BENEFITING: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
ORGANIZER: DREAMFAR HIGH SCHOOL MARATHON
EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014
EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014
As we start 2014, I am excited to announce that I am running the Boston Marathon this year! I will be participating as a charity runner, and have partnered with an organization called Dreamfar.
Dreamfar is an organization dedicated “To challenging high school students to reach their full potential - physically, socially, emotionally, and academically - through a mentor-supported marathon training program.” Yes, you read that right. High school students in the greater Boston community are training to run a full marathon! The money I raise running the Boston Marathon will help ensure that these students have the tools they need to successfully complete the required training, and cross the finish line. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to meet these students during weekly Saturday morning runs. I am truly inspired by their determination, motivation, and that they make running fun.
I have committed to raise $2500 for Dreamfar. My company, athenahealth, has also generously donated $10,000 in my name. That brings my fundraising total to $12,500. Since I firmly believe in their mission, I will donate the first $100 to kick things off. Please consider donating to Dreamfar. Every donation makes a difference. Funds raised will go towards things like running shoes, winter gear, and race entry fees for the Dreamfar students.
Whether or not you can donate financially, perhaps you would consider coming out to cheer me on during the race. In light of last year's tragedy, I am certain that this will be a year to showcase the spirit, pride, and grit that makes this community Boston Strong.
Please use this link to learn more: http://www.dreamfarhsm.org/