The Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity whose mission is to provide an environment where individuals of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to create and present quality visual and performing arts. This broad-based aim to offer “something for everyone” is what makes HCA unique. Our vision is for a place where creativity flows and cultural opportunities abound. The 2014 runners are helping us raise funds to support visual and performing arts programming and construction of the new arts center! All donations are tax deductible and every donation is greatly appreciated! For more information on the Center please visit http://www.hopartscenter.org/.
I am so honored, humbled, and excited to be a part of the 2014 Boston Marathon team! Running the Boston Marathon has been a goal of mine for many years, but now I have a deeper, more personal reason for running. The tragedy of last year’s events at the finish line touched us all. As a lifelong Boston Marathon spectator, runner, and Bostonian, it shook my world spiritually and emotionally. Moving past the negative, it motivated me to be a stronger runner and more importantly, a stronger person. Though I have been running half marathons for several years, I have spent the past year running more races for greater cause. I made a vow that if there was some way that I could play a small part in the greater good of this year’s marathon, I would commit myself to doing so. I am beyond grateful to the Hopkinton Center for the Arts for helping me make good on my promise! Thank you all for your love and support and I hope you will root me on to the finish line of my very first Marathon on April 21st!