BENEFITING: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
So here I am... looking to run my THIRD Boston Marathon!
Third Times a Charm right?
After "my one and only" 'planned' year of running the marathon was halted short by what we all know now as the Boston Marathon Bombings... I teamed up with the Bruins Foundation again in 2013-2014 to finish what I had started. I trained longer and harder and had a lot to prove to myself and to those that had sponsored and encouraged me during my first ever marathon experience.
April 21, 2014 came quick... and it came hotter than any training day leading up to it. And on top of that it came with a dam bursting rush of emotions.
I had run the course before... never further than the 24.5 miles I had covered in 2013...
Those miles coming before with the most encouraing and emotion triggering signs from spectators, up through those Heartbreaking Hills.. leading up to where I had been stopped the prior year were just the cracks leading to the burst. When I reached where I had been stopped, the emotions were running wild.. my body was aching in ways I had never thought possible, but my heart kept putting one foot in front of the other. The goal of this race was to simply finish. And I did. I could whole-heartedly state that I was a Boston Marathon FINISHER...
Well this year- I want to be able to state not only was I a finisher, but I finished in a time showing my training prior to. The emotions will still be there, as they always will along this route... but this time will be different. This WILL be a PR marathon. And then maybe I'll do what my body keeps hoping and hang up my sneakers from marathons... maybe.
What really keeps me coming back more than anything is the Foundation for which I've been running for. The people who run alongside me fundraising for the Bruins Foundation, and the people who help make sure our fundraising efforts go to the most valuable place it could go... our community.
Please help me reach and exceed my fundraising goals and cross that beloved Boston Marathon Finish Line once more. I can only make this happen with your support.
Every single penny counts and I thank you SO much ahead of time for even visiting my fundraising page!
Here's to crushing my fundraising goals and my previous Boston Marathon times!
With all my love,
BOSTON BRUINS FOUNDATION wrote -
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.
Nothing is more important to a child's future than education and the Boston Bruins Foundation is committed to helping children achieve academic success. To do this, the Foundation endorses programs that employ unique methodologies for children who not only learn well conventionally but also unconventionally. The Foundation seeks to support programs that provide homework assistance, a safe learning environment to develop social and learning skills and a challenging environment for children to discover their own special talents.
Athletic participation benefits children by fostering physical fitness, learning the importance of working together, and what can be accomplished with hard work. The Boston Bruins Foundation believes athletics can enrich the lives of children by removing boundaries and bringing together people of diverse backgrounds with similar interests. Athletics teach children how understand times of adversity and how to tackle problems head on with fairness and strength.
Another primary focus of the Boston Bruins is reaching out to the community. The Boston Bruins Foundation takes to heart its mission of 'enhancing the quality of life for children in our community.' Our outreach extends to organizations that are dedicated to working with at-risk or troubled youth, improving the self-esteem of children and developing our leaders of tomorrow. This area assists organizations that provide after-school activities to keep youth active, while exposing them to programs outside of a classroom curriculum.
The final focus of the Boston Bruins Foundation is the health of the children in our community. The City of Boston and the entire New England region boast some of the world's preeminent hospitals and medical centers. The Foundation's proximity to these centers enable us to support a variety of organizations involved in research, care and prevention of health concerns of our children.
It is through the support and generosity of the Boston Bruins fans, season ticket holders, and corporate partners that the Boston Bruins Foundation is able to continue our ongoing mission of helping children throughout New England.