BENEFITING: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Dear Friends, Family & Potential Donors;
I NEED your help to take back my Boston Marathon Finish Line in 2015. In 2013 I was less than a quarter mile from the finish line when the Boston Marathon Bombings took place. I'm forever grateful that my family and friends walked away unharmed that day but our lives were definitely not the same. Unfortunately my husband, 3 yr. old son at the time-Cody, father in-law, mother, step-father, and close friends with their own children were all in the middle of the chaos and devastation that took place on 4/15/13. All of them were waiting to see me cross the finish line and were standing right between the 2 bombs on the same side of the road when the bombings took place. The things they went through that day, and witnessed are horrible and something I wish I could take away (esp. for my son). The training I did for months, hard work I put in during the race, and the celebration I was so looking forward to were all taken away so quickly. Instead of my son being proud of his mom’s accomplishment and being able to see the joy of people completing lifelong dreams he now thought races were scary. He would tell me he was never going to one of my races again. Well after almost 2 years of working with him and explaining the bad guys were caught and this will never happen again-I'm more determined than ever! I will go back in 2015 and do this for all my family/friends that were effected that day, my sponsors from 2013 who helped get me there in the 1st place but never got a chance to see me finish, for all the people who were hurt that day and don't have a chance to go back themselves, and for myself-to finish the race I started.
In 2014 I was unable to run b/c I was in the hospital delivering our 2nd son Camden and I've counted down the days until I could go back and finish what I started. The fundraising is what will get me there as I need to raise $5,000 for the Boston Bruins Foundation which is an amazing charity that helps children in the New England area. The only way I can do this is with your support-no amount is too small. This organization and the meaning behind finishing this race is something so close to my heart and I hope you can help. This is unfinished business and I will not be stopped. In 2015 WE WILL CELEBRATE (every single person who has helped get me there), and we will take back the finish line for all the families who lost a loved one together.
Please read on to understand what the charity supports--The Boston Bruins Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists charitable organizations that demonstrate a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for children throughout New England. The Foundation provides grants to organizations that meet the standards of its mission, concentrating on academics, athletics, community outreach and health. We believe that focusing and developing these four areas in children's lives creates a solid foundation, strong support system and ultimately leads them to be an impactful member of their community.