BENEFITING: CRADLES TO CRAYONS INC
ORGANIZER: CRADLES TO CRAYONS INC
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Go Team Drew!! I’m running my first ever Boston Marathon in dedication to my son Drew's amazing strength and courage in the face of serious medical challenges.
Last August our 9 year old son Drew was diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia called SVT (Supraventricular Tachycardia). Drew’s condition is a non-life threatening arrhythmia that involves the electrical conduction system of his heart. When an arrhythmia occurs it drives his heart to race at a rate of over 180 beats per minute. While there are medications and interventions available to suppress, control or eliminate the arrhythmia, they are complex in nature and aren’t always successful. To date, Drew has undergone two Cardiac Catheterization procedures and endured many months of daily cardiac medications.
It has been an incredibly scary and emotional time for all of us.
As our family has been adjusting to this difficult diagnosis, ongoing treatments, and the implications for Drew’s future, we have received overwhelming love and support from our family and friends. As we cannot even begin to repay the generosity we have been blessed to have received, we would like to “Pay it Forward” and give that same support to those in need.
I have the incredible honor of being selected by the Cradles to Crayons children’s charity to run as a member of their 2015 Boston Marathon team. Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth to age 12, living in low- income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. They supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.
Please join me in helping “Pay it Forward.”
More than 305,000 Massachusetts children 12 years old and younger live in low-income or poverty-stricken households. In any given year, more than 100,000 Massachusetts children will experience homelessness. Your donation will help these kids who don’t have shoes that fit, or a coat warm enough to fend off winter winds, or a backpack to take their books and supplies to and from school.