2018 The Marathon Team Upgrade
January 15, 2018
BENEFITING: FISHER HOUSE OF BOSTON INC
ORGANIZER: FISHER HOUSE OF BOSTON INC
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
After twice saying "Never again", I'm back for for my third year of running the Boston Marathon in support of Fisher House Boston. With no military experience of my own, I am indebted to those who have sacrified so much and am honored to serve our military through this effort.
I've now completed 9 marathons and a small handful of longer trail races and from that experience two things are clear, Experience doesn't make you better and 26.2 miles is a long way to run. My running has brought me to some of the coolest places in the world and some of the coolest people in the world have filtered through my life due to my involvement. A little fatique is a small price to pay for those experiences. I am fortunate to have this ability and gratefult that I can use it to give back.
For those who don't know, Fisher House allows the families of veterans a free place to stay on the grounds of the VA while the service man/woman or family member is receiving treatment at the hospital. The Boston Fisher House is unique in that they will fund hotel stays for the families of servicemen and women when are they are receiving treatment at other Boston hospitals.
The links below will provide more information on the Fisher House and a compelling story about the importance of providing this resource to our veterans. Fisher House is a 4 star rated (their highest rating) charity by Charity Navigator (charitynavigator.com).
I know the choices for giving are endless and I hope you'll find that supporting Fisher House is worty of your hard earned support.