I am a 41 mother of two wonderful children! I am a police officer in Montville CT and I was across the street from the second bombing in 2013. I enjoy running but never had an interest to run a full marathon. Last year I attended the Patriots Day game with my family and then, like always, went towards the finish line of the Marathon. We watched and cheered for those pushing through the last 2 tenths of a mile after running 26.... We talked about the bombing, we talked about the courage, compassion and bravery that was shown by many that day. We talked about the love of strangers and how they could stand for hours and hours, supporting people that they do not even know! We watched a woman who's legs were not working... We cheered as she tried to crawl forward and we exploded with excitement when two people joined her to help her finish! I felt overwhelmed with love, with peace, with all that was good within people. I was moved to do something, to give back. I thought.... next year I'm going to run Boston for the Richard family.... I told my kids... I told my family, and now I'm telling you! I am running Boston in 2018 for the Martin Richard Foundation, a foundation that believes in living out the values of peace, justice and kindness.
Will you consider helping me raise funds for this great cause?
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