A little something about me: Hi I’m Alan R. Dyer, a husband to Arline (38 yrs), a father, (2 boys Jared 36 & Joshua 31), a grandfather (Luke 4 and Emma 2). I am also a veteran (USCG 1974 – 1978), and Arline and I rescue Schnauzers. At present we have 4 (to many), Skippy, Fenway, Tiki and Malia. We live in Rehoboth Ma, and have been there for 30 yrs.
Why Am I running the Boston Marathon again? If you ask Arline she will tell you “because he is crazy and not that bright”. She may finally be right. I tell her it’s just so I can get out of the house for a little while (only joking). Actually when you have run one Boston you simply want to run another. This time only faster.
Why Fisher House Boston? This is simple; they have the bib to give out (lol). But seriously, when Jen Deluca, Executive Director Fisher House Boston called and asked if I would like to run again for Fisher House Boston I simply said it would be my honor. We all know with great honor comes great responsibility; I have to raise a good deal of money for Fisher House Boston. Actually raising the money for this great organization may be the easiest part of all of this.
For those of you who do not know what Fisher House Boston does; Fisher House Boston is a home away from home where our military families can stay while a loved one is receiving in house treatment at one of our medical centers in the Boston Area. Any family member or loved one of an active military or Veteran's family, wartime or peacetime, is eligible to stay at the Fisher House. Fisher House Boston’s mission is to be responsive to the needs of our guests and go above and beyond what the VA can provide. They strive to meet the basic comfort needs of our guests, as well as enhance the healing and supportive environment of the house, during some of the most difficult times in our guest lives.
Fisher House Boston is the one veteran charitable organization that is actually engaged in the care, feeding, and well-being of our nation’s most precious treasure; the men, women and their families who have served us and our country so selflessly and so bravely.
What you can do to help? As I said I am honored to train and run for the veteran men, women and families that Fisher House Boston cares for. I will do the training, ice the knees, the neck, the back (oh I forgot to mention the left hip) and run. All I ask is that you click the link below and make whatever donation you can for this truly worthwhile organization. Again any donation large or small makes a huge difference.
Thank you so much for your support.
Alan R. Dyer
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