For those of you who know me well - my teammates and coaches at Princeton lacrosse! - it may come as a complete surprise that I have decided to run the 2015 Boston Marathon. However, this spring I am proud to say that I will be running 26.2 miles on behalf of Boston Medical Center (BMC) as part of the BlackRock running team.
Why did the BlackRock running team choose BMC? BMC treated a number of runners after the 2013 bombing at the race finish line, one of whom was my boss' son whose head injury was successfully treated at BMC. Many other medical institutions in Boston enjoy headliner status and great support. However, BMC has captivated our team as they provide accessible health services to all in need of care regardless of status or ability to pay - 365 days a year.
I am also running for another reason. His name is Forrest Stone Allen. My childhood friend, Forrest, suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2011. For the past four years, Forrest has inspired me with his unwavering positive spirit, his humor, and his tireless persistence to reclaim his health and his life. He is my inspiration. He is my hero. If you want to know more, here is a film clip about Forrest and a local organization, A Place to Be, which has helped him to find his voice. It's a feel good 5 minutes: http://vimeo.com/99751892.
My goal is to raise $10,000 for Boston Medical Center.
My family and I will match whatever I raise in honor of Forrest and in support of A Place to Be located in Middleburg, Virginia. A Place to Be is helping Forrest, and many others find their place in the world through the power of music therapy.
Thank you, in advance, for supporting these organizations!
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