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I never considered myself a runner in fact I could barely run a mile before I signed up for my first half! After the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings I was compelled to run for Martin, as a mom and someone who always tried to teach kindness it spoke to me! I never imagine the effect it would have on my life, it was truly life changing not just the 26.2 miles that day but the hours and miles logged before that and the most impact it had on me was Martins family courage to live on to continue to allow Martin to live on in the lives of others, help me spread kindness around the world by donating to my goal today!
Donations made to runners on Team MR8 ensure that the Martin Richard Foundation continues its mission of investing in athletics, education and community by empowering youth and adults to improve the lives of others and become bridge builders, peacemakers and leaders in their communities.
It has been a humbling experience to receive such overwhelming support of family, friends, fellow runners. Please support my fundraising for the NYC half Marathon for Martin!
MARTIN W RICHARD CHARITABLE FOUNDATION INC wrote:
The Martin Richard Foundation is proud to motivate and to appeal to the good in others so that we may continue to invest in athletics, education and community bridge building while encouraging youth to be their best selves.Want to know how your donation will help Team MR8 in the community?
$50 Provides One Child in a Dorchester or Roxbury Family Homeless Shelter with presents from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve
$100 Allows One Child with developmental or physical challenges to play in the Martin Richard Challenger Sports Program with no cost to the family
$250 Helps get quality motivational and educational speakers for our Martin Richard Speaker Series geared toward 'tweens, teens and their families
$500 Mobilizes a Youth-led community service minded project under our Martin Richard Bridge Builder Program
Founded in 2014, the Martin Richard Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin, who was killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. In the days after his death, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people. Peace” was shared over the Internet. To Martin, peace meant togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and kindness.
The Martin Richard Foundation provides opportunities for individuals and communities to live out the values of peace, justice and kindness.
By encouraging people to choose kindness, work for inclusion, and embrace diversity in local communities, we aim to influence a generation to live out these values through positive civic engagement We strive to: · Challenge youth and adults to take action and to foster greater togetherness, in their communities through service and activities that reflect our values. · Motivate and enable people to be thinkers, up-standers and peacemakers. · Choose kindness · Build bridges · Do more.
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