BENEFITING: THE HERREN PROJECT
ORGANIZER: THE HERREN PROJECT
EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017
On April 17, 2017, I will be running the 121st Boston Marathon as a charity runner and member of The Herren Project Runs Team. The Herren Project is close to my heart and my home. While living in Boston and getting my masters in Mental Health Counseling & Behavioral Medicine, I completed an internship conducting substance abuse counseling. Sitting with each individual and hearing their stories, has had such a profound impact on my understanding of the tremendous challenges they encounter. I feel so privileged to have been a part of their journey. Between the level of stigma and limited services available, I am motivated and excited to do what I can to make a difference. One way to achieve this is by raising money and running for The Herren Project!
My goal is to raise $8,500, which will support The Herren Project's mission to increase education and public awareness on the dangers of substance abuse and to assist one person, one family at a time through a combination of treatment navigation, educational initiatives, mentoring, and public awareness on the signs of addiction and bring hope for a better tomorrow.
I feel so fortunate to be a part of such an incredible team and I would love to share this experience with you as I prepare to run 26.2. Please take the next step with me and consider making a donation to help me reach my fundraising goal to support those who have struggled with addiction, as well as their loved ones.
For additional information please visit www.theherrenproject.org and www.thpprojectpurple.com.