BENEFITING: FamilyAid Boston
ORGANIZER: FamilyAid Boston
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
Running the Boston Marathon has always been a dream of mine. I think the dream formed when I was a little girl and I first witnessed my dad running in this prestigious race. The combination of the masses of people running and the streets full of encouraging fans seemed like the coolest thing to me. As an adolescent, I was always involved in organized sports and then when college came around and I was no longer involved in a strict schedule of organized workouts with a team, I took to long distance running to keep in shape. Little did I know how much I would fall in love with it.
Here I am as a 26 year old, having run several half marathons and 2 full marathons, but it really is the greatest gift to be running for Boston 2017. Not only is it one of the most respected and distinguished marathons in the world, but running for Family Aid and raising money for such a noble charity is my dream come true.
The mission of FamilyAid Boston is to prevent and end homelessness, one family at a time. Each night, thousands of families in Massachusetts are sleeping in shelters because they cannot afford the high cost of housing. Others have no choice but to spend the night in their cars, emergency rooms, or even on the streets.
By supporting FamilyAid Boston’s 2017 Boston Marathon team, you are helping us to prevent families from losing their homes, provide shelter for homeless parents and children, and develop more affordable permanent housing in Boston. We hope you will join us in our efforts to create a city in which every parent and child has access to safe, stable housing.