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Dana
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We did it. 26.2 miles in th…
We did it.

26.2 miles in the cold rain, and it was beautiful. This year I raised over 7000 dollars with your help (for a grand total of over 15000 dollars in 3 Boston Marathons). My team raised over 180,000 dollars and that number is growing every day. All of this money will be distributed to organizations that help people with disabilities live better lives.

I cannot begin to thank you enough for your support. It was a wonderful marathon, but running knowing that so many people are supporting you and your team makes it so much more than that. The crowds yelling "TEAM HOYT" were deafening. The other runners that came up behind me and patted me on the back and said "YEAH TEAM HOYT" were inspiring. The reminders that "YES YOU CAN" were unbelievable.

I have already begun fundraising for next year and am hoping to secure a spot to run with my team yet again. This is the highlight of my year, and you were a huge part of that. Thank you for putting the heart into my running and for making my dream a reality.

There are so many stories I want to tell you all about from race day. For now, I will leave you with just this one...

You all know I am a marathon spectator by trade and live for the signs on the course. Well as I charged up Heartbreak Hill this year I saw a woman standing silently by herself. She was in a crowd of spectators, but it was clear to me that she had come alone. She wasn't screaming. She was just standing, holding a simple sign that said "REMEMBER WHY YOU ARE RUNNING."

Instantly I thought of you all and my team. I thought of how I used to live a whole year of life just for my favorite 30 seconds when Dick and Rick would run by mile 8.4. I thought about fighting to catch up with the team on 4/21/14. I thought about 4/15/13. I thought about how each of my donors and supporters believed in me and wanted to help me achieve this goal.

I'm sure it won't surprise you that I started to cry. We locked eyes, and the woman holding the sign started to cry as well. It was a second of time, but it meant everything. I remembered why I was running...and I'll never forget it.

Thank you for your generosity and love. You are forever a part of why I am running.

-Dana Krashin
2 years ago
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Dana
Dana SAYS:
A million thanks to you all …
A million thanks to you all for supporting me and The Hoyt Foundation. Every single time I am out battling the road, my feet and legs feel lighter knowing I have so many wonderful people behind me cheering for my team.

2014 has been an incredible year for running. In April I finally finished Boston alongside my incredible team. It was quite possibly the most beautiful moment of my life. When I decided to run and fundraiser again this year, it was hard to imagine how I could ever try to top that. Well, the outpouring of love and donations for this new journey is making it clear that this is exactly what I'm supposed to be doing. We're on this journey together because there's no way I could do it alone. At the end of the day, so many people will live better lives because of the money we are all raising and because of the inspiration we will all put out on the road on April 20, 2015.

I hope that you and your families have a most wonderful happy and healthy new year in 2015.

I will also be sending out some more personal thank yous early this year and would be very thankful if you could message me back your full mailing address.

All my thanks and love,
Dana Krashin
3 years ago
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