Achilles International.  The first road race I competed in last November with my wife and sister in law was so inspiring that I really wanted to experience the physical and mental challenges of running a marathon.  Living in Boston and witnessing the courage of the 2013 bombing victims and spectators made me especially aware of the impact a marathon can have on an individual’s life.  By representing Achilles International, I have the unique opportunity to benefit others while accomplishing a personal goal.

            Achilles International resonated with me because it allows us to help disabled athletes return to living normal lives while pursuing their athletic interests.  I participated and volunteered in multiple bike rides from Washington, D.C. to Gettysburg, PA, riding alongside disabled athletes and veterans who were determined to overcome their mental and physical obstacles.  Now it is my honor to RUN alongside them!  Making a donation to my Achilles International fundraising page is YOUR opportunity to change a disabled athlete’s life.  Below you will see the tangible and immediate impact your generous donation can make.

What your funds support:

- $3,500 purchases one hand crank wheelchair for an Achilles athlete to use in a mainstream marathon

- $1,000 sponsors a year of running, walking, and rolling for children with disabilities in our Achilles Kids School Program

- $500 sponsors one international athlete in the ING NYC Marathon

- $250 sponsors one domestic athlete in the ING NYC Marathon

- $100 purchases five pairs of running shoes for low-income children with disabilities in our Achilles Kids program

- $50 purchases 10 Achilles T-shirts for members to wear at mainstream races

To learn more about this extraordinary organization, please visit:

It is simple -- I run and you make a pledge to Achilles.  As you can see, even a little bit goes a long way!

Thank You!


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